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A fair deal
The Daily Nebraskan plays host to an informative fair on stu
dent housing options today. PAGE 12-14
In the strobe light
Local band The Faint has evolved from common
indie wailers to purveyors of svnth-rock paeans.
March 24, 1999
Mostly sunny, high 50. Mostly clear tonight, low 24.
NATO hits Yugoslavia with force
■ NATO’s secretary general
gives command to bring airstrikes
against Yugoslavia, wants to end
mistreatment of ethnic Albanians.
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -NATO’s sec
retary-general ordered airstrikes against
Yugoslavia on Tuesday, after President Slobodan
Milosevic rebuffed a last-ditch peace offer for
Kosovo and revved up his war machine by declar
ing a state of emergency.
In Washington, President Clinton sought -
and got - support from Congressional leaders for
military action and gave a scathing description of
Milosevic’s treatment of ethnic Albanians in
“If you don’t stand up to brutality and the
killing of innocent civilians, you invite them to do
more,” Clinton said.
NATO chief Javier Solana did not say when
attacks would start, but more than 400 aircraft
from allied nations stood ready to begin bombing
within days or hours. Half a dozen U.S. Navy
ships were ready to launch cruise missiles.
“We must stop an authoritarian regime from
repressing its people in Europe at the end of the
20th century. We have a moral duty to do so. The
responsibility is on our shoulders and we will ful
fill it,” Solana said in Brussels, Belgium.
Citing an “imminent threat of war,”
Yugoslavia declared a nationwide state of emer
gency - the first smce World War II - and began a
massive mobilization of troops and equipment to
keep its grip on Kosovo, a southern province
where heavily armed government troops have
been battling ethnic Albanian separatists for more
than a year.
Yugoslavia’s defense minister, Pavle
Bulatovic, said early on Wednesday that the coun
try’s army and police units have already been dis
persed to avoid casualties during NATO
Belgrade authorities urged residents to go
about their business as normal on Wednesday, and
said schools, public transportation and other ser
vices would be working.
After two days of fruitless talks in Belgrade,
U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke flew Tuesday night
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f amily, mends
in car accident
3y Ieva Augstums
Senior staff writer
Memories and praters filled the minds of friends
and family after a spring break car wreck killed one
UV student and paralyzed another
b s been a little more than a week since seven
1 mversny of Nehraska-Lincoln students were passen
gers in a Chevrolet Suburban that rolled six times along
an icy stretch of 1-80 near Gothenburg.
Junior business administration
major Jason Rose. 22. was killed
March 12 after being throw n front
the vehicle he was driving, and
then being hit bv another vehicle.
Rose's mother. Pattv Rose.
said :t nas been dinicult to deal
with the loss of her son
"If 1 couid say anything to my
j son. 1 would ask him to come
i back." she said. "I still love hint
R°se Patty Rose said her son's
friends have been supportive,
spending time with the Rose family and remembenng
"He cared and loved everyone,” Patty Rose said. "It
is evident his friends cared for him as well.”
Students involved with the accident are coping
with Rose's death by remembenng times spent togeth
er and openly talking about the accident.
Kyle Hunt, a junior special education major, grad
uated with Rose in 1995 from Lincoln East High
“Jason was a wonderful friend,” Hunt said. “He was
a caring individual.”
Karl Graber, a senior piano major, first met Rose
when they were freshmen living in Abel Residence
“Jason will be missed,” Graber, said. “He’s missed
Graber and Hunt, along with three other UNL stu
dents, were in the vehicle with Rose, and junior trum
pet major Brian Linnell remains paralyzed in a
Linnell, who was ejected from the vehicle, sus
tained spinal cord injuries and a bruised lung.
Tuesday, seven days before his 21st birthday,
Linnell was upgraded from critical to serious condition
Please see ROSE on 2
A taste of culture
BATSIRAIKASU, a sophomore management information systems major from Zimbabwe, grins as she serves food at the African table
of the International Bazaar in the Union Tuesday. The bazaar, which features ethnic foods from all over the world, continues today
from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please see story on page 3. /*
Police catch 2 youth escapees
I don’t think the
attention center is
secure enough for
Lincoln police chief
By Shane Anthony
Two teen-agers escaped from the Lincoln
Attention Center For Youth, 2220 S. 10th St.,
Monday night after a fight only to be apprehended by
police 20 minutes later.
Police Chief Tom Casady said Tuesday that
police arrested Justin M. Gonzales and Jerrold
McLeod, both 17, for escape and assault by a con
fined person after they fled the center.
A third person who was staying at the center, 17
year-old Justin C. Lobato, was arrested for assault of
a confined person and attempted escape. Three other
Lincoln teen-agers were arrested for criminal con
spiracy and aiding and abetting because of their role
in the escape.
Casady said Gonzales, McLeod and Lobato
attacked four staff members at the center about 9:57
p.m. Two employees were taken to the hospital, treat
ed and released, he said. The other two suffered
minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
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