The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 02, 1997, Image 1

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SHANE HEIM, a senior special education major, will be competing in track for the 2000 ParaOlympics in Australia. Heim, who had never run track until
last year, sprayed his hair green to ease his nerves at the meet that qualified him for the Olympics.
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Amputee trains for competition
By Josh Funk
Assignment Reporter
The biggest challenge of
University of Nebraska-LinccHn
senior Shane Heim’s life came after'
doctors handed him his new leg.
When he was a high school fresh
man Heim lost his leg in a boating
accident, but he realized that he
couldn’t feel sorry for himself. He
had to get on with his life.
He has.
Now Heim is in training for the
2000 ParaOlympics in Australia and
a career in track and field.
In practice, Heim ran a world
record 11.9-second 100-yard dash,
but the time was not official. He runs
the 200 in 25.4 seconds.
In his first track meet this sum
mer in Springfield, Mass., Heim
competed in the power lift, high jump
and the 100- and 200-yard dashes.
He placed second in lifting and
Please see HEIM on 3
Son of
By Matthew Waite
Senior Reporter
As a mother and a brother plan a
funeral, a son is preparing to defend
himself against first-degree murder
H charges filed
Dunagan, a 17
year-old Lincoln
Pius X honor stu
dent, was charged
with first-degree
murder and use of
a weapon to com
,_ . mit a felony in the
Dltnagan Tuesday death of "T7 ”77*
' Lancaster County Chief Deputy
Attorney John Colbom said one rea
son he was charging Dunagan as an
adult was that the juvenile court
would lose jurisdiction over him in
less than two years.
Police found John Dunagan dead
on the family’s living room couch
with two shotgim wounds to the chest
early Tuesday morning. At 6 a.m.,
they arrested Matthew Dunagan.
Dunagan, who appeared in court
Wednesday to have his charges read,
is facing life in prison for the murder
charge. Because of his age, he will
not face the death penalty under
Nebraska law.
After the short hearing,
Dunagan’s attorney, Mike Hansen,
said he was disappointed the county
attorney charged Dunagan with first
degree murder. During?the hearing,
Please see DEATH on page 8
Meatpackers under scrutiny
Nelson: Bad beef was bad luck j
By Ted Taylor
Senior Reporter
Nebraska meatpackers are getting a
bad rap for some bad luck and some bad
beef, Gov. Ben Nelson said Wednesday.
And some of the blame for two
-recent E. coli scares involving
Nebraska meatpackers could be direct
ed at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, he said.
“They need to take the attention to
themselves and find out what they
failed to do,” he said during his
Wednesday news conference. “I want to
talk to die USDA about their methodol
ogy. If there is E. coli present in the
plants, then why aren’t the inspectors
catching it?”
Nelson’s comments came after a
second Nebraska meatpacking plant in
as many months had been targeted by
die USDA for shipping bad beef.
Norfolk’s BeefAmerica plant
caught the eye of the USDA last week
after traces of E. coli bacteria were
found in meat that came from the plant
during a routine inspection at a Virginia
grocery store.
In August anE. coli scare prompted
a nationwide recall of more than 25 mil
lion pounds of beef that was produced
at Columbus’ Hudson Foods. The plant
Please see NELSON on 6
Grand jury
Hudson Foods
eral grand jury in Nebraska is investi
gating whether Hudson Foods Inc.
tried to hide die extent of potential E.
coli bacteria contamination in what
became the nation’s biggest meat
Tom Monaghan, the U.S. attor
ney for Nebraska, issued a statement
saying the investigation arose from
information received last month from
Please see HUDSON on 6
UN debates lowering
of 17th St. speed limit
By Brad Davis
Assignment Reporter
ASUN senators voted
Wednesday night to let the
Government Liaison Committee
address the Lincoln City Council
on ways to make 17th and Vine
streets safer for students.
Campus Life Committee
Chairman Kelly Hoffschneider
said the Association of Students
of the University of Nebraska may
reeoffimendlhe 35 mph speed
limit in front of Abel Residence
Hall be changed to 25 mph.
Arts and Sciences senator
Kara Slaughter said she was con
cerned the student government
was acting on something about
which the student body was not
“I could see where some stu-.
dents would be irritated with the
lowering of speed limits,” t
Slaughter said.
Arts and Sciences senator
Please see ASUN on 6
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