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showing of‘Empire’ at
By Erin Gibson
A Lincoln man struck back dur
ing the “Empire Strikes Back” when
he lashed out at a talker Saturday night
at the Stuart Theatre.
David Dillow, 29, attacked a 16
year-old boy who was talking loudly
and using profanity with two friends
about 90 minutes into the movie, said
Lincoln Police Capt. Steve Imes. He
was arrested and jailed for assault and
disturbing the peace.
The boy and his friends sat in the
upper balcony of the theater, within
earshot of Dillow and his three chil
dren, wife and a friend.
Dillow first confronted the boy in
the balcony of the theater, and the teen
responded by taunting him, Imes said.
Dillow then grabbed the talker by the
neck and squeezed.
Imes said the boy broke away from
Dillow and ran out into the lobby.
Dillow followed, knocking over a table
in the lobby while chasing the teen.
The 16-year-old tried to escape
through the front doors of the theater,
but found the doors locked and sought
refuge in the theater’s ticket booth,
Marilyn Hallinan, theater man
ager, said Dillow continued to pound
on the booth’s locked door and pur
sue the boy.
Another customer tried to inter
vene and stop Dillow from hurting the
boy, Hallinan said. She said Dillow
threw the thijd party into the wall be
fore fleeing the theater.
A Stuart employee called the po
lice, she said. The police told Dillow’s
wife to turn him in when he returned
to the theater to retrieve her, his friend
and his children.
Hallinan said the unusual fight in
the balcony greatly disturbed audience
Dillow “hadn’t complained to any
body” about the annoying talkers, and
no other audience member had asked
an employee to quiet the trio, she said.
“He just took it upon himself,”
The 16-year-old also was cited by
police for disturbing the peace, she
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By Sarah Baker
The Residence Hall Association
approved its budget fa- the spring
semester, including free voice mail
for all senate members, at Sunday’s
The bill needed a two-thirds
majority vote to pass. The associa
tion tried to pass its budget Feb. 23,
but did not have the majority.
The executive board members
said they were planning to submit
another executive bill calling for
compensation costs at a later time.
The proposed compensations were
not passed with Sunday’s budget.
The amended 1996-97 budget
About $23,000 goes to hall gov
ernments for educational and so
cial events. The other half goes to
executive expenditures including
the campus escort program, movie
contracts, welcome committees and
other programs and costs!
RHA’s funding comes from
residence hall students’ room and
RHA also passed another pro
posed bill that called for free voice
mail services for the entire senate,
including committee members.
RHA members said they thought
that the service would be a great
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Survival skill taught
in self-defense class
By Jonathan Houghton
The best way people can defend
themselves is to be prepared, a self
defense instructor said, before they
become the victims of a violent crime.
Self-defense classes offered
through Campus Recreation are de
signed to give students the skills and
confidence to be prepared.
Instructor Steve Olson said the
class is not a martial arts course. He
said students learn simple techniques
that have been proven to be effective.
“What we’re doing is giving them
something they can use but not some
thing that requires a large commit
ment of time,” Olson said.
Olson said these skills are impor
tant for people to learn because of the
dangers in society.
Although students are given one
credit hour for the class, many say they
take it to learn how to protect them
“I thought it’d be a good thing for
me to know with everything going on
in the world right now,” said Heather
Stoneall, a sophomore architecture
As a woman, Stoneall said she
feels particularly vulnerable.
“Society has told us that women
are more apt to be attacked,” she said,
Olson said the class is about 90
percent women, but men can also ben
efit from it. He said the class size,
around 50, is larger than las!
semester’s, when the class was origi
We had more of a demand than
originally anticipated,” he said.
In the five-week class, students
learn how to defend themselves
against several kinds of assaults, in
cluding a bear hug, a choke hold and
a prone assault.
Students are taught four parts of
resisting an attack, Olson said. They
are taught to verbally and physically
distract an attacker, to stun the at
tacker and then to get away, he said.
“The key is to do what you need to
do to escape,” Olson said.
But Olson said these techniques
should be viewed as a last resort. The
class is designed to teach students to
protect themselves from attack, not to
fight. One of the worst things people
can do, he said, is to get into a dan
gerous situation believing that they
can handle it.
“The only guarantee is not to be
there,” he said. “Nobody wins a fight.”
To make this point, Olson does not
teach any self-defense techniques in
the first class session. Instead, he lec
tures students on attack prevention.
An important aspect of attack pre
vention is a confident attitude, Olson
said. Even the way a person walks can
make an attacker think twice, he said.
“When they have a little more self
assurance, they’re less likely to be vic
timized,” he said.
Amy Martin, a sophomore art ma
jor, said she felt unsafe walking across
campus at night, but the class has
given her more self-confidence.
“You always wonder what you’d do
if you were attacked,” she said. “Now
I’nt a little more prepared.”
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