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    Union Board, ASUN solicit business ideas I
Longing for a tanning salon
closer to campus? Want to drop
off dry cleaning on your way to
class? The Nebraska Union
Board wants to know what you
Daryl Swanson, director of
Nebraska Unions, asked ASUN
members Wednesday to suggest
businesses they want added in
the plans for the parking garage
being built on the comer of 17™
and R streets.
“Help us to identify sugges
tions that will help meet student
needs,” Swanson said at the
Association of Students at the
University of Nebraska meeting.
The “shell space” is 14,000
square feet of commercial space
that will face 17th Street,
Swanson said.
This space is expected to
become “one of the outlying
hubs of campus” within the next
10 years as progress is made
toward the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln's Master Plan,
said Ryan Merrill, a student
member of the Union Board.
ASUN President Joel Schafer
said students will likely be the
primary customers.
“I think that it’s really good
7 think that it$ really good that Daryl
(Swanson) is soliciting ideas from students.... By
no means do I think the best ideas are here in
this room."
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ASUN president
that Daryl (Swanson) is solicit
ing ideas from students,”
Schafer said.
ASUN members offered
their written suggestions to
Swanson, and Schafer said he
would like to gather ideas from
other students.
”By no means do I think the
best ideas are here in this room,”
he said.
Swanson emphasized that
the board is interested in stu
dent concerns. The board has
also contacted faculty and staff
members for suggestions.
“We... are not engaging in a
real estate business,” he said.
The Nebraska Union will use
2,250 square feet of the space to
Underwater nuclear junk could pose sea hazard I
■me Russian submarine
Kursk is among three decades
of nuclear waste.
TORONTO — Twisted and
broken, hundreds of feet down
in the Barents Sea, the Russian
submarine Kursk joins other
nuclear debris sunken or dis
carded in Arctic waters.
Scientists who study
radioactivity in the Arctic say a
variety of sources have been
responsible for contamination
throughout the region in the
past 50 years.
Except for isolated sites
such as the former Soviet
underwater nuclear testing
ground used in the late 1950s,
scientists say contamination
levels are low, posing little
threat to people.
"We don't see pervasive con
tamination at lewis that would
be of significant radiological
concern,” said John Norton
Smith, a Canadian government
research scientist at the Bedford
Institute of Oceanography in
Nova Scotia.
A1998 report by the Arctic
Monitoring Assessment
Program lists several sources of
radioactive contamination in
the Arctic, including the acci
dental sinking of a Soviet sub
marine and a U.S. B-52 bomber
that crashed in 1968.
Three decades of Soviet
dumping of nuclear waste,
including more than 15 reactors
from decommissioned ships,
and waste from nuclear power
and weapons plants in Russia
and Europe add to radioactive
material in Arctic seas, accord
ing to Smith and the AMAP
Despite this, whatever
radioactive material that has
escaped has shown little sign of
spreading far before its potency
llie Kursk, which suffered
two explosions and sank on
Aug. 12, killing 118 sailors
aboard, has two nuclear reac
tors that Russian officials say
shut down when it became dis
abled. Russia is negotiating
with Norwegian and Dutch
companies to raise the subma
Russian officials say there is
no sign of unusual radiation
levels around die vessel
Smith, who studies radioac
tivity in Arctic waters, said the
Kursk reactors would be safe in
the short term if they remained
“The only problem would be
if any of the containment struc
tures ruptured,” he said.
The threat of leakage
increases with time, though,
because the reactors on the
Kursk never were intended to sit
forever on the bottom of the
ocean, Smith added.
The AMAP report said the
only other known case of a
sunken active nuclear subma
rine - the April 7, 1989, fire
aboard the Komsomolets near
Bear Island in the Norwegian
Sea -caused little known con
tamination beyond the vessel.
The submarine had a
nuclear reactor and two torpe
does with mixed uranium-plu
tonium warheads, the report
German Neo-Nazis convicted in deaths
HALLE, Germany — A
German court convicted three
neo-Nazis of beating an African
immigrant to death and handed
down tough prison sentences
Wednesday in an attempt to signal
that a "long chain of attacks” on
foreigners here must stop.
