- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 15, 2002

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A former All-America football player at the University of Nebraska and a California environmental consultant remained unaccounted for yesterday in the area of the bomb blasts in Bali, Indonesia, according to relatives.
At least 190 persons were killed, hundreds more injured and dozens unaccounted for in the blasts on Saturday at a nightclub district packed with foreign tourists. The attack was suspected to be the work of terrorists.
The former football player, Jake Young, 34, was in Bali to play a final tournament with his rugby team from Hong Kong, said his father. He was then planning to join his wife, Laura, and their 2-year-old son in the Kansas City area. The young attorney had been working in Hong Kong for a London-based law firm.
Speaking by telephone from his home in Midland, Texas, Mr. Young's father, Jacob Young, said yesterday that he had received e-mail from his son's rugby club in Hong Kong, saying people were still looking but that "they have found nothing."
The family of environmental consultant Steven Brooks Webster of Huntington Beach, Calif., said that he, too, was missing.
An avid surfer, Mr. Webster was in Bali celebrating his 41st birthday. He and a friend, Steven Cabler, were in a nightclub at the time of the attack; a third friend had just left. Mr. Cabler was able to pull himself out of the rubble and was treated for burns, but he did not see Mr. Webster, according to Trent Walker, a friend of Mr. Webster's.
Mr. Webster's wife, Mona, said that she has contacted a hospital in northern Australia where the severely injured had been airlifted.
"I've been on the phone with those people," she said. "I've been faxing his pictures."
The State Department said yesterday that at least two Americans were killed and four injured. Names were not released.
Mr. Young was an Associated Press All-American center for Nebraska in 1988 and 1989.
"He was a really nice, unassuming guy who worked hard. Smart kid," said former Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor, a teammate of Mr. Young's for three seasons.


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