The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 27, 2001, Image 1

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Jennifer Lund/DN
REFLECTIONS: Josh Nelms watches Ms fishing Ines with Ms six-week-old puppy at Oak Lake on Monday.
■ A committee voted to increase prices for
permit holders to make up for the money being
spent on two new garages.
The new parking garage being built at 17th
and R streets, with its 1,700 new parking stalls,
sounds like a dream come true for students, fac
ulty and staff constantly hunting for a place to
But there’s a catch: someone has to pay for it
And those who will have to fork over the cash
are parking permit holders, who will pay almost
20 percent more for their permission to park in
campus lots come next fall.
The parking advisory committee voted Friday
to raise permit prices to help
“It'S not finance the construction of the
. . parking garage at 17th and R
fClir tO streets, as well as a second new
fag garage at 14th and Avery streets.
, Costs for student permits
StUaentS rose more than 22 percent for
now or next year.
students F°r a non-reserved student
siuaenis permit - a blue or green tag - stu
in the dents will pay $198 for nine
next 10 months, compared to this year’s
m $162.
years. A reserved, or yellow, permit
will cost $495 for nine months,
Mik» compared to this year’s $405.
Butterfield Costs will jump about 12 per
naririno cent for non-reserved faculty and
panting staffpermits
An annual non-reserved per
committee mit will cost $300, increased from
this year’s $264.
A hike of about 18 percent is in store for
reserved faculty and staff permits.
The new rate will be $780 annually, compared
to this year's $660.
Mike Butterfield, a member of the Parking
Advisory Committee, said the group voted 7-1 to
approve the new rates.
Butterfield was the lone dissenter and said he
didn’t think the rates should skyrocket
Rather, he said the new parking garages
should be paid for over a longer term.
“It’s not fair to the students now or students in
Through the roof
With an increase in prices for university parking permits,
everyone on campus will be shelling out more dough
Prices below relied the change for a nine-month student
permit and an annual faculty/staff permit
Facdty/StaSf nor-reserved $264.00 $300.00
Fscdty/staff reserved $660.00 $780.00
Sroderst nsn-reserved $162.00 $198.00 §
Student reserved $405.00 $495.00 £
$72.00 $90.00 J
the next 10 years,” Butterfield said.
But there’s hope on the horizon, as the 17th
and R streets parking garage is set to be complet
ed this summer.
The committee also approved the construc
tion of another parking garage, which will be
located between the Campus Recreation Center
and Harper-Schramm-Smith Residence Halls.
If approved by the NU Board of Regents, the
new parking garage at 14th and Avery streets
would be completed by Fall 2003, Butterfield
The number of parking stalls still needs to be
negotiated, he said.
Joel Schafer, Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska president, said he thought
die best plan for die university was to go forward
with building an additional garage.
Schafer said he remembered when parking
costs stayed stable at $81 a semester.
But because parking costs didn’t continually
rise, people are forced to pay for it now.
Schafer said it was inevitable that parking
prices would go up, and students should be pre
pared to fork over the money.
“There’s a need for parking - we hear that all
the time,” Schafer said.
But the new parking garages, should aidUNUs
parking perils, he said.
“Parking prices have to go up, but it’s brutal
looking ahead,” Schafer said.
“This is just one of those issues where there’s
not a quick solution if we want to go forward.”
Bill may ease
disease fears
Foot-and-mouth disease has forced farmers
across Europe to march hundreds of sheep, pigs
and cattle to slaughter.
Stories of financial ruin and emotional drain fill
newspaper pages, documenting the horrors of the
One farmer’s loss in England reached such
titanic proportions that he turned a gun on himself
■■■■■■■■■ after destroying his animals.
*These With these tales in mind, the
., . Legislature Monday began beefing
inings up Nebraska’s ability to handle live
We are stock diseases.
tnIVinn LB438, introduced by Sen.
lUiKiny Merton Dierks of Ewing, would
about expand the Department of
are not Agriculture’s capabilities to deal
M c with outbreaks of livestock diseases
made such as mad cow and hoof-and
UP " mouth disease.
