Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 12, 1991 · 42
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1991 UNCOLN. NE, JOURNAL .STATELO C ALA7E ATKZn C 343 Showers a bonus for Gold ex By Journal Writer and News ServloM -. ' Overnight rain in the eastern two-thirds of Nebraska, including .88 of an inch in Lincoln, was like "gold" for trees and shrubs in the Capital City, said Steven Schwab, assistant city superintendent for forestry. While unusual, rain this time of year is much more beneficial than snow to trees and shrubs because it takes 12 inches of snow to equal one inch of rain, he said. -'With no frost, the water is able to soak into the ground where it helps promote root growth, he said Rain this late in the season will help plants go into winter under better conditions. And Thursday's rain should help , make up the shortfall in precipitation Lincoln has experienced. J i - ."We all want a white Christmas but state .-Court: Murderer's ' counsel ineffective OMAHA (AP) - Charles N. Chadwick, 39, of Elkhorn, who is serving a life sentence for the murders of two people a decade ago, received ineffective counsel 1 from his defense attorney, . a divided VS. 8th Circuit Court of .' Appeals said. , . .:. "?' But the ineffectiveness was not enough to have produced a different verdict from a Pottawattamie (Iowa) County District Court jury,., the appeals panel said in its recent - ruling. ' r 1 Chadwick was convicted along with John L. Hrbek in the Sept 16,, : 1981, shooting deaths of Kate Fisher, 53, and her son, Stanley L. Fisher, 34. The Fishers were shot in the head at close range near VS. ' Highway 275 south of Council Bluffs, Iowa. ' Housing authority " denies violations ' OMAHA (AP) - The Omaha - Housing i Authority has denied . nearly all of the 46 housing viola- -tions it was accused of in a federal audit. '""OHA Executive Director Ro-bert Armstrong accused federal . -'" officials of attempting to embar-". rass the agency. He called on the 'Department of Housing and Urban J)evelopment's Omaha office to .Apologize to OHA, its residents and its employees. V. ":",. The HUD audit identified 46 in- .stances where it said OHA vio f'r"V WW! .11? ! Nichol disappearance case still unsolved After 4 years jamily9 authorities continue their search for missing woman . GOTHENBURG (AP) .- Fouf years ago Wednesday, Christi Jo Ni-. chols disappeared from her Gothenburg home. Authorities and her family are still searching for answers. . Her children, Lindsey and Preston, are now nearly 7 and 5 years old, respectively. Since their mother's disappearance, the children have been in and out of foster care, as well as the custody of both sets of grandparents. The children now live with their fa ther, Mark Nichols, who has remarried.,- ::.---rry:'- ::.- . On Dec. 11, 1987, Christi Jo Nichols, 22, disappeared from the house she shared with her husband and children. She hasn't been seen or heard Director of development and public relations Amy Campbell Lamphere Amy Campbell Lamphere is the new director of development and pub-:lic relations at Lied Center for Performing Arts. - r "' Her appointment is effective Jan. 6, said Robert Chumbley, Lied director. She will earn $40,000 annually. The position of development and public relations director is new, but some of the same duties were carried out by Sheila Griffin, the associate director of audience development and programming ..who resigned in ..June. Nora George has been interim public relations director for several months. Lamphere recently returned to her hometown of Lincoln after living and working in New York City for several years.' She has been commuting to New York to work as director of Lincoln firm will build retirement community COLUMBUS Bruce Corp. of Lincoln has been awarded a $2.4 million . contract for construction of Prairie Village Retirement Center in