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VOL. 94 NO. 148
April 25, 1995
Victims laid to rest;
toll may reach 200
By Christopher Sullivan
The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — Amid teddy bears
and hearts, the first of the 80 victims recovered
so far from the Oklahoma City bombing was
laid to rest Monday.
One-year-old Baylee Almon was buried.
She was a tiny victim and an infant who,
photographed in a firefighter’s arms, broke
hearts around the world.
“Baylee is in God’s hands,” the Rev. Charles
McDade said at her funeral Monday.
At another funeral, the three children of
Lola Bolden, a 40-year-old Army sergeant,
wept in a small chapel where Maj. Ronald
Bain, who worked with her, eulogized: “She
takes with her a part of our battalion.”
Several other funerals and memorial ser
vices were held on Monday, the day the White
House suggested the death toll could surpass
As suspect Timothy McVeigh sat in jail,
John W. Coyle III and Susan Otto, McVeigh’s
court-appointed lawyers, filed a request to
withdraw from the case. Coyle said his family
had received threats and — with a golfing
buddy dead and other friends missing — he
couldn’t dispassionately represent the defen
Coyle said McVeigh, 27, had not talked
witli investigators, r _
Rescuers working as darkness fell located
perhaps eight more bodies, said Assistant Fire
Chief Jon Hansen. But he estimated rescuers
would have to remove about 300 tons of debris
to free them.
The hunt for a so-far-unidentified second
suspect remained investigators’ top focus. The
FBI said an Army deserter questioned Sunday
had no part in the attack. The bureau continued
to follow leads across the country. As debris
was hauled out by searchers, agents combed it
for clues.
The search for the missing resumed in the
tomb of pulverized concrete and broken pipes,
with special precautions taken to ensure work
ers’ health against infection from decaying
Searchers once again failed to reach the day
care and Social Security areas of the building.
They used chainsaws and jackhammers to
whittle away at a three-story-high pile of rubble
pancaked on those areas. They said they
wouldn’t get there until Tuesday.
Lincoln has own
people at work
By Paula Lavigne
Senior Reporter
People tied to anti-government and
paramilitary groups similar to those al
legedly involved in the Oklahoma City
bombing are active in Lincoln, Police
Chief Tom Casady said.
And the number of those people is
expected to rise.
Most of the activity stems from indi
viduals, he said, and not organized
groups. He said he has known of such
individuals for 20 years.
“Don’t kid yourself,” he said. “We
have people in Lincoln and Lancaster
County that are stockpiling weapons
and ammunition.
“They think that there is going to be
some kind of armed insurrection against
the government or some kind of mam
moth civil disorder in which the strong
will survive.”
Though he said he did not know if
any ofthe individuals had the capability
to make a bomb similar to the one in
Oklahoma City, bomb making, explod
ing and threats have occurred.
“I’ve been startled by some of the
hate-filled views people here in Lincoln
Among the bodies found Monday was that
of a Marine, still in uniform at his recruiting
desk in the rubble. The Pentagon identified
him as Capt. Randolph Guzman, 28, of Castro
Valley, Calif.
Reporters allowed inside for the first time
saw search dogs gingerly creeping and hel
meted workers crawling into spaces braced
with four-by-fours like a mine shaft.
But pool correspondent Roger O’Neil of
NBC said other images particularly stayed
with him, “from the determined look on the
rescuers’ faces ... to the toys.”
Dean finalists announced
By John FulwkJer
Staff Reporter
The names of the three finalists for dean of
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of
Engineering and Technology were released
James Hendrix, acting dean of the College
of Engineering at the University of Nevada,
Reno, John Jurewicz, dean of Graduate Stud
ies & Research at Florida Atlantic University
and William Wilcox, dean of engineering at
Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., will
interview for the position in May.
One of the three could be selected to replace
former dean Stan Liberty. None could be
reached fen* comment Monday.
Hendrix earned his bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in science and his Ph.D. in chemical
engineering from the University of Nebraska.
He has served as the acting dean of the College
of Engineering at Nevada since 1993.
Since 1987, Hendrix has been director of
the USBM Mineral Industry Waste Treatment
and Recovery Generic Center.
Jurewicz received a Ph.D. in engineering
science and a master’s degree in mechanical
engineering from Washington State Univer
sity. He received a bachelor’s degree in math
from Kings College in Pennsylvania.
Prior to his service at FAU, Jurewicz was
interim dean of engineering at West Virginia
Three finalists were annex
Monday to fill the position
the College of Engineering
■ James Hendrix, acting deal
College of Engineering at the
University of Nevada, Reno,
■ John Jurewicz, dean of Gre
Studies and Research at Floii
Atlantic University.
■ William \ of en<
at Clarkson University in Pots
The Candidates
Wilcox graduated from the University of
Califomia-Berkeley with a Ph.D. in chemical
engineering. He also received a master’s de
gree in chemical engineering from the Univer
sity of Southern California.
While chairman of the chemical engineer
ing department at Clarkson, Wilcox hired the
first two female and the first black faculty
During his term as dean, the first female and
first black faculty members were promoted to
be professors at Clarkson.
Special Report
Nichole Delgado works the cash register in the greenhouse at an Osco
Drug in Omaha Saturday afternoon. Delgado dropped out of UNL because
she couldn’t afford to pay for her schooling. She now works two jobs.
The hardest math problem
Unsure financial future
leads student to drop out,
save for eventual return
By Paula Lavigne
Senior Reporter
Editor's note: This is the second in a five
part series about the rising costs of higher
With fewer than 15 days until her 20th
birthday, Nichole Delgado was making an
other transition. She was packing her be
longings from her Smith Hall room and, by
the end of the day, had moved to Omaha.
Delgado was a sophomore psychology
major at the University of Nebraska-Lin
coln when she decided to drop out of col
Dropping out had been on her mind since
last summer. Delgado said she had enough
money to cover tuition until May, but her
financial future looked weak.
For Delgado, it was a matter of getting
out while she still could. She had no schol
arships. She had financial aid, but she said
it was not enough.
She said she didn’t want to take out loans
because she feared falling into debt.
She couldn’t turn to her family either.
Her father had to support his wife and four
children, and her mother was in a tight
financial situation.
Delgado said she had one option left.
‘T wanted to do it on my own,” Delgado
said, so she dropped out.
Data relating drop-out rates to financial
obstacles is limited, but UNL administra
tors offered contrasting views on Delgado’s
John Beacon, director of scholarships
and financial aid at UNL, said dropping out
was not the only — or best — option for
students in Delgado’s situation.
Few students who drop out at UNL do so
because of financial burdens, Beacon said.
Through an unsubsidized Stafford Loan,
Beacon said, any student, regardless of need,
could qualify for financial aid.
About 9,600 students at UNL receive
financial aid, an increase of 3,000 in five
years. The money available also has in
creased by about 70 percent from $36.5
million in 1990 to $61.8 million in 1995.
Loans account for about 64 percent of
the money awarded, he said, and Congress
will continue to make more loans and fewer
grants. The current regulation for loan re
payment is 10 years.
Delgado said she did not want to rely on
loans because she was afraid of falling into
eternal debt, but Beacon said it was possible
to work out a feasible loan repayment plan
for almost any student.
“At some point ip time, a student has to
make a decision about his or her future,” he
said. “If the student doesn’t want high loans,
there are other alternatives — go to school
part-time, work, take longer to graduate.”
The worst that could happen to students
was that they could default on a loan, Bea
con said, and may lose their credit history.
“The federal government will get its
money back,” he said. “There’s no escaping
it short of death.
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