The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 9, 1987 · 1
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No organization claimed responsibility, but the province's top police official said he had no doubt the Irish Republican Army had planted the bomb, and that it was specifically aimed at civilians. The mainly Catholic IRA is fighting to unite Northern Ireland, a British province where Protestants outnumber Catholics 3-2, with the predominantly Catholic Republic of Ireland. Police reported five Catholic youths in Belfast were wounded by gunfire from a passing car Sunday night. They called the shootings a "sectarian action," and religious leaders issued pleas against retaliation for the Enniskillen bombing. Authorities had canceled a memorial parade in the village of Tullyhommon, near Enniskillen, after police received an IRA bomb threat. There was no explosion. FRIENDS, RELATIVES, soldiers and bandsmen dug with their bare hands through the rubble of a community center where the bomb was planted in this County Fermanagh town near the Irish border. . The blast blew out one end of the building and the structure collapsed, trapping men, women and . $ Bombing likely to revive morale among militants Analysis, Page 3 children against sidewalk railings. Police said three married couples were among the six women and five men killed, and that many of the wounded were seriously injured in the 10:45 a.m. explosion. A 14-year-old member of the Boy's Brigade said he was standing near the war memorial ready to lay a wreath when the bomb went off. "I dropped the wreath and rushed to where the wall had collapsed. People were screaming and we did all we could to pull them out At 11 o'clock we should have been remembering the dead, not digging them out," he said. The Rev. Michael Jackson, who had been waiting near the community center at the monument for the ceremony to begin, said, "People started to scream and people started to run away those who could but it was obvious that many would have been killed instantly." Chief Constable Sir John Hermon said, "I am satisfied beyond doubt that this was the work of the IRA." He said the area, but not the community hall, had been searched closely. "For years, the wall beside that building has . Turn to: Ireland. Page 3 Swift moves expected on new court nominee WASHINGTON (WP) - President Reagan's aides expect him to move swiftly to end a political (embarrassment for his administration by naming federal appeals' court Judge Anthony M. Kennedy of Sacramento, Calif., to the Supreme Court, administration sources said Sunday. Officials said Reagan had not made a final decision but was inclined to pick Kennedy, whom he has known for more than two decades, and that the nomination was likely to occur this week. Those sources said Attorney General Edwin Meese III and White House chief of staff Howard H. Baker Jr. discussed the naming of the next nominee after the withdrawal of Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on Saturday, and that the two had agreed that Kennedy, regarded as a moderate conservative, was the best choice. Kennedy, a 51 year-old appeals court judge, was flown Saturday on an Air Force jet from McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento to Andrews Air Force Base. He is expected to meet with White House and Justice Department officials Monday. He will be questioned again about his background because of administration concern after Ginsburg's withdrawal that any nominee be able to withstand intense personal scrutiny by the Senate and the media. "We've had all the surprises that we can stand," said one official. THE SOURCES SAID Reagan would act quickly in the wake of Ginsburg's withdrawal, in the hope that the Senate could hold hearings on the nomination before Congress recessed in December. "We stressed the importance of filling this key vacancy on the court when Ginsburg was nominated, and we have to demonstrate that we're prepared to do our part by acting quickly," said an administration official Kennedy was Baker's preference when Ginsburg was chosen last month after the Senate rejected Judge Robert H. Bork, largely because Baker did not think Ginsburg could survive the confirmation process. Reagan, who had vowed to select a nominee who "they'll (opponents of Bork) object to as much as they did" to Bork, selected Ginsburg over Kennedy in what one official described as "a close call," sources said. Ginsburg withdrew nine days after he was nominated to the high court and two days after disclosing he had smoked marijuana while a Harvard law professor. One official said the administration now faced "conflicting imperatives" of needing to move quickly so that hearings could be held by the Judiciary Committee this year, while also making certain the background of the next nominee had been carefully researched. These requirements appear to favor Kennedy, whom a White House official de-Turn to: Court, Page 5 ... . I. ijii.ii.iin I.! .iiiii I I i i iiiiiiiiiii--P.,Wj, , LJ)i lwmmmim mm n f i L w v V -NW MMA HM HMHIWM jfeOHOi :ii:I! Willi' Don DulontvLlflcotn stor FirsTier Bank sign altered to make room for chopper hoisted parts. - Helicopter used to lift equipment atop FirsTier It was a series of picture-perfect liftoffs and deliveries in downtown Lincoln Sunday as several tons of air condition-, ing equipment was airlifted to the top of ' the FirsTier tower, 20 stories up. Chuck Clifford, general services manager for FirsTier, said the air conditioning equipment, housed in a penthouse over the bank's 20th story, needed to be replaced. Doing so meant removing the original equipment, installed when the building went up 17 years ago, and hoisting the new machinery