Friday, October 24, 2008

UNL says ooops, sorry I guess we were using taxpayer money to bring a domestic terrorist to UNL...

Just found this, written by Karla James...

Posted on October 24th, 2008 by Karla James

There is more fallout from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s invitation to William Ayers to come and speak on campus next month. The event has been cancelled but State Auditor Mike Foley still wants answers. He wanted to know who was paying for the founder of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group in the 1960’s and 70’s, to come to the Cornhusker state to speak. Foley says he received no real answers so he took the issue a step further.

Foley finally filed a public document request against the University asking for answers. The law requires a response in four days. Foley says that expired at 3 o’clock Thursday and he did not receive a response. At 9:18 Thursday evening, he received an e-mail from Dean Marjorie Kostelnik stating that the University had made a mistake and public money was involved.

Foley says this public money would have been used to bring a former domestic terrorist to Nebraska. Ayres was to be paid one-thousand dollars plus expenses. Now that he isn’t coming, Foley wants to know if he is still being paid. His fee would come from an honorarium and the travel expenses from possibly the N-U Foundation. Foley says he is waiting for an answer and he will make it public. Foley is confident the public will take the issue from there.

Foley also says the University is now on his radar stating he is taking everything he receives from them with a great deal of skepticism. He went on to say he is tired of the half-truths and misstatements.

Foley says the University of Nebraska receives one-half billion dollars in tax money that comes from Nebraska taxpayers and the people deserve answers on how that money is spent.


Anonymous said...

Go Foley!

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for quite some time. Although we come from completely different backgrounds, I have come to appreciate your insight on things. When I heard that the whole thing had been canceled, the first thing I thought of was you. Best wishes!