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September 1, 1998
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VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 8
Police, UNL crack down on drinking
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
Underage students planning on attending or
holding beer parties should be prepared to face
the consequences, Lincoln police said Monday.
As part of a special enforcement project,
Lincoln police are focusing more of their
resources on the growing number of parties
being thrown each year.
The problems associated with large house
parties such as physical and sexual assaults and
neighborhood disturbances have grown along
with the parties, which are attended regularly by
more than 100 people, Lincoln Police Chief
Tom Casady said.
The enforcenfbnt effort was planned with
the help of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
to maximize its effects, said James Griesen,
vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
“This was a conscious and coordinated
effort with Lincoln police,” Griesen said.
Casady said partygoers have become more
fearless and confrontational.
“Ten to 15 years ago everyone would run
and slink away if the police showed up at a
party,” Casady said.
“Now people refuse to leave, and conflict
To combat the problem, the Lincoln Police
Department assembled a squad of seven offi
cers last weekend to respond to larger parties.
From Aug. 29 to 31, the special detail han
dled eight parties, where they issued 56 cita
tions to those consuming, buying and distribut
Some officers worked undercover to infil
trate parties where alcohol was sold, and uni
formed officers broke up the parties.
Officers also seized evidence from the par
ties including beer kegs, money from illegal
sales and signs advertising prices.
This week police are following up on last
weekend’s parties by identifying people who
bought the alcohol and calling landlords who
own the party houses.
Police also are notifying parents of partygo
ers and the university when students are
Under the student code of conduct, Gnesen
said, students could face penalties ranging from
a warning to a dismissal from the university in
Please see DRINKING on 7
By Todd Anderson
Senior staff writer
State Auditor John Breslow publicly accused
members of a state agency Monday of racking up
thousands of dollars in excessive travel expenses and
called for their resignation in a letter written to Gov.
But members of the Nebraska Board of Public
Accountancy denied that the costs of the September
1997 trip to Maui, Hawaii, were excessive and
announced they do r\ot plan to resign.
Board members and other personnel attended the
annual conference of the National Association of
State Boards of Accountancy Inc.
In his letter to the governor dated Aug. 26,
Breslow alleged that the costs incurred by seven state
board members and two office employees while
attending the NASBA conference were “excessive”
Breslow said he investigated the state agency’s
travel spending “almost immediately” after receiving
calls from citizens complaining of excessive spend
“Sometimes the only way we can discover prob
lems like this is by citizens calling in,” Breslow said.
The total cost of the trip, including transportation,
lodging and registration fees, was reported at
“It's a terrific waste of taxpayer money,” Breslow
He said 80 to 90 percent of the cost of the Maui
trip is in excess of the amount that should have been
The conference was held in Maui from Sept. 21 to
24. 1997, but the expense report submitted by the
board shows that Executive Director Annette Harmon
left Lincoln on Sept. 17.
Mary Shonard. an administrative assistant at the
board's office, returned to Lincoln on Oct. 2, seven
days after the conference ended.
Seven of the board's eight members attended the
conference, including Chairman Richard Hoiekvam
and Luke Aldy of Omaha, Kathleen Smith of
Kearney, Nina Kavich of Fremont, Robert
McChesney of North Platte and George Klein and
David Hunter of Lincoln.
William Gaines of Norfolk was the only member
who did not attend the national conference.
The report shows several board members arrived
at the conference early or left days after the closing of
"It appears the trips were used as vacations for the
Please see BRESLOW on 7
rHOTOS BY SANDY SUMMERS'UN
LEFT: INYAN EAGLE ELK, 9, of the Lakota and Ho Cank tribes, participates in the American Indian protest at the Capitol on Monday afternoon.
RIGHT: RHONDA GILLANDER, front, Billy Phillips, back left, and Dinah Phillips sit on the steps of the Capitol building Monday night in protest
of lost American Indian remains by UNL’s anthropology department and the cremation of American Indian bones during the 1960s.
Demonstrators protest remains handling
By Kim Sweet
Protesters marched from the State
Capitol to the UNL campus Monday to
demand the proper treatment and the return
of American Indian remains.
Members of the crowd stepped forward
to make pleas for understanding and
demands for apologies over the discovery
that Indian bones were incinerated and
dumped across the University of Nebraska
Lincoln campus in the 1960s by an anthro
People of different ages, nationalities
and races marched a mile from the north
stoop of the Capitol to the lawn in front of
Bessey Hall, home of UNL's anthropology
They walked in support of finding a
solution to a problem that has plagued the
minds of many American Indians since
Though leaders of the march were
American Indian, they said that without
action, improper burial of human remains
will continue and eventually unsettle the
minds of people from all nations and cul
“We stand here not only in support of
(the return) of Indian remains but of all eth
nic backgrounds,” said Ralph Thomas, a
member of the Santee-Dakota tribe. “The
university must stop the desecration of all
remains, whether they are wagon wheels or
The demands endorsed by the marchers
w ill continue to be expressed even after the
march is over. Tribal, university and Native
Please see PROTEST on 7
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