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into his trunk.
tum carried his car
into Lincoln High
Police said the
Out-of-control car driven into fences
A Lincoln man lost control of his vehicle on
Capital Boulevard early Wednesday morning and
took out two fences and his own windshield, police
said, before coming to a stop in a Lincoln High
School practice field.
Officer Katherine Finnell said Jeff Davis
hopped a curb at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday between J
and Randolph streets on Capital Boulevard as he
followed the road’s curve around Lincoln High
Davis then drove through a 4-foot chain-link
fence, crossed an interior roadway and smashed
' through an 8-foot chain-link fence, Finnell said.
Police said a 21-foot section of 2-inch steel
pipe was ripped off the top of the 8-foot fence and
pushed through Davis’ windshield, past his shoul
der and through his T-shirt, front and bade seats and
length ot steel pipe
protruding from Davis’ car became stuck on debris
and was wrapped back against the car’s roof.
Police Chief Tom Casady said the pipe was
bait like a fishing hook out of Davis’ car.
Davis suffered a broken collar bone in the acci
dent, which caused $2,500 damage to his 1993
Chevy Corsica and $1,000 damage to the fences.
Woman’s purse snatched
A purse snatcher struck last night, pushing a
Lincoln woman to the ground and taking ha purse
as she walked downtown.
Police said a 23-year-old woman was walking
on a sidewalk on P Street between 13th and 14*
streets when a light blue “sporty” car pulled next to
ha and a man jumped out
The man then grabbed the woman’s purse and,
police said, pushed her to the ground, causing
scrapes and bruises.
The man jumped back into the car, which then
left the scene.
He was described by police as black, in his
early 20s, 5-feet 8-inches tall, of slender build and
wearing a red shirt with black and white stripes.
Man cited for smashing two cars
A Lincoln man smashed his car into two cars
parked in front of a south Lincoln home Tuesday,
Finnell said Travis Moody arrived atahome on
the 1200 Mock of South 50* Street about 4 pm.
and got into an argument with a 17-year-old resi
dent and her male friend.
After leaving the house, Moody drove his car
into the 17-year-old’s 1999 Honda and her friend’s
1988 Oldsmobile, Finnell said.
The smash caused $1,000 damage to the
Honda and $3,500 damage to the Oldsmobile,
Finnell said. Police cited Moody for two 0un& of
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Marijuana seized from freshman > ^
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln police offi
cer seized a small amount of marijuana and a small
metal pipe containing marijuana residue from a
UNL freshman Tuesday night, UNL Police Sgt.
Mylo Bushing said.
A community service officer saw die student
smoking pot in a parking lot on the 1600 Mock of
Y Street, Bushing said, and alerted university
After contacting the student, the officer
searched him and, Bushing said, found a small
plastic bag of marijuana and the pipe.
The student admitted to smoking pot and was
cited for possession of less than an ounce of mari
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police investigate 54-year-old’s death
A 54-year-old man was found dead in his
home on West Q Street by his roommate, Police
_ Capt. David Beggs said.
Police responded to the call about 1 p.m.,
Beggs said, and found that the roommate had been
drinking before contacting police.
Beggs said the police are investigating the
death as suspicious to insure the death was natural.
The roommate was taken to Comhusker Place
Inc. Detoxification Unit and will be questioned \
later, Beggs said.
By Veronica Daehn
The Association of Students of die
University of Nebraska started its offi
cial meeting late Wednesday night, but
for a good cause.
ASUN members met at sponsor and
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
James Griesen’s house at 5:30 p.m. to
begin a brainstorming session that con- •
turned at the 8 p.m. meeting.
'■ Five issues were discussed: online
voting, party names on election ballots,
a required orientation for student orga
nizations, faculty and staff morale and a
Andy Schuerman, ASUN presi
dent, said these issues were “big stuff”
“We need a lot of student input,”
The brainstorming session was held
to determine if ASUN wanted to pursue
Schuerman said it does.
The ASUN president will now take
pieces of the input gathered Wednesday
night and compile a master list. From
there, senators will determine what they
want to do.
Student Involvement asked ASUN
to look at the issue of making orienta
tion for student organizations mandato
> With the current system, the only
thing a student oiganization is required
to do is fill out an annual review form,
updating officers' phone numbers and
addresses each year. v
If legislation is written and passed,
student organizations will be required
to go through a short orientation about
the services Student Involvement
“They’ve never actually had to
come in because we made ft so conve
nient,” Schuerman said.
Urrvano Gamez, chairman of the
special topics committee, said more
research will be done before a bill is
The idea of implementing a presi
dential cabinet was also discussed.
Stephen Allen, Graduate College
senator, said it would be a good idea.
“A cabinet would be a great
resource for the president,” Allen said
There was concern, however, that a
presidential cabinet would detract from
die subcommittees already in place.
Heath Mello, College of Arts and
! Sciences senator, said a cabinet was not
Allen still felt that a cabinet would
help senators accomplish more because
there would be more time.
Natalie Hoover, College of Arts and
Sciences senator, agreed.
“They would be able to sit in on
Senate meetings and could bring issues
to the forefront,” she said.
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