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By Ted Taylor
The owners of'thc Hurricane plan to fight the
City Council’s decision to revoke the bar’s
The council voted unanimously at its meet
ing Monday to revoke the license. But Jack
Hanrahan, co-owner of the Hurricane, 1 108 0
St., said he would appeal the vote to the Ne
braska Liquor Control Commission.
The council’s decision came just two weeks
after the commission suspended the bar and
dance club’s license for repeated liquor viola
Hanrahan said he was not surprised by the
“The City Council wants to make a stand on
certain liquor licenses,” he said, “ones that
seem to involve the students of the University of
Hanrahan said his attorney, Mike Johnson,
had already begun the appeal process. The club
has 20 days to present an appeal to the slate
1 lie Hurricane will remain open during the
Council chairwoman Cindy Johnson cited
the club’s inability to “go along with the pro
cess” as one of the factors that fed to the deci
Council member Curt Donaldson said the
club did too little, too late in response to the
council’s and liquor commission’s requests.
Despite the two recent legal setbacks,
Hanrahan remains optimistic on the future of
one of Lincoln’s most popular nightspots.
“We are confident the liquor commission
will look at the changes we’ve made,” he said.
“They will leave all the politics out of their
decision. Once they see the changes, I believe
they will give us another chance.”
He also said he was disappointed that some
local artists have not supported the club through
out the recent controversy.
“! am amazed local bands haven’t shown any
interest with our situation,” he said. “We don’t
seem to have the city’s music scene behind us.”
Chris Hadfield, guitarist for the local band
Heroes and Villains, which performs regularly
at the Hurricane, said that wasn’t the case.
“We are 100 percent behind them,” he said.
“But if they've broken the law, 1 am not sure
what we can do to help. We would love to help
them any way we can.”
Hanrahan said the bar would remain a part
of the downtown scene even if the appeal was
“We will never be shut down,” Hanrahan
said. “We have a lease to honor and we intend
to honor that lease, with or without a liquor
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
will hear the Hurricane’s appeal Nov. 8 and 9.
Members of Scarlet and Cream perform at the Lied Center Monday night at Do It Sober, a homecoming event
sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Alpha Phi Sorority. Following the performance, Carolyn
Cornelison spoke about her experiences as an alcoholic in college.
Speaker shares story or alcohol abuse
By Angie Schendt
Carolyn Cornelison enjoyed drinking and
partying in college because of the attention
and the sense of belonging she got from it —
and because of a drinking song.
“Here’s to sister Carolyn, sister Carolyn,
sister Carolyn. Here’s to sister Carolyn cause
she’s with us tonight ...”
Cornelison spoke to a nearly full audi
ence at the Lied Center of Performing Arts
Monday night at the 12th annual “Do It
Sober.” The event was sponsored bv Sigma
Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Alpha Phi So
Cornelison is a national speaker lor Real
World Productions and also is director of
Special Programs for the Boost Alcohol Con
sciousness Concerning the Health of Uni
I versity Students Peer Education Network.
When she was an undergraduate at Geor
gia Stale University, she was a member of
Delta Zeta Sorority and was involved on
campus with activities, including drinking.
“1 left my undergraduate experience as an
alcohol abuser,” Cornelison said.
Even at the beginning of her college years,
she said she showed signs of being an alco
holic. She said she could drink more than
Cornelison said she also experienced
blackouts, another sign that she was an alco
holic. Blackouts arc different from passing
out, she said, because a blackout is a chemi
cally induced temporary amnesia.
“People who are not alcoholics do not
experience blackouts,” Cornelison said.
Developing loss of control is another sign,
she said. She could not predict how many
drinks she would have or what she would do
when she got drunk.
Her sorority sisters started commenting
on her behavior when she was drunk and
suggested that maybe she should cut back.
Throughout her seven years of drinking,
friends had suggested that she quit for a while,
but they never held her accountable for her
actions, she said.
Instead, she said, three driving under the
influence violations, a totaled car and sev
eral scary blackouts finally made her seri
ously admit to herself and a close friend that
she had a problem.
“I had a problem,” she said. “A very
The friend helped her and told her about
Alcoholics Anonymous. Through the 12
step program, she has been sober for 12
Cornelison said she did not always like
sharing her stories because she was not proud
“But I wanted to share my personal expe
rience because I think it means more than
anything I can do,” she said.
“Here’s to sister Carolyn because she is
with us today.”
Nebraskans join million
in unity march on Capitol
By Jeff Zeleny
As Eric Shanks marched on the
nation’s capital Monday, the sound of
drum beats signaled a great potential
“It was an incredible thunder,”
Shanks said, hours after he joined
hundreds of thousands of black men in
the Million Man March. “Stretching
from the capital lawn, beyond the Lin
coln Memorial was a sea of people
like one that had never before been
gathered in the history of this country,
much less the history of the world.”
Shanks, a 1987 University of Ne
braska-Lincoln graduate, traveled by
bus with 42 Nebraskans tojoin Nation
of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in a
peaceful day ofprayingand singing in
racial unity. The group will return to
Omaha t (mi ght.
“After we left Omaha, each stop we
began to see more and more and more
black men,” Shanks said. “In a sense,
the spirit of the march began when we
left. Never in my life have I heard so
much politeness, so much good will.”
Shanks spoke to the Daily Nebras
kan late Monday from Pennsylvania.
The Nebraska men — including
Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers—joined
groups from nearly every state in the
country, as well as from Trinidad and
the Dominican Republic.
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UNL home page gets upgrade
By Paula Lavigne
UNL is renovating its Internet home
page, but it doesn’t want vandals sneak
ing in the back door.
Dec Ann Allison, Automated Sys
tems Office coordinator and prol'es
-isor of libraries,
TllTf said a Campus
I I Wide Information
1.1 JU Systems group is
■l making the Uni
1 versity of Ne
j home page more
Iini ^ The honic na^c’
Lsi llll It? found on the World
Wide Web, gives
general information about the univer
sity and lias about 10 direct links.
But in its efforts to expand, Allison
said, the group is concerned that the
home page could contain or link to
information with which the university
does not want to be associated.
“ Eve ryt h i n g we pu t on re fl cc l s bac k
on the university,” she said.
Allison gave a hypothetical ex
ample: The UNL home page could
link to a faculty member’s home page
that has child pornography or copy
Michele Fagan, assistant professor
ofarehives, is drafting the policies for
“I think the university administra
tors want to make sure they aren’t
liable for a lawsuit if someone uses a
Steamboat Willie and Disney lawyers
get on us,” she said.
A J11 son said t he un 1 versi ty was most
worried about material that violated
eity, slate or federal laws.
Fagan said the final judgment on
whether laws were broken and, if so,
what should be done, may be hard to
make beeause Internet laws are still
A link from the UNL home page
can lead to an infinite number of links,
she said, and the university has to
outline its domain.
“Everybody knows that at a eertain
point there’s no control over it at all,”
The group wants to break links
down into three categories. Category
one would be official university infor
mation over which the university
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