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In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Pacific
Regional Final, the Nebraska volleyball team
swept Wisconsin on Wednesday night. PAGE 10
Dark but not Brooding September 16,1999
Former Omahan Alexander Payne makes films
about heavy social issues big with hilarious Or CLOUD NreA
commentary. PAGE 12 Mostly cloudy, high 75. Ck|tt<||t|gight, low 47.
m. SENIOR PSYCNOUNIY AND ECONOMICS MAJOR KYLE LONG recites a basic Buddhist
prayer with his uehat*chkee” prayer beads. Long, who spent part of the summer in
Siberia on an internship, performs the prayer twice a day. '?
working to promote
tourism in Russia,
When University of Nebraska-Lincoln
senior Kyle Long found out he may have the
chance to take a summer internship in
Siberia, he knew it was one of those odd
twists of fate. ,
“I knew I had to do it,” Long said.
The Iowa-based Reap International, the
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feared after thefts
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
Burglars attempted to break into a another vet
erinary clinic Monday night, police said, raising
the total to five and the fear of new drugs hitting
One of the drugs taken in Monday’s burglaries
is known as a common narcotic in larger cities. The
effects of the other drugs stolen are unknown by
Employees at the South Ridge Animal Clinic,
2901 Pine Lake Road, reported finding signs of an
attempted break-in on the clinic’s doors
Wednesday morning, police said, but suffered no
But two other veterinary clinics - the Animal
Care Clinic and Parkview Animal Hospital - both
reported the loss of Ketamine or a similar drug,
Ketaset, after break-ins Monday night, officer
Katherine Fmnell said. One other clinic reported
losing cash, and another reported no losses.
Seventy miHilffeeea of Ketamine, lOmilhfcters
of Valium and 450 milliliters of Xylazene were
stolen in total!
Ketamine was first developed in 1965 and has
been used by recreational drug users as early as
1971. In Lincoln, Ketamine is rare as a narcotic,
but common in larger cities throughout the nation,
Capt. Duane Bullock of the Lincoln Police
Department’s Narcotics Unit said.
The Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement
Agency declared Ketamine a controlled substance
Aug. 12 and registered it a schedule III drug,
which means it’s a drug that could create a moder
ate physical dependency or high psychological
Anabolic steroids, codeine or hydrocodone
with aspirin or Tylenol and some barbiturates are
also schedule m drugs. ^
Florida police seized 11,000 vials of the drug
in early September, the nation’s largest Ketamine
bust yet. The vials were valued at $4 million.
Like PCP, the drug causes users to feel intoxi
cated and hallucinate.
Lincoln Police Capt. David Beggs said the
drug is also used as a date-rape drug.
Ketamine lowers a user’s heart rate, and large
doses can lead to oxygen starvation of muscles,
brain and heart
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Plan would let police
take cruisers home
■ City council to vote on
take-home program for officers
living in problem areas of Lincoln.
By Sarah Fox
Neighbors living in areas near Vine or
Holdrege streets may feel safer if a resolution is
passed by fee city council to allow officers to drive
their police cruisers home.
If the resolution passes, police officers in
selected areas ofLincoln would drive their cruisers
home with them instead of driving their own cars
to and from wodt each day. \
Hopefully the presence of police in peighbor
hoods would deter crime.
“The real benefit would be to fee community,
and that’s what’s important, “ Richard Mackey,
administrative officer for the Lincoln Police
Departrifent, said. “When I was in fee sheriffs
office a few years back, I took home my vehicle,
and my neighbors liked having a patrol car in toe
Mackey researched take-home vehicle pro
grams in different U.S. cities after he was hired by
the Lincoln Police Department last February.
The current plan would allow about 10 police
officers to bring cars home to a “test” neighbor
hood-an area roughly bounded by Comhusker
Highway on toe north, South Street on toe south,
Wyuka Cemetery on toe east and Salt Cieek on toe
The police department chose this neighbor
hood because it needs police protection toe most,
Mackey said. The program will be limited to one
area at first because the department cannot afford
to implement toe program throughout toe entire
The “test” area was chosen by Lincoln’s
Department of Urban Development. If toe pro
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