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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1997)
Convicts appeal sentences
Iraqis’ lawyers protest length of jail time
From Staff Reports
Two Iraqi refugees sent to prison
for sexual assault of a minor appealed
their sentences Tuesday.
Latif al-Hussani, 35, and Majed
al-Tamimy, 29, were sentenced to
four to six years in prison Sept. 23.
The men entered arranged marriages
with a 13- and a 14-year-old girl and
forced them to have sex.
Terrell Cannon and Robert
Creager, who have individually rep
resented the refugees, filed the
appeals Tuesday to the State Supreme
Cannon has said he believes the
sentences were too harsh. Both men
entered pleas in the case - al-Tamimy
pleaded no contest, al-Hussani plead
The men were sentenced to four
to six years in prison by Lancaster
County District Court Judge Karen
Flowers. Both men will be eligible
for parole in two years and will have a
mandatory release date three years,
six months and 23 days from Tuesday.
Also, immigration laws may
force the two to be deported after
their prison sentences are served,
immigration officials have said.
Owner puts Woody’s on market
Offers now are being accepted for 2-year-old bar
By Ted Taylor
The place is packed on the week
ends, does better than average on week
days and brings in some pretty good
But that doesn’t mean running
Woody’s Pub is easy and in the least, fun.
So Reg McMeen wants out.
McMeen, the owner of the bar at
101 N. 14 Suite 6, as well as Duffy’s
Tavern, 1412 0 St., has placed the 2
year-old bar on the market looking for a
His decision came after a business
partner who managed the pub decided
to more actively pursue his bachelor’s
degree at the University of Nebraska
“And I was already stretched so
thin, it was making me crazy,” he said of
trying to run both bars.
His small, four-stockholder-corpo
ration, O’ 14, will be accepting offers for
the bar, but will “not just give it away.”
“If there is a sincere offer, we will
look at it,” he said.
They are asking for about $150,000
for the property, which includes fix
tures, fUmiture, graphics and the name
Woody’s, he said.
Under state law, any alcohol used in
the bar must be purchased separately.
It’s just time for someone else to
take the reigns, he said.
“We’re all just getting older,” said
the 35-year-old UNL graduate. “I don’t
know what a 21 -year-old wants to do on
a Friday night anymore.”
For now, nothing will change with
the bar, he said.
MARIO ANDRADE GETS a laugh out of Taryn Koball, a sophomore English and history major. Koball, who is a
member of the UNL rowing team, was helping Andrade sell his sweaters near the Nebraska Union. The rowing
team receives a percentage from the sweater sales, which it uses to help buy rowing equipment.
UNL’s Habitat for Humanity stu
dent group raised $1,256.73 last
week during its Shantytown fund
The drive asked every student to
give $1 to help build a student-spon
sored Habitat for Humanity house in
Not every student donated $1,
said Chris Stone, UNL sophomore
and Shantytown coordinator. But the
fund-raiser was the chapter’s biggest
ever, she said.
“We were really impressed with
how willing the students were to
give,” she said.
. The organization had expected
many adults attending the football
game to donate money, but “it was
the students who live on Spaghetti
Os and Ramen noodles who gave,”
Habitat for Humanity will save
the money it raised until it can afford
a house. The chapter plans build
another Shantytown for fund raising
Those interested in donating
money to UNL’s Habitat for
Humanity may call Stone at (402)
Penny for your thoughts
The Lincoln Children’s Hospital
will be the beneficiary of Phi Kappa
Psi Fraternity’s penny drive in the
Nebraska Union this week.
Jeremy Inman, a Phi Kappa Psi
freshman, said the fraternity hopes to
raise $1,000 or more through the
drive and a drawing, which are both
parts of the fratemity’sJargest annual
philanthropy event, the Phi Psi 500.
Tickets in the drawing cost $ 1.
At a booth in the Nebraska
Union, those donating to the penny
drive can choose to place their pock
et change into cups representing each
participating sorority. Sororities are
competing to collect the most
change, Inman said.
But “we’re all striving for the
same thing - it’s the Children’s
Hospital,” he said. The union booth
will be open between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. through Friday.
The event also includes a tricycle
race Sunday at 3 p.m. in front of the
Phi Kappa Psi house on 16th and S
streets. Each sorority will race a tri
cycle through an obstacle course that
includes a mud pit and pile of leaves.
In the can
The Residence Hall Association,
Theta Chi Fraternity and
Cornerstone ministries are sponsor
ing the third annual Can It food drive
at UNL through Sunday.
Boxes are in all residence halls
and greek houses to collect canned,
dried and nonperishable foods. All
food collected will be donated to the
Malone Community Center.
UNL student volunteers will
work as hosts of a Halloween party
Saturday for deaf children in
Lincoln. The party will be sponsored
and organized by the UNL Friends of
the Deaf Community.
The party will last from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church,
2225 Washington St. To become a
volunteer, contact Jennifer Herzog at
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