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Stabbing leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
in Lincoln's third murder of year
BY JOSH FUNK
An early morning gathering
that ended with a fatal fight left
one man jailed and neighbors
searching for answers
At 4 a.m. a stabbing call sum
moned police to 908 N. Eighth St.
where they found one man dying
and a young woman who had
been wounded in her arm,
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady
Police spent most of
Wednesday interviewing the
other people at the party, which
included at least six adults, while
news of the stabbing spread
through the neighborhood.
Wednesday evening Lincoln
Police arrested Charles R.
Eagleboy, 24, of908 N. Eighth St,
for first-degree murder.
Eagleboy was arrested while
being interviewed at the police
station. He is expected to be
charged in court today.
The victim, Jason Lee
Daniels, 29, was found critically
wounded at or near 908 N.
Eighth St. Daniels was taken to
BryanLGH Medical Center West
where he was pronounced dead.
The other stabbing victim,
18-year-old Mindy Falcon, was
cut in the arm, but the injury was
The fatal fight is believed to
have occurred on the porch of
the house and/or in the street.
Later in the day, on the cov
ered porch where the stabbing
may have occurred, sat a stroller,
a couch and an overturned
papazon chair, though the area
had been cordoned off with
crime scene tape since 8 a.m.
When the fight occurred,
there were six children asleep on
the floor of one of the home’s
bedrooms, Casady said.
Falcon had been living in the
home with her sister, Monique.
Neighbors said that a couple of
other people had also lived in the
house with the Falcons since
they moved in last spring, but it
was unclear how many others.
Three doors north of the site
of the murder, 96-year-old Henry
Schmidt said he was awakened
by the noise of the fight and went
“I saw them running around
back and forth in the street,”
Schmidt said. “To me they were
just fighting - a fist fight or some
thing like that.”
Schmidt said he did not
know anyone had been killed
until he got up later that morn
ing, and it was unsettling to
“You’d be a little leery of
what’s going on too (if this were
your neighborhood),” Schmidt
Another neighbor, Harlan
Lasley, 59, said he heard a
woman’s voice yelling after he
got home from work at 3 a.m.,
but he did not think much of it.
“I just figured it was college
kids,” Lasley said. Many of the
homes in the neighborhood
around the murder are rented to
college students, and the area is
a popular spot for football game
Police said Daniels, the vic
tim, lived at an apartment at
1030 S. Ninth St., but neighbors
said he had moved out of the
building at least a year ago.
This was Lincoln’s third mur
der of2000, which is half as many
as at the same time last year.
Daniels had an extensive his
tory of run-ins with the law,
including a manslaughter con
viction stemming from the 1988
death of a 35-year-old Lincoln
man who had been beaten to
death with a tire iron.
Other offenses in Daniels’
criminal history include assault,
trespassing, disturbing the
peace and interfering with an
One of Daniels’ former
neighbors said she remembered
that "he was in a lot of trouble”
with outstanding warrants.
“He and his brothers would
fight when they got drinking,”
Michelle Kavanagh, 21, said. “He
knocked down his girlfriend a
few times, and we had to call the
law on him.”
Kavanagh’s sister, Tracie
Nicholson, said Daniels didn’t
really plan for the future: "He was
just Uving day by day."
Daniels was the oldest of
three brothers and his parents
still live in Lincoln, Nicholson
He didn’t deserve it,” said
7 saw them running
around back and forth
in the street. To me they
were just fighting - a fist
fight or something like
lives near murder site
Nicholson, 18, who used to hang
out with Daniels and his friends.
“He had done a lot of bad things
in his life, but he didn’t deserve
For those who awoke to find
a crime scene and a half-dozen
police cruisers on their street
Wednesday, the stabbing was a
“It was kind of shocking to
see that (the crime scene) when I
was coming out of the house,”
said sophomore construction
management major Ryan
Norder, who discovered the
police investigation on the way
to his 8:30 a.m. class.
Police had been called to the
908 N. Eighth Street home a few
times before, but Casady said it
was not an exceptional number
resident Marie Loos first learned
of the stabbing from a radio
news report before she went out
side to get her newspaper.
“It’s a bit scary,” Loos said.
Program builds language,friendships
■Conversation group pairs
international and American
students,while promoting the
education of other cultures.
BY MARGARET BEHM
Foreign students may be con
fused and want someone to talk
American students may want
some exposure to another cul
That’s where the English
Conversation Program comes
in.The program brings American
university students and foreign
students who want practice
speaking English together to talk.
