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250 callers help Cablevision
cut down on illegal hookups
By Jana Dalilman Boimsa ''
About 250 anonymous callers have
helped Lincoln Cablevision crack down
on people who illegally tamper with
cable television converter boxes. The
callers used a toll-free number offering
up to $300 for tips on the illegal sale or
hookup of the boxes.
Illegal tampering is a problem that
may cost Cablevision between $200,000
and $500,000 this year, according to
Terry Santo, assistant director in charge
of security for Cablevision.
Cablevision began its efforts to stop
converter-box tampering in March with
its "Excuse Me" program. The program
allowed people to turn in illegally mod
ified boxes without penalty. By the
time it ended'in mid-April, Santo said,
the program had netted 1,221 illegrJ
In the second phase of its program
to stop the theft of its services, Cable
vision is joining with the National Bus
iness Crime Information'Network and
the Lincoln Crimcstoppers program to
offer the toll-free hotline, Santo said.
' Rewards for tips vary, Santo said,
from $25 for reporting an illegal con
verter box to $300 for reporting the
sale of illegal boxes.
Cablevison controls access to its ser
vice by programming its converter boxes
to receive only certain channels, Santo
said. Some people, however, are able to
reprogram the boxes to receive chan
nels to which they are not entitled.
Such tampering is a misdemeanor,
punishable by up to six months in pri
son and a $000'fihe, Santo said. But
Cablevision does not usu ally prosecute
on a first offense, he said. Instead, th2y
charge a $150 tampering fine.
The Cablevision hotline number is
CcEtiaised fhua Pare 1
Retail sales also declined 1.3 percent
from March 1982 to March 1934. Pur
sell said that adjusted for price changes,
retail sales declined 6.5 percent, non
motor vehicle sales declined 5.1 per
cent, and motor-vehicle sales declined
Lincoln is among the Nebraska cities
that have seen economic growth in the
past few years, Pursell said. Other cit
ies with "encouraging economic signs"
are Omaha, Scottsbluff, Gering and
Kearney, he said.
Pursell said he expects the Nebraska
economy to expand during the coming
year. He also said he expects personal
income and employment to rise. But,
Pursell said, increasing interest rates
may dampen the outlook of the agri
culture and small business sectors.
Despite the high interest rates, Pursell '
said, the agriculture market looks op
timistic. Rumors of harvest problems
in the Soviet Union have helped lead to
that optimism, he said. Pursell said
that anything short of a major crop
shortfall would not affect the state
economy because of large world grain
lilie trip applications available'
Applications for the Oktobertrek bi
cycle trip are now at Lincoln's Ameri
can Lung Association of Nebraska
office. They are also available at many
Nebraska bicycle shops.
The 100-mile trip is scheduled for
Sept. 22 and- 23 as a benefit for the
Nebraska association. The cyclists will
trek from Lincoln to Wilber, where
they will camp overnight. They will
return to Lincoln the next day.
will camp overnight.
The association will' provide infor
mation on cycling and will provide
dinner and breakfast on the trip.
Prizes will be available for people
who raise more than $200 in paid
pledges. There will also be a grand
Interested cyclists should call Sheri
Larson McAuliffe at 474-5858 before
Saturday, July 28th
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Tuesday. July 24 1934
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