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    Lincoln City Council approves
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after indictment is Wilke is approves a $290,000 settlement
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indicts Wilke, Scheflpeper, Wright and After a trial, Wright, who had requested
Casady, ail on misdemeanors, for Scheflpeper is a bench trial, was aquitted
involvement m the incident, aquitted by a jury, by a judge.
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Black medal winner
lived in Boys Tbwn
BOYS TOWN (AP) — The only
living soldier of seven black World
War II veterans honored at the White
House on Monday lived at this home
for orphaned and troubled youths in
the 1930s.
“He was very solid. He was cool
headed,” said AlbertKercheval, a
schoolmate of Vernon Baker’s. “The
two of us made it together all right.”
Vernon Baker, 77, was awarded the
Medal of Honor by President Clinton
for distinguished service in World War
II. Baker led his platoon through Ger
man bunkers and machine gun nests in
trying to capture a stronghold along a
heavily fortified line in Italy in 1945.
Baker stayed behind while his
commander went for reinforcements,
then ordered his men to retreat when
reinforcements did not arrive. On the
way out, the platoon destroyed two
German machine gun nests.
Medals of Honor were awarded
posthumously to six other black sol
diers after a long lobbying effort at the
Pentagon in which comrades and fam
ily members of veterans alleged rac
ism in the lack of Medals of Honor for
black troops.
Baker, who now lives in St. Maries,
Idaho, said Monday in Washington
that he fought a war on two sides.
“I was an angry young man and all
of my soldiers that were with me were
angry... We were all angry but we had
a job to do and we did it,” he said.
Baker said that until the Medal of
Honor was recommended last year, he
never considered whether he deserved
it because he had been awarded the Dis
tinguished Service Cross, the nation’s
second-highest battlefield honor.
From 1930-33, Baker lived in the
same red brick building as Kercheval
on the Boys Town campus. They lost
touch when Baker entered the service
and regained contact when Kercheval
heard about the Medal of Honor.
“We were kind of buddies like at
the home, we were the same age, 13
and 14 years old. Boys Town was won
derful,” Kercheval said. “They gave us
a place to call our own. Our home.”
Racism sometimes was a problem
at Boys Town, said Kercheval, who is
black. But the founder of Boys Town,
the Rev. Edward Flanagan, worked
hard at being certain everyone was
treated equally, Kercheval said.
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Online service links law practice, study
By Lindsay Young
Staff Reporter
A new World Wide Web service for
law students, which the NU College
of Law started to use in December, will
link people learning the field with
people practicing in the field.
Bringing law students together
with attorneys in their areas of inter
est is the goal of Law Schools Online
at <>.
Law Schools Online allows law
students to hook up with a service for
ptacticing attorneys called Counsel
Connect said Todd Drucker, Counsel
Connect law editor.
Law Schools Online was offered on
software to approximately 15,000 law
students in 1995. Drucker said he ex
pected the audience to increase after
the transition to the World Wide Web
is finished in March.
Now, he said, there is not a lot of
Counsel Connect will promote the
service through web-search engines
and services such as America Online.
New members will get Counsel Con- ‘
nect free for a year, which jointly will
promote Law Schools Online.
Sally Wise, director of the NU law
library, said die university began to use
Counsel Connect last month. She said
the interaction between professionals
and students was good and would be
easier once die service was finished on
the web.
The service offers job bulletin
boards and open forums to talk to other
students on Law Schools Online and
professionals on Counsel Connect.
The sendee also has job- and chat-re
lated discussion groups for current
events and politics.
Dracker said students have the op
portunity to interact with as many as
50 different lawyers in their field, whi
also benefit,
“They love interacting with stu
dents,” Drucker said. “It helps keep
them fresh and it helps to network
them (with the students).”
Phillips to be re-arraigned
after violating probation
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From Staff Reports
Lawrence Phillips, the ex-Husker
known for his legal problems and
on-the-field heroics, is scheduled to
be re-arraigned Jan. 31 for charges
stemming from an assault of a
former girlfriend.
Phillips, now an NFL running back
for the St. Louis Rams, was sentenced
to a year of probation in November
1995 after pleading no contest to as
sault and trespas sing charges. In June
1996, Phillips was picked up for
drunken driving in Los Angeles — a
violation of his probation.
Last month, Phillips pleaded no
contest to that drunken driving charge,
giving the go-ahead for Lancaster
County to officially prove he dis
obeyed probation.
The Lancaster County Attorney’s
office filed to revoke Phillips’ proba
tion on Sept. 5, 1996. Two continu
ances had already been filed so
Phillips’ case in Los Angeles could be
Phillips was scheduled to be re-ar
raigned Dec. 20, but asked for another
continuance because of delays in Le&_ t
Angeles County court.
Nebraska among states named
in federal drug-trafficking list
Nebraska counties are on the White
House’s drug-trafficking hit list
The counties have been identified
as having high intensity drug-traffick
ing problems, said Barry McCaffrey,
director of the Office of National Drug
Control Policy.
McCaffrey unveiled Monday tar
get areas in five regions across the
In Nebraska, those areas include
Dakota, Dawson, Douglas, Hall,
Lancaster, Sarpy and Scotts Bluff
McCaffrey said methamphetamine
use, production and trafficking has
exploded in the state. As an effort to
fight the growing problem, McCaffrey
said he designated the counties for fed
eral assistance.
More than $8 million in federal aid
will be distributed among Iowa, Kan
sas, Missouri, Nebraska and South
Dakota to launch a joint effort to in
vestigate and prosecute methamphet
amine cases, he said.
A Lincoln woman shopping for
groceries lost more than just her
purse and driver’s license when she
turned away from her cart to grab
an item.
Thanh Pahn, 41, reported some
one stole her purse — which had
$8,000cash inside—while she was
Chopping at Super Saver, 2662
Comhusker Highway.
Police arrested 21-year-old
transient Daryl Moore on the 2500
block of Cleveland Avenue after
three witnesses identified him as a
man walking through the area pull
ing items from a woman’s hand
When officers searched him,
they found Phan’s bank card in his
front jacket pocket They did not,
however, find die cash.
Moore was jailed and booked on
a felony larceny chaige.
Lincoln Police Sgt. Terry
Sherrill said officers think Moore
passed the money on to an Associ
ate between the time of the theft and
Moore’s arrest
Officers who searched the area
found nothing, Sherrill said.