The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 17, 1997, Image 1

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The Nebraska soccer team defeated Michigan 5- The Lied Center for Performing Arts became the
1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on House of Blues Sunday, as B. B. King played his
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Iraq clears
awaits attack
■ Non-emergency
patients had to evacuate,
while other civilians
joined to defend Baghdad.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraq
v ordered Baghdad hospitals to evacu
ate non-emergency patients Sunday
in preparation for a possible U.S. air
attack over Saddam Hussein’s refusal
to comply with U.N. weapons inspec
Thousands of Iraqi civilians,
' meanwhile, flocked to Hussein’s
palaces in Baghdad and industrial
installations around the capital to join
other people serving as human
The United States on Sunday
pressed forward with its military
buildup, sending the aircraft carrier
USS George Washington through the
Suez Canal toward the Persian Gulf.
Kuwait and Syria, which support
ed strikes against Iraq during the
1991 Persian Gulf War, said they
were opposed to the use of force in
the current standoff, which began on
Oct. 29 when Iraq decided to expel
American weapons inspectors work
ing for the United Nations.
“We do not support any military
action against Iraq,” said Kuwait’s
foreign minister, Sabah al-Ahmed al
Kuwait usually is unsparing in its
criticism of Iraq, which invaded the
The use of military
force has proven that
it does not lead to
solutions, but to a
complication of
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
Iraq foreign minister
emirate in 1990, triggering tire Gulf
At the end of the 1991 war, the
United Nations ordered Iraq to
destroy its weapons of mass destruc
tion and sent in a multinational team
of inspectors to monitor Iraqi compli
Last month, Iraq asserted that the
American inspectors were spies
intent on prolonging U.N. economic
sanctions imposed after the Kuwait
invasion. Though the Security
Council warned of consequences if
Iraq expelled the monitors, Iraq went
ahead with the move Thursday, deep
ening fears of a military strike.
Richard Butler, the chief U.N.
weapons inspector, warned in an
Please see IRAQ on 2
Man, 53, found dead
in jail cell after arrest
From staff and wire reports
An autopsy is scheduled today
for a Lincoln man who was found
dead in a jail cell Saturday morn
Richard Owens, 53, was found
dead at about 10 a.m., Lancaster
County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.
Owens, who suffered from dia
betes, was found a few hours after
he was arrested by Lincoln police.
Owens was arrested at his apart
ment for allegedly failing to com
ply with a police officer’s order.
The sheriff’s department is
investigating the death. Normally,
the Lincoln Police Department
investigates jail deaths. However,
Lincoln police were referring all
inquiries to the county attorney,
Saturday. The county attorney’s
He d help you out
if he could, if you
needed help. ...”
Barbara Milbourn
Owens’ relative
office declined comment until after
an autopsy is completed.
A relative said Owens had had a
diabetic attack earlier in the day.
Barbara Milbourn described
Owens as a kind person.
“He’d help you out if he could,
if you needed help,” she said.
“Always there for you, his family
always came first. That was the
most important thing in his life.”
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Dawn Dietrich/DN
JIM MEYER stands at the corner of 17th and Vine streets, where he was injured in a bicy
cle accident two months ago. Meyer has gone through multiple surgeries in the last two
months to heal his arm from the accident.
Leaders seek safer streets
By Brad Davis and Erin Gibson
Daily Nebraskan Reporters
Two ambulance rides, three broken bones and a few
surgeries ago, UNL seniors Jayne Miller and Jim Meyer
didn’t think campus roadways were dangerous.
Now the sling on Meyer’s arm and Miller’s mounting
medical bills remind the duo daily.
Meyer was hit by a car Sept 17 at 9 p.m. while cross
ing the intersection of 17th and Vine streets on his bicycle.
The car that hit him ran a red light launching Meyer into
a violent slide across the pavement and onto toe sidewalk.
Meyer said three surgeries and four casts reset toe
shattered bones in his left arm. The casts have been
removed, now, but he will keep toe screws and toe plate
inside his arm forever.
On a similar note, a vehicle slammed into Miller at
10:30 a.m. on Oct. 21,1996, while she stood attoe cross
walk between Henzlik Hall and toe Health Center on
Vine Street
“I never even saw it hit me,” Miller said, who blacked
out on impact with the small, silver hatchback.
But she woke up lying on die ground with a broken
Recovery meant spending five hours in a hospital
emergency room and a few weeks on crutches. She will
see her doctor for one last checkup during Thanksgiving
break, she said. But die pain in her back and knees will
linger long after that appointment.
Meyer and Miller suffered injuries typical of the
many students injured in accidents with motorists on
campus each year. Motorists on campus injured seven
other pedestrians since September 1996, and more stu
dents riding bicycles.
This high number of on-campus accidents has
grabbed die attention of the Association of Students of
die University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska
Lincoln officials and city leaders.
These groups now say they support a city plan to
reroute vehicles traveling through campus on 16th and
17th streets to a new, north-south thoroughfare running
Please see ROUTE on 6
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