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Jury selection begins
in trial in 1999 murder
BY JOSH FUNK
Defense attorney Jeff Pickens joked
with the pool of 70 prospective jurors
Monday afternoon as the group was nar
rowed to a panel of 12 that will determine
his client’s fate.
Jury selection in the 1999 murder of
James Allen began Monday, and opening
arguments are expected this morning.
Allen, 38, was found dead in his apart
ment at 1635 F St. with two knives in his
back on March 21,1999.
All three charged in connection with
the murder were transients.
Larry Barry, 40, will be tried for first
degree murder and the use of a weapon to
commit a felony. The trial is expected to
last two weeks.
The other two people charged as
accessories in the crime, Larry Welch, 46,
and Jennifer Irwin-Barry, 21, are slated for
trial in November.
During jury selection, Pickens asked
prospective jurors if they knew anything
about transient culture, the effects of .
alcoholism and mental illness.
Lincoln attorney Sean Brennan was
appointed as special prosecutor because
the county attorney's office had a conflict
of interest, County Attorney Gary Lacey
And Pickens’ firm, the Commission
on Public Advocacy, was appointed to
represent Barry because the public
defender’s office represented one of the
witnesses in the case.
According to court documents, Allen
was killed during an argument with Barry
over $500 dollars.
Barry denied the fight with Allen to
police although he admits being at Allen’s
apartment that night to pick up Welch.
Irwin-Barry, Barry’s wife, was charged
as an accessory after the fact because
police said she initially denied knowing
about the murder.
Welch also denied knowing of the
murder, but police said he helped dispose
of Barry's bloody clothes afterward.
Barry has remained in jail since Allen’s
death in lieu of a $1 million percentage
Second outdoors party
in two weeks draws police
One week after a 400-person out
doors party was broken up just outside
city limits, police returned to the same
place for another unruly party.
At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Lancaster
County Sheriff’s deputies and Lincoln
Police went to 201 W. South St. in
response to several loud-music com
plaints, Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Jarrett
After an initial police request to turn
the music down failed, deputies talked
with the property manager, Ronald
Talbert, 43, at the gate.
Jarrett said Talbert, of2730 S. 8th St,
was uncooperative and refused to turn
the music down. When police tried to
arrest Talbert, he fled and scuffled
briefly with police.
Talbert was arrested for disturbing
the peace and resisting arrest, Jarrett
said. Police estimated that 50 people
were at the party.
Poachers caught with firearms
in routine traffic stop
TWo poachers were caught with ille
gal firearms in a Sunday morning traffic
At 10 a.m. a Lincoln Police officer
stopped two men in a pickup truck near
lO1*1 and Claremont streets, Lincoln
Police Ofc. Katherine Finnell said.
As the officer approached, he
noticed two fresh deer kills in the back
of the truck and a rifle, which was later
determined to be stolen, sitting
between the two men in the cab.
The truck's driver, Chad Wiedel, 29,
of3036 S 13th St., was arrested for pos
session of a stolen firearm and driving
on a suspended license, Finnell said.
Police then obtained consent to
search the house where Wiedel and the
other man, Kipley Holbrook, 26, lived.
There they found several other guns
and the antlers from the two deer.
Holbrook was arrested for being a
felon in possession of a firearm and
possessing a stolen firearm.
Police sent the hunting evidence to
the Game and Parks Commission for
possible prosecution because it is not
Pepper-spray armed thief
attacks again in Lincoln
A purse snatcher armed with pep
per spray struck early Saturday morn
ing in a manner similar to another theft
At 12:30 a.m. a 20-year-old woman
crossing the street on the 1600 block of
Garfield Street was stopped by two men
in a maroon four-door sedan asking for
directions, Finnell said.
When the woman approached the
car, she was sprayed with pepper spray.
Then the driver got out and grabbed the
The suspect is described as a black
man, 5-feet 10-inches tall, 175 pounds,
in his early 20s, with short black hair
This incident is strikingly similar to
a theft a few blocks away on Washington
Street Thursday night. That suspect and
car description also was similar.
Men steal two 12-packs
from Lincoln liquor store
TWo men seen breaking into Amen
Liquor early Sunday morning just
couldn’t wait to get their Bud.
Around 3 a.m., a Holiday Inn
Express employee heard the 1172
Belmont St. liquor store’s burglar alarm
sounding and saw two white men flee
ing, Finnell said.
Police found that the store's front
glass had been broken with a large
stone, and two 12-packs of Budweiser
or Bud Light beer was taken for an
$18.50 loss. The thieves caused $250
Compiled by Josh Funk
Would you like bratwurst with that?
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAK BROOK, OL - You won’t find
a dish resembling the McPizza or
Arch Deluxe, two forgettable flops, in
test kitchens at McDonald's corpo
But almost anything else is possi
ble these days, a reflection of the
menu shakeup under way at the
hamburger giant’s 12,700 U.S.
restaurants foUowing years of slug
gish results from new products.
Burritos, bratwurst, brownie
sundaes, Southern breakfast biscuits
- aU have emerged recently from 1
McDonald’s Plaza for testing, and
more surprises are being cooked up
for release soon.
