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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1996)
Cathy Carver’s golden
retriever is more than a pet
to her, he’s a pal.
By Lori Robison
They can be seen on campus, an insepa
rable team, traversing their way through
throngs of students on the way to their desti
Casual observers may glance up and see
only a woman in a wheelchair with her pet
— a loveable golden retriever called
Cappuccino — cruising through campus.
But this duo is much more than that. They
are an extension of each other, a team work
ing together to overcome any obstacle placed
in its path.
For Cathy Carver, a senior elementary
education major at UNL, having Cappuccino
(nicknamed “Capp”) this past year has meant
a life with more independence and mobility.
“You don’t get a manual about how to
live with a disability,” she said.
In fact, after hiring several students to
assist her in getting around campus for her
first three years here, Carver decided a less
expensive, more reliable alternative was
After a friend suggested getting a service
dog, Carver submitted an application to Kan
sas Specialty Dogs, a Washington, Kan.,
nonprofit school that specializes in training
service and guide dogs.
“As life goes on and things progress,”
He's really an extension
senior elementary education major
she said, “I just thought a dog might be some
thing I might really need.” Indeed, public
demand for the animals has led to a year
long waiting list for service dogs from KSDS,
the largest breeder and trainer for the dogs
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own life in jail
OMAHA (AP)—The suicide of a man who
allegedly named his accomplice in the 1992
murder of Kenyatta Bush may pose problems
Adam Barnett, // -
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Wednesday in the XMhnt if
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and Jeremy Sheets D AT 7
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der, prosecutors said.
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how the death of
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friend, were charged uuer.
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duction and murder J. WILLIAM GALLUP
of die former honor attorney for Jeremy
student and home- Sheets
coming queen candi
date. Her death — — ■ ■ ■
shocked the commu
nity four years ago. About 3,000 people attended
Barnett had pleaded innocent to first-degree
murder last month after waiving his preliminary
trial. Authorities had said he played a lesser role
in the slaying.
Barnett told police that Sheets stabbed Bush
to death while raping her and that Barnett held
her down, said police Detective Bill Jadlowski
during a preliminary hearing Wednesday morn
ing for Sheets.
Sheets, 22, was ordered to stand trial
Wednesday on first-degree murder. His attor
ney, J. William Gallup, had argued that charges
should be dismissed on the grounds that police
have no physical evidence linking Sheets to the
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Inkless fingerprints to deter fraud
Businesses, hanks to use wipe-off ink to catch check forgers in action
By Chad Lorenz
Nebraska’s newest crime fighter is
an invisible agent
Businesses and banks in the state
will soon battle check fraud with
“inkless” fingerprint pads available
from die Nebraska Bankers Associa
Fingerprint signatures have been
successful nationwide as an easy, ef
fective way to deter fraud without
hassles for customers.
Customers can expect to soon use
the system when they cash a check at
a business or bank, even if it is one
where they do not have an account,
said Kory Jorgensen, Nebraska Bank
ers Association communications direc
tor. Banks and businesses may also use
the identification pads for all check
To cash a check, the customer
would have to leave a thumbprint on
the back of the check. The special ink
wipes right off and does not stain
clothes or hands.
“It just rubs off and disappears,”
If the check is fraudulent, police
investigators can use the print to iden
tify the suspect, Jorgensen said. The
print is just as clear and dark as a print
made by conventional inks.
Police laboratory experts could
enter the fingerprint into Lincoln Po
lice Department’s Automated Finger
print Identification System and search
for a perfect match.
Lincoln police investigator Terry
Hruza said the system could speed up
fraud investigations, which sometimes
take three months to identify suspects.
“By that time, they’re gone,” Hruza
In a recent case, a man wrote
$75,000 in fraudulent checks in three
days, she said, and was not found.
Using the fingerprint signature system,
Lincoln police probably would have
Two Lincoln businesses have been
using die system for about a month,
Paycheck Advance turned a phony
check over to police after the suspect
left his fingeiprint on the back, Hruza
said, and investigators are close to
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in bombing spree
Four youths may be
tied to rash of bombs
found in Lincoln.
By Chad Lorenz
Police arrested four juveniles
Wednesday afternoon in connection
with a spree of pop-bottle bombings
_ in Lincoln during the past week.
Three 13-year-old boys and one
15-year-old boy were booked foi
possession of a destructive device
and using an explosive device tc
damage property, Lincoln police
Capt. Frank Rowe said. Both of
fenses are felonies.
About IS homemade bombs
have been found around northeast
Lincoln since last Thursday. They
have an explosive power equivalent
to an M-80 firecracker, but can be
made with household components.
Information the police received
Wednesday mornings including a
Crimestoppers tip, led to the arrest,
Rowe said. The arrests clear six
cases of pop-bottle bombs in Lin
coln including a bomb left at Hun
tington Elementary School, 4601
Adams St, Tuesday, he said.
Rowe would not say what evi
dence led to the arrests or where the
arrests were made. All four youths
were referred to Youth Aid.
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