Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 17, 1990 · 4
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 4

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, June 17, 1990
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4AI 1 11EDFIASKA FROH PAGE 1A, JUNE 17, 1 990 SUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR Hoppner stances. I Hoppner said there was a balance to be struck between Democrats uniting behind a nominee and making sure the nominee was properly chosen. The deadline (or filing a legal chat lenge is June 24, according to his campaign. . - - Hoppner zeroed in on recount procedures in Douglas County, the state's largest "Particularly in Douglas County, I am more confused this morning than I was yesterday," he said. In Douglas County, recount board members initially hand-counted votes in each precinct where counting machines showed Hoppner or Nelson with different totals last week compared with election night But at some point in recounting the sixth of Omaha's nine wards, they decided to use the higher of the election night or recount machine totals within each precinct for the candidate. In every discrepancy before that, the hand count showed the higher total had been correct, said Douglas County Election Commissioner Vickie Edwards. She said the process "went very wen." Hoppner said his understanding was that the hand count snowed the totals for him and Nelson going down. "That would be a contradiction to what the recount board told me," Edwards said. "I think that an of us, myself, Ben Nelson, the people of this state are entitled in an election that's this close to have an actual count, a recount, every vote counted ... and I don't think that's the situation at this point," Hoppner said. Asked about differences between Hoppner and Nelson over the recount process, Democratic State Chair Mike Dugan said: "It would seem to me that that difference in opinion would probably be dictated by 25 votes." Hoppner also raised questions about why all ballots read by machines as showing no vote for governor, but votes for some other office, were not hand-counted in Douglas, Lancaster and Hall counties. He said that was done in Lin coln County, but no additional gubernatorial votes were discovered. Hoppner supporter Tom If onaghan said there were about 583 such ballots in Douglas County, and the campaign thinks Hoppner gained some votes among those that were hand-counted. According to Lancaster County Election Commissioner Joan Peterson, resetting machines to separate those guber natorial "undervotes" for hand counting would have required a programming change, which Peterson said the attorney general's office had advised could not be done. . Peterson said there were 143 such votes in Lancaster County. Edwards said another way those votes could be counted would involve hand counting every vote. Nelson steps up campaign despite possible challenge v? it,' 14 . ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes struck several Nebraska areas during the last two days, including a farm near Trenton Friday night. Tornadoes also struck Madison and near O'Neill Saturday. Here volunteers help with recovering some Items at the Rolan Thidy farm 3 miles north of Trenton. " By Fred Knapp A possible legal challenge by. Bill Hoppner to Ben Nelson's unofficial victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary win not stop Nelson from step-ping up his campaign to defeat Republican Gov. Kay Orr, Nelson said Saturday. "I'm not going to spend this week in limbo waiting to see what it is he's going to do," Nelson said of Hoppner, who told reporters he win decide this week on a challenge. Nelson said he had started the campaign talking about issues, and, "I suspect we're just going to pick that up again. - "I want taxes fairer for working families, for farm famines, people on fixed income: and I want to see real property tax relief and those are my two overall tax objectives," he said. Nelson, who has said the LB1059 school finance law needs to be fixed, rather than repealed, promised to say specifically how. he would propose to change it before the November election. He also mentioned as an issue a state lottery, which he supports and Orr opposes, and said he was considering whether to support a petition drive currently under way that seeks to put the question of a keno video lottery to benefit veterans groups on the November ballot. Nelson said he does not think his candidacy win be hurt by upcoming hearings in Congress and the Legislature involving the investment and insurance practices of First Executive Corp. and Executive Life Insurance Co, for which he is a director and consultant respectively. ...... Nelson said he thinks the Orr campaign may try to raise questions about those matters. But, he said: "Further dallying with the issue of junk bonds, high-yield securities, First Executive is nothing more than an effort to be negative. They've been dealt with by the press, they've been thoroughly reviewed by people, and I've been