The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 30, 1997, Page 6, Image 6

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    Nebraska among top
in cancer screenings
CANCER from page 1
treatable stages. Of the 106 breast
cancer cases detected, 40 percent
were found in “stage zero” and the
“bulk of the remainder” were detect
ed in the two earliest stages, she said.
Gov. Ben Nelson, who is attend
ing the Western Governor’s
Association Open Land Conference
in Jackson, Wyo., said he was
impressed with the results of the pro
gram. *
“It is making a difference,” he
said. “And the hope is the expansion
of the procedures continue into the
The national goal Nebraska has
already met is that by 2000, 60 per
cent of the women in the state 50
years and older will report having
had both a mammogram and a clini
cal breast exam within the last two
In 1995, Nebraska was one of
the first 12 states to receive the
five-year, annual $1.9 million grant
from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. A state leg
islative bill passed in 1995 that
required insurance companies to
pay for mammograms provided
another $25,000 to the program.
Another bill passed in 1993 provid
ed $125,000 to help match the fed
eral funds.
Each year, 300 women in
Nebraska die from breast cancer.
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Sandy Summers/DN
RYAN LAHNE, a sophomore management major, drives the ball past
Nate Ritterbush, a junior pre-dentistry major, Saturday afternoon at
the Shooting for Respect basketball tournament at the University
Lutheran Chapel parking lot. The Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity beat
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity for the championship. The event raised $430
for the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center.
case to clarify
court ruling
Supreme Court agreed Monday to
use a Nebraska case to clarify when
jurdrs in capital cases must be
allowed to consider convicting some
one of a lesser crime not punishable
by death.
The court, acting a week before it
officially begins its 1997-98 term,
said it will study prosecutors’ appeal
of a ruling that, if upheld, would give
convicted double-killer Randolph
Reeves a new sentencing trial or
change his death sentence to a life
prison term.
Reeves, 41, was convicted of
first-degree murder for fatally stab
bing Janet Mesner and Victoria
Lamm at a Quaker meeting house in
Lincoln 17 years ago.
The trial judge refused to let
jurors be told they instead could con
vict him of second-degree murder or
A three-judge panel sentenced
Reeves to death for both murders; the
Nebraska Supreme Court upheld his
convictions and sentences.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals ruled in December 1996 that
Reeves must receive a new trial or be
resentenced to life.
The ruling was based on a 1980
Supreme Court decision that said a
death penalty cannot be imposed if a
jury was not allowed to consider con
victing someone of a lesser offense
that has elements included in the
more serious crime.
In the appeal acted on Monday,
prosecutors said the 1980 ruling does
not require jurors to consider lesser
offenses that do not include the same
STATUE from pagel
but one of the players became dis
lodged during a traffic accident on
Interstate 80 just west of Grand
Island, Hoppe said.
A truck crossed a median and hit
the truck carrying the sculpture, he
said. Only one player in the statue
was damaged, and the entire statue
was taken back to the foundry to be
repaired, he said.
The sculpture was modeled after a
photograph taken by Richard Voges, a
photographer for the Athletic
Department, during the Nebraska
Kansas State game at Memorial
Stadium on Oct. 22,1995.
Hoppe said he chose the photo
because it showed the whole team fol
lowing through on a tackle.
“I looked at every photo for the
past two years and nothing was com
parable to the teamwork and determi
nation of the chosen photo,” Hoppe
said. “It represents the whole team
work attitude of Nebraska football.”
Hoppe said many people suggest
ed that he create a sculpture for the
football team after its back-to-back
j national championships. He wanted
I to come up with an idea that covered
the sport’s legacy and not just one
I year or one individual player, he said.
Husker football has become an
| important part of Nebraska heritage
Sandy Summers/DN
THE LIFE-SIZE statues of the NU football team’s defensive players were
placed In front of the east side of Memorial Stadium on Monday morning.
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and economy, Hoppe said. He said he
hopes the tribute will help recruit stu
dents to UNL by displaying the pride
Nebraskans have for their football
team. - '* 1 ,
Hoppe will also be making 48
pound bronze replicas of the statue to
be sold for $1,831 — half of the price
they would cost in art gallery, Hoppe .
said. The replicas are 10 inches by 14
inches, or a tenth of the original
sculpture’s size.
Jack Pierce, director of athletic
ievelopment, said fans have bought
14 replicas. A portion of the money
ivitt go toward supplies for the repli
cas, but the majority will go to the
Athletic Department, he said.
MERGER from page 1 ;»
reducing medical costs, he said, and
they intend to stay in the lead.
The new system will operate with
one management team, which will set
uniform medical services charges for
the merging hospitals.
Louis Berger, Clarkson president
and chief executive officer, will serve
as the system’s first president and
chief executive officer. Harold
Maurer, dean of the UNMC College
of Medicine, will oversee the sys
tem’s academic and research func
tions, as well as UNMC faculty.
A 12-member board - split equally
between UNMC and Clarkson repre
sentatives - will govern the new sys
tem. Regents elected the following NU
board members Monday: Berndt;
UNMC physician James Armitage,
who was also nominated as chairman
of the board; Grand Island business
woman Jan Thayer; James Massey, past
board member of Western Regional
Medical Center in Scottsbluff; Lt Gov.
Kim Robak; and Arlan Noddle, chair
man of the University Hospital Board
of Governors.
The merger settles a legal dispute
that arose over a 1953 agreement
between the hospitals.