Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1995)
Police gather to bury O laha officer shot in line of dut
From Daily Nebraskan
and Associated Press reports
OMAHA—Police officers from across the
region will gather here today- to bury one of
University and Lincoln police officers will
join hundreds of comrades today at the funeral
of slain Omaha police officer James Wilson Jr.
The rookie officer, shot in the head during
a traffic stop Sunday night, was the first Omaha
policeman to be killed in the line of duty in 21
Seven people, includinga 14-year-old, were
charged Wednesday in the killing.
Two men, 18-year-old Kevin Allen and 20
year-old Quincy Hughes, were charged with
first-degree murder and using a weapon to
commit a felony. After a brief court appear
ance, they were ordered to be held without
Five other people were charged with acces
sory to murder. They were: Walter Harris, 22;
Tavais Minor, 18; Charles McSpadden, 21;
Otis Simmons, 15; and Ronnie Perry, 14. Bail
for each was set at $100,000.
Douglas County Attorney Jim Jansen said
the juveniles would face charges as adults.
“I’m not shocked anymore when it comes to
juveniles and their involvement in violent
crime,” Jansen said at a news conference at
Omaha police headquarters.
Jansen would not say whether investigators
suspected that all seven had been in the van that
Wilson stopped a few miles northwest of
Omaha. He said the accessory charge could
indicate some involvement other than being at
the scene of the shooting.
Police Chief Jim Skinner refused to discuss
any details of the case because of the continu
Wilson’s father, retired Omaha police of
fleer James Wilson Sr., said he wanted c
justice for whoever killed his son — not
“My family, although I have no love for
individuals who took the life of my son,
harbor no animosity,” James Wilson said Ti
day. “We don’t want revenge. Like any oi
victim, you just want justice.”
The elder Wilson pinned a badge on his
during his son’s swearing-in ceremony
over a year ago.
Today, he will bury his son at St. Jot
Church at Omaha’s Creighton University,
young officer’s alma mater.
Sivers named first
From Staff Reports
The University of Nebraska Medi
cal Center College of Dentistry has
named Dr. Joan Sivers as the first
Norman C. Carlson Professor of Den
tistry. Sivers is vice chair in the de
partment ofadult restorative dentistry.
The endowed professorship, es
tablished by friends of Carlson, is the
second of its kind to be founded at the
College of Dentistry.
Named in honor of Dr. Norman
Carlson, who died in September 1994,
the professorship recognizes exem
plary service to the University of Ne
braska and the dental college.
A 1930 University of Nebraska
alumnus, Carlson practiced dentistry
in Lincoln for more than 40 years. In
1969, he joined the College of Den
tistry as a clinical instructor and was
an adjunct teacher to adult restorative
dentistry for many years.
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT I
& EVERY HOME I
I V4VL MULLVPS
^Womens Services, P.C.
• Abortion Services Performed During All Legal Stages
• Tubal Ligations • Birth Control
• Awake or Asleep • Outpatient Care
• Total OB/GYN Health Care • Caring Staff
Call for an appointment: 201 South 46th St.
554-0110 or 1-800-922-6331 Omaha, Nebraska
- - I
21 speed Shimano componets and a tough chromoly
frame and fork make this a definite "Best Buy "
Reg. $460 Now $389
•Huge Selection of TP Locks & Cables
•All '95 Bikes Now on Sale
27th A Via* OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 475-24531
Navix from Lincoln Telephone makes it easy, fast and inexpensive to access the
Internet. There's no complex computer language to decipher, just point and dick
and you're Surfin' the Net. Browse the World-Wide Web, send E-mail, do class
research, join discussions, even go shopping—all within minutes of logging on. ~
The lowest rates around, just $10 a month. *
For a limited time, Lincoln Telephone is offering this special Navix package for
students. Call UNL Telecommunications at 472-2000 right now, order Navix, and for
just $10 a month we'll give you 40 hours FREE, with additional minutes at $.03 each.
It's a deal so good, missing it would be a wipeout.
iNTEtHET Access Seevices
Lincoln Telephone ®
Call University Telecommunications at 472-2000, or come see us at 211 Nebraska Hall.
* Initial connection fee is $10.
Netscape software available in Windows and Macintosh versions.
Powered by Open ONI