Columbus. . '';.,',',,,.;. : l':-Z 'r";-y-. Excavation and ground work on the $4 million project have started and will continue through the winter as weather permits. It is anticipated that construction will be completed in one year. . ' " Prairie Village Retirement Center , Wll be a non-profit retirement living community for seniors in the Columbus area who want to maintain an independent lifestyle yet desire the con-Tenience" security and available , : ) . i city's trees D'ected to replace rainy weather I'd like to see this in liquid form for as long as possible," Schwab said. , The low that brought the rain was expected to track swiftly northeast, bringing an end to the rainy weather late Thursday. High pressure building injfrom the '. west will bring decreasing cloudiness ' and colder temperatures to the re- ". gion Thursday night Heaviest rain totals included 1.70 at -Genoa, 1.08 at Aurora, 1.06 at Benkle- man, 1.04 at Blair, 1.03 at Culbertson V and 1.05 at Hadar. Partly cloudy, windy and colder conditions will prevail Friday. Highs v will range from the mid-30s in the north to the low-40s in the southeast The Nebraska extended forecast for Saturday through Monday calls : for little chance of precipitation. lated federal statutes and regulations, handbook requirements or its own policies. v Douglas County OKs new welfare standards ' OMAHA (AP) - The Douglas County Board has approved new welfare standards intended to cor-, rect barriers to the employment " market for a majority of the peo- , pie who receive county assistance. The county's action Tuesday took on new powers the Nebraska ' Legislature granted the county ur its last session, County officials . have power to require more from general assistance clients as they make the welfare program more ' like a "workfare" program. : , i The county can require clients to submit to an assessment of their . abilities, participate in county-provided job training andor do community service work for government agencies or private, non-) . profit organizations such as the 4'. Red Cross or Salvation Army.. - - UNO's graduation moving to auditorium OMAHA (AP) A growing number of graduates has forced the University of Nebraska at Omaha to move its traditional December commencement to Omaha's Civic Auditorium. , More than 750 graduates and un- , dergraduates will receive their degrees in the Dec. 21 ceremonies that traditionally have been held at the UNO Fieldhouse, UNO official said. from since:-.,). :ix-, 'No new developments' Her mother, Connie Stanley of Big Springs, said recently that there really haven't been any new developments in the case in the past few ' years. "We're doing everything we can, but there just isn't that much to do". Stanley said. - c :. "u - Investigators at first thought Nichols left Gothenburg, a Dawson County community of about 3,400, of her own free will. Gothenburg is located about 35 miles southeast of North Platte. Since that time, however, local, artistic and administrative programs for the Danspace Project Inc; at St Mark's Church-of-the-Bowery. As di-: . rector,, she is responsible-for produc-: tion and promotion of a 24-week an- nual dance series and is the primary fund-raising officer for the project I , She also is a freelance editorial and promotional consultant - Prior to assuming the Danspace " position in September 1989, Lamphere , ' was director of development for the . Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. She i also has been program coordinator for the New Sweden WMidsummer (5 f Music Festival, in Minnesota where j she developed a statewide program " for the yearlong festival Lamphere also has worked as program secretary for the Cultural Council Founda- assistance of a full-service retirement residence. 1 , . ' - The 60,000-square-foot, pne-story building will have 60 living units, including 24 independent living quarters and 36 personal care suites.