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Gov. Nelson outlines
Schools adopting them are eligible for aid
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From staff reports
Gov. Ben Nelson on Monday
unveiled a set of academic stan
dards to measure the performance
of students across Nebraska.
The standards outline learning
objectives in reading and writing,
^ftHkthematics, science, social
studlthapd history for students
who have completed grades one,
four, eight and T^. They are out
lined in a State Dejpa?jtment of
Education publication distributed
in Nebraska newspapers Monctey..
The standards are not manda
tory. School districts that choose
to adopt these or tougher stan
dards, however, will be eligible
for $1.6 million in funding pro
vided by state lottery proceeds.
“This will help us put the bar
at the highest possible level and
discuss how our young people are
doing at meeting that bar,”
Nelson said in a media confer
Examples of the standards
include principles by which high
school graduates should be able
to “create scientific explanations
consistent with experimental and
observational evidence, make
accurate predictions, strive to be
logical, respect the rules of evi
dence, accept criticism, report
methods and procedures and
make knowledge public.”
^ Graduates also should be
familiar with the medieval world,
the Renaissance and the
Reformation, and be able-4_o
explain 20th century events such ~
as the world wars, the Great
Depression and the Cold War, the .
Two arrested for narcotics
A traffic stop led Lincoln police
to two small narcotics arrests
When police stopped a car in the
Norwest Banks parking lot, 2301N.
48th St., they found both the driver
and passenger in possession of
drugs and drug paraphernalia,
Police Sgt, Ann Heermann said.
The driver, a 43-year-old man,
had 1.78 grams of methampheta
mine, a few grams of marijuana and
some drug paraphernalia in his
The driver was arrested for pos
session of a controlled substance,
marijuana and drug paraphernalia
and has been charged with the intent
to deliver a controlled substance.
The 23-year-old passenger was
cited for possession of marijuana
and drug paraphernalia.
Beer trail leads to minors
University police officers fol
lowed a trail of empty beer bottles
through an open door to find four
underage fraternity members drink
ing Thursday night. %
Four students were cited for pos
sessing alcohol at Chi Phi
Fraternity, 1245 N. 16th St, when a
community service officer investi
gated an open exit door, University
Police Sgt. Mylo Bushing said. ‘
The CSO entered the north exit
door when hesaw no one in the area.
In the stairway, he saw a trail of
empty beer bottles and cans leading
up the stairs.
At the top of the stairs police
found two students with beers in
hand in the hallway and two more
surrounded by beer in a room.
being minors in possession.
Minor brings beer to Abel
A non-student was caught trying
to bring beer into Abel Residence
Hall Saturday night.
A CSO observed the 18-year-old
man from La Vista trying to enter
the north door of Abel Hall, which is
locked at night, with a brown paper
bag under his arm, Bushing said.
When confronted, the young
man consented to a search, and
police found 13 beers in the bag.
He was cited for minor in pos
session of alcohol.
Couch burns on lawn
A burning couch on die lawn of
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Saturday
morning was disowned by members
of the house after the fire was extin
At 8:20 a.m. police and fire units
were called to the house at 1545 R
Street for a burning sofa bed on the
lawn, Bushing said.
After the fire was extinguished,
officers went to the Phi Delta Theta
house and a neighboring fraternity,
Theta Xi, but no one would
acknowledge ownership of the
Motorcyclist hurt by dart
A motorcyclist was hit with a 4
inch metal dart in the knee as he
drove through Lincoln on Sunday
The Lincoln man was driving his
motorcycle north on 40th Street
between Garfield and Everett streets
when the dart struck him in the
knee, Heermann said.
The cyclist, a 29-year-old man,
went to Bryan LGH Medical Center
East because the dart embedded in
the cartilage and bone of his knee.
Police believe the dart came
from a blowgun, but a neighborhood
canvass did not produce any sus
Men steal $2,000
Two Hispanic men pretending to
be with the water department stole
$2,000 in cash from a Lincoln
senior citizen Saturday afternoon.
The two men entered die home
on the 6900Mock of Ballard Avenue
by telling die 90-year-old man there
had been illnesses in his neighbor
hood, Heermann said.
When one of the men kept the
resident occupied in the bathroom,
The men were seen leaving in a
blue Chevrolet pickup truck.
$20,000 in rings stolen
Someone smashed their way
into a pawn shop and stole an esti
mated $20,000 worth of rings
A citizen flagged down an offi
cer at the A-l Pawn Shop, 135 S.
Ninth St., around 1 a.m. Monday
because the front door was shat
tered, Heermann said.
The officer found a smashed
display case inside, and 166 rings
had been taken.
There was $400 damage, and
owners estimate the loss between
$14,000 and $30,000;
Compiled by senior staff
writer Josh Funk
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