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Knight attack Decent exposure September 12,1997
Central Florida quarterback Daunte Culpepper Appearing tonight in glitter - and nothing else -
will test the NU defense when the two teams bat- Heidi Ameson portrays the effects of physical SEPTEMBER RAIN?
tie Saturday at Memorial Stadium. PAGE 9 and verbal abuse in a suburban home. PAGE 11 Partly sunny, high 82. Chance of rap tonight, low 63.*
Police arrest teen-ager for 1995 killing
By Ted Taylor
Nearly two years after the body of
a 17-year-old was found in a shallow
grave, police have arrested his former
housemate for the killing.
Timothy Hopkins, 19, was arrest
ed for and charged with the first
degree murder of Michael Schmader,
who was found under a bridge at 48th
and Antelope Creek on Dec. 23,
1995. The two had been living togeth
er at a foster home in Lincoln during
the time of the killing.
Schmader had been missing for
more than a month before his stabbed
and beaten body was discovered near
a bike path.
Hopkins, who left a foster home
run by Marilyn Beggs, 2155 S. 52nd
St., two weeks ago to live with his
mother and grandmother in Omaha,
was arrested in Omaha Thursday after
police received new information on
the case last week.
He is being held in the Lancaster
County Jail on $1 million bond.
Beggs, who, with her husband,
Robert, brought both Schmader and
Hopkins into their home in 1995, said
that even after a phone conversation
Wednesday in which Hopkins told
her he had killed Schmader, she did
not fully believe he was guilty.
“We had a nice talk. He asked if
we were angry with him,” she said. “I
just told him that we didn’t think he
did it - but he told me that he did.”
Beggs said that the two teens were
“sitting out in the front yard, just talk
ing” the October night Schmader dis
“There was never any indication
that they didn’t get along,” she said.
Beggs said the two had been
together for a while in another foster
home in Lincoln and they had seemed
to get along fine with the other five
boys she took care of at the home.
She said if Hopkins did have
something to do with the killing, he
hid it very well following the discov
ery of Schmader’s body.
“He was very supportive of the
other boys after Michael was killed -
even through the funeral,” she said.
Please see KILLING on 2
By Erin Gibson
When Charles Hull and Clint Runge started
working freelance jobsTbr area architecture
firms in 1995, they were clueless about how to
start a successful new business with their
So the two architecture students worked
humbly in their home while completing top
notch computer renderings of architects’ designs.
Until a professor sent them to the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for
Entrepreneurship, where the center’s director
Robin Anderson, business faculty and students
helped the duo make contacts with investors
and develop a solid business plan.
The center helps students become success
ful business owners and gives business stu
dents an opportunity to practice what they learn
in the classroom.
Now, two years later, August UNL gradu
ates Hull and Runge have Archrival Inc. - their
own, growing business at 140 N. Eighth St. in
the Historic Haymarket District.
“If not for the center, we’d still be taking
small jobs, working out of home and not get
ting paid what we were worth,” Hull said,
adding the center’s advice would prove
^‘extremely valuable” to any young business.
In fact, the center is valued nationwide as
the best undergraduate entrepreneurship pro
gram and as a member of the top 25 graduate
programs. And Thursday night, the center cele
brated its 10th anniversary helping students like
Hull and Runge worldwide develop into top
More than 150 of the center’s contributors
and financial supporters gathered for the cele
bration and reception in Morrill Hall.
The 10-year mark is a special milestone for
any business, Anderson said, because less than
10 percent of businesses last a decade. And a
business’ increase in size greatly contributes to
its chance of success, he said.
Likewise, the center’s size has exploded
since Sang Lee, professor and chairman of the
management department, started the center in
1987 and hired Anderson as its director.
The center offered one class then, and its
curriculum now includes more than 120 stu
dents in several undergraduate and graduate
courses and more than 75 students in organiza
tions, Anderson said. The center has taught
more than 50,000 people worldwide through
consulting, workshops and overseas entrepre
Please see CENTER on 3 .
ROTC CADET ANDREW NIEWOHNER rappels off of the east side of the Military and Naval Sciences Building Thursday. Cadets were required
to go through a training session in the buildings gymnasium before being allowed to rappel outside.
ROTC cadets rappel from rooftops
By Josh Funk
Some classes teach how to read, write or
do arithmetic, but in the Army ROTC students
learn how to jump off the tops of buildings.
Forty cadets, clad in full camouflage,
assembled inside the gymnasium of the
Military and Naval Science Building on
Thursday to learn how to rappel. The training
was part of an ROTC class.The training began
with learning to tie a harness. Then, after
learning how to lean back on the rope, the
cadets moved on to rappel one story down the
wall of the gym.
After mastering the intricacies of the
gymnasium wall, the cadets moved to the roof
where they rappelled down the outside of the
Many of these cadets were rappelling for
the first time, and had to overcome their fear
of heights as well.
“I’m a little bit nervous about it (rappelling),
and I am thinking that I don’t want to fall on my
face,” freshman cadet Andrew Shelden said just
before rappelling down the gym wall.
Yet as soon as they make it down that first
time, the cadets are ready to go again, racing
each other up the stairs to the top.
“That was fun,” Shelden, a criminal justice
major, said after reaching solid ground again.
Some of the cadets liked this training bet
ter than the rappelling at basic training.
“This is more fun than basic because our
leaders here are friendlier than drill sergeants,
and we can rappel lots of times,” said Edward _
Iwan, a sophomore cadet in general studies.
This training is designed to help prepare
the cadets for fiiture training camps where
they will have to rappel off more formidable
objects, Capt. Scott Danner said. “These
training camps are one of die three major fac
tors that influence whether a cadet gets active
duty, so we want to prepare them as best we
can,” Danner said.
All of these classes are planned and taught
by the senior ROTC cadets.
“This gives us a chance to evaluate the
upperclassmen on the leadership at the same
time we see the younger cadets,” Danner said.
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