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Henry Hyde of Illinois and Bob Barr of
Georgia, also did not attend.
Bereuter said die speech was “high
political theater” for Clinton, to use the
occasion to boost his public approval.
Given the momentous Senate trial,
however, Bereuter said Clinton should
have waited to deliver the address.
“It would have been better for all
parties, it seems to me - except the pres
ident - if he had delayed his speech.”
Calls placed by the Daily Nebr
askan to Sens. Bob Kerrey and Chuck
Hagel were not returned Tuesday night.
State senator advises caution for concealed weapons bill
By Eric Rineer
A state senator said Tuesday night that if a con
cealed weapons bill passes, it could cause more
problems than it solves. -
Sen. Chris Beutler of Lincoln was one of two
speakers to address a crowd at a Nebraskans for
Peace informational meeting about LB476, recent
ly proposed to the Legislature.
On. Jan. 14, Sen. Ray Janssen, of Nickerson,
proposed the bill.
Nebraska is one of seven states that doesn’t have
a concealed weapons bill.
If passed, Beutler said, some of the problems the
bill couldpose are:
■ Availability of deadly weapons to persons
with unstable personalities.
■ Increase of handgun-related accidents to
owners who use guns on a daily basis.
■ Unintentional access of loaded weapons for
children, which in turn could cause accidental
Beutier said the state needed to work harder on
law enforcement programs, correctional institu
tions and drug and alcohol programs to cut down on
“I don’t feel it will improve law enforcement in
the state,” he said.
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady said the state
needed to act carefully and cautiously with the bill.
One of the problems with people carrying con
cealed weapons, he said, was not knowing who is
mentally incompetent at the time of issuing a
firearm’s certificate. ^
“It is just about impossible to find out if some
one was in an institution,” he said.
Janssen, who did not attend the meeting, said it
was important for people to know there are rules to
the bill even if passed.
For example, Janssen said, to possess a handgun.
license one would need to be a legal resident of
Nebraska for at least one year.
Some other stipulations include that the person
must be 21 years old and go through a criminal
“You don’t just go get one of these permits,”
Janssen said. “There are a lot of hoops you have to
jump through before you can even come close to
California professor brings visions of Egypt to UNL
By Sandi Alswager
The mysteriousness of Egyptian
tombs drew a crowd to a presentation
by a California anthropology professor
Tuesday night in the Sheldon Memorial
Brian Fagan, a professor at the
University of California-Santa
Barbara, said gold, romance and
Pharaohs always draw people to see
The free presentation, “The Rape of
the Nile: Tomb Robbers and
Archaeologists,” was given by the
National Park Service’s Midwest
Archeological Center in Lincoln along
with the University of Nebraska
Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences.
Many in attendance said Fagan’s
style of lecturing helped them to better
understand the life of the ancient
Chris Widga, a senior anthropology
major, said the presentation was more
than just a history lesson.
“(Egypt) is a history of why we
think about what we think about,” he
said. “You have archeology, which is
supposed to be objective, but there is a
history behind it that affects how you
look at history.”
Widga said Fagan made studying
Egypt more accessible to die public.
“You need a good storyteller”,
In his first Lincoln appearance,
Fagan spoke and presented slides on the
history of Egypt from ancient times to
the present He spoke of the Egyptians
as a living, vibrant people.
He also told of tomb robbers and
what he called the present destruction
of Egyptian tombs and the Valley of the
Kings by tourism.
He concluded his presentation by
speaking about the tomb of King
Fagan said he tries to make people
feel as if they are in Egypt and tries to
get students to see the personal side of
Kelly Johnson, a Creighton
University international business and
marketing major, said the slide presen
tation made, Egypt more real.
“I will never see the stuff myself,”
Johnson, a freshman, said.
Mark Lynott, manager of the
Midwest Archeological Center, said
Fagan is known worldwide, and is also
the author of 35 books including five
widely used textbooks.
“He is a wonderful person to have
in Lincoln,” Lynott said.
James Hunter, a UNO freshman
creative writing major, said it was inter
esting learning how Egyptology got
started and how the rumors and the
mysteriousness of Egypt began.
“This is definitely something to
keep on studying. It is a cultural part of
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Men in black rob motel
Lincoln Police are investigating a
robbery that occurred early Tuesday
morning at the Starlite Motel, 5200
Sgt Todd Beam said at least one of
the motel’s proprietors was awakened in
his living quarters at about 5:15 a.m. by
two men wearing black clothing, ski
masks and gloves.
They had guns, he said, and had
entered through windows on the east
side of the living quarters. They told the
proprietor to he on the ground for half
an hour before calling police, he said
The robbers left with an undis
closed amount of cash, Beam said, but
no one was injured
Work site burglarized
A construction burglary at a future
Douglas Theatre Co. building resulted
in a $2,800 loss for a Lincoln construc
tion company between 5 p.m. Saturday
and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Sgt. Todd Beam said someone took
a propane heater, a laser sighting device,
a hammer drill and a drop saw from a
building under construction in the 2900
block of Pine Lake Road.
Tfib\burglar or burglars entered
through an unsecured brick structure by
cutting plastic sheeting on the struc
ture’s south side, he said.
Students cited for MIPs
UNL Police cited two freshmen, 18,
in separate incidents this weekend
Sgt Mylo Bushing said UNL police
cited the first man after a CSO observed
him trying to open the door to his Abel
Residence Hall room while holding
onto a bottle of alcohol. Police found the
40-ounce bottle of malt liquor was 2/3
full, he said. The man was cited for
minor in possession.
The other man was cited after a
CSO saw him at the front desk of Abel
with two bottles ofbeer in his coat pock
ets, he said. Lincoln Police were noti
fied, he said, and an officer cited the
man for minbr in possession of alcohol.
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