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voices heard at vigil
VIGIL from page 1
As those numbers have
increased, the judicial system
has tried to be there to help
domestic violence victims.
County attorneys continue
to work harder to make it possi
ble for abusers to be prosecuted,
even if the victim is afraid and
fails to appear in court, said
Jo Anna Koba Svoboda from
the Lincoln Police Depart
ment’s witness unit.
While speakers spoke for
continued reforms to make the
judicial system harder on
abusers, Svoboda said the
courts were only part of the
‘It doesn’t only take a crim
inal justice system,” she said.
“It takes all of us.
“There are people in the
audience who have heard the
cry of their neighbor and have
done nothing,” Svoboda said.
The event also reminded
marchers of another type of
- abuse where cries are not
Lee Kleve, program coordi
nator for the Friendship Home,
said emotional abuse is just as
harmful as physical abuse.
Though most of the news
about domestic violence that
makes the front page of news
papers and is the basis of
movies is about domestic
abuse, emotional abuse is just
as prevalent in homes, Kleve
“He never has to lay a finger
on her, but those threats will
tear apart her soul as surely if
she’d been beaten to death,” she
Two survivors shared their
experiences of physical and
emotional abuse. As one read
verses about the thoughts that
run through the mind of a vic
tim, the other laced the poem
with facts and statistics about
the number of women who were
victims of domestic abuse last
Kylee Dickey, a senior
accounting major at the
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, said the poem moved
her the most.
“I thought one of the most
important things that came out
of it was the actual survivors
speaking,” she said.
Though the march to the
Capitol focused predominantly
on victims of domestic vio
lence, Matt Zwick, president of
Spectrum, used time before the
march to remind marchers of
another type of violence that
strikes innocent victims - hate
crimes against gays, lesbians,
bisexual and transgendered
“Hopefully we can stand
together tonight in unity to sup
port this, because what affects
us could some day affect you,”
Two arrested for crack
Police observing the home
of a suspected drug dealer
Tuesday arrested both the deal
er and one of his alleged cus
tomers, police said.
Around 4:30 p.m. officers
began watching the home on
the 1400 block of E Street
where they thought crack
cocaine was being sold,
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann
Police watched one woman
enter and leave the house, and
they followed her into an alley
between D to E streets, from
13th to 14th streets, where
police made contact.
A search turned up one
rock of crack cocaine weigh
ing 0.27 grams on the 33-year
Police waited for the sus
pected dealer to exit the house
before making contact.
The man also had an out
standing warrant for driving
with a suspended license, so
police stopped him and
searched him, finding six
rocks of crack cocaine in his
The 19-year-old man was
arrested for possession of, sale
of and the intent to deliver a
controlled substance and the
Police find crack in car
1 In a separate drug bust, a
traffic stop led police to six
rocks of crack cocaine in one
man’s car Tuesday.
man near 24th and W'streets he
gave the officer two different
names, Heermann said.
Police cited the man for
giving false information and
searched his car where one
rock of crack cocaine was
found at the driver’s feet.
In jail five more rocks of
the drug were found in his pos
session, totaling 2.6 grams.
Police also seized $883 in
cash from the man as evidence.
As of Wednesday morning
police were still trying to
establish the man’s true identi
Guns stolen from home
Three 12-gauge shotguns
were taken in a residential bur
glary Monday night.
Thieves took the guns,
some gun cases and other mis
cellaneous items from the
home on the 100 block of
Furnas Avenue for an estimat
ed loss of$800, Heermann
said. r ~" ■*' ' i
*, Compiled by senior staff
writer Josh Funk
Senior check process
may be sent to Internet
By Jessica Fargen
Within the next few years, the six weeks
or more it may take to get a senior check
could be reduced to less than a minute with a
new computerized degree checking program,
university administrators said.
The program will eventually allow stu
dents to perform their own senior checks
online, with more complete results, said Earl
Hawkey, director of Registration and
The computerized checks, which any stu
dent could use, would list degree require
ments and indicate whether they’ve been
met. If the requirements were not met, the
computer would give suggestions of possible
classes to make up the deficiency.
Currently, five people are responsible for
senior checks, which means a long, anxious
wait for graduating seniors, Hawkey said.
“That’s the whole thrust - better service
to students and keeping up with what people
have a right to expect,” Hawkey said.
The College of Business Administration
is the first college to test the automated pro
gram, but it is being develqped in the
Teacher’s College, the College of Engin
eering and the College of Agriculture and
Hawkey said all colleges will go th^iigh;;
the test mode before the system is acra^|f^
implemented in a few years. He said he did
not want to place a strict time line on die pro
“We are moving slowly on it, but we are
trying to take everyone’s interest to heart as
well so it’s a product that everyone is happy
with,” Hawkey said.
“It is a big investment of time on part of
Kim Sabatka, staff assistant in the CBA
dean’s office for undergraduate programs,
said the college has been checking the results
of the computerized system against student
records for accuracy.
Although time consuming for employees,
the program seems to be accurate and effi
cient, Sabatka said.
“The time that we’ve invested in it is
going to be well worth it,” she said.
The program will eventually allow stu
dents to not only check their degree require
ments, but to see what would hapgiehd) their
academic progress if they changed their
major, Sabatka said.
But the program should be usd^aa&sup
plement to advising, not a replacement, she
said. "^ % V
“I hope the reports do not take die place
of students’ seeing an academic adviser,” she
said. . £
“We still want to make sure the student is
progressing. We need that contact.”
Hawkey also said he saw some possible
danger in the program.
“I see it as an advising tool,” Hawkey
said: “This should not be an excuse fcf stu
s^t^snotd) see their advisers.” ’’*
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community to wear blue. The board
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Russell said she is pleased to have some
-support from athletic teams and organizations,
including the football team, the women’s vol
leyball team, the UNL marching band and toe
UNL spirit squad.
“We live in a democracy where people have
to cnoose, Russeii saiu. dui we warn more
blue in that stadium than red. I hope; people
>se to display blue some way.’*^ ' ^
“Blue to. -
individual greek houses and pe hall
rooms this week, she said.
“Hopefully we can make our statement vis
ible,” Klein said. “(Initiative 413) doesn’t only
hurt us, the students. It will harm die city and
the state, alike.” -yfi’
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