The Minnesota Daily

All content by Andrew Tellijohn

Employee lawsuits clog case docket

April 28, 1998

Wearing a wry smile, Mark Rotenberg says the University should open a kiosk where people could more conveniently drop off their lawsuits against the University. Rotenberg, lead attorney in the Office...

U looks back on

March 13, 1998

Kenneth Keller admitted to making some grievous mistakes as University president. But legislators and administrators also credit him with helping make giant strides for the school. Today marks the 10th...

Employment agreement case settled

March 10, 1998

Former University employee Pamela Young recently reached a settlement with University officials, who she claims breached an employment agreement between the parties. After spending four years as a senior...

U, NIH officials resume settlement talks on lawsuit

March 3, 1998

Federal government and University officials resumed settlement talks last week over the long-standing National Institutes of Health lawsuit. The suit, filed in January 1997, stems from the University's...

Heritage Bill lobbyists call for more University support

February 25, 1998

Several environmental lobbyist organizations gathered Tuesday on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis to voice support for the Mississippi River Heritage Bill. And afterward, state Rep. Phyllis Kahn,...

Med school balances focus

January 23, 1998

Originally, the University Medical School had three main focuses: patient care, education and research. But due to health maintenance organizations, managed care, funding crunches and changes in focus,...

Chemical company works on settlement

January 6, 1998

Hawkins Chemical Inc. has reached a tentative agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by those who claimed they were harmed during a fire at their chemical plant. The fire, which sent smoke and...

Hospital merger going well

January 5, 1998

Admissions are up, the debt has disappeared and optimism reigns supreme as the University Hospital's merger with Fairview Health Systems heads into its second year. One year after the merger, the partnership...

Prosecutors decide not to charge Gophers basketball players

June 18, 1997

Hennepin County prosecutors decided no charges will be filed against two Gophers basketball players. "Prosecution is declined because there is insufficient evidence to establish that the subject committed...

P. Andersen gets 12 years

June 17, 1997

If Puiassance Andersen serves his entire sentence, he won't be out of prison until the year 2009. Andersen, who was convicted of three counts of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery and one count of...

University student in custody for alleged residence hall rape

May 16, 1997

Juan Pablo Adame, 24, had his first appearance on charges of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin County District Court on Thursday morning. Adame, a College of Liberal Arts senior, is charged...

Women claim Duluth violating gender equity law

May 5, 1997

Three women at the University's Duluth campus filed suit against the school last week, alleging sexual discrimination because the men's and women's athletic teams aren't receiving equal treatment. Jennifer...

Some fear increase of anti-gay crimes

April 28, 1997

When Beth Zemsky was 5 years old, she heard several children on the school playground call her brother a "fag" after he fell down. At the time, she thought the word meant klutz. "I knew a fag was something...

Prosecution’s ‘wall of evidence’ hasn’t quite been that

April 17, 1997

The prosecution of an October rape and burglary incident has reached a midway point. While Puiassance Andersen and Victor Porter await sentencing, Giezwa Andersen and Antonio Burton are facing upcoming...

Porter places Andersen at the crime scene

April 10, 1997

Ending weeks of speculation, one of four men charged in a rape and burglary incident near campus last October took the stand Wednesday -- and he testified against Puiassance Andersen. Victor Porter pleaded...

Defense questions witness’ motives

April 8, 1997

Rachel Kemptner has provided the state with its strongest evidence against Puiassance Andersen, but when prosecutor Steve Redding finished questioning her, defense attorney Paul Schneck began casting...

Witness may have seen stolen goods

April 7, 1997

Testimony Friday by an acquaintance of the four men charged in a burglary and rape incident near the University last October implicated all four suspects in the break-in. Rachel Kemptner was one of several...

Jury selection startsin gym coach’s lawsuit

March 13, 1997

A dispute between the University and former women's gymnastics coach Katalin Deli returned to Hennepin County District Court on Wednesday, about a year since the last court appearance. At issue is whether...

Trial is suspended for fourth time

March 11, 1997

Because of complications with prosecuting attorney Anne Taylor's pregnancy, Hennepin County Judge Allen Oleisky continued Puiassance Andersen's trial again. The case has been postponed on three other...

Cross-program studies gain support

March 5, 1997

Multiple University departments contribute to the Department of Conservation Biology. About 60 graduate students in the program study social, political, economic and biological aspects of conservation....

Police make arrest in Sanford Hall fires

March 3, 1997

University police arrested a University student Sunday whom they suspect was connected with several incidents of arson in Sanford Hall over the past two weeks. Sgt. Joe May said a 19-year-old University...

Break-in suspect plea bargains; three others await trial

February 20, 1997

One of the four suspects in the Oct. 8 robbery of two University students has plea bargained while another has had his trial delayed. Victor M. Porter, 20, pleaded guilty to a first-degree burglary charge...

U police investigate fires, harassment

February 19, 1997

University police suspect arson might be to blame in two early morning fires in Sanford Hall. The fires occurred at 3 a.m. Tuesday and at the same time the previous Saturday. One was in a trash chute...

Buggs’ case goes to the jury

February 11, 1997

Nearly one year after Kami Talley was murdered, and after two weeks of testimony in the trial for that crime, Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs' fate is now in the hands of a jury. Defense attorney John Lucas...

Defense attorney questions jury conduct

February 10, 1997

Judge H. Peter Albrecht received a call from a juror in the Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs trial before court Friday morning that could have resulted in a mistrial. Several members of the jury overheard...

