The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 02, 1999, Page 6, Image 6

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    ■ Making sorority a
historical landmark and a
spitting ordinance up for
council vote next week.
By Sarah Fox
Staff writer
“Moving” is a familiar word to
most college students. ,
They move in and out of apart
ments, residence halls, greek houses
and parents’ homes.
In 20 years, some of the places
they’ve lived in will be remodeled or
But the women of Kappa Kappa
Gamma Sorority may always be able
to return to their sorority house at
616 N. 16th St., if the City Council
passes an ordinance making the
house a historical landmark.
The City Council held a public
hearing on the ordinance Monday
and will vote Nov. 8.
Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni
decided to protect the sorority house
by having Lincoln’s Historical
Preservation Commission name the
house a local landmark, said Chapter
Adviser Mary Imig, who also attend
ed the University of Nebraska
Lincoln from 1977 to 1981.
Man arrested on suspicion
of attempted homicide
A 34-year-old Kansas City man is
being held on 10 percent of $40,000
bond in Lancaster County Jail after
Lincoln Police arrested him early
Sunday morning on suspicion of
attempted homicide and use of a
weapon to commit a felony.
David Tabor will be arraigned in
Lancaster County District Court today. t
Police arrested him after a shooting
near an after-hours party at N -Da-Mixx
CDs Records and Tapes, 2020 O St, at
2:20 am, Captain David Beggs said.
While investigating the shooting,
police stopped and searched Tabor,
finding a clip of .380 ammunition that
matched a .380 automatic pistol found
under a nearby parked car, Beggs said.
A woman was shot at 18 times with
a 7.62 mm Norinco semi-automatic
rifle, he said. No injuries were reported,
but six cars were damaged, Officer
Katherine Finnell said
The 25-year-old woman was
punched in the face by a man after an
If the house becomes a land
mark, the exterior may only be
remodeled in a “historically correct
way,” she said. It also can’t be tom
“I want to make sure personally
that they don’t do anything goofy,
and we’d say ‘Why did they do
that?”’ Imig said. “We’ve always
done a good job of maintaining the
historical integrity of the house, and
we hope everyone after us does, too.”
The house was built in 1925 and
designed by Lincoln architects
Miller and Craig, who also built
other houses on greekrow, Imig said.
UNL’s greek row was put on die
National Register of Historic Places
in 1997 through the work of Justin
Van Mullem, a 1996 UNL graduate.
Van Mullem decided to put greek
row on the register while he had an
internship with Lincoln’s Historical
Preservation Commission, Imig
The National Register of
Historic Places honors historic sites
but does not directly protect them or
offer funding, said Ed Zimmer,
Lincoln’s historic preservation plan
The house used by Phi Delta
Theta Fraternity became a landmark
in 1986, and the Delta Gamma
Sorority house became a landmark
in early 1999, Zimmer said.
“The preservation committee is
delighted to recognize worthy build
ings,” he said.
In other business, the council
read an ordinance forbidding people
to intentionally spit or expectorate
on another person. The council will
vote to add the ordinance to the
Lincoln Municipal Code on Nov. 15.
Lincoln, Police Chief Tom
Casady said he had read about a city
that made spitting unlawful, and he
asked the council to create die ordi
“We said, ‘Good idea; we should
have thought of that,”’ Casady said.
Police officers, a man in a bar
fight and a passenger on a bus have
all been spat on in the past few
weeks, Casady said.
He said his officers worried
about being exposed to viruses such
as HIV through saliva. If an officer
has been spat on, the department
sometimes gets a court order to test
the assailant’s blood for diseases.
“All these things are a real aggra
vation for police officers, or anyone
else for that matter,” Casady said.
A spitting person would be fined
up to $500 or given six months in
argument outside the Temptations
Dance Club, 1600 O St., earlier in die
evening. Finnell said police think that
assault and the later shooting are con
Police recovered die rifle in an alley
near the shooting, Beggs said.
Police say man arrested
with shotgun outside store
Lincoln police arrested a 30-year
old man in the parking lot of a Lincoln
grocery store after being told by die
man’s wife she thought he might shoot
someone, Finnell said.
Jeffrey Jewett was arrested in the
parking lot of Cook’s Family Food with
a loaded shotgun, Finnell said. Police
think he was preparing to shoot some
one inside die store, Finnell said.
Jewett left his home after an argu
ment with his wife stemming from
undisclosed information she revealed
to him, Finnell said. He was arrested on
suspicion of attempted murder.
Drunken man mistook office
ing found an intoxicated 28-year-old
Lincoln man who insisted he was in his
home, Finnell said.
Officers arriving at Professional
Business Products Inc., 1800
Windhoek Dr., found the office’s front
door smashed out, Finnell said. Finnell
said that inside, they found Domar
Knudson yelling that the office was his
An alarm panel inside the office
and three ceramic coffee mugs were
also smashed, Finnell said. Damages
were estimated at $675.
Dog bites graduate student
walking to university
A dog bit a 30-year-old graduate
student at the University of Nebraska
Lincoln as she walked to school
Sunday, University Police Sgt. Mylo
Bushing said.
The canine bit Yang Ruidong on the
500 block of North 24th Street,
Bushing said. The graduate student
walked to the University Health Center
for treatment and, when she found the
center was closed, called police for help
from a nearby phone.
