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Law & Order
Lincoln man arrested
for accosting women
By Chad Lorenz
A Lincoln man was arrested for
third-degree sexual assault for ac
costing two women at Russ’ B & R
IGA at 17th and Washington streets
The women, 16 and 18-year
old stepsisters, were at a pay phone
when Rick Ross, 41, approached
one of them, Lincoln Police Sgt.
Ann Heermann said.
Ross began yelling and strug
gling with the youngest woman.
The older stepsister interfered.
Ross grabbed her by the wrist and
tried to drag her away while yell
ing he would take her home and
have sex with her, Heermann said.
She kicked him in the knee and
escaped. Ross ran to his home at
1758 Garfield St., where he was
arrested and taken into custody by
Lincoln area schools were not
safe from theft either last week
A computer was taken from an
unlocked computer lab at Lincoln
East High School, 1000 S. 70th
St., after school let out Friday.
The school reported a $1,000
A television and VCR were re
moved through an open door at
Lakeview Elementary School, 300
Capital Beach Blvd., a $600 loss.
Glass shattered across Lincoln
Sunday and Monday as burglars
entered two buildings through bro
Between Sunday afternoon and
Monday morning, an unknown
party entered the window of a south
door of Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church at 3825 Wildbriar St.
The burglar took $1,235.18 in
cash and checks from unsecured
cabinets in the office.
AIDS benefit proceeds
stolen following concert
By Josh Wimmer
staff Reporter ' It’s a shame that people
Scott Roewer was on a high. “Bro
ken Silence,” the benefit concert he
helped organize, had raised nearly
$1,000 for the Nebraska AIDS
But everything came crashing
down when Roewer returned home
Tuesday afternoon to discover that
all the money had been stolen.
Roewer had been at class from 9
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. He wasjust about
to bring the money to the bank, he
said. He returned home and found his
front door open about two inches.
The manila envelope — containing
all the money, cadi and checks —
was gone, he said.
Roewer called the police, who
checked out his house, but there was
little they could do, he said.
“The police said that I was the
victim, because it was my house that
was broken into,” Roewer said. “Re
ally, Nebraska AIDS Project is the
Roewer has no clue who might
have stolen the money. The burglar
could have been someone who knew
that Roewer had the money, or the
entire incident could have been a
- coincidence, he said.
Roewer said he and the others who
organized the concert were looking
for people to make a “sympathy do
nation” to re-raise as much of the
dolen $1,000 as possible.
I— Police Report —
Beginning Midnight Monday
10:58 a.m.—West Memorial Sta
dium, burglary, radios and chargers
1:08 p.m. — Area 10 lot at the
East Union, car fire, $10 damage.
2:11 p.m.—Bob Devaney Sports
Center, nit-and-run accident, $150
2:34 p.m. — City Union, bicycle
taken, $285 loss.
4:45 p.m. — Jacobs lot (remote
lot south of Devaney Sports Center),
hit-and-run accident, $300damage.
The music died for a Lincoln
man who had $5,300 of music
equipment stolen from his ground
floor apartment, including three
A Gibson guitar and two Fender
guitars were taken from Odelia
Hernandez’s apartment at 2525 S
The burglar entered by kicking
in the rear porch door, causing
The party also removed a multi
track recorder, a boom box and an
An unknown party broke into
Rockbrook Camera, 4005 O St.,
between Sunday night and Mon
The burglar broke the front door
window with a rock and removed
$6,785 in camera equipment from
A Sony video camera, a Vivitar
video camera, Nikon and Minolta
35 mm cameras and lenses and a
Tamron lens were among the
Monday morning, a burglar took
$2,560 in tools from a White Knight
Sewer and Drain Service van. The
burglar broke the window of the
van, which was parked at 1404 N.
spent money for
Nebraska AIDS Project
and now it’s all gone to
P&y for someone’s pizza.
If the stolen money is returned,
Roewer said, no questions will be
Roewer said he still felt a respon
sibility to NAP.
‘Tve put in tons of work for an
organization I care very much about,
and it’s very frustrating to see it all go
to waste,” he said.
Roewer said he also felt a respon
sibility to the people who attended
the Sunday concert at Kimball Re
cital Hall and donated money to the
“It’s a shame that people spent
money for Nebraska AIDS Project,
and now it’s all gone to pay for
someone’s pizza,” he said.
Anyone who wishes to make a
donation should send it to the School
of Music at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln in care of “Broken
ASUN to vote on union proposal
By Melanie Branded
ASUN senators will vote tonight
whether to encourage the NU Board
of Regents to approve a proposal to
expand the Nebraska Union.
More than 70 percent of UNL
students in last
election voted in
favor of the pro
of the union.
Nearly 56 percent
approved an in
crease in mandatory student iees to
fund the project.
The expansion would cost $ 11.83
million, and could add such retail
shops as a convenience store or copy
shop. It would also add40,000 square
feet of new space and renovate 66,000
Shawn tell Hurtgen, Association of
Students of the University of Ne
braska president-elect, said the ex
pansion was needed because the union
was one of the most-used buildings
The union is a major source of
capital, she said.
Hurtgen also said the building
needed to update its handicapped
accessible areas on the west side.
Asbestos also needs to be removed to
comply with buildings codes, she said.
TTie senate will also decide whether
to approve two bylaw changes.
One change would require sena
tors to attend their colleges’ student
advisory board meetings on a monthly
basis. Senators now hold constituent
meetings, which have proved to be
ineffective because of the low turn
out, Hurtgen said.
Paul Cain, senator for the College
of Arts and Sciences and co-sponsor
of the bill, said the change would
help senators and advisory board
members work more closely.
“The advisory board could bring
up ideas to senators,” he said. “Sena
tors then draft bills and make
Another bylaw change would
make the A SUN Communications
Committee responsible for maintain
ing its Internet Bulletin Board, which
was recently updated to include more
Cain, chairman of the committee,
said the bulletin board was created to
reach students with a different kind
of medium and to inform them better.
“If it increases students’ aware
ness and participation in ASUN, I’m
all for it,” he said.
Items such as election results,
openings for next year’s committee
positions and the senate’s constitu
tion have been placed on the board,
The change would also help com
mittee members respond to student
concerns presented on-line, he said.
“If the committee feels that it is
not physically capable to do that,
senators could do that during their
office hours so they can become
Internet-literate,” Cain said.
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