The state court sentenced
Enrico Hilprecht, 24, to the maxi
mum of life in prison. His two 16
year-old co-defendants, Christian
Richter and Frank Miethbauer,
were each given sentences of nine
years-oneyear less than the max
imum allowed for juveniles.
German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder called the decision "a
suitable verdict for a heinous
The case offered a glimpse
into Germany^ violent skinhead
scene: Fueled by beer and illegal
racist rock music, it directs rage at
foreigners and often revolves
around the decaying communist
era housing developments.
It was in a park in the eastern
city of Dessau that the three men
brutally beat and kicked 39-year
oldAlberto Adriano in the head on
June 11. Adriano died three days
later, leaving behind a wife and
three children.
Reading the verdict
Wednesday, Judge Albrecht
Hennig said the court concluded
that the three defendants killed
Adriano solely because of his skin
color. He said none of the three
cared whether Adrianowould sur
vive the bearing.
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'It was the latest in the long
chain of attacks to which we must
put an end,' Hennig said.
'Animals show mercy to
opponents tying on the ground,
but rightist extremists apparently
do not,” he said.'They are pitiless,
without mercy.”
The defendants looked stone
faced as the verdict and sentences
were read. Richter, who had
grinned at one point during the
reading of the indictment last
week, briefly blinked away tears.
Defense lawyers said they were
considering whether to appeal
Schroeder, conceding
Germans hadn't paid enough
attention to the growing problem
of right-wing violence, planned a
visit today to a makeshift manori
al marking the spot where the
Mozambican man was attacked.
The previously unscheduled
stop on Schroeder’s two-week
tour of eastern Germany is an
attempt to demonstrate a
renewed government commit
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ment to fighting resurgent neo
Nazi attacks that have left at least
three dead this year
According to government sta
tistics, 129 xenophobic offenses
were registered in June, 29, includ
ing 28 violent right-wing attacks.
In a ZDF television interview
Wednesday, Schroeder said
Germany had “too often simply
ignored problems in this area, or
dealt with them only sporadical
He reiterated his call for
toughness by police and the
courts, better job and training
prospects for “young hangers-on”
to pull them out of die neo-Nazi
scene and courage by citizens to
stand up against PTtn»mism
Adriano’s widow, Angelika,
was not in court Wednesday for
the verdict. She decided to stay
away after receiving death threats,
said Razak Minhel, a liaison with
the foreign community in Dessau,
where she lives with die couple’s
three children.
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said, and small amounts of
radioactive material leaked out
of the reactor where the vessel
lies, more than a mile deep.
"The likelihood of a large
scale release from the
Komsomolets is small,” the
report said. "Even if the con
tainment material corrodes
with time, most of the activa
tion products will have decayed
before they are released. Studies
in the surrounding area show
only minor contamination from
the submarine.”
AMAP, which is run by the
eight-nation Arctic Council
comprising Canada, Denmark,
Finland, Iceland, Norway,
Russia, Sweden and the United
States, tracks the condition of
the Arctic environment
Its 1998 report said die exist
ing contamination appeared to
pose little health risk to people
either through direct exposure
or in the food chain through fish
and other marine life.
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Officials to interview two
administrative candidates
UNL is taking steps to fill one
of its 10 administrative openings.
University officials will soon
meet with two candidates for the
position of vice president and
vice chancellor of the Institute of
Agriculture and Natural
Scott Hutchins of Dow
AgroSdences and John C Owens,
an administrator from New
Mexico State University in Las
Cruces, were the two candidates
interviewed Hiesday, said Harvey
Perlman, interim chancellor of
the University of Nebraska
Both men were originally rec
ommended by a UNL search
committee, Perlman said.
Hutchins, who has served as
an adjunct professor of entomol
ogy at UNL since 1997, has a his
tory of being a leader in the
research-based agricultural
industry, holding high-ranking
positions with Dow Chemical Co.,
DowElanco and Dow
Owens, who has been at New
Mexico State since 1977, has been
the school's executive vice presi
dent and rhiirfarariamir nfBm
for three years. He was dean of the
College of Agriculture and Home
Economics for 12 years.
Although no dates for the on
campus interviews have been set,
Perlman said the university is
woddng quickly to fill the position
vacated by Irv Omtvedfs retire
ment on June 30.
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