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— CITY COUNCIL -
Contract extension rejected
■ Members vote against
use of the city’s ambulance
service past December.
^ This is too serious an issue to be
playing games with.”
The City Council voted down an
ordinance Monday that would have
allowed the council to extend the con
tract of Rural/Metro Medical Services
for up to two years.
Just before failing to pass the ordi
nance, the council voted against
putting the ordinance on the pending
Rural/Metro Medical Services is
the current provider of ambulance ser
vice for Lincoln. The company’s con
tract with the city expires on Dec. 31.
Councilman Jon Camp said the
date seems to be approaching too
Camp, who proposed the ordi
nance, said it would allow the council
more flexibility in deciding whether to
renew Rural/Metro’s contract.
Camp said the Dec. 31 deadline
doesn’t give the council much time to
explore possible options for ambulance
He stressed the decision of con
tracting an emergency medical service
provider is an important one.
“We’re talking about patient care
here,” Camp said.
Councilwoman Cindy Johnson
also supported the ordinance.
Johnson said the council should be
able to take as much time as necessary
when choosing an emergency medical
“I taught my children that when
someone tries to sell you something,
and they tell you that you have to buy
right now, something isn’t right,” she
“This is too serious an issue to be
playing games with.”
Councilman Jonathan Cook agreed
the issue was a serious one.
However, he said, the serious nature
of the issue was the reason the council
shouldn’t be able to extend the contract.
“I think having this issue waiting in
the wings is just going to make this
more complicated,” Cook said.
The ordinance failed 2-5.
Only Camp and Johnson voted in
favor of the ordinance.
After the votes were cast, Camp
said he was unsure why the majority of
the council voted against the ordi
“This needs to be medically driven,
not politically driven,” he said.
Man found dead after
A 24-year-old man reportedly
killed himself Saturday after making
a suicide threat.
Police responded to 2428 S. 10th
St. after the man told his family he
was going to shoot himself in the
head, Lincoln Police Sgt. Dennis
When police arrived, the family
said everything was fine, but when
police investigated the man’s room,
they found him dead, Duckworth
He was found with a wound on
the right side of his head and a gun in
his hand, Duckworth said.
Woman evaluated after
making suicide threats
A woman was taken for evalua
tion after making suicidal threats
while holding a knife Sunday.
The woman was seen in a park
ing lot at 1936 J St., holding a knife
to her chest at 11:30 p.m.,
After nearly 15 minutes of talk
ing, police distracted her and took
the knife out of her hand, Duckworth
Man arrested for abuse
A man was arrested Sunday for
felony child abuse.
Bruce Canady, 31, 1700 Euclid
Ave., placed his 3-year-old daughter
in a bath of scalding water,
After hearing her screams,
Canady’s girlfriend took the child
out of the water. The child had sec
ond-degree bums on 23 percent of
her body, Duckworth said.
Man sought in robbery
Police are looking for a man for
alleged false imprisonment and rob
His girlfriend said at 11 p.m.
after an argument the man threw her
on the ground, tied her up Saturday
and said he was going to kill her,
She said the man took $340 from
her and left. She was at 4501
Tranquility Drive until 1:23 p.m.
Sunday, and officers don’t know
how she escaped, Duckworth said.
As of Monday night, officers
were looking for Kevin Rumel, 24, a
5-foot-10-inch white man, weighing
about 175 pounds, Duckworth said.
Compiled by staff writer
— ASUN ELECTIONS -
Run-off candidates to debate in union today
From staff reports
Three student election parties will
have the chance to square off in the final
Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska election debate
The debate, held a day before the
run-off election, will begin at 7 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union’s Union Square.
It is sponsored by the Daily
Nebraskan and the Residence Hall
Presidential candidates participat
ing in the debate are Heath Mello,
Empower, and Joel Schafer, A-Team.
First vice presidential candidates, who
are on the same ticket as their presiden
tial counterparts, are Cecily Rometo,
Empower, and Riley Peterson, A-Team.
The second vice presidential candi
dates, who are on separate tickets, are
Mike Butterfield, Empower, and Amy
The a-ti;am Voters' Guide
Tomonvw’snm-off election presents the voters with a clear choice.
If you think the ASMI is floe the way it is, vote for Empower. if you
think the ASM kgs alienated the student body and needs a serious
dose of reform, then send a message and vote a-team.
THE A TEAM
The A-Team is the only party with a plan to
implement ecological cost-saving measures
that will protect the environment and lower
we sent to
We think NASA should stop filming phony
moon landings before it sends fancy space
wagons to Mars. As if we couldn't tell the 1969
"moon landing" used the same stock scenery
that would later appear in "Star Trek II: The
Wrath of Khan/' ** Come on, NASA! Who are
On the use
The A-Team is the only party that supports
the creation of an on-line voting process for
The A-Team is the only party that supports
abolishing credit-card solicitation on cam
The A-Team bn’t afraid to call a spade a spade.
Kathy Lee is dead weight and has been holding
Regis back for years. We’ve grown tired of
Frank and Cody's antics and think it's time for
a change. Out suggestion: forget "Regis and
Kathv Lee" and bring on "Regis and Mister T
TOE REVOLUTION IS AT HAND!
Send a message: Vote ATEAM tomorrow!
This is a paid advsrriicum of the A-lbain Party. Christina ffiwiiii—1. Treasurer.
ASUNStudint Government Hi off Osetians March 8,2000.
** TheA-Team believes that Ricardo Montalban is a hero and a relemodel, and wishes to express their approval
of his many decades of fine work in film and television, including "The Wrath of Khan," and both "Conquest of
the Planet of the Apes" and "Escape from the Planet of the Apes." Mr. Montalban: The A-Team salutes you!
seize college building
ivic,aivaj 11 (A_r; - a monrn
after police broke up a nearly yearlong
strike at Latin America’s largest uni
versity, more than 100 rebellious stu
dents seized the rector’s building on
Monday, screaming at workers to get
out and spraying walls with graffiti.
About 150 strikers who covered
their faces to hide their identities
screamed at university employees to
evacuate the building and forcibly
removed some of the reporters and
photographers who tried to cover the
takeover, reported Mexican broadcast
stations and the government news
As they herded workers out of the
building in single file, the protesters
chanted “political prisoners, liberty,”
and “de la Fuente’s resignation now,”
a reference to recently appointed rec
tor Juan Ramon de la Fuente.
De la Fuente took the helm of the
school after the strike forced the pre
vious rector to resign.
About 100 strike sympathizers
waiting outside the building said they
were trying to determine whether the
takeover was going to last or was only
a brief symbolic action to demonstrate
that the strikers’ movement was still
Strikers had occupied and effec
tively paralyzed academic activity at
the university from April 20, 1999
until Feb. 6, when they were ousted by
a dawn police raid in which hundreds
The strike at the 270,000-student
National Autonomous University,
known as UNAM, was led by radicals
who saw it as a struggle against glob
al free-market economics.
It began as a protest against tuition
increases but continued long after
officials rescinded them.
The continuing detention of some
of those arrested in the raid has served
as a rallying cry for the ousted strik
De la Fuente has pledged to set up
a special commission to oversee
preparations for a congress to discuss
the future of the troubled university.
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