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Law & Order
Police breakupfight at Studio
14 involving about 300 people
A bar-room brawl Sunday
morning resulted in seven cita
Lincoln Police Chief Tom
Casady said around 1 a.m., a fight
broke out at Studio 14,1415 O St.
Casady said when officers arrived,
a number of fights were going on
involving about 300 people.
Thirty officers in all - some
from outside police forces - were
called to the scene to break up the
Casady said he didn't know
how many people were taken to
Cornhusker Place Detox, but he
did say there were no injuries.
Officer Katherine Finnell said
there were seven citations issued:
five for disturbing the peace, one
for failure to disperse and one for
refusal to comply.
Casady said broken bottles lit
tered the ground after the fist
fights were over:
Domestic disturbance ends
with arrest, citation
An all-day domestic distur
bance led police to arrest one
Lancaster County SheriffTerry
Wagner said Santos Sanchez, 28,
was arrested after his wife tried to
call 911 early Saturday morning.
Wagner said Sanchez was
keeping his wife from leaving
beginning at 9 a.m. Friday morn
ing through the early morning
A silent 911 call - the result of
the telephone being ripped off the
wall - alerted officers to the distur
bance, Wagner said.
Wagner said the woman was
punched in her head and had
swelling to the side of her face and
Wagner said the couples chil
dren, ages 3, 5 and 6, witnessed
the assault. Sanchez was cited
with child abuse and neglect
Two freshmen issued MIPs
in Schramm Hall
Two UNL freshman carrying
mirrors emblazoned with brand
name beer logos through
Schramm Hall were issued MIPS
early Friday morning.
A community service officer
saw the two students who, accord
ing to a friend, stole the mirrors,
while walking through the halls at
about 2 a.m.
Officers found Joshua
McNeal, 18, and Ryan Bowden, 19,
both freshmen, in their room in
Schramm Hall, UNL Assistant
Police Chief Mylo Bushing said.
Bushing said the officer also
saw the students in possession of
12-ounce beer cans a quarter full
of Keystone beer.
Bushing said both students
UNL freshman cited for drug
paraphernalia in Abel Hall
After an officer smelled burn
ing marijuana from a room in Abel
Hall, one student was issued a
citation for possession of drug
When the officer went into the
room of UNL freshman Joshua
Brink, 19, he said he found a con
coction of dryer sheets with mari
juana residue and rolling papers,
Brink was issued a citation for
possession of drug paraphernalia,
Student caught in Schramm
Hall restroom gets MIP
A student pouring alcohol into
a toilet in the men’s lobby rest
room of Schramm Hall led to one
Bushing said a residence
assistant reported to a communi
ty service officer that a male was
pouring beer in the toilet around
'3:00 a.m. Friday.
The CSO found sophomore
Ben Suga, 19, in the bathroom
with an open backpack next to
him containing five full, cold bot
tles of beer and two full 12-ounce
bottles ofWheat Amber Ale.
Compiled by Jill Conner
BUP6ET from page 1
hundreds, not thousands, of
Despite the school’s blos
soming programs, Smith said
the state of Nebraska needed a
higher quality institution, and
increased tuition would help
the school improve.
“We are a good university,
but not as good as the people of
Nebraska want, need and
deserve,” he said.
To give Nebraskans the cal
iber of university they want,
Smith said the Legislature
needed to address one last area
that it skipped in its first budget:
capital construction, a plan that
totes a $12 million price tag.
Several buildings across all
of the state’s campuses, includ
ing the Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery, are in dire need of
repair, he said.
In particular, he said, con
struction crews need to reno
vate the former engineering
building on the UNO campus so
the College of Public Affairs and
Community Service can use the
B.J. Reed, dean of the col
lege, said his college deserved
He said the criminal justice
and public administration pro
grams ranked above similar
programs at Yale, Princeton and
Tragically, he said the facul
ty who anchor these famous
programs get stuck in slip-shod
offices strewn across the cam
"Nationally recognized fac
ulty are located in converted
kitchens and closets,” he said.
has diverse goals for UNL
HOGAN from page 1
major, said he was pleased with
Hogan and what he had to say.
“As much as I’ve heard of
(Interim) Chancellor (Harvey)
Perlman and the good work he’s
done, the opportunity to have Mr.
Hogan (as chancellor) is unprece
dented,” he said.
Pflueger said he didn’t want to
see continually rising tuition rates
for future UNL students.
