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Countryman reviews election

Mike Solley

January 29, 1987

A contested State Representative election, decided by only four votes, is being reviewed by the House Committee on Elections, which includes newly appointed member John Countryman, R-DeKalb. There seems to have been a problem with the "conduct of the election" for State Representative of the 85th di...

Homosexuals confront stereotypes

Ginger Riehle

January 29, 1987

"When people think of homosexuals, they imagine them meeting in the bathroom and having sex in two minutes. They don't exchange names and feel no emotion," said Paul Schmig, co-president of the Gay/Lesbian Union. Minority discrimination has been, and still is, a controversial issue both on and off campus. Th...

Cave replicates past era

Louise M. Koryta

January 29, 1987

NIU students and faculty can return to prehistoric times and wander inside a paleolithic cave exhibit in the Anthropology Museum. Milton Deemer, anthropology instructor, built "The Oldest Masters," a cave depicting the Paleozoic era from 10,000 to 30,000 B.C. The cave contains drawings which are repl...

Hastert criticizes proposed salaries

Mike Solley

January 29, 1987

Calling a 16 percent pay raise for Congressmen "irresponsible" and "an insult to the American people," Congressman Dennis Hastert yesterday introduced legislation to stop it. astert, a Republican from the 14th District, which includes DeKalb, said his immediate reaction to the the proposed pay raise was...

NIU might enter ‘high tech. corridor’

Paul Wagner

January 26, 1987

Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles on the "high technology corridor" which will be published in the Star periodically throughout the semester. NIU might join four other Illinois universities to provide graduate level engineering and computer science classes in the "high technology...

Hastert named to House Committee

Mike Solley

January 26, 1987

Freshman Congressman Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois, will be overseeing federal activities and monitoring their efficiency as a newly appointed member of the House Government Operations Committee. Bob Welling, Hastert's press secretary, said the committee deals mostly with monetary matters and governmen...

NIU student aims for ‘88 Olympics

Louise M. Koryta

January 26, 1987

NIU tae kwon do instructor Mike Park might be a competitor in the 1988 Olympics—if the sport is accepted. Coincidentally, tae kwon do originated in Korea, as did Park, a 20-year-old business major and instructor of the NIU Ji-Do-Kwan-Tae Kwon Do Club. He is a second-degree black belt and soon will b...

$1 million fund aids minorities

Suzanne Tomse

January 26, 1987

Awards of up to $10,000 annually can provide financial assistance to qualified minority students of NIU's graduate school. The Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP) provides the awards to Illinois students from a $1 million fund which was allocated by the state when the consor...

NIU offers course on life cycles

January 26, 1987

A unique course, focusing on aging from infancy to death, is being offered for the first time this semester by NIU Professor John Stolte. "Social Structure and the Life Course," part of NIU's gerontology program, deals with all the stages encountered during a person's lifetime, not just the adulthood stage...

Madigan visits NIU as part of program

Mike Solley

January 26, 1987

Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, said NIU is "advancing very well" in the areas of education and development during a campus visit Friday. Madigan, a 15-year veteran of the Illinois General Assembly, spent Friday meeting with NIU President John LaTourette, facu...

Plan could save taxpayers costs

Nancy Broten

January 26, 1987

A plan which could bring long-term savings for DeKalb property taxpayers will be discussed at tonight's meeting of the DeKalb City Council. First Ward Alderman Ron Matekaitis said Illinois requires city governments to make an "actuarial analysis" of city tax revenues to ensure that enough money is be...

Marriott wants to discuss Roy Rogers

Pam Schmidt

January 26, 1987

The Marriott Corporation last week asked NIU to consider discussing the terms of their contract, which might include the closing of Roy Rogers, said William Herrmann, director of Bond Revenue Services. "The volume of people and the commission they must pay NIU" are contributing factors to their request, Herrm...