Piotrek Juszkiewicz, one of
the program’s coordinators, said
having someone to talk to is
important for foreign students.
“They usually go through a
culture shock,” said Juszkiewicz,
a graduate student in education.
"It’s good for them to have some
body there for one hour a week
and to be a friend to them.”
There are 130 international
students and 70 American stu
dents signed up for the program
so far. The program needs about
60 more American students,
For the past two years, every
foreign student who applied got
an American partner, he said.
Students who would like to
participate in the program
should pick up an application
from the International Affairs
Office, located at 420 University
Applications need to be in by
Sept. 12. Applicants should also
go to a meeting in the Union
Ballroom on Sept. 14 from 7 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.
During the meeting, partici
pants will meet their partner.
They will also receive brief train
Participants are only required
to spend one hour a week with
each other, Juszkiewicz said. The
hour can take place anytime dur
ing the week, and the students
decide what they want to do dur
ing that hour.
Ruth Rohnke, a secretary at
the Lutheran Chapel who partici
pated in the program last year,
said the one hour a week was
enjoyable for her.
“It’s just like meeting one of
your friends for coffee,” she said.
The program is an inexpen
sive and safe way for university
students to learn about other cul
tures, Juszkiewicz said.
“The benefit for American
students is that without leaving
Lincoln, they get almost first
hand exposure to another coun
try,” he said.
Rohnke said that she enjoyed
the program and even made a
"We’re friends now - we don’t
even consider it as being conver
sation partners,” said Rohnke.
Tapes of JFK, missile crisis released
phone conversations, which
focused on whether to invade
Cuba, were given to the media.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON - Tape recordings
released from President
Kennedy's library Wednesday
documented tension in the White
House following the Cuban mis
sile crisis as Kennedy debated
whether the United States should
promise not to invade Cuba.
Hie nine hours of tapes, taken
from conversations held in the
Oval Office, are the latest in a
series that have been released
periodically by the John F.
Kennedy Library and Museum in
the past 17 years.
The conversations took place
between Nov. 7 and Nov. 16,1962
after the Soviet Union publicly
agreed to pull its missiles out of
Cuba in the Cuban missile crisis.
Sheldon Stem, a former histo
rian at the library who reviewed
portions of the tapes, including
the excerpts released to the
media, said the new tapes, while
not as dramatic as tapes made
when the crisis was at its grim
height, shed light on how the crisis
They also show a president
who is firmly in charge, he said.
“He’s making up his mind, he’s
listening to input from his advis
ers. It’s perfectly clear from these
tapes and all the others that these
decisions were made by the presi
dent,” he said.
In a 20-minute segment of
tape on the Cuban missile crisis,
Kennedy and his advisers can be
heafd discussing whether the
prospect of an American pledge to
not invade Cuba would encour
age the Soviets to pull out its
“We’re not planning to invade
Cuba, anyway.... We don’t plan to
invade Cuba. But we’re ready to
give that in a more formal way
when they meet their commit
ments,” Kennedy said on the
Kennedy was concerned what
it would look like if the Soviets did
n’t pull out the bombers, wonder
ing if it would seem “we failed to
get what we wanted, we’ve settled
But he also saw problems with
“I don’t think we look very
good to say, ‘Well, we withdraw
our commitment that we won’t
invade,”' he said.
Ultimately, said Stern, the
Soviets agreed to pull out the
bombers and agreed to pull back
the tarpaulins when the missiles
were loaded onto ships so they
could be counted from the air.
Kennedy lifted the blockade of
Cuba on Nov. 20,ending the crisis.
There were 127 tapes made in
1962 and 1963. Now, 90 have been
reviewed and opened to the pub
lic or partially opened, while 34
still need to be reviewed to see if
they must remain sealed because
they contain classified material,
said Maura Porter, foreign policy
archivist for the library. Three
tapes are blank.
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Rohnke said she invited her
partner to celebrate
Thanksgiving with her.
"A lot of the international stu
dents have never even stepped
foot in an American home,” she
said. "It was really neat. She was
very appreciative of our friend
Even though they may come
from halfway across the world,
Terry Malone, a senior education
major, said the conversations are
similar to American ones.
“It’s actually like meeting an
American," Malone said. “You
learn things about them that you
would from meeting your next
Malone participated in the
program last year. He said the
time spent together helped his
partner speak better English.
“A lot of times, they can write
it but can’t speak it,” Malone said.
“It also helps them when they
hear the slang; they can actually
learn the meaning of it.”
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