Some could become nationwide
staples; others will be strictly region
al items or wind up on the food obit
uary list along with the McLean
burger and Big Xtra, the latest casu
Regardless of the fate of these
dishes, industry experts say the push
to innovate is welcome and probably
overdue as McDonald’s tries to
improve slowing profit growth in the
This is still your father’s
McDonald’s, and founder Ray Kroc’s
too - Big Macs, Filet-O-Fish and its
trademark fries will remain core
items for the world’s largest restau
But the fast-food bastion is doing
much more experimenting than
before. The reasons: sluggish sales
growth, consumers’ expanding
tastes, a new computerized cooking
system and rivals that sometimes are
quicker to innovate.
“We have seven or eight items
that are almost icons,” said Tom
Ryan, a senior vice president who
heads McDonald’s U.S. menu man
agement. “The point isn’t that these
are bad or outdated, it’s that we
could use a few more.”
Besides new products intro
duced at select McDonald’s - includ
ing the Grilled McVeggie sandwich,
three new chicken sandwiches, Fruit
N' Yogurt Parfait, McFlurry dessert
and others - another 40-odd ideas
are in various stages of testing, he
The quest for hot new products is
part of a $400 million “brand rein
vention program” kicked off recently
by a new McDonald’s advertising slo
gan: “We love to see you smile.”
The new products haven’t been
on the menu long, so it’s too early to
say whether customers are wowed.
Sales at U.S. McDonald’s rose 4 per
cent to $5.1 billion in the July
September period compared with
the same quarter a year earlier, but
that included business from 174 new
restaurants, which tends to skew the
Still, Ryan said success of such
new products as breakfast bagel
sandwiches and McShaker Salads in
particular confirms the company’s
view of its menu as “an untapped
engine of growth.”
It hasn’t always been so.
You could stump a trivia expert
by asking the name of McDonald’s
next blockbuster item after Chicken
McNuggets in 1982. Answer: There
hasn’t been one.
The company relied on old
standbys in the ‘90s tg stave off U.S.
competitors and become a global
powerhouse now boasting 28,000
restaurants in 120. countries. But the
once-frenetic sales and profit pace
has slackened considerably, prompt
ing more of an emphasis on develop
ing “new and exciting” items for fast
“McDonald’s has had very little in
the way of new products in the last
decade - at least new products that
have worked,” said analyst Joseph
Buckley, who follows the restaurant
industry for Bear Steams.
“Other companies have been
more aggressive. Now, over the past
two years, McDonald’s has gotten
very active too.”
Archrival Burger King developed
a new french fry and a Big Mac clone,
the Big King, among other items.
Wendy’s has scored with a series of
limited-time products, the latest the
Mozzarella Chicken Supreme sand
Taco Bell has introduced the
goraita, tne chalupa and new fresh
fried nacho chips, and Pizza Hut and
KFC have had a steady stream of new
items. All three are owned by Tricon
“You can be successful without
new products, with superior execu
tion,” said Buckley.
“But new products are a way to
create interest in the brand... a nice
add-on to drive sales with.”
McDonald’s sped up its product
moves after restructuring its domes
tic leadership in July 1997 under
then-U.S. operations chief Jack
Greenberg, now chairman and chief
executive officer. Local testing of
products was stepped up, a move
endorsed by McDonald’s thousands
of franchisees, and senior vice presi
dent Ryan, who previously helped
expand Pizza Hut’s menu, led the
innovation as “new concepts officer.”
First came the bagel sandwich,
which Buckley calls McDonald’s best
new product in a decade. It began
regionally and went nationwide last
The completed installation of the
Made For You cooking system in U.S.
restaurants this year enabled the
company to quicken its pace of new
product introductions - a move that
could boost profits and help
McDonald’s shake a protracted stock
The customized system makes
preparing products much faster.
ground in survey
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Stenbeig breezed through the May primary, gar
nering more votes than all five of his opponents
"I think Stenberg startled almost everyone with
his strong primary showing,” Sittig said. “I thought
he would go onward and upward from there, but
he’s been either flat or declining.”
Given Stenberg’s natural advantage as a
Republican, he probably is trailing in the polls more
because of his own campaign’s inadequacies than
because of Nelson's strengths, Sittig said.
“It must be Stenberg's style, personality and
uninspiring campaign style,” he said. “He just isn't
able to engender the enthusiasm you would expect
would come second nature to a candidate who was
able to win a statewide primary like that”
Nelson’s performance as governor from 1991-99
is “known enough and widely accepted” that he may
be able to follow in the footsteps of former Sen.
James Exon and retiring Sen. Bob Kerrey -
Democrats elected to the Senate after they served as
Throughout the fall, Nelson has campaigned as
an independent voice, while Stenberg has aligned
himself with a GOP team of Bush and HageL
“I think he’s overworked the team concept,”
Sittig said. “There has to be something else he could
use to hold Republicans and keep them loyal."
Sittig said die race may tighten, but Nelson prob
ably will win. Alast-minute surge like Hagel’s in 1996
probably is less likely this year because Stenberg,
unlike Hagel, is not a political newcomer, he said.
“This race looked like Stenberg’s to win, but he
hasn't been able to nail it down,” Sittig said.
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