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February 7, 1994
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 93 No. 98
Police recover gun allegedly used by player
By Kara G. Morrison
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady said
Sunday that authorities had recovered
from athletic department officials the
gun allegedly used in last weekend’s shooting
Casady said police believed the gun to be the
one used by Comhusker defensive back Tyrone
Williams in the Jan. 29 shooting of a car
occupied by two people.
Williams was charged Wednesday with the
unlawful discharge of a firearm and the use of
a weapon to commit a fel
ony in the shooting. He
pled not guilty to the felo
ny charges at his arraign
Two or three rounds
were fired at University of
Brooke Bohac’s vehicle
near the comer of 17th
and L streets last Sunday
morning. New York Jets
safety Kevin Porter was a passenger in Bonac s
Casady said a comment NU coach Tom
Osborne made to an officer during a visit to the
police department Tuesday made police think
the athletic department had the gun.
Osborne had made an appointment to sec the
car that was struck by the bullets allegedly fired
by Williams, Casady said.
Casady said when Osborne was viewing the
car Tuesday, he remarked to an officer that the
gun was the type that had to be cocked.
Casady said the officer, who was not in
volved in the investigation, made note of the
comment in a report that Casady read Wednes
day morning. Casady said he sent an investiga
tor to the athletic department Wednesday.
The investigator questioned Osborne, who
said he thought inside linebackers coach Kevin
Steele had turned the weapon over to UNL
Casady said Steele was out of his office at the
time the investigator was at the athletic depart
When Steele returned, Casady said, he pro
duced the weapon and said he had received it
from a Comhusker player Monday night.
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hired for Fiji house
By Angie BrunKow
A Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
alumnus has been chosen as
the residence assistant for the
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity house.
James Griesen, vice chancellor for
student affairs at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, said Steve
Zatechka, a UNL graduate student,
soon would be moving into the house.
The university is requiring an RA
to live in the Fiji house as part of an
agreement that allows the chapter to
remain on campus.
Fiji was sanctioned in December
after pledge Jeffrey Knoll fell from a
third-story window of the chapter
house. Hazing and alcohol were in
volved in the incident.
Two university-approved individ
uals applied for the position of RA,
Griesen said. One applicant, howev
Griesen said he was pleased
Zatechka accepted the position.
“I’m delighted that we finally got
this worked out,” he said.
Zatechka will monitor house activ
ities to ensure the Student Code of
Conduct is enforced. He also will ad
vise members and officers on building
a strong organization.
Zatechka will report weekly to Jayne
Wade Anderson, director of greck af
fairs at UNL, Gricsen said.
Zatechka will be taking the job,
which pays tuition, room and board,
fees and a monetary stipend, on a
temporary basis, Griesen said.
“This is a short-term solution,” he
The national fraternity and the lo
cal chapter will use this semester to
search for Zatechka’s replacement, he
As a result of another sanction, the
number of active members in Fiji has
been reduced by about half, Griesen
Alumni interviewed members to
fulfill the sanction requiring them to
reduce chapter membership to a qual
ity core group.
Of the chapter’s nearly 70 mem
bers, he said, 40 chose to take alumni
status when they returned to school
Fiji alumni interviewed the remain-»
in§ active members last month. Griesen
said, and gave alumni status to three
Griesen said members who didn’t
think they would survive the selection
process or who didn’t want to live in
the house under university sanctions
voluntarily took alumni status instead
Decimal system lacks
benefits, Benes says
By Angie Brunkow
Senior Reporter _
The cost of implementing a pro
posed decimal grading system
outweighs its benefits, ASUN
President Keith Bencs said Friday.
Bcncs said the confusion on tran
scripts and between University of
Nebraska campuses would negate any
“What’s the point of putting people
through all the confusion?” he said.
At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Univer
sity of Ncbraska-Lincoln Academic
Senate will consider switching to the
decimal system. The system would
allow professors to assign students
any grade between 0.7 and 4.0.
Under the current half-step sys
tern, professors can assign students
one of nine letter grades that translate
into increments of 0.5 for a student’s
grade point average.
Bencs said the change would cause
disruptions for at least the next five
Grades on some student transcripts
would show two separate grading sys
tems, he said, and would have to be
explained to graduate schools and
The change also would cause dis
ruption within the NU system, he said.
All Nebraska campuses are using the
half-step grading scale.
“1 think that most people arc going
to agree that it’s not necessary to
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May I have this skate?
Carol Swigart, 27, (left) and Jamie Lillis, 28, skate at Oaklake Sunday afternoon. The
couple said they had just started taking ice skating lessons a few weeks ago and skate
on the weekends to relieve cabin fever.
Official hopes new containers spark interest in recycling
By Todd Neeley
Recycling is on the rise at the University
The number of UNL buildings with
recycling containers for office paper will in
crease from six to 19 next month, said Dale
Ekart, recycling coordinator.
Some offices on campus already are recy
cling computer paper on their own, Ekart said.*
Eventually, all buildings on campus will have
Ekart said he hoped the addition of the
containers would generate more campus inter
est in recycling.
“We’re trying to involve more people and
make it so convenient that it will not be a
problem to do,” he said.
The containers also will be placed in cam
pus libraries, student unions and other high
Those who have the containers will be re
quired to dump the paper in outside recycling
Ekart said he wasn’t sure how much it would
cost for the extra containers, but in the long run
the project would pay for itself.
The money received for recycling the paper
will be reappl ied to the project and may help pay
for more containers.
“It will cost a little to get it rolling," Ekart
Currently, about five or six tons of garbage,
including computer paper and newsprint, arc
taken to local landfills from campus.
Ekart said if all went well, about one-tturd to
one-half of that garbage could be recycled.
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