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NATO orders strikes
STRIKES from page 1
to NATO headquarters in Brussels
where he briefed Solana and ambas
sadors from die 19 NATO nations.
Milosevic, he said, had not agreed
to any of the measures die allies were
seeking to bring peace.
“He has chosen a path whose con
sequences he fully understands by
rejecting our reasonable, rational
requests and suggestions,” a somber
Holbrooke told CNN.
Solana emerged from the meeting
with the NATO leadership and
announced he had directed NATO
commander Gen. Wesley Clark to
launch an air operation.
“All efforts to achieve a negotiat
ed, political solution to the Kosovo
crisis having failed, no alternative is
open but to take military action,”
Clinton met top lawmakers at the
White House, apparently to secure
their support for military action.
Lawmakers said later that airstrikes
could come as early as Tuesday night
- but poor weather was being forecast
for Yugoslavia on Wednesday, a factor
that may affect the timing of NATO
Late Tuesday, the Senate voted 58
to 41 approving the decision to launch
British Prime Minister Tony Blair
laid out the case for action earlier on
Tuesday to the House of Commons:
“We must act to save thousands of
innocent men, women and children
from humanitarian catastrophe, from
death, barbarism and ethnic cleansing
by a brutal dictatorship.”
NATO force is designed to force
Milosevic to accept a U.S.-brokered
peace plan to provide interim self
rule to the ethnic Albanians who
make up 90 percent of Kosovo’s 2
Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny
Primakov, in a dramatic gesture of
opposition, canceled plans to visit
Washington as the crisis intensified.
Russian Defense Minister Igor
Sergeyev said Russia would step up
its combat readiness if NATO attacks,
the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
But despite Russia’s bluster, Moscow
has no effective means to prevent the
Police catch two youth escapees
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The employees managed to restrain
Lobato, he said, but Gonzales and
McLeod fled the building and entered a
car that was waiting on South 11th
Street behind the center.
An officer saw the 1983 Chevrolet
Celebrity on 24* Street between A and
Washington streets, Casady said.
Gonzales and McLeod fled. The officer
caught up with McLeod while another
officer tracked down Gonzales.
The whole episode was over in 20
minutes, Casady said. ,
“It’s very fortunate that they were
apprehended very quickly,” he said.
McLeod was in the center on a
charge of first-degree murder in the
shooting death of 15-year-old
Christopher Rucker last year in
Lincoln. Gonzales was arrested on sev
eral charges, including attempted mur
der in connection with two April 5
shooting robberies and other crimes.
During one of those robberies, a 22
year-old convenience store clerk was
shot once in the lower back and once in
Lobato was charged with robbery
and use of a firearm to commit a felony
in connection with a June 19 robbery at
an ATM on South 27th Street
Casady said the men were taken to
die attention center because they were
not yet 18 years old. They probably
should have been housed in a more
secure facility, he said
“I don’t think the attention center is
secure enough for serious criminals,”
He said the escapees and attempted
escapee are back at die center. The cen
ter’s director could not be reached for
ROSE from page 1
in the intensive care unit at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
“My heart goes out to Brian and
his family,” Patty Rose said. “Coping
has been hard.”
Eric Lauritzen, a freshman theater
major, sustained facial injuries, while
Brad Plagge, a junior broadcasting
major, sustained shoulder injures.
Both students were treated in Kearney,
and later released.
Graber, along with Hunt and
Kevin Alt, a junior biology major, all
sustained minor injuries - lacerations
and bruises - and were treated at
Cozad and Gothenburg hospitals and
released that day.
The group of students were on
their way to Jackson Hole, Wyo., for a
weeklong ski trip when die accident
“I still cannot believe this hap
pened,” Hunt said. “We just wanted to
have an enjoyable spring break.”
Nebraska State Trooper Ken Ayers
said after the Suburban driven by Rose
slid and rolled into a ditch, Rose was
thrown from the vehicle, struck and
killed by a westbound vehicle driven
by 19-year-old Cozad native Zachery
Lebrayere had also lost control of
his vehicle after sliding on some ice on
Interstate 80, Ayers said.
“The roads woe icy. We had many
accidents that night,” Ayers said. “They
basically drove into it, not knowing.”
The Nebraska State Patrol office in
North Platte reported 23 accidents
Ayers said Alt and Hunt were the
only two passengers wearing seat belts
in die Suburban. All passengers, with
the exception of Alt, woe ejected from
All five students said the accident
impacted their lives.
Graber said the accident taught
him a lifelong lesson.
‘To put it simply, I have learned to
wear my seat belt,” he said.
Funeral services for Rose were
held March 16 at St Joseph’s Catholic
Church in Lincoln.
“He had everything to live for,”
Patty Rose said. “He worked so hard.
He had come so far.”
Patty Rose said her son was stu
dious, strongly involved in activities
and always ready to lend a hand when
“He was probably the most caring
young person there is,” she said. “I just
miss him so much. I can’t believe it
Rose would have graduated from
UNL in May 2000.
Plagge, along with the others, said
he would continue to pray for Linnell’s
health and Rose’s family.
“Our prayers are with Jason’s fam
ily and with Brian,” Plagge said. “It’s
disheartening that we cannot do any
Linnell’s mother, Janet, said on
Sunday her family has received sup
port for her son.
“We are grateful for everything
everyone has done,” Janet Linnell said.
“Our prayers include Jason and his
family, and the comfort and peace we
all may find.”