- Long-term financing for the project has been arranged with Columbus Bank & Trust, First National Bank of ' Columbus and First National Bank of Omaha. The Presbyterian Welfare Foundation, which operates Clark Jeary Home retirement center in Lincoln, also is offering financial assistance. ; : ' ' ' ' .'.' Community donations in support of the Columbus project so far have exceeded $75,000. -v Highs Saturday win be in the mid- to upper 30s, in the 40s Sunday and back to the mid- to upper 30s Monday. Lows will be five to 15 above Saturday, in the upper teens and lower 20s Sunday, and five to 15 degrees again Monday. ' ' Overnight rain totals included ...0.73 Laurel ............. ..0.92 Lincoln . . ...0.30 Loretto ...1.00 Mason City Atlanta M Auburn Aurora.. , Beaver City ., Bennet . Benkleman .., Bennington . Blair ... Blue Hill ....... Brody .......... Brunlng ........ Cairo ............ Cambridge... ...0.81 MCCOOK .... ,..0.73 Naponee ......... ...1.06 Nebraska City. ...0.W Nelloh.......... ...1.04 Newcastle . IIM : Ulrkmrmon ...0.62 Norfolk..... ...0.8J North Loup ... ...0.75 North Platte.. ...0.90 Ookdale ...... ...0.65 Omoha.... Cedar Bluffs.... Clay Confer Clearwater.. Comstock .0.85 Ora .0.47 Orleans...... .0.45 Osmond Iowa, Winnebagos close to casino pact SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) The state of Iowa and the Winnebago Indians are close to agreement on allowing the tribe to run a casino on its land near Sloan. - . A representative of the company to operate the casino said it would be open around the clock and would hire about 200 workers. Neither he. nor other officials would release more details. . . . - Tribal leader Louie LaRose said the tribal council has given preliminary approval to the state's latest proposal . t ..;Kv;--- . - "We've agreed we could live with those terms,' he said. "We haven't finalized it" He said an agreement might be ready in several days. . ; -;. - "The points we're at odds with, we think we can figure out ways to han-. die them," LaRose said. "We don't see it as being that difficult at this time." ' The Winnebagos plan to open a casino on tribal land west of Sloan. It would offer slot machines, blackjack, roulette and other table games. - Under federal law, Indians can have the same type of games that are allowed by state law but they are not bound by betting limits or other state restrictions. Casino gambling for non-Indians is legal only on riverboats that meet certain standards. Negotiating The state Department of Inspections and Appeals has been negotiating with the tribe for a compact that state and federal agencies liave 'in-. ' vestigated the case, including the FBI. Nebraska State Patrol investigator Steve Mueller said this week the case is considered open. Won't stop looking "We are not going to stop looking," Mueller said. "Christi will not be forgotten." V Family members believe Nichols is dead. - - - - "We accept that she is dead and . really have no hopes that she is living. I know she wouldn't have left those children," Stanley said. In 1988, patrol investigators said joins Lied tion of New York, a non-profit arts : foundation with 200 clients; as a public relationsadministrative director with the Appleby Foundation, a nonprofit dance company; and as director of retail promotion for The Silver Palate, where she assisted in the writing and editing of the gourmet company's first cookbook. . Lamphere is a graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School and Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va., and has taken numerous . graduate courses. Her husband, Jim, is a Lincoln attorney. She is the daughter of Jack D. and Sally Campbell of Lincoln." " Chumbley also announced that Gail McNair will assume a half-time temporary position as coordinator of volunteers. She replaces Barbara Bartle, who has resigned to take a job directing