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a one-way street with castbound traffic,
when the suspect’s pickup hit an NU
Postal Service van. The van was travel
ing south on 11 th Street.
The collision caused the van to tip
onto its side and to hit a third vehicle
that also was travel ing south on 11 th
After the accident. Beers bailed out
of the truck and fled on foot.
An off-duty police officer who wit
nessed the accident chased Beers to a
parking lot at 11 th and P streets.
When the officer confronted the sus
pect in the parking lot, Beers threatened
him with a screwdriver and then ran
down an ally.
The officer apprehended Beers on
the second floor of the old Miller and
Paine building at 13 th and O streets. A
construction worker helped the officer
comer the suspect.
Beers later was taken to Lincoln
General Hospital, where he was treated
and released into custody, Bruce said.
When police arrested him, Beers had a
fresh gunshot wound in his right ankle.
No one was injured in the accident.
Bruce said Beers gave police several
aliases, but he later was identified as the
man who escaped on Aug. 30 from a
county jail in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was scheduled to be moved to the
Arkansas penitentiary to serve 14 to 20
years for kidnapping and using a weap
on to commit a felony.
Beers is wanted in connection with
at least one robbery charge in Lawrence,
Bruce said. Authorities in Kansas con
sider Beers to be an escape risk and
extremely dangerous, Bruce said.
Andrew Stebbing, a detective with
the Lancaster County Sheriffs Depart
ment, said Beers was being held in the
Lancaster County Jail on charges of
attempted armed robbery, possession of
stolen property, felony flight to avoid
arrest and being a fugitive from justice.
The federal U.S. Marshal’s Office
will return Beers to Arkansas later this
week, Stebbing said.
New board critiques UNL
By Brian Sharp
Chancellor Graham Spanier is hold
The jury, called the Board of Visi
tors, is made up of people from across
the state. In the coming years, they will
help Spanier make some lough deci
sions that will shape the University o(
Michael Mulnix, executive director
of university relations, said the 40-mem
ber committee met this summer behind
closed doors and talked about every
thing UNL was doing right—as well as
everything it was doing wrong.
“We made a decision from the very
beginning that we weren't just going to
parade things in front of them,’’ Mulnix
said. “We don’t want this just to be a
group that rubber-stamps the decisions."
Spanier proposed creating the group
earlier this year. The group is similar to
a chancellor’s advisory council that
existed about five years ago, Mulnix
That group disbanded when then
Chanccllor Martin Massengalc left UNL
to become the University of Nebraska
Spanicrdccidcd to resurrect the com
mittee under a new name, Mulnix said.
“We’re going to present the issues
that are controversial so we get some
honest feedback,” he said. “We want to
know what we’re doing wrong as well
Members were chosen from a list
that was hundreds of names long,
Mulnix said. The members represent
all parts of the state, he said, and only
half are UNL graduates.
Recommendations for board candi
dates came from deans, vice chancel
lors, the University Foundation and
other areas, he said.
At its first meeting this summer, the
board discussed topics such as the new
adm issioas standards, the image ofUNL,
research, athletics—including the new
ticket policy — and the budget.
“We also talked about the engineer
ing issue,” Mulnix said, “and clearly
there were somcdifTeringopinionsfrom
folks in Omaha than there were from
people in other parts of the state.”
Mulnix said members of the board
had some negative respoases and ques
tioned different UNL policies, but that
wasexpected. The overall feedback was
positive, he said.
Mulnix said he thought the board
was optimistic about the direction UNL
was taking, largely because of the recent
selection of Dennis Smith as NU pres
But Mulnix said he couldn’t reveal
much of what the group discasscd.
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• October 6,1994, 3:30 P.M. at
Sheldon Art Gallery Auditorium,
12th and R Streets, Lincoln.
Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, Director
of the Center for Health Policy and
Ethics at Creighton University.
• November 1,1994,7:00 P.M.
at the Nebraska Union Ballroom at
14th and R Streets, Lincoln.
Dr. Gail R. Wilensky, Senior
Fellow at Project HOPE and White
• November 29,1994, 3:30 P.M.
at the Nebraska Union Ballroom,
14th and R Streets, Lincoln.
Dr. Rashi Fein, Professor of the
Economics of Medicine in the
Department of Social Medicine at
Harvard Medical School.
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