back up. Clifford said workers stripped off part of the bank's new red letters and built a ramp on which to slide the equipment. Turner Copter Services of Elliott, Iowa, was hired by Wentz Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Co., to pluck the old equipment from the rooftop, and lift the new equipment up from a parking lot at 14th and N streets. The job was to begin at dawn, Clifford said, but shaky weather delayed the start to about 9 a.m. After 15 lifts, the job was completed about 12:30 p.m. Multiple lifts were necessary because the helicopter could not lift more than 3,500 pounds at a time. Clifford said downtown passers-by were very interested in the spectacle. "You couldn't have asked for anything to have gone off more perfectly," Clifford said. "It was amazing." Workers will begin installing the new equipment Monday and hope to have the new air conditioning system completed by March. Hunter finds clothing worn by missing girl NORFOLK (AP) - Authorities and the mother of a -year-1 old girl missing since August say the clothes found in a wooded , area in Stanton County were those worn by the girl when she was last seen on Aug. 13. About 30 law enforcement officers Sunday searched the Wood Duck Recreation Area, a wooded, boggy area in Stanton County where the clothes were found Saturday by a pheasant hunter. , No clues were found in the search, which was halted shortly " after 5 p.m. by darkness, authorities said. c-" !' Norfolk Police Chief Bill Mizner said law enforcement offi- dais would meet Monday at 9 a.m. to discuss coordinating activities and whether to continue the search. " Jill Cutshall was last seen sitting on the front steps of her babysitter's house in Norfolk at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 13. POLICE CAPT. GENE BUSS said the clothing found was a purple shirt, blue jeans, white Nike tennis shoes and socks. He refused to discuss the condition of the clothing. u "It's the clothing she was wearing, the clothing she had on" when she was last seen, Buss said. Asked if underclothing was found. Buss said, "I believe everything was there." The clothes were found in a shelterbelt, Buss said. Authorities at the site identified them as belonging to Jill, he said. The clothing will be sent to the FBI's lab in Washington, D.C.,hesaid. Joyce CutshalL Jill's mother, said Sunday night she had positively identified one of the items as belonging to her daughter. CUTSHALL, who had demanded to see the clothing, said the FBI allowed her to see one item. She refused to say what the item was or to comment further. Earlier Sunday, she said, "As long as they're still searching and they don't find a body we still nave hope." Buss said authorities suspect foul play in the girl's disappearance. "Obviously, there's a problem when you find the clothes," he said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. Buss said the hunter found the clothing Saturday morning and reported it to the authorities at mid-afternoon Saturday. He said he didn't know why it wasn't immediately reported. The hunter, who was from Madison County, was pheasant hunting with his two sons, Buss said. He hasn't been identified. - AFTER THE HUNTER'S REPORT, authorities found the clothes and searched until darkness Saturday, he said. Authorities had looked in the Wood Duck area in a general way earlier for Jill, he said. Until the hunter found the clothing, there had been no solid leads in the case, Buss said. The report of the girl outside her babysitter's house was the last firm sighting police had received, he said. Jill had been spending the summer with her father,. Roger Cutshall, and her stepmother. Her mother was living in Great Bend, Kan, at the time of the disappearance. i Tues -7 Speciaf 8-page report ,-; on living through the epidemic News You Can Use In The Week Ahead Holiday Federal, state, county and city employees will get a mid-week break their offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day. Also closed will be major banks and public libraries. There will be no regular residential mail deliveries. But public schools will be open and city buses will run on their regular schedules. Driving Autumn foliage and cooler weather may make walking especially enjoyable at this time of year. But falling leaves and dropping temperatures can also create hazardous driving conditions, the Tire Industry Safety Council said. Roads covered with wet leaves can be as slippery as ice, the council warned. And when temperatures dip below the freezing mark, tires which already are a few pounds below proper inflation pressure could easily become seriously under-inflated and eventually fail. For every 10-degree drop, tire pressure drops by about a pound per square inch, the council said. Deer Nebraska's 1987 firearm deer season opens Saturday, and officials say they are expecting another good year. A total of 46,400 permits were authorized to be sold. In 1 986 a total of 34,387 deer were shot by hunters. Breakfast There may still be oo such thing as a free lunch, but you will be able to get a free breakfast in downtown Lincoln this week. On Thursday, the Downtown Lincoln Association will offer a complimentary continental breakfast of cinnamon roll and coffee and a copy of The Lincoln Star to downtown workers and residents from 7 to 9 a.m. on both levels of the Centrum. Volleyball The Nebraska state high school volleyball tournament will be held in Lincoln Friday and Saturday. All matches in Classes A, B, D-l and D-2 will be held at Pershing Auditorium, 226 Centennial Mall South, while first-round and semifinal matches in Classes C-1 and C-2 will be held at Lincoln Southeast High School, 2930 S. 37th St. All of Saturday's finals