the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation. Sanctions imposed against Yugoslavia WASHINGTON (AP) - The United , States condemned cease-fire violations by the Yugoslav army and Implemented economic sanctions aimed at goading the conflict-torn nation toward peace. ' State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said Friday the sanctions will apply to all six Yugoslavian republics and will affect trade benefits, aid programs and textile agreements. '. -. While imposing sanctions on Yugoslavia, the administration Friday also lifted a 30-year arms embargo on three other East European countries Poland, Hungary and Czechoslova-' kia. Crete., 090 .. 1.03 ..t.M ...05 Ptfltfel fHMiHmiHiO. 56 Plteer .0.65 Randolph 0.54 Ravenna ..0.71 Raymond .,..0.92 Red Cloud 0.63 Republican City 0.67 River dale..085 Seward -..0.93 Shelby 0.90 Stoplenurst .-.0.95 Stopleton -..0.12 Stockvllle .0.77 Superior. 0.83 Taylor ..00 Tekomah ....0.90 Trenton... .0.90 Union. ...0.70 Oplond. ......0.80 Virginia ......0J3 Culbertson. Curtis. David City. Decatur. Wellfleet . . Western. Weston West Point Wllsonville Wlnslde -.0.65 -.0.92 -.0.97 -.0.75 -.0.71 -.0.70 Wolboch 0.91 Wood River .0.90 York .... .0.81 outlines the casino's operation. "If it's the same (compact) that we sent out to them, and there's no more points of contention, well sign it" agency director Charles Sweeney said Tuesday. . Gerald Nygaard of GNS Inc, which will manage the casino, declined to reveal specifics of the agreement But he told members of the group that want to sponsor a Sioux City riverboat that the Indian casino agreement will contain no surprises. Plan halted A plan to bring riverboat gambling to Sioux City was halted pending the outcome of the tribe's negotiations with the state. While the riverboat's developers are uneasy about committing to the project before the compact is made public, Nygaard said the Winnebago Tribe supports it . ;. "A riverboat out here would be an asset to our casino," Nygaard said. "We would gladly sit down with (the riverboat's developers) and discuss ways we can work together." Exercise-table maker drops weight-loss claim WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of Slender You motorized exercise tables have agreed to refrain from claiming that the devices can contribute to weight loss, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The tables are used in salons that often carry the company name. blood was found, on the floor in the bedroom of the Nichols' house. They said analysis showed it was Christi Jo Nichols' type. Mark Nichols declined an interview. . In 1988, he acknowledged he and his wife had been having marital problems. He denied involvement in his wife's disappearance. At that time, he said he believed she had left town because she had tired of their marriage. .Stanley said she will continue searching for answers. " "As long as we dont have the answers we need to lay her to rest in our minds, we will keep searching," she said. - Jaksha says tax proposals are shell game Tax activist Ed Jaksha of Omaha . said Wednesday that proposed solutions to personal property tax problems primarily respond "to influential constituents with formulas which rearrange the peas in a political shell "game." "The proposed solutions to the tax crisis' do nothing but massage the formula, rearranging the taxees' in a manner which will result in the least political pain," he charged. He objected to a proposal recommended by a state tax study committee that would amend the state constitution to allow the Legislature to treat personal property separately from real property for tax purposes. ; . "Should that occur, we would legitimize inequitable exemptions and perpetuate existing problems," he said. "Until and unless spending by state and local governments are controlled and reduced, no proposed tax policy has merit" The tax