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October 5, 1987 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 87 No. 28
Student shot in residence hall courtyard
By Mike Kluck
Staff Reporter
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln
student was injured late Thursday
afternoon when he was shot by a pellet
gun while standing in the Harper
Schramm-Smith courtyard.
The shooting, from a window of a
residence hall, is still under investiga
tion by the UNL Police Department.
The student, who was hit in the left
shoulder, was treated and released
from Lincoln General Hospital. The
incident occurred about 5:45 p.m.
Officials would not release the
name of the injured student.
Only one student was injured, but it
was not known how many shots were
fired. The student was hit by one pel
The Office of University Housing
has offered a $500 reward for any
information leading to the arrest of the
person or people involved in the inci
Bob Bruce, director of university
information, said he thought univer
sity police officers had questioned a
suspect on Saturday, but said he did
not know if a charge had been filed.
Lt. Ken Cauble of the Patrol Opera
tions of the UNL Police Department
said the department is still working on
many leads in the investigation.
Cauble said the investigation should
be completed by early this week.
Cauble said he didn’t want to re
lease any information because it may
hamper the investigation.
Bruce said he did not think the shot
was intended for this particular stu
dent, but that he just happened to be in
the wrong place at the wrong time.
Battle to end
cup throwing
said to be won
By Victoria Ayotte
Staff Reporter
Aside from a few minor skir
mishes, University of Ncbraska-Lin
coln officials’ battle to end cup throw
ing during football games appears to
have been successful.
Red Cross public relations man
ager Dave Norris said the Red Cross
treated no cup-related injuries in
Saturday’s South Carolina-Nebraska
football game. Ten fans were treated
for cup-throwing injuries at the Sept.
12 UCLA-Ncbraska game.
Last week, UNL officials started a
campaign to make students aware of
the dangers of cup throwing. Vice
Chancellor of Student Affairs James
Griescn wrote a letter to all residence
halls, fraternities and sororities urging
students to stop throwing cups. The
Association of Students of the Univer
sity of Nebraska and the Residence
Hall Association also adopted resolu
tions urging students not to throw
Some isolated incidents of cup
throwing occurred in the east stadium
during the first half of Saturday’s
game. A cup-throwing battle also
started up in the southeast area of the
stadium during the fourth quarter, but
quickly ended.
i m giaci it s over, said uini
freshman Kelli Moore.
Norris said he thought one reason
people didn’t throw cups was that it
was an exciting game.
Greg Forrester, a UNL graduate
student, came to the game prepared in
ease cups were thrown. He look a
bicycle helmet to the game. “If they do
it this time, I will put this on,” he said.
Several fans thought cup throwing
was entertaining in previous games.
“The game was boring, and it was
something to keep us entertained,”
said freshman Amy Voet.
“Cup chains arc fun. It’s great to
watch,” said Scan Kelly of Omaha.
“Cup chains arc something crazy
and obnoxious,” said junior Rod
Schultz and several friends tried to
start up a cup chain in the second
quarter and were disappointed when
they only got 27 cups.
“It’s a tradition started this year.
The wave is old. We needed more
enthusiasm. We got people involved,”
Schultz, said.
“People think we’re out here being
assholes, but wc’rcjust here for school
spirit. What we’ve got we’re proud
of,” he said.
Schultz said he understands that
some people go to the game to watch
it, but said, “We both have to adjust.”
“We’re just out here to have fun.
We need to get away. The pressure at
this university is incredible,” Schultz
Many fans also doubted that empty
plastic cups can hurl people.
“If they hit you (and they’re
See CUPS on 5
Eric Gregory/Oaily Nebraskan
Thumbs up
Midshipman Hal Okey, a junior in business administration, gives the thumbs-up sign after a ride in a Navy T-34 Mentor
Saturday at Duncan Aviation. Story on page 5.
UNL cyclists cited for violations
By Joeth Zucco
Staff Reporter
During September, 35 bicyclists
were issued tickets in downtown Lin
coln for traffic violations, said Capt.
Jim Baird, northwest team captain for
the Lincoln Police Department.
Slightly more than 90 percent of
the offenders arc University of Ne
braska-Lincoln students, said Officer
R.S. Weisser, who patrols downtown
on fool.
Baird said violations range from
running red lights to riding on the
sidewalk. Under Title 10 of the Lin
coln Municipal Code, “Bicycles oper
ated upon a roadway are subject to all
duties and rights applicable to motor
vehicles.” Title 10 also prohibits bi
cycles on sidewalks between L and Q
streets and between Ninth and 16th
Baird said running stop lights and
riding on sidewalks is a “dangerous
practice.” Pedestrians arc often struck
by bicyclists and bicyclists arc hit by
Tickets arc issued instead of warn
ings because running a red light is a
“serious violation of the law,” Wcis
ser said.
The peak period for issuing tickets,
he said, is close to class limes when
students are late or nearly late.
Although he mostly issues cita
tions to students, Weisscr said, he has
also ticketed a professor and a minis
ter. During an interview Friday morn
ing, Weisscr ticketed three students in
seven m inutes. The students agreed to
speak on the condition that they re
main anonymous.
“I jumped the gun quite a hit,” a
graduate student in philosophy said.
“There was still a ‘No Walking’
sign on the other side,” said the stu
dent. “1 was kind of in a hurry. I
wanted to get there ahead of time so I
could prepan
Another ulfender, a senior in car
tography and remote sensing who was
pulled over at 9:13 a.m. and had class
on East Campus, said, “I’m just curi
ous if I’m going to make it to class.
The class is based on attendance and
we can never be late.”
The third offender, a junior cco
See BIKE on 5
Brian Barber/Daily Nebraikin
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