Rural Metro Ambulance took
Ruidong to BryanLGH West for treat
ment of two puncture wounds she suf
fered in her left knee, Bushing said
Police talked to the owner of the
dog, who said die animal was current
on all required shots.
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Trade group suels
online bookseller
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
A trade association representing
more than 1,000 suppliers of college
books and products sued an online text
book marketer in the District of
Columbia district court Friday. ,,
The National Association of
College Stores brought the lawsuit
against for what die
trade association claimed were mislead
ing advertisements on the online book
seller’s site.
The suit alleges that a 40 percent
discount advertised on . . the Web pajge*only
applies to a smallnumber ofbooks sold
by the online bookseller and is based on
an inflated “suggested price.”
“Our members are deeply con
cerned that students are being duped
into believing they’re saving 40 percent
on textbooks when such claims are
completely false,” NACS Chief Staff
Officer Brian Cartier said.
The lawsuit asked the district court
to prevent from
advertising discounts without including
the source of the suggested price or
from even using the term “suggested
price” unless the publisher of the book
Our members are
deeply concerned
that students are
being duped.”
Brian Cartier
National Association of College Stares
actually recommended the price.
Jon Kaplan, a public relations repre
sentative for said the
Web page actually advertises up to 40
percent off the suggested price.
“We’ve always advertised up to 40
percent off?’ Kaplan said “Maybe they
don’t understand what the words ‘up,to’
Kaplan said the lawsuit was without
merit and that the online bookseller
would continue to try to sell books at
current rates.
“The lawsuit that has been fielded
against is complete
ly without merit,” Kaplan said
Kaplan estimated that about $5 bil
lion is made nationwide every year
from college textbook sales.
’■Judge: In museum case,
Giuliani violated rights
NEW YORK (AP) - Aefederal
judge restored city funding Monday to
the Brooklyn Museum of Art, fuffng
that Mayor Rudolph Giuliani violated
the First Amendment in cutting off the
money over an exhibit featuring a dung
In issuing a preliminary injunction,
U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon said
the city’s action against the museum
was “directly related, not just to the con
tent of the exhibit, but to the particular
viewpoints expressed.”
“There can be no greater showing of
a First Amendment violation,” she said.
Floyd Abrams, a leading First
Amendment attorney who is represent
ing the museum, said: “The ruling
shows that the mayor’s behavior was
The decision does not end the legal
fight Abrams said the museum will try
to end the dispute once and for all by
obtaining a permanent injunction pro
tecting fending. And city officials said
they will appeal.
“The judge is totally out of control,”
Giuliani said.
The mayor has branded the exhibit
“sick,” sacrilegious and unworthy of
taxpayer support.
Aside bom the portrait of the Virgin
Mary fashioned with elephant dung, the
show includes mannequins with geni
tals as facial features, a glass tank fea
turing a fake cow’s head aid20,000 live
maggots, and farm animals bisected
and displayed in formaldehyde. The
exhibit has drawn record crowds, pay
ing $9,50 per ticket.
After the museum refused to cancel
the show, the city withheld die roughly
$500,000 October payment of its annu
al $7.2 million subsidy. It also sued to
evict the museum from the city-owned
site it has teased for more than 100
The museum filed a lawsuit of its
own, claiming its First Amendment
rights had been violated by the freeze on
its subsidy, which represents about a
third of its annual budget.
City attorneys argued the museum
broke its lease, creating grounds for
eviction. The museum’s lease requires it
to educate schoolchildren and the pub
lic. Giuliani said the art was not fit for
children to see, and the city argued the
issue was a legal and not a constitution
al one.
Gershon decisively rejected that
line of reasoning.
“There is no federal constitutional
issue more grave than the effort by gov
ernment officials to censor works of
expression and to threaten the vitality of
a major cultural institution, as punish
ment for failing to abide by government
demand for orthodoxy,” she said.
Critics have accused Giuliani—the
likely Republican nominee for Senate
— of pandering to conservative voters.
City officials, meanwhile, have alleged
that the museum board of directors, the
British art collector Charles Saatchi and
the exhibit’s sponsor, Christie’s auction
house, are trying to cash in on artworks
whose sole aim is to shock.
Police: Body found in Utah
may be target of manhunt
DENVER (AP) - Navajo hunters
found a body in the Utah desert
believed to be a survivalist sought in the
killing of a police officer last year,
authorities said Monday.
The killing of the officer in Cortez
had prompted a manhunt across the
Four Corners area in 1998.L
The body was dressed in military
clothing, had a bulletproof vest, a
Kevlar helmet and two pipe bombs, said
Russell Johnson, assistant chief of the
Cortez police department.
“We definitely believe it’s one of
our suspects,” Johnson said.
Johnson said hunters found the
body Sunday night in southeast Utah
near Cross Canyon.
Johnson said the body was well hid
den and had been there long time, “say
since this thing probably started.”
Authorities were trying to confirm
the identity of the body and determine
cause of death. Identification from den
tal records could take three days or
more. FBI agents were being sent to
help with the investigation.
Two survivalists, Alan Lamont
Pilon and Jason Wayne McVean, were
wanted in the May 29,1998, killing of
Cortez police officer Dale Claxton. A
third fugitive. Robert Mason was found
dead of a self-inflicted gunshot days
later near Bluff, Utah, after he wounded
a deputy.