The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 26, 1997, Page 3, Image 3

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HUNDREDS OF UNCOUHTES have flecked te the Ice Rex te join the Ice ckatlai treat.
Lincolnites chill at skating rink
SKATE from page 1
400 people at one session.
Each two-hour session costs $2.50, with
skate rentals for $1.50.
The Ice Box seems to attract people of
every age group and experience level. Bill
Hawkins, who has skated for about 20 years,
has been going to the Ice Box about four
times a week since it opened. He said going
to the rink is “clean, refreshing fun.”
Jill Nielsen has been going to the Ice Box
once a week for beginning figure-skating
lessons. She said she bought her own ice
skates and intends to keep practicing.
She said she was surprised by the num
ber of people who were as attracted to skat
ing as she was. Nielsen said she was sur
prised by the large crowds at the Ice Box.
Ten-year-old Amber Thlbot stepped onto
the ice for the first time last week. Her first
night skating was not without setbacks.
“It was fun but it hurt,” Talbot said, re
ferring to the blisters she got on her foot.
Judy Cobb is the president of the Lin
coln Ice Skating Association and gives skat
ing lessons at the Ice Box.
“Ice skating is one of the most positive
things we’ve had in a long time. We’ve seen
a lot of people interested in the sport,” she
Cobb said the Ice Box offers the U.S.
Figure Skating Association’s basic badge
program, which has six different levels of
lessons for skaters taught by eight instruc
% tors. .
Lessons cost $65 for an eight-week ses
sion that meets once a week for an hour and
a half at a time. Sixty skaters are now en
rolled for lessons.
Even with the growing numbers of skat
It was fun but it hurt.”
Amber Talbot
10-year-old first-time skater
ers at the Ice Box, lakes around the city are
still seeing a steady number of die-hard
sports buffs who brave the cold air to skate
outdoors, said Kim Williams, an office as
sistant for Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
These outside arenas are available to the
public at no cost.
Lincoln lakes have been closed for the
season, however, because of warm tempera
tures, Williams said. There is a chance they
will open again for ice skating if the water
refreezes from four to seven days, she said.
Local sports shops are seeing an increase
in sales of ice skates and other skating equip
ment, according to sales representatives from
Play It Again Sports and The Stick Shack.
Dan Ttausch, manager of Play It Again
Sports, 6450 O St., said sales of ice skates
have increased almost 40 percent at the store.
Play It Again Sports offers used skates for
those who want to have fun at a low cost,
and new skates for more experienced skat
ers, Trausch said.
Glen Newell, a manager at The Stick
Shack, 3865 South St., said the trend is
growing. The store’s sales of skates have
increased every month since the shop opened
in October.
“It’s not just Lincoln,” Newell said.
“Skating — both in-line and ice skating —
are, according to current statistics, the fast
est-growing recreational activities in the
Nurse reveals hangover *cures’
HANGOVERS from page 1
Other side effects of drinking can be much
A senior public speaking major, who wished
to remain anonymous, had another bad experi
“I woke up one morning after throwing up
eight times and the blood vessels around, and
in, my eyes were popped,” she said. “People
thought that I had gotten into some kind of an
There are many so-called “cures” for those
suffering the morning-after overindulging.
Some people have their own strange cures, like
scarfing down three Amigo’s tacos or guzzling
a Mountain Dew.
Fortunately, for those less brave, sane meth
ods can help relieve the pain.
Mickey Seefeld, a registered nurse at the
Lincoln General Hospital’s Independence Cen
ter, offered a way to get over the hangover.
“There is sane truth to the suggestion of
taking Vitamin B to relieve a hangover,” she
said. “The vitamin helps to wash the alcohol
out of your system and can also help calm jit
tery nerves.”
Seefeld also suggested eating fresh citrus
fruit, like lemons or grapefruit; but not to ex
“Lemon water helps you get rid of any flu
ids that you might be retaining, as do fruit
juices,” Seefeld said.
Seefeld dispelled the myth that a hangover
should be cured with coffee. It actually makes
the person feel worse.
“Your brain cells are actually irritated fur
ther by the caffeine,” she said. “Drinking cof
fee is not the best thing to do.”