Hogan said sometimes, the
university couldn’t depend solely
on the Legislature for funding.
But by increasing outside
investments, tuition rates would
n’t soar as a way to fund the uni
Pflueger said he was disap
pointed few students attended
the Hogan's reception.
“I can understand when peo
ple don’t vote in student govern
ment elections, but this is the
chancellor we’re talking about,”
George Wolf, associate profes
sor of English, said he hoped if
Hogan was chosen, hed work to
implement domestic partner
benefits for faculty and staff.
The University of Minnesota
Board of Regents approved
domestic partner benefits for fac
ulty and staff members, but
Hogan said the issue has stalled in
the Minnesota Legislature.
While at Minnesota, Hogan
voted in support of the benefits.
When Wolf asked Hogan
about domestic partner benefits,
Hogan only said, “These are very,
very difficult issues."
Hogan and UNL Interim
Chancellor Perlman are vying to
take the seat vacated by former
Chancellor James Moeser who left
to become chancellor at the
University of North Carolina at
Perlman’s interview and
reception are scheduled for today
at 4:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall.
UNL student survives wreck
BY JILL CONNER
A University of Nebraska
Lincoln sophomore is in serious
condition after a car accident on
Interstate 80 heading east Friday
Lt. Erhart from the Sarpy
County Sheriff’s Office said
Monica Obermeyer, 19, a dietetics
major, was passing a car and
when she went back into the right
lane, she lost control of her 1999
Obermeyer struck a guard rail,
went into the ditch and hit a tree,
Obermeyer's mother, Jackie,
said her daughter survived
because of some unusual circum
“She had so many things in
her favor, its just amazing," she
Jackie Obermeyer said the first
person to arrive on the scene was
an emergency room physician
from Immanuel Hospital in
No one’s sure who made the
original 911 call, but paramedics
and a Lifeflight helicopter arrived
on the scene at about the same
time, Jackie Obermeyer said.
The Lifeflight also was the last
for the evening because of a fog
settling over the Interstate.
The paramedics from the heli
copter inserted a tube into
Monica’s lungs, which were filling
up with blood, Jackie Obermeyer
Monica was then Lifeflighted
to the Nebraska Health System
University Hospital in Omaha,
Jackie Obermeyer said.
Although Obermeyer was
originally in critical condition, a
spokeswoman for the University
Hospital said she was now in seri
Obermeyer suffered from two
fractured lungs, a fractured pelvis
and broken ribs, said her father,
“She looks a whole lot better,
but she’s still really sick - but
everything’s fixable,” he said.
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Health center to be reviewed
BY LINDSEY BAKER
This week, the University
Health Center goes under the
Once in every five or six years,
a team comprised of both internal
and external experts review stu
dent affairs departments, said
James Griesen, vice chancellor for
Now it’s the Health Center’s
Griesen said he decided to go
ahead with the Health Center
review as a way to establish goals
for a new Health Center director.
“I thought it would be very
helpful for a new director coming
in,” he said. “It’s a good process.”
The health center is now being
headed by Interim Director Jim
Yankech. Griesen said he expect
ed to announce a permanent
director in the next few weeks.
The review team - which con
sists of three external university
health center directors, two
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
students, a UNL faculty member
and a UNL student affairs director
- was chosen by Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs
Campbell said he asked the
health center and other organiza
tions for external expert recom
“I tried to find people that, if
possible, have been through the
review process before,” Campbell
He said he chose team mem
bers who worked closely with the
health center and had knowledge
of on campus procedures. The
team will conclude its on-site
study of the health center today.
James Yankech, associate
director of business operations for
the health center, said the team
would talk to health center
employees, student organizations
and the student affairs offices as
part of its visit
"They’ll ask questions and
have discussions to evaluate the
health center,” he said.
The team met with student
groups yesterday at a special
Griesen said the health center
staff prepared a self-study report
including information on the cen
ter’s goals, budget and space for
He said after the team com
pleted its review, they would sub
mit a formal, written report to him
in about a month. The results, he
said, would be used to develop
new goals for improvement of the
“We gain a lot out of this,"
Griesen said. He said he is always
surprised at the number of sug
gestions review teams make after
a department study.
"Over the years, we’ve learned
to really appreciate the insights
and the recommendations they
show after they visit,” he said.
Campbell said he found the
reviews to be helpful as well.
“It does give a lot of feedback,
especially when we bring in peo
ple that are experts in the field,” he
said. “Having a fresh perspective is
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