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Capitol repairs will
be complete in 2007
CAPITOL from page!
either side and a semi-transpar
ent floor below, Kaspar said
doing renovation within the
space was like working in a
While one crew works on the
14th floor windows, another
crew tends to the Capitol's lime
Mike Rindone, architect and
masonry project manager, said
the restoration project had been
divided into five phases, sched
uled to be completed in 2007.
Scaffolding covers the
Capitol’s tower as the crew
works to clean and repair the
limestone facade. Rindone said
the scaffolding was scheduled
to come down in the spring of
2002 when work would move to
the base of the building.
Having been involved in the
masonry restoration project for
nearly three years, Rindone said
he was proud to be involved in
such a historic preservation
“This is one of the most
unique buildings in the world,"
“I feel very honored to being
doing this for the people of
Roger Frink works on one of the windows
in the Capitol building. Frink, Scott LeGros,
left and Louis Perschke are part of the
renovation crew that will remove more
than 500 windows.
Senators debate research
RESEARCH from page 1
advance to the full Legislature
Pedersen said he or Sen.
Philip Erdman of Bayard, who
had designated LB462 as his pri
ority bill for the session, would
make a motion to advance the
bill out of committee.
The University of Nebraska
Medical Center has been using
cells from aborted fetuses in its
research for years, but the issue
was first introduced to the eyes
of the Legislature last year.
UNMC’s researchers also are
using alternatives, such as cells
from umbilical cords and rapid
autopsies, but still continue to
use aborted fetal tissue.
"This bill does nothing more
than force the university to use
another alternative for the
research,” Pedersen said.
Last year’s bill was
withdrown by its introducer,
Sen. John Hilgert of Omaha after
he realized he didn’t have the
support he needed to pass it.
Pedersen said he chose to
introduce the bill again because
the research concerned many
“This is an issue that con
cerns a great number of
Nebraskans whose principles
do not want research to contin
ue with tissue from elective
abortions.” Pedersen said.
Law dean named
WILLBQRN from page 1
Willbom couldn't be reached
for comment Sunday night, but
said in a press release it was an
“especially exciting period” for the
fied as one of UNLs academic pri
Because the college was cho
sen as a priority, the law school’s
facilities can be improved soon.
Besides that, VVillborn said,
the college had always had a
strong faculty and strong support
“I'm excited about the future
of the college and happy to have
the opportunity to serve in this
wav," he said.
BY JILL CONNER
During the week when most
students indulged in vacations,
some staff were still hard at work.
They had 24 hours of hard
Although the campus looked
like a ghost town, the UNL police
department didn't get to take a
break, despite the lack of students
Although only a few residence
halls are open during spring
break, the campus police depart
ment must maintain the same
amount of staff.
Assistant Chief of Police Mylo
Bushing said in addition to a
handful of students who
remained on campus, some fac
ulty and staff worked through
break as well.
“We have the same responsi
bilities to the universities that we
have any other time of the year,”
One example is fire alarms on
Although the alarms may be
accidental, campus police officers
must respond to any fire alarm on
campus because they have the
only keys to certain buildings.
But although the number of
service and fire calls slow down,
there are still routine exercises the
Community Service Officers and
other officers must complete.
lnose include checking
buildings and parking lots.
“You are going to see a lot less
activity,” said Zachary Byers, a
CSO. Byers said while on duty, he
still must walk through residence
halls, even though they were
Sarah Black, a front desk
supervisor for Selleck Hall w'ho
worked during spring break, said
she thought she saw the CSO’s
around more because the halls
were empty, but she was scared an
empty campus might mean more
“There’s nobody really
around - there is a better chance
for somebody to do something,”
But Byers disagreed and said
even though less people were on
campus, it didn’t mean crime
would go unnoticed.
“The less activity there is, you
are more likely to tell something
that is out of place, something
that shouldn't be on campus,”
Bushing said spring break, a
“shut-down period,” was like any
other break, including summer.
During shut-down periods
and the summer months, the
campus police department is run
with less people. But in the event
of an emergency, everyone could
be called in.
A lot ot people wonaer tnat
and ask, ‘Why do you even work
during the summer?’,” Bushing
“We still have to support the
people that are here,” he said.
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Jerry Gonzalez &
The Fort Apache Band
with Norman Hedman's
A heavyweight evening ot Atro-Canboean ;=azz will unrofd
as Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band
perform Fort Apache boasts one of the longest continuous
lineups in jazz, and bandleader horn player jerry Gonzalez
30-year career includes collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie
and Tito Puente. Tropique. featuring congero and band
leader Norman Hedman. is making an impact with its
progressive approach to Latin jazz Hedman also has an
extensive history of performing with jazz greats.
Norman Hedman's performance is made possible m pan .vth
generous suppon from Butch Berman and the Berman Musk
Saturday, March 24, 2001
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Tickets: (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231
Box Office: 11:00am - 5:30pm M-F
Legislature debates MIP laws
MlP from page 1
■ In 2001, school districts
would also be able to exceed
their budget lids to fit in extra
bonuses, and the new lid with
the extra pay included would
become the district's permanent
budget cap in future years. This
provision would give more
spending room to administra
tors to use in the future.
■ Finally, if districts boosted
new teacher salaries in 2001,
they would become eligible for
more state funds to pay veteran
teachers. Eligible districts would
get about $1,500 per teacher to
spend on salaries.
Raikes said the proposal wras
preliminary, and lawmakers
would probably continue to
tweak the deal.
“But it is a significant pack
age," he said.
He noted, though, that the
bill doesn't outline how to fund
the new salaries.
Faying the tab on the new
salaries could be tough because
Gov. Mike Johanns has promised
to veto any tax increases.
Even with a veto looming,
Raikes said, senators have begun
discussing raising income and
sales taxes to fund the salary
In its first two years, the bill
will cost the state about $48 mil
Duane Obermier, president
of Nebraska State Education
Association, also emphasized
the bill was still in its early stages.
But he lauded the proposal to
pay new teachers more.
The bill will “attract young
people in those jobs and keep
them here,” he said.
Summer Sessions 2001
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2001 Summer Sessions
Pre-Session-May 21-June 8
8-VVeek Session-^-May 21-JuIy 13
1*' 5-Week Session-June 11-July 13
2nd 5-W eek Session-July 16-Aug 16
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at your pace this summer
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• Study at home at your own pace.
Explore the options March 21
• Meet instructors March 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the
Summer Reading Course Program Meeting.
Location: Nebraska Union, city campus (room posted).
• Choose from 33 undergraduate courses in 11 departments.
Read the Wednesday. March 7 Daily Nebraskan for a full
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