Duke Engel, director of the alcohol program
at the Independence Center and alcohol coun
selor for 24 years, said some hangover symp
toms could become dangerous if the drinker
doesn’t limit his or her consumption.
The body has a natural point of overdose,
he said. Drinking a little alcohol is accepted
relatively well by the body, but if the drinking
continues, it can lead to alcohol poisoning.
“The toxins get inside your body and cause
you to begin to dehydrate yourself by over-dri
nating,” Engel said. “If you drank the same
amount of water that you (hank beer, you surely
wouldn’t make the same amount of trips to the
Drinks like Gatorade rehydrate the body and
could lessen the hangover if drunk throughout
the night, Engel said.
Unfortunately, if people wait until the morn
ing after drinking too much, nothing will pre
vent a hangover, he said.
They can only try to relieve the symptoms
that come with it, Engel said. Some just take
aspirin to help the headache or a cold shower
to wake themselves up.
Engel had only one suggestion for a sure
prevention of hangovers.
“If you drink until you feel good, stop,”
Engel said. “The absolute cure for hangovers
is don’t drink so much.”
Supporters of Internet bill
spam senators with e-mail
INTERNET from page 1
nized politically and can only speak with indi
vidual voices,” he said. “The issue is of great
importance to the Internet community.
“I will feel terrible if my encouragement has
been counterproductive.”
Matzke said the excessive e-mail prevented
his other constituents from contacting him eas
ily because his staff had to spend so much time
wading through repetitive messages.
“It takes real arrogance to come before this
committee and ask for support for this bill,”
Matzke told Reichenbach.
Sen. Jon Bruning of Omaha said he was “in
credibly incensed” over the spamming and sub
sequent apology by Reichenbach, which he said
was a thinly-veiled lecture.
“(This) got my blood pressure up signifi
cantly,” Bruning said. “I welcome public opin
ion. I’ll put that on a banner on my door.
“What I do not welcome is my constituents
not being able to contact me because I have
600 anonymous e-mails.”
Sen. George Coordsen of Hebron said the
situation could cast a pall over future e-mail
“It creates a negative image on members of
the Legislature with respect to e-mail,”
Coordsen said.
Coordsen and Bruning both said e-mail was
an excellent way to keep in touch with con
stituents and that e-mail provided interaction
not available in other avenues.
Two other Internet providers spoke in favor
of the bill. Two providers spoke against it, say
ing Internet providers could start up unregu
lated telephone companies.
Rod Johnson, chairman *of the Public Ser
vice Commission—which regulates telephone
services — said he was not interested in regu
lating the Internet, but providers could easily
act as unregulated telephone companies.
“Where the rubber meets the road is where
they start offering telephone services,” he said.
“That aspect should be treated equally.”
Sen. Jerome Warner of Wavetly, who intro
duced the bill, said government should get used
to bills similar to LB786. f
“I’m sure the committee understands this
is a new area,” Warner said. “We will be dis
cussing federal regulations of various kinds.”
The bill is modeled after a federal commu
nications bill. The bill would ensure competi
tion between Internet companies to keep ac
cess fees low and prohibit government regula
Dead r an^ words r ay be used
to convict suspect of murder
OMAHA (AP) — A judge heard testimony
Tuesday on whether statements made by a man
now dead are admissible in the first-degree
murder trial of another man in the Kenyatta
Bush death.
Deputy Douglas County Attorney Leigh
Ann Retelsdorf wants to use statements made
by Adam Barnett to police, attorneys, acquain
tances and to a jail cellmate before he hanged
himself while in jail.
Bush was killed Sept. 23, 1992. Her body
was found in rural Washington County 10 days
Police arrested Sheets, a 22-year-old Navy
seaman stationed in Lisbon, Maine, and
Barnett, 24, of Omaha for the crime. Barnett
hanged himself Nov. 13 in Washington County
Jail. He was to be the state’s key witness in the
case against Sheets.
Barnett made the recorded statements when
police sent one of his friends to visit him in jail
while wearing a wireless transmitter. Barnett
also later gave statements to homicide detec
tives and made untaped statements to his uncle
and to a cellmate, Retelsdorf said.
Judge James Buckley is expected to rule
later on whether Barnett’s statements will be
allowed as evidence against Sheets.
"The world is like a book, and those that
never leave home read but one page"
— St. Augustine
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