The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 04, 1996, Image 1

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COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901 VOL. 95 NO. 136 low in the mid 20's
■ April 4, 1996
Suspected Unabomber in jail
By Len Iwanski
The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Mont. —A former Berkeley
math professor suspected by relatives of be
ing the Unabomber was taken to a jail
Wednesday night after federal agents
searched his cabin near a mountain pass on
the Continental Divide.
A member of the Unabom task force,
speaking to The Associated Press on condi
tion of anonymity, identified the man as Ted
John Kaczynski and said he had been using
many aliases. Federal agents were said to
have been following him for several weeks.
Kaczynski was taken into custody so that
he would not interfere with the search of his
home, but he was not immediately placed
under arrest, a federal law enforcement offi
cial said.
Chuck O’Reilly, sheriff of Lewis and
Clark County, said 20 FBI agents searched
the home on the west side of Stemplc Pass,
between Helena and Lincoln.
Late Wednesday evening, O’Reilly said,
Kaczynski was driven 40 miles over wind
ing, gravel mountain roads to Helena where
he was taken to a small, windowlcss office
the FBI maintains on the third floor of a
downtown building.
Kaczynski was seen getting off an eleva
tor in handcuffs by a person who spoke on
condition his name not be used.
Later, Kaczynski, dressed in tom black
jeans and a black shirt and flanked by two
FBI agents, emerged from the office build
ing. He was put into a white Ford Bronco
and transferred to the county jail. He had
dirty, dusty, shoulder-length hair and a beard.
Federal officials would not say the legal
basis upon which he was being held.
A source close to the investigation said
late Wednesday the FBI was concerned be
cause agents had not found what they hoped
to find in the cabin.
The source, who spoke on condition of
anonymity, said the FBI was bringing in a
specialist to try to determine whether some
materials that were found could be used in
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Donna Polk, director of the Nebraska Urban Indian
Medical Center, says the center focuses on friendship
and caring to provide not just health care, but life care.
Indian Medical Center
wants to help everyone
By Joshua Gillin
Staff Reporter
Millie Rohrs calmly sat in a
white room, looking at a mural of
angelic figures painted on a cabi
She was waiting for a nurse to
take a blood sample, something
she’d grown accustomed to since
she was diagnosed with diabetes a
year and a half ago.
“My secret is I don’t look,” she
said with a smile.
Rohrs has her blood sugar
checked once every two weeks now,
driving to Lincoln from her home
in Eagle. ^
But she doesn’t want to go to
Bryan Memorial Hospital or Saint
Elizabeth Community Health Cen
ter. She comes to the Nebraska Ur
ban Indian Medical Center, where
she said she felt at home.
The center moved March 4 from
27th and N streets to a warehouse
turned-clinic at 1935 Q St. It offers
medical care for the Lincoln com
munity — free of charge, if need
But it doesn’t stop at medical
care. The center also offers educa
tion and referral programs, includ
ing Medicaid assistance, immuni
zations and general health informa
For Rohrs, the center is a place
where familiar faces line the hall
ways, a place of healing and trust,
a place where she knows everyone
will tell her the truth.
See CENTER on 6
Brown presumed
dead after crash
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7 and the entire
Croatian nation
are feeling our
sympathies in
this moment
of pain. ’
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Croatian President
Franjo Tudjman
By Tanja Bozic
The Associated Press
VELJ1 DOL, Croatia — Scram
bling over rocky cliffs and peering with
flashlights through sheets of rain, res
cuers Wednesday night reached the
wreckage of a plane carrying U.S.
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and
32 others. At least 10 people were con
firmed dead, and it was presumed none
of the others survived cither.
Reporters at the scene could see the
plane resting on its belly on the top of
a small hill in this coastal Adriatic vil
lage, near the port city of Dubrovnik.
The plane’s middle was burned.
Croatian police and U.S. soldiers
were searching for bodies and survi
vors — an effort complicated by the
heavy lacing of landmines in the area
from the 1991 war.
“Only a crazy man would go there,”
Miomir Zuzul, Croatia’s ambassador
to the United States, told Associated
Press Television in Dubrovnik.
Zuzul said early this morning that
10 bodies had been found. Croatian
radio reported that the bodies of seven
men and three women were recovered.
A woman found alive at the scene
died as a NATO helicopter carried her
to a Dubrovnik hospital.
Brown, 54, had been traveling with
about a dozen top American executives
exploring business possibilities in the
Balkans. Pentagon officials in Wash
ington said 27 passengers and a crew
of six were on board the flight to
The plane took off from Tuzla,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, headquarters for
U.S. soldiers with the NATO-led peace
mission. A senior defense official in
Washington said there were no indi
cations of hostile action against the
“We’ve got a pretty clear air pic
ture in that area,” the official said.
“Early indications are it has more to
do with tough weather and a tough
Zuzul said four planes, including
one he was flying on, landed at
Dubrovnik shortly before Brown’s
plane was due, and the landings went
See CRASH on 2
Leaders remember commerce secretary
By Ted Taylor
Senior Reporter
The nation lost a valuable ambas
sador for international business with
the sudden death of U.S. Secretary of
Commerce Ron Brown on Wednesday,
Nebraska Gov. Ben Nelson said.
The tragic news from Croatia
prompted Nelson to hold an unsched
uled press conference at the governor’s
mansion late Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson recalled a technology con
ference in Omaha two years ago, when
he had the chance to get to know
“1 had the opportunity to sit and talk
international trade with him,” Nelson
said. “He was very aware of what was
going on in the state.”
Even then. Nelson said. Brown con
veyed a sense of sincere interest in
what Nebraska was doing with inter
national trade.
“His one question was always:' Let
me know how 1 can help,’” Nelson
said. “And when he said it, you knew
he meant it.”
Nelson said he would send a letter
to Brown’s family to offer his condo
“I want his wife to know that we
appreciated what he did, and his ef
forts did not go unnoticed, and were
successful. His efforts were tireless.”
From Washington, D.C., U.S. Sen.
James Exon (D-Ncb.) released a state
ment on the death of his good friend.
“This is certainly tragic news out
of Croatia today,” he said. “Ron Brown
is a close personal friend and a very
dedicated and talented secretary of
“I shall miss him very much,” Exon
said, “and the nation will miss him as
an able administrator of our Depart
ment of Commerce.”