The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1998, Page 3, Image 3

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    Lincoln man arrested
on child pom charge
By Josh Funk
- Senior staff writer
A Lincoln man was arrested
Tuesday afternoon for taking porno
graphic pictures of underage girls.
Citizen tips led police to the 66
year-old man’s northwest Lincoln
home where they found many sexu
ally explicit photographs of young
girls, including Polaroid snapshots
he had of five or six local girls,
Police Investigator Doug Saitta
said.
ronce said someone wno Knew
the man tipped them off to the
pornographic activity occurring at
the man’s house on the 400 block of
N.W. 17th Street.
Saitta said the girls had been
hanging out at the house of the man
and his 17-year-old son to get away
from their own homes.
While the girls were at the man’s
house, he persuaded them to pose
nude for the pictures, Saitta said.
After interviewing some of the
girls involved, Saitta said he would
allow them to tell their parents what
had happened.
The boy’s mother flew into
Lincoln from Texas on Thursday
morning to take custody of her son
after she learned of the charges.
Many of the man’s neighbors in
the northwest Lincoln neighbor
hood said they try to keep to them
selves and did not know the man.
«
I can’t believe
what crawls
out of some
of these places.”
Sean Robinson
suspect’s neighbor
No one answered the door at
several houses, and those who did
seemed suspicious of strangers.
“When you live in the West O
(Street) ghetto, you try not to know
your neighbors,” said Duncan
Aviation employee Sean Robinson,
who lives directly behind the sus
pect.
“If you meet one, there will be
three or four more over at your
house begging for something.”
Robinson said the neighborhood
has a transient population, with
people moving in and out frequent
ly
“I can’t believe what crawls out
of some of these places,” Robinson
said.
The suspect faces charges of
possession of child pornography
and is expected to be arraigned
today.
Low voter turnoi
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because of the 1996 Motor Voter
bill, Hansen said.
The bill, which allows
Nebraskans to register when they
complete their motor vehicle regis
tration, has increased the number of
registered voters by more than
1,200 per month, she said.
Despite greater numbers of reg
istered voters, Hansen said, the
number of voters at the polls has
dropped.
The commission has no control
on what voters decide to do on
Election Day, she said, but she
expects more voters to go to the
polls this year because of the contro
versial initiative issues on the ballot.
it prompts drive
“Our goal... is that no person is
ever prevented from voting
because they’re not registered,” she
said.
For more information about
voting, to VQlunteer for registration
booths or to request an absentee
ballot for Lancaster County, visit
the Lincoln government World
Wide Web site at
http://interline.ci. lincoln. ne. us/ or
call (402)441-7311.
Students who are registered in
their home counties or who are too
busy to vote during election hours
can request an absentee ballot by
sending a letter indicating home
address, the reason for absence and
a signature to the election commis
sioner in their county of residence.
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2, said Greg Wood, communica
tions director of Internet 2, in
Washington, D.C.
Internet 2 also guarantees
information will reach destina
tions in one piece, Wood said.
Professors using the current
Internet often send information
not knowing if all of it was
received, he said.
Although Internet 2 will be
restricted mainly to university
professors, current Internet
users will reap its benefits when
it alleviates traffic congestion
on the Internet.
Besides information sharing
among universities, scientists
could collaborate to design a
molecule for a drug in virtual
laboratories, researchers could
access digital libraries and pro
fessors could lead students in
discussion as if they were in the
same room, Wood said.
Sitaram Jaswal, a University
of Nebraska-Lincoln physics
professor, said Internet 2 will
save him time and make his
research more efficient.
“We generate very, very large
amounts of data files in our
research, which is dealing with
very complex magnetic materi
als used in computer technolo
gy,” he said. “It requires very
large data sets to be transferred.”
Jaswal said data transfer is
the primary way he does
research and communicates with
other campuses.
Hendrickson said Jaswal can
download only a portion of the
information he needs at one time
on the current Internet. Then he
uses the information and gets
another portion to work with,
Hendrickson said.
Internet 2 would allow Jaswal
to work with a larger base of
information at one time,
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Hendrickson said Jaswal is
one of about 15 UNL professors
who will probably use Internet 2
to further UNL’s research.
“It will help assure that UNL
research faculty have a role in
this major research that is going
on around the country,”
Hendrickson said.
“Without it they would not be
participants and run the risk of
not being one of the important
research universities.”
In order to prepare for
Internet 2, UNL has spent
$300,000 in the last two years to
put the correct electronics in
place, rewire the campus and
send administrators to several
national Internet 2 meetings,
Hendrickson said. Corporations
nationwide are contributing
more than $ 1 million to universi
ties for Internet 2, he said.
To become an Internet 2
member, UNL had to:
■ Receive certain federal
grants.
■ Establish a six-state
regional computer connection
network, called the Great Plains
Network.
■ connect to uu otner uni
versities using Internet 2.
■ Pay an annual $25,000
Internet 2 membership fee for
the past three years.
Wood said Internet 2 was
started because universities real
ized the current Internet was not
meeting their needs.
But Internet 2 looks much like
the current Internet did six years
ago, before it became heavily
commercialized, Wood said.
It is hard to tell if the same
fate will befall Internet 2, he
said.
“The idea is not that we will
throw this away and come up
with an entirely different thing,
but the new technologies will be
integrated into the existing
Internet,” Wood said.
“There’s always a possibility
of an Internet 3, but what exactly
that is we can’t tell.”
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