What happened in the Midlands on this day? Here’s a sampling from the World-Herald archives.
tuition at N.u. not paying bills
November 11, 1972: The University of Nebraska system would have to scrape up an estimated $1.39 million to balance the budget because tuition revenue was below expectations. President Durward B. Varner and Vice President Howard Neville handed the problem and some ways to solve it to the Board of Regents at a meeting on the Lincoln campus. Neville said UNL’s tuition income would drop $248,000 and UNO’s would be $182,710 below expectations for the full school year as a result of new residency requirements.
1946: The City Council “very soon” would name its representative to the new Police Civil Service Commission, Mayor Charles Leeman said. “We’re looking for a man with a lot of intestinal fortitude to represent us,” the mayor said. “I have two or three such men in mind, and we’ll probably take action within a week or 10 days.” Police were well started on the job of naming their representative on the three-member commission.
1986: A prisoner appearing in Douglas County Court on charges of parole violation escaped from sheriff’s deputies. But the man was captured a few blocks from the courthouse. Sheriff Richard Roth said he could not release the man’s identity until the Douglas County Attorney’s Office reviews the case for possible escape charges. Roth said the man, who was wearing an orange prisoner jump suit, fled about 3 p.m. as he was being led into a second-floor courtroom for arraignment. The sheriff said he did not know whether the man was wearing handcuffs when he fled, or whether the handcuffs had been removed for his court appearance.
1999: Organizers of the state’s first juvenile drug court plan to forge ahead despite being stripped of the bulk of the federal funding they had hoped to use to start treating juveniles next year. The Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court, designed to curb drug abuse and crime through intensive treatment of teenagers, had banked on receiving $350,000 over three years in federal funding proposed by Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb. However, that funding, which had already passed several hurdles, was cut at the last minute as part of budget reductions by members of a House and Senate conference committee.