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Christmas seasonosiers job opportunities
By Suzanr.c Tctcn
I DJ!y Nebmkta EtaTf Eeporter
Editor's note: This Is ths last
Hlflfi In a five-part series on
! (he fan, festivities, economics
I ftitd headaches of the holiday
Shoppers crowd the aisles.
Cash registers ring as people
stand in long lines complaining
about the seemingly endless wait.
For many Lincoln residents,
the days between Thanksgiving
and Dec. 25 are synonymous with
the busiest, most hectic time of
the year. But for others, it means
welcome job opportunities dur
ing the Christmas season, accord
ing to several Lincoln business
Paula Luther, personnel
manager for Miller & Paine, 13th
& 0 Streets, said the department
store increases the work hours of
us pari-ume employees to meet
the needs of more customers. In
addition, she said, the store hires
about 50 extra employees for the
-wrapping department and the
Christmas decoration shop.
Luther said Miller & Paine
hires seasonal employees in early
If other part-time work is avail
able in the store after the Christ
mas season, the Christmas employ
ees will be considered for that
work. If they don't find other
work in the store, she said, they
probably will be hired again next
"There are a number of
people we bring back year after
year she said.
K-Mart, 4601 Vine St., hired
about 30 holiday employees this
year, said Sharon Halvorsen, per
sonnel manager. The store hired
aoout 10 more employees than
last year because of extended
Some of the seasonal employees
will keep their Jobs after the
Christmas rush. K-Mart usually
hires five Christmas employees
permanently, Halvorsen said.
Meet of the new employees
work as cashiers from eight to 30
hours a week. Halvorsen said
about 75 percent of K-Marfs
Christmas workers are high school
and college students. She said
she likes to hire students because
she can work around their flexible
K-Mart started hiring workers
in mid-October, she said, "to have
everyone trained and ready for
the Christmas rush."
Sears Roebuck and Co, at Gate
way Shopping Center, hires 20 to
25 employees for the Christmas
season, said Paulette Bard, train
Bard said many Sears employees
started working for the company
as temporary Christmas workers.
Sears will keep many temporary
Christmas employees this year,
she said, because the store h
Most of the new employees work
Downtown Business Watch helps
merchants 'spread word' on crime
By Esrbsra CcirJto
Dally Nebratkan Staff Reporter
As Christmas approaches and
the number of shoplifting and
other theft-related incidents in
crease, area businesses need all
the help they can get to protect
The newly formed Downtown
Lincoln Business Watch Associa
tion helps them do just that.
The goal of the association is to
be an educational group on crime
prevention, not a vigilante group,
said Regina Thompson, program
The program has two basic
functions: Educating merchants
through monthly meetings on var
ious aspects of crime prevention
and preventing specific crimes
through "calling rings." Calling
rings consist of one merchant cal
ling his or her neighbor merchant,
who calls another neighbor and
so on to spread word of potential
The program, which had its
first organizational meeting in mid
September, was tested during its
initial stages by an armed robbery
at the downtown Lincoln Federal
Savings & Loan Association on
The merchants' calling rings
provided investigating officers
with "additional eyes and ears,"
The suspect was spotted
two or three times and officers
were only 1 5 to 30 seconds behind
each time, Thompson said.
Discretion and caution were
stressed when disseminating in
formation, Thompson said.
Business merchants and the
police department work together
in Business Watch as "side-by-side
partners " Thompson said.
"The common merchant needs
knowledge " Thompson said, and
Lincoln's officers are willing to
provide that free of charge.
Last month's educational meet
ing was on armed robbery, and
one of the points stressed was the
importance of remembering in
formation that might lead to the
Two pieces of tape on the
wall might help the merchant
remember whether the suspect's
height was under, over or between
the two lines.
If the suspect had pointed a
gun at the merchant, trying to
remember whether a pen might
have fit down the barrel would
Kelp officers later to determine
whether the weapon was a
revolver or an automatic.
Increased awareness is a defi
nite benefit of Business Watch,
Thompson said. Merchants are
getting to know other merchants
in their area as well as the police
officers, he said.
Similar programs are being
organized at Gateway, East Park
Plaza and other areas, said Lin
coln police officer Vern Campbell.
Eventually, the organizations will
probably combine and "umbrella"
the whole city," Thompson said.
Continued from Pags 1
The misdemeanor charge of
obstructing government opera
tions particularly hinges on Cop
pie's and Douglas' testimony.
Copple said early in the trial that
Douglas came to Copple's office
in the basement of Commonwealth
and showed him the FBI letter
documenting the possible charges
against Copple and other Com
"I did not discuss the letter
with Marvin Copple," Douglas
Copple also said that Douglas
informed him that state Banking
Department attorney Barry Lake
has uncovered Copple's alleged
theft of $500,000 from Common
wealth. "I did not talk to Marvin Copple
about that," Douglas said.
Valentino said that Morrow's
attempt to discredit Copple would
"Who had the most to lose?"
Valentino asked the jurors then
pointed toward Douglas.
Although Copple was the prose
cution's star witness, Valentino
told the jury that other testimony
and videotapes of Douglas' tes
timony before the Commonwealth
co rrjr.it tee gave plenty of evidence
to convict Douglas.
The written documents also
weigh against Douglas, Valentino
said. The DominaMiiler report
showed DougSas'liss on paper, he
said, and the videotape of the
Coramonwe alth committee show
him lyir.3 asin. Douglas' tax
returns prove that he lied about Douglas did so to try to clear
his income and profited from it, himself; he said.
Valentino said. "You don't want to be tied to
Valentino said there is no doubt the big stink, because if it
that Douglas knowingly made false happens you're going down with
statements and financial entries, it," Valentino said.
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Others gift-wrap customers' pur
chases and carry large packages
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Most of the new employees are
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working in late October.
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