ASUN campaigns break $5,000 spending mark
By Kim Sweet
Two weeks after the ASUN runoff election,
banners depicting candidates names are down, stu
dents wearing party T-shirts are obscure and the
last of the election day bills are trickling in.
As of March 22, both parties went past the
$5,000 mark in campaign spending. The Focus
party spent $5,222 while the Voice party spent
$5,609 during the election.
The amounts spent by both parties goes far
beyond last year’s $4,300 spent by the Commit
party, which was the highest in recent history.
But even though the numbers are larger than
last year, the amount spent directly out of party
member’s pockets was smaller, thanks to matching
funds provided by LinPepCo, Lincoln’s Pepsi-Cola
bottler, and Follett College Stores.
The Focus party received $£,685 in matching
funds and Voice received $2,880 in matching
funds from the university’s business partners.
Andy Schuerman, ASUN president-elect, said
the funds helped candidates reach more students
without digging as far into their own pockets.
“The Pepsi fund really provided (candidates)
with the opportunity to reach siudents without
using as much of their own personal funds,”
Focus presidential candidate Paul Schreier said
the matching funds helped to alleviate the burden
that is usually put on executive candidates to
finance a large chunk of the campaign.
Instead ofbeing limited in reaching students by
the amount of money on hand, Schreier said, the
money allowed Focus to be flexible without taking
out multiple loans.
For the Voice party, money bought a diverse list
of things that included bookmarks and buffalo
wings, Schuerman said.
While the largest expenses were incurred get
ting voters out on election day, expenses also added
up for promotional materials such as pens, fliers
and food such as chicken wings provided during
parties for campaign supporters.
Schreier said along with the usual information
al fliers and election materials, Focus invested in a
Web site, phone banking and direct mailings,
Both candidates said that while large amounts
of money help reach more UNL students, more
money doesn’t mean an election victory.
While both the general and runoff election
were separated by just a few votes, Schreier said
die final week came down to more than money.
“If we could have spent more money to change
the results, we would have “ Schreier said.
Schuerman said while getting name recogni
tion comes down to spending money as well as net
working, students shouldn’t get the impression that
only millionaires can run for office.
“It’s really important that money is seen as a
way to reach students, not a way to get yourself
elected,” Schuerman said. “Quality can be con
veyed with reasonable amounts of money.”
Sara Russell, current ASUN president, said the
Pepsi funds allow for a level playing field during
“It allows people with limited resources to still
run,” Russell said
Marlene Beyke, ASUN director of develop
ment, said the matching funds also may be avail
able next yean
Schuerman said spending money is a harsh
reality of running for office, but spending exorbi
tant amounts was not what lead to a party’s success.
“It’s the party that makes the best use of the
money they do spend,” Schuerman said
Other expenses during the campaign included
fines incurred by the electoral commission.
The Focus party had a total of $50 in fmes
while die Voice party had a total of $110, which
was later reduced to $50.
The Focus party received fines for banners
hanging outside of greek houses that didn’t contain
the election day on them and for a sign posted in
the Abel-Sandoz entrance that didn’t contain the
Share the wealth
The election results for the fee users required by
Regents Policy for the recent ASUN election are as
follows. Students voted on whether they approved
of student fees given to each user.
$ jin Council 1,489 958
fe-r 1,682 751
Center 1,377 1,078
WT *1.517 934
_W 1,811 646
By helping to move ballot boxes and polling
booths, the Voice party reduced its fine by $60,
The Voice party received fines for not turning
in a complete financial statement on time, leaving
a banner up too long and having table tents in vot
ing areas in the Nebraska and Nebraska Bast
Unions. It was also fined for a yard sign dial didn’t
contain die election date.
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Prosecution waits for test results
■ The trial date is
postponed until the court
receives defendant Kelly
Hoaglin’s alcohol and
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
A Lincoln man who was shot dur
ing a confrontation with police last
fall asked a judge Tuesday to throw
out statements he made to police.
Both the defense and prosecution
questioned police officers involved in
the case, and then the matter was
postponed six weeks so defendant
Kelly Hoaglin’s blood and urine sam
ples could be tested for alcohol and
At issue were statements Hoaglin
gave to a nurse who was treating him
at the hospital, and to police subse
quent to his arrest.
Hoaglin’s attorney, Kristi Egger
Brown, argued that her client’s
impaired mental state should make
his statements inadmissible.
Hoaglin, 27, was involved in a
Sept, 13 domestic assault. Then he
attacked a motorist and threatened an
officer before he was- shot twice and
taken into custody, police said.
Now Hoaglin faces charges of
domestic abuse, child abuse, first
degree assault and resisting arrest.
Officer Michael Muff, who
escorted Hoaglin to the hospital after
the attack, testified that Hoaglin told
a nurse what had happened:
“He said ‘I got into a fight with
my girlfriend ... I was yelling at this
guy and that is when I stuck him.”
Lincoln Police gave the following
account of that afternoon’s events:
Hoaglin’s live-in girlfriend called
police to report that he had assaulted
her and his 1 -year-old son.
While police were en route,
Hoaglin encountered a motorist,
argued and stabbed the driver in his
The stabbing victim was able to
point Hoaglin out when police
arrived. An officer chased Hoaglin
for a few blocks before cornering him
in an alley.
Police say Hoaglin threatened the
officer with his knife, so the officer
fired, hitting Hoaglin twice.
On Tuesday, two police officers
testified about their interviews with
Hoaglin and then the hearing was
continued until May 10, so the
defense could conduct lab work.
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