will be at Pershing. The championship schedule: Class A 7:30 p.m.; Class B 9:15 p.m.; Class C-1 9:15 p.m.; Class C-2 5:30 p.m.; Class D-1 7:30 p.m.; Class D-2 5:30 p.m. Compiled by Lucy Olson Arrests rise under domestic violence policy By Debra Emery of The Lincoln Star Tom barely recalls the police car pulling into the dirt drive in front of his Lincoln house last March. But he remembers hitting his wife, Mary, during another argument about her drinking. He didn't know that his stepson called the police, so it was a surprise when the officer came to the door. His biggest surprise, though, was when the police officer arrested him for domestic assault. His surprise was not unwarranted. Until a policy change in 1986 Tom probably would not have been arrested. COMPARATIVE STATISTICS are few because until recently no one kept track of the domestic assaults that oc curred in Lancaster County. But from June to September 1985, Lincoln police arrested 95 suspects for domestic assault. During the same period in 1986, police made 146 arrests, a 53 percent increase. ' Between June 1986 and June 1987, Lincoln police officers made 738 such arrests on charges relating to domestic violence, according to statistics provided by the Coalition in Response to Domestic Violence. The coalition formed in 1984 to find ways to combat domestic violence. It is comprised of 22 people who represent the criminal justice and social service agencies that deal with domestic violence. With the help of $45,000 in grants, the coalition has directed the approach to dealing with batterers that has changed both arrest and prosecution policies. Police now arrest suspected abusers even if the victim doesn't want an arrest Mary recalls she didn't want Tom arrested. When the police officer asked Tom whether he had hit Mary, she responded: "You're damm right he did." But when Tom was arrested, she snapped: "You're giving him a ticket? You've probably ruined the only chance for our marriage." IN THE PAST, a police officer probably wouldn't have cited Tom given his wife's reluctance. Also, since the couple's fight subsided before police arrived, the officer probably would have told Tom to "go for a walk." Turn to: Violence, Page 5 'Drug-Free Nebraska' aims at substance abuse By Bob Reeves of The Lincoln Star Approximately 10 percent of Nebraskans 13 to 17 years old and 7 percent of the state's adults are considered drug or alcohol abusers. Those figures are not out of line with national statistics, but local educators and law enforcement officials are hoping to lower the percentages through a statewide "Toward a Drug-Free Nebraska" campaign. The effort is being fueled by $3.8 million in federal funds that is being funneled to school systems, community groups, public institutions and law enforcement agencies in Nebraska as part of $200 million allocated nationwide under the Drug Enforcement, Education and Control Act of 1986. SO FAR, the various programs applying for and receiving the money look like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle scattered across the state. Once all the pieces are fitted together, however, they will form a big picture of a coordi- Newspaper Route Apply now at the Circulation Department or phone 473-7300-Adv. nated assault on drug and alcohol problems in Nebraska. The money is divided into three pots, labeled education, treatment and law enforcement All three areas will get funds over a three-year period, but this year's allocation is $1,058,234 for various drug education programs, $1,234,966 for drug treatment efforts, and $1,497,000 to improve the ability of cities and counties to enforce drug laws. Lincoln Public Schools has applied for $68,526 from the education pot to extend its School-Community Intervention Program into the elementary grades. That program has already worked well in Lincoln junior and senior high schools, identifying students with potential drug problems and guiding them into counseling or treatment The elementary program will put a strong emphasis on prevention, but will also help rescue those pupils who start drinking and using drugs as early as fourth or fifth grade. In all, the state Education Department has $666,668 to distribute to local school systems, Poll shows cutting deficit important to public. Page 2 Nursing home costs forcing elderly into poverty, Page 2 State seeks better way of dealing with foreign officials, Page 4 UNL chemistry students get unusual support. Page 4 Rep. Doug Bereuter recounts his views on current affairs, Page 5 Alfalfa hay samples showing wide range of quality, Page 9 Class work more important than sports at Stromsburg, Page 1 1 Experience the key difference between OU quarterbacks, Page 1 1 Agriculture....... Comics ............19 Dear Abby ........ 1 Deaths ............. 14 Editorials .........8 Life scape 7 Minipage .......... i Movies............. IS Record Book.... 14 Sports.. ... 11-13 State, local 4,5 Today's Events ..7 TV Programs... 14 Want Ads ......... H Weather........... 14 World News ....13 L The Office Wit asks, have you noticed that the American culture is turning to frozen yogurt? Sand your stories, puns and lokes about N-brosKa to "Today's Corn," Tht Lincoln Star, 926 P St Lincoln 68508. It w publish yours, we'll give you credit. Lincoln: Monday mostly sunny but cool.. High in the mid 40s. Light northeast wind less than 10 mph. Monday night a few high clouds. Low in the lower 20s. Tuesday partly sunny and warmer breezy by afternoon. High in the lower to mid 50s. (Weather digest. Page 14) If vour Star Is missing call 473-7300 be-toreyo.m. if you have a news tip call The Star at 473-7304. Turn to: Drug-free, Page 5 fZ

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