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Another law student is denied admission into the same program K
from which Thayne Glenn was barred. Columnist Tim Sullivan Si
examines this case and sees a pattern. PAGE 5 El
Swingin’ senoritas
Thirty Mexican dancers are swinging through
Lincoln this weekend. The group plans to show
the natives how it’s done down south. PAGE 9
February 12:, 1999
Colo Turkey
Cloudy and windy, high 35. C «‘ tonight, low 15.
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Mother Nature
spits her fury
across Lincoln
Blizzard-like weather
causes traffic problems
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
A fast-moving cold front blew through the Capital City Thursday
creating treacherous road conditions that contributed to two multi-car
But fortunately, no major injuries or damages were reported in
any of the accidents checked out by the Lincoln Police or the state
One accident near 134th Street and Highway 2 involving a semi
trailer truck and a car grew to 11 cars, including a State Patrol earner
enforcement unit.
Another multi-car accident closed 84th Street near Adams Street
for a short time, but Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady said that by the
time the barricades started to arrive, the sun was already breaking
through the clouds, signaling improved weather conditions.
On the interstate and highways, the State Patrol encountered many
cars that just slid off the roads into the medians, Sgt. Tim Salman said.
“There were no major crashes, but (the accidents) definitely kept
us busy,” Salman said.
Lincoln Police worked on 62 accidents Thursday, which Casady
said was more than normal, but not extremely unusual.
The call of the day came at 8:30 a.m. when a 10-foot by 14-foot
steel shed failed to yield the right of way to a Honda Accord.
Casady said the wind blew the shed out of a nearby yard toward
Rick Townley/DN
ABOVE: SHERIFF’S DEPUTY JOE GEHR surveys an accident at 134th
Street and Highway 2. A semi-trailer truck collided with a Dodge
Ram and was then hit by five other passing motorists because of
poor visibility. The driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital
for minor injuries; all others involved were not hurt.
Lane Hickenbottom/DN
TOP: AMY HIGA, a freshman education major, scrapes a thick
sheet of ice from her windshield Thursday in the Abel-Sandoz
parking lot. Freezing rains, snow and wind made traveling
throughout town and campus difficult.
the 1984 Accord, which was parked near 3200 Touzalin Ave.
The driver saw the shed coming and tried to move her car, but she
was not fast enough, Casady said.
There was $75 damage to the car and $400 to the shed.
The slippery conditions were caused by a one-two punch of freez
ing rain and snowfall that started around 8 a.m. Thursday.
The cold front moved in after midnight Thursday morning, and
temperatures quickly dropped from the upper 50s to the low 40s,
National Weather Service Forecaster Corey Mead said.
Lincoln’s high temperature was 41 degrees at midnight before
dropping to a low of 24 degrees at midmoming.
Winds blowing 30 to 40 mph and gusting to 50 mph combined
with the snow to create near white-out conditions.
With a southern twang, Mead said, “It will still be pretty darn
windy Friday,” with 25 to 35 mph winds and a high in the mid 30s.
But over the weekend, the weather will dry out and warm up with
highs predicted in the 50s again for Sunday.
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Alcohol bill
voted down
in committee
■ The legislation would have held
adults who buy for minors responsible
for damages caused by the youths.
By Shane Anthony
Staff writer
Too broad.
That's how some senators described a bill that
would have made anyone who gives alcohol to
minors responsible for damages those minors
Thursday, the Judiciary Committee killed
LB218, introduced by Lincoln Sen. La Von Crosby
on behalf of the Nebraska Trial Attorneys
Proponents testified that Nebraska is one of
only seven states that do not have such a measure,
commonly referred to as “dram shop” legislation.
But senators had several concerns.
“I thought it was a poorly drafted bill,” said Sen.
Jennie Robak of Columbus. She said she doubted
the bill could be enforced and it would be difficult
to prove who provided the alcohol.
“That’s quite a penalty for someone who might
be innocent,” she said.
Sen. Thomas Baker of Trenton agreed.
“It was so loosely worded that it would have
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Internet brings
new meaning
to word ‘love’
By Nicole Hall
Staff writer
The way in which relationships are being con
ducted is becoming as dogmatic as Valentine’s Day
itself. But along with the flowers, candlelit dinners
and chocolates that have been traditionally associated
with this day, romantics are now tapping into the
Internet for love advice, postcards and yes, even dates.
The Internet is loaded with sites for Valentine’s
One site,, has
stories about “dates from hell” and advice for those
who need a little extra help with their weekend dates.
There is also a site available with excerpts from
Gregory J.P. Godek’s book, “1001 Ways To Be
One site, http://www.l001waystobe, offers creative ideas for spic
ing up a date and advice for buying a lover the perfect
Or for those who wonder whether their prospec
tive Valentines will say “yes,” there is an electronic
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