Evidence dispute delays case

February 6, 1997

Prosecutors wanted to rest their case Wednesday against Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs, the man accused of killing University student Kami Talley. But an objection by the defense stretched their case out...

Cousin of Buggs takes the stand

February 4, 1997

Prosecutors called another member of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs' family Monday to testify. Buggs' cousin, Ronald Johnson, was the second family member to testify at his trial, where he faces charges...

Buggs’ sister thought him a threat to Talley

February 3, 1997

Prosecutors called a witness Friday with whom Louis "Butch" Buggs is very familiar -- his sister. Lena Buggs testified that her brother called her on the day of the murder and said he was leaving home...

Defense attorney objects to conduct

January 30, 1997

Jurors in the trial of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs heard medical testimony and saw diagrams of Kami Talley's bullet wounds and autopsy results Wednesday. But the real fireworks didn't start until the...

Small bowel surgery is big deal

January 29, 1997

The recipient of Fairview-University Hospital's first small bowel and liver transplant heads home today. Three-year-old Courtney Macht will be released from Fairview-University Medical Center just over...

Pop quiz: students take on the staff

January 22, 1997

The University administration and Radio K will be among teams participating in an annual clash of brains at Coffman Memorial Union today. The tournament, sponsored by the University College Bowl program,...

UMD professors appeal case once again

January 16, 1997

For the second time, two University of Minnesota -- Duluth professors are taking their First Amendment lawsuit to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, hoping to overturn a ruling which they maintain...

Judge rejects Buggs’ appeal

January 14, 1997

A ruling by Hennepin County Court Judge H. Peter Albrecht confirmed that Kami Talley's last words will be admitted as evidence in the murder trial of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs. Albrecht denied a defense...

Duluth may shorten reins on school paper

January 8, 1997

Controversy can cast a long shadow -- a lesson that Ron Hustvedt, editor of the Duluth campus newspaper, is learning the hard way. Nine months ago, the UMD Statesman published a satirical April Fool's...

Organizations prepare fee requests

January 8, 1997

About 35 campus organizations and services will begin on Friday their annual campaign to secure a slice of University students' tuition dollars. Nonacademic organizations both big and small must submit...

Woman sues U about job loss

January 7, 1997

A former University employee is suing the school for allegedly breaching a contractual agreement. Pamela Young, who spent four years as senior administrative director in University President Nils Hasselmo's...

Police seize drugs; research assistant arrested

December 6, 1996

University police arrested a chemistry student in Smith Hall Wednesday afternoon after seizing narcotics from his lab station. Between 40 grams and 50 grams of the drug Ecstasy were taken from the station...

At Christmas time, parks brace for theft of evergreen trees

December 5, 1996

When Jan Morse walked home from work Monday evening, she noticed a trail of pine needles meandering through Marcy Park. The trail led to the remains of a pine tree, executed in the name of Christmas. Morse...

Friends thwart alleged kidnapper

December 3, 1996

and Kamariea Forcier Hennepin County prosecutors charged a man Monday with attempted kidnapping, following his arrest last week outside the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. University Police arrested...

Hungry weevils may help state lakes

November 20, 1996

As soon as weevils hatch, they find breakfast. These tiny beetles with big appetites lay eggs on the tips of Eurasian watermilfoil, an exotic plant that forms dense mats of vegetation in lakes. Soon after...

Grant allocates teenage pregnancy study

November 14, 1996

University researchers are taking a closer look at teenage sexual behavior in hopes of lowering the pregnancy rate among adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded the...

Slow crime week doesn’t arrest police

November 12, 1996

Whether it was because of the cold weather or the lunar cycle, it was a slow week for University Police reports. "The amount of crime ebbs and flows, and I can't really connect it to anything," University...

Suspects in rape, robbery to return to Minnesota

November 5, 1996

Eau Claire, Wis. -- Two men accused of involvement in an Oct. 8 rape and burglary of two University students will be coming back to Minnesota for trial. In Eau Claire County Circuit Court Monday, Puiassance...

Paper carrier’s car window shattered

October 30, 1996

A man had the driver's side window of his car shattered at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Bailey Hall parking lot on the St. Paul campus. Brian Eldridge, a Star Tribune carrier for about three years,...

Four new University officers sworn in

October 27, 1996

Four new police officers officially joined the University force Friday in a ceremony held at the University's Transportation and Safety Building. Kurtis Hallstrom, Michael Joslyn, Jean Ladwig and Erik...

Students learn aboutmigrant lifestyle

October 27, 1996

Emily Schug remembers how rudely the checkout person at a Renville, Minn., supermarket treated the migrant workers in front of her. But when it was her turn to go through the line, the checker was pleasant...

Professor’s life influenced by Disney

October 25, 1996

When Karal Ann Marling was a child, her mother entered one of her drawings in a coloring contest. Her reward for winning the competition was a trip to meet Walt Disney. "He said, 'Someday maybe you'll...

Chemical sends unwanted birds on a strange trip

October 24, 1996

In an attempt to reduce the campus pigeon population, University Environmental Health Services was forced to use its last resort earlier this month: get the birds drunk. Anyone who has recently noticed...

U’s safety division wins award for equipment study

October 8, 1996

One size does not fit all, even when the item is office equipment. The University's Environmental Health and Safety Division has spent two years studying how to design office equipment to fit users' individual...

It’s no walk in the woods

October 7, 1996

Tim Crowe stared intently at his compass. After 10 minutes of trekking through waist-high weeds and bristly plants, and a detour around a giant pile of dead trees, he should have been in the right place. The...