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Two people who ran afoul with
the law in events surrounding a large
neighborhood dispute last month
have now been cited for possession
Watford and DeAndra Brown, al
ready facing two counts each of use
of a weapon to commit a felony and
making terroristic threats, were
cited Tuesday morning after a short
footrace with police.
On Tuesday, at 1:16 a.m.,
Brown, Watford and two others —
Darnell Williams, 18, and a 16-year
old — were found by a police of
ficer at 4900 Old Cheney Road be
hind a camper sales lot.
The officer, who had been
watching them for some time,
walked up on them and smelled
burning marijuana. When they ran,
one of them dropped a joint.
The footrace went for several
blocks, but all four were appre
hended and cited for possession of
less than an ounce of marijuana.
On March 24, Brown and
Watford were arrested for the four
charges during a tense time in Lin
coln. A fight, involving clubs and
bricks, had broken out in the area
of 29th and Dudley streets just days
prior. The two were reported to be
involved in the dispute.
Their four charges stemmed
from a shooting incident, where two
shots were fired at two men coming
out of a house on S. 19th Street. No
one was injured.
Lincoln police radar units will
today be in die area of Old Cheney
Road from 27th to 56th streets and
on 27th Street, Old Cheney Road
to O Street.
On Friday, units will be on Vine
Street, 27th Street to N. Cotner Bou
levard and on 70th Street, O Street
to Pioneers Boulevard.
Bill would keep phone costs low
From Staff Reports
Legislators advanced a bill
Wednesday that supporters say should
keep telephone costs down after the
business is deregulated by the 1996
Federal Telecommunications Act.
LB686 would funnel money to
small telecommunications companies
to keep costs down for the poor or for
those in rural areas. City phone users
would help supplement the cost of
keeping rural phones running after the
deregulation. The Nebraska Public
Service Commission would carry out
federal regulations and would be in
charge of distributing funds.
Some senators wanted to postpone
discussion on the bill until May 8, when
the Federal Communication Commis
sion will release how much money it
will be giving states for that purpose.
However, the Legislature voted not to
postpone discussion and took most of
the day debating it.
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Health-care plan would
center on communities
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Hie proposed p r:jsain
would try to integrate
smaller towns into
A community health-care plan pre
sented Wednesday in a seminar at UNL
stressed integrating health plans in
large cities with those in smaller towns
Community Health Partners of Ne
braska has developed a community
health plan for all areas of the state in
volving 27 health and community or
The Paul A. Olson Seminars in
Great Plains Studies held a panel dis
cussion Wednesday about the program.
Keith Mueller, panel moderator and
political science professor at the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln, said the
program looks at “health care from the
grass roots ... a community-based ap
The program will try to balance
cost, quality and access to health-care
changes between large, government
based programs such as Medicaid and
smaller community health programs
such as health management organiza
tions, Mueller said.
Community Health Partners in Ne
braska developed manuals to “lay out
all the steps a community needs” to
develop a community health program,
he said. These manuals include instruc
tions, data and data-gathering tech
niques to improve community health. ’
The program is being adopted in all
areas of the state. 1
Lorrie Benson, executive director i
of the Association of Nebraska Com
munity Action Agencies, said the pro
gram looks at the “broader, general
health needs of the community.”
Benson said community health in
volves more than hospitals. Teen preg- *
nancy, immunizations and drinking
water quality among other things all
affect community health.
“Sharing resources is important;
everyone has to ante in something,”
The program looks beyond health
and into economic development and
community growth for improvement.
United Way of Nebraska and the Ne
braska Association of Homes for the
Aging are among the 27 organizations
involved in the project.
Benson pointed out benefits of
community health care included in the
program, which include:
■ Reduced health-care expenses.
■ Improved service by health-care
■ Promotion of coordinating com
mon health-care services.
“We’re looking at improved health
for all community members,” Benson
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