Lawmakers advanced the bill to
. the next round of debate by a 33-0
Sen. Ernie vote
Chambers Dierks said the bill would
Omaha change Nebraska's agricultural sys
tem to a “proactive, not reactive"
Specifically, the bill would create new surveil
lance programs to monitor herds and would regis
ter animals that had passed safety inspections.
The bill also charges the Department of
Agriculture with developing a crisis plan to deal
with dangerous or contagious diseases that might
surface in the state.
Sen. Roger Wehrbein of Plattsmouth lauded
Dierks' proactive proposal.
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I Police lend helping hand to soup kitchen
■ Seven UNL officers helped serve
a noon meal atthe MattTalbot
Kitchen Thursday.
Some UNL police officers
donned T-shirts and jeans and took
a different approach to helping
people Thursday.
As a service project the officers
served a hot noon meal at the Matt
Talbot Kitchen, 1911R St
Sgt Larry Kalkowski, one of the
seven volunteers, said the idea
came up at a staff meeting one
night when everyone was brain
storming on how to better the
“We wanted to get people to
know us a little better,” Kalkowski
said. “Maybe it would make it easi
er for us and the students on cam
The officers chose the volun
teer at the soup kitchen because it's
close to campus and has a definite
need for volunteers, he said.
This is the first of a long list of
volunteer projects die department
has tried, Oestmann said.
As well as securing a monthly
date at Matt Talbot, the depart
ment is also exploring volunteer
options with the Malone Center.
Sgt Oestmann said the kitchen
originally tried to work out a deal
where the officers would cook and
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JiH Conner/DN
Officer Mike
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to help out at the
kitchen as part of
service project to
volunteer in the
community sur
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Professor awarded for analyzing journals
Editor's note: The following is the second
in a series of three stories about professors
who received universitywide awards for
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity
and Outstanding Teaching and
Instructional Creativity.
It took Meriwether Lewis and
William Clark more than two years to
trek across the uncharted territory of
the American West in the early 1800s.
Traveling up the Missouri River
through the Great Plains and West to
meet the Pacific Ocean, it took the
explorers 28 months to carry out the
charge given to them by President
Thomas Jefferson: to journey
through the largely unexplored West
to find the shortest route to the
Pacific Ocean.
But the time it took the two to
forge across unknown rivers and
mountain ranges was minute com
pared to the years UNL history pro
fessor Gary Moulton has spent ana
lyzing the journals the two kept dur
ing the trip.
Moulton started the project of
analyzing the handwritten diaries,
which document scientific findings
as well as the ups and downs of the
exhausting journey, in 1979.
TWenty-two years later, the last
book of the 13-volume collection of
the journals is complete and waiting
to be published.
Even after years of examining the
diaries, Moulton said he didn’t get
sick of learning about the explorers
brave enough to blaze across the
continent during the country’s early
“It’s just unendingly interesting,"
he said. “I’m never really tired of it
He’s consulted with experts in
meteorology and entomology. He’s
talked with botanists and traveled to
England to examine specimens
detailed in the journals.
“Lewis and Clark took up a lot of
matters," he said. “I needed to go to
experts to say, ‘What is this bird?
What is this plant? What are they
The work earned Moulton an
Outstanding Research and Creative
Activity Award - the University of
Nebraska’s most prestigious award
for research. The award comes with a
$3,000 grant.
James Stubbendieck, director of
the Center for Great Plains Studies,
said scholars before Moulton had
put out copies of the journals of the
expedition. But Moulton’s editions
were die most comprehensive of any
that had been published, he said.
Moulton has clarified and cor
rected errors those before him made
in transcribing the journals.
He also has brought in journals
from those who accompanied Lewis
and Clark on the journey to supple
ment the editions.
"He brought this all into one set
0|f volumes, and that has not been
aIt's just unendingly
interesting. I'm never
really tired of it."
Gary Moulton
UNL history professor
done before,” Stubbendieck said.
Moulton has become interna
tionally renown for his work with the
journals and historical editing.
In the book “Undaunted
Courage,” best-selling author
Stephen Ambrose writes that
Moulton, as well as three other
scholars, “make the rock on which all
Lewis and Clark scholarship stands.”
Stubbendieck agrees, saying he’s
had positive reviews flowing in about
Moulton’s work from as far away as
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