study committee recommended limits on local government spending. FYI Eat cookies with Santa: The public Is kv ' vlted to join Santa and Ns helpers Monday ' at the Auld Recreation Center in Antelope Park at Capitol Parkway and A Street. Please bring extra cookies to share with residents of the Lancaster Manor. The vent, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is part of - the Santa Cop program. For more Information, cal 435121. . ...0.9B Deweese 0.70 Edison ..0.73 El9ln.m...0.64 El wood .....0.74 Emerald ...0.4 Emerson 0.60 Erlckson.0.S6 . " Fairbury.0.66 'S Fairmont 0.92 T2 ' Franklin .0.7S o'S Fremont .....0.90 aes Friend .....0.M o'S Fullerton...0.77 r!? - - Genoa .........l. 70 Sii Gibbon ..0.7 oil Grand Island ....0.70 Ail Greenwood... ...0.97 M..0.50 Hodor.M,.i.o$ ....0.80 Hallam ....0.77 ....0.09 Harblne .. 0.62 0.57 Hastings ...0.3 .0.75 Hovs Center 0.S5 ..0.66 Hebron ..0.M 0.83 Huboell ...0.80 0JI Imperial 0.62 Noteworthy vweathei Extended Forecast For Lincoln FBI SAT SUN MOH TUE cCii Cloudy Partly Cloudy Monty Sunny MotHy Sunny Partly Cloudy 39 16 37 11 I 4418 I 38 21 I 3323 Lincoln-Southeast Nebraska: tir - Thursday night Mostly ctoudy and colder. Lows In the lower 20s. wind? out of ire north at 5 to 1 5 mph. j Friday: Cloudy, windy and colder. Highs In the upper 30s. Winds out of the ; rKxthat10to20rnph. 4,;c "v Rapid City Cloudy 4317 Valentine Cloudy 4014 Scottsbhifl Party Cloudy Chtytnn 4117 Partly Cloudy , . TTorthPlatt. DarMu ftnivlu 3916 Denver Sunny 4825 Kill Hghi arc lor Friday, tana are tor Frtfcy night ... Nebraska " Thursday night Partly to mostly cloudy skies statewide. Lows from the teens west to the 20s east , Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs from the upper 30s east to the - lOWOT 40s W6St ' - - ' Extended: Fair to partly ctoudy throughout the period. Highs In the upper-30s to lower 40s, then lower 30s by Tuesday. Lows in the teens to lower '! 20s. - . ' :- Wednesday Precipitation: 0.13 High: 50 Low: 23 Normal: High 39 Low 17 Record: 65, 1939. -10, 1932 H L P 41 24 - Folrbory., 50 44 JSS Foils City.., lllonct Baotric Broken 6owHHWM.. Chodron. ..... Columbu..uu... 43 33 Ji Grorx) Island... 44 26 ' Hastings 45 35 JO AcCoak. rung 70' MM Ice Wf Tnunderstorma Fronts: u v Cold Forecosrs for Hltct U.S. cities. L Out 23 pctdy 16 snow 52 pcldy 43 pcldv 24 cldy 56 cldy 37 pcldy 71 windy 42 pcldv 54 pcldv 47 pcldy 30 rain 44 shwrs 44 shwrs 44 cldy 39 rain Albuoutrque Ancnoroet Atlonto. ....... Baltimore .... Billlnas Birmingham .... Boston ... ...... Brownsville. buffalo ............ Charleston. S.C Charlotte ......... Chicago .......... Fares.. Hartford.. Honolulu... -W. "fcfS -JSBI - I X4r7.V 1 jnam ST DT , .-.A, Houston........... Indianapolis ... Las Vegas ....... Little Rock ...... Los Angeles..... Memphis Miami Beach.., Milwaukee Mpl.-St.Paul... New Orleans..... New York Oklahoma City . Orlando.......... Cincinnati........ 59 Cleveland 55 Dollas-FI.Worlh 47 Detroit .. 45 Fingertips weather information: 477-3333, 1600 Journal-Star Call 473-7451 to place your ad today! See the next page for complete index and irtformation. 123 Skiis? See Sporting Equipment LOCK FOR THESE NEW RECYCLING DROP OFF SITES INY0URNU0I2SICGD! MULTMAATIRIAL SITES ' Aluminum cans Glass containers Newspaper ' Plastic gallon milk lugs v Plastic soda bottles Tin cans - NORTH Food Benama ' 1340 West O St. UN-L Food Stores Wareheese 1200 NO. 17th St. University Place " 47th t St. Paul Sts. ' St. Marks United Melti. Church 70th 8j Vine Sts. SOUTH Hlnkv Dinky 16th 8 South St. Leon's Food Mart 32nd s. South St. 0rt Library .. S6thli Normal astHleh Seacrest Field Parkins Lot 70th 8) A St Williamsburg Village 40th ft Ok) Cheney Rd. FOR MORS INFORMATION Call 4714215 Cltvof LIncoM Recycling OHlce A Public Service Ad of the Joernal-Star P.C. 101 Cemetery Lots 6 slde-by-side lots In Lutheran sect, of Lincoln Memorial, located on the main rood to the cross. S2000 OBO. Days, Conrod D. 813-659-0002 or write 12720 US Hwv 92, Dover, FL 33527 105 In Memoriams Art Johnson Realty. Inc. Will be closed Thurs. 6ec. 12th in loving memory of Arthur i. Johnson, Founder A President. A Special Thank You to the skilled caring people at St. Elliabottt Heartland Hospice. BUY II. SELL IT. FIND IT. Clean Up In The Classifieds make a tidy profit Dust K off and turn your clutter into cash. Set In the classifieds. It's money In the bank. Call ns today 126 Borrestauront in Swanton tor sale. American Eagle Agency, Phone 402-2244795 or 402-224-4075. n Km For sale by owner Eddie ft Lucy's Bar ft . Cafe, Prague, NE. 402-663-4351, Want to go your sell, but Become 50 shop, ship ft kennel. For WAVERLY Automotive repair shop with targe fenced area tor storage. Overhead doors, officeretail. Coll tor more details on business. 860,000. BOB DEMINO 454-6588 HARRINGTONS 483-4141 Journal-Star Classifieds e 1001 WeathwOata, Ine Sioux Falls , I v;Kny 3814 Sioux City Mostly Cloudy Norfolk 3913 Mostly Cloudy 3913 Ds Moines Mostly Cloudy 4018 Grand Island PCtoudy MostfyCtoody iKKC ' 38 19" " Oman ' :.. v v.-... ru -Concordla-Sunny 4522 HI,..VBI toncoraia , D.r. 4828 JL Precipitation: . I month to date: 0.1 3 (normal 0.25) year to date: 22.94 (normal 26.52) Sunset Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - " Sunrise Friday: 7:43 am v ! ML P . ' - ' - - Norfolk ........ H L P ..45 33 M ' ..44 33 .09 . ..4 38 .7 ... ..44 22 ..47 2 - - North Ptattt.. .4 35 .70 Omaha 45 35 Scottsbhifl... 43 32 .M Valntin Temperature bands denote highs tor trie day. Warm m&mm Stationary : Thvt sduv H L OutK H L Philadelphia .....54 42 Phoenix 4 4S Pittsburg 55 48 Portland, Me.... 43 31 Portland, Ore. 49 38 St. Louis 55 33 Sacramento .... 53 35 Salt Lake City ...37 23 San Antonio ...78 53 San Diego ...69 54 San Francisco... 64 44 Seattle.. ......48 41 Tompo-StPtrsog83 62 Tucson ..62 43 Washington...... 58 44 Wichita 45 28 OutK,: PcfoY pcldv. cldy sunny rain rain " sunny cldy1" eidiT fair: sunny" c,a pcldy, pcldy, pcldy, roiOv, 35 13 46 35 pcldy pcldv 02 74 76 58 S3 42 cidy cldy rain 61 36 sunny 62 45 rain 71 52 fair 67 50 i rain S3 69 pcldy 45 30 rain 36 20 : Ice 78 62 Cldy 50 42 fair 50 34 rain 2 61 pcldv Announce-ments 126 Business Opportunities Small town tavern for sale. southeast Nebraska, 645-3549 129 Financial CASH SOT? Need 850 to S200 cashf Wll cash your personal check, ft hold n 'til your next payday. Fast Bucks Check Cashing. 1106 No. 27th. 4354352. Home Equity Loans from $2000 to 8100,000. No Income or credit requirements. 4WIB14. 1ST SECURITY MORTGAGE 132 Hobbies Stamps Coins VI-Y2 Upper Deck Basketball Wes' Baseball Cards. 48-3775 Baseball Cards- VO Sky Bon I Wax Case S500; W Hoop I Wox Case 12100; ' Hoops II Wax 8500: Y0 Fleer FB Wax S320; 4 Topps Traded S24S22O0; ft morel Chad Bowman, 464-2531. Baseball Cards! Complete mini sets, stars ft rookies. See Sports Gallery at Pershing Auditorium, Flea Market, Sat. Sun Dec. 14-15 104pm. Call 402-643-2082. Brever model horse tor sale. Brevors-must sell-moving. Call eronn at x-mo, iv msg Get muscle car cards Business Opportunities Christmas. Sets or boxes of pocks. 489-7394 otter 4:30pm N -gouge model railroad cars. engines, flex-trak, scenery, re- mote switches. 4744M0. Now until Christmas 15 eft Beckett on single cards. Low ft Inside Sports Cards, 12-7 dally. are sumner, 474-2555. Sport card, coin ft toy show sat.. Dec. 14th vam-9pm; Sun., Into business tor not by yourself? partner In pawn pock, car lot, dog more Into, 435-2556 Dec 15th !2noon-5pm at VF Factory Outlet Mall, Nebraska city, wear. That Perfect out Per the Baseball Card Collector (Bargain Prices) Stars. Com mons. Sets SO's-Ws. Eves M 4234611 Thinking of aivina baseball cards tar Christmas? Superior collection tor sale, S375. Call

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