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NEWS, PAGE 8
By Tony Moses
The Parking Advisory Committee
voted 8-1 on Friday to recommend a
plan to increase some reserved faculty
parking fees by $360.
The committee was faced with
financing a new parking garage over the
next two years and the destruction of
260 parking stalls next year.
The parking stalls are being lost to
new buildings, which are part of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s mas
ter plan, said Tom Myers, UNL PAC
“I don’t like the situation we were
put into,” said Nick Bums, an off-cam
pus student representative for the PAC.
The goal of the
committee was to keep
parking fees as low as
possible by increasing
rates for reserved park
ing spots and using
other sources of fund
The plan would
include “creating pre
mium parking spots and
socking it to those who
want those spots,”
James Specht, a
PAC committee chair
man, said the committee
sought to keep prices
down for people who
were open to parking
“We want to keep
the prices low for those
who want to park but
don’t care if it’s the other end of the lot,”
Under the plan recommended by
PAC, two types of reserved faculty
parking would be created.
Premium reserved parking would
cost $840 per year, an increase of $360
from the current price for reserve facul
The premium reserved stalls would
be created in lots with the highest
Other reserved faculty parking
would be $660 per year, a $ 180 increase
from the current price for reserve spots.
Non-reserved faculty stalls would
be $252, an increase of $48.
Reserved student stalls would be
$450 per year, an increase of $135.
Non-reserved student stalls would
be $153, an increase of $36.
Perimeter lot stalls would be $96, an
increase of $36.
Myers opposed the plan. He said
recommending it would force the com
mittee to accept blame for the fee
increase and decrease in the number of
Myers said he believed the adminis
tration had made decisions about cam
pus parking and left the committee to
deal with the consequences.
“I move that we vote for none of
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The committee had
asked the administra
tion for alternative
sources of revenue but
had received no
response, Myers said.
The plan proposed
by the administration
ing reserved faculty
parking to $600 per year
and non-reserved facul
ty parking to $276 per
The plan also pro
reserved student park
ing fees to $405 and
parking to $153.
Perimeter lots would oe
increased to $72.
Alternative sources of funding were
At the present time, all UNL stu
dents receive free bus passes and shuttle
The bus passes and shuttle rides are
exclusively funded by parking permit
The PAC explored reducing parking
Please see PARKING on 7
JUNIOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION major Breann Bigley gives Madison Biffin a piggyback ride Sunday night at
Kappa Delta’s Chili Feed. The event featured chili, cinnamon buns and live bands, including Albino Death
Wheel and Planet of the Apes.
that we vote
for none of
and put the
UNL PAC member
Speaker focuses on gender
Speaker lectures on fighting for transgendered rights
By Margaret Behm
Gender affiliation, sexism against
transgendered people and how the
feminist movement can regain its pur
pose by fighting for transgendered
people were the focuses of a presenta
tion by Nomy Lamm on Saturday.
Lamm was one of several presen
ters during the No Limits Conference
that took place Friday and Saturday on
East Campus. The conference was a
part of the celebration of Women’s
Lamm is a writer, lecturer, perfor
mance artist and musician who
describes herself as a “fat, freaky, one
legged, anarchist, Jew dyke.”
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Lisa Vanderwerff, a senior psy
chology major, said she appreciated
Lamm’s up-front presentation.
“I like her because she is very
blunt,” Vanderwerff said. “I think a lot
of the speakers we have try to be too
Lamm said the goal of feminists
should not be to put only women in
“So often you hear, ‘Oh, the world
would be so much better if it was run
by women, which I think is a pile of
crap,” Lamm said. “I don’t think any
one should be ruling the world.”
Feminists today don’t have strong
goals they want to fight for, she said.
“As feminists, we have to have an
agenda,” Lamm said. “And I believe
that agenda has to be radical.”
Many feminists think transgen
dered people do not experience sex
ism, she said.
“All transies experience sexism on
some level,” she said. “So to say that
they’re not woman enough to talk
about sexism is ridiculous.”
A person’s gender is something
that can be determined, not something
that is decided in the womb, Lamm
People can easily change their
gender with a haircut or clothes, she
“Gender can be a totally fun and
awesome thing,” Lamm said.
Lamm said people grow into their
Please see NO LIMITS on 7
heard by task force
By Michelle Starr
Investigation into the Department
of Correctional Services’ quality of
health care for inmates continued
Friday with public and departmental
Virgil Jacob of Lincoln, who has
friends and relatives who are incarcer
ated, said from what he had seen and
heard, it seems inmates receive a
death sentence no matter what their
He said he appreciated the train
ing the department said its employees
* receive, but he said inmates are not
benefiting from the training.
Former employees of the depart
ment agreed, but the department
defended its actions and responded to
Elkhom Sen. Dwite Pedersen’s testi
mony Feb. 25.
A five-member task force was
announced by Governor Mike
Johanns on Dec. 20,1999, to investi
gate the ombudsman’s report released
The report was initiated when Dr.
Fraisal Ahmed, an employee of the
Correctional Services, spoke to the
ombudsman, Marshal Lux, about the
inadequate medical care given to
In the report are allegations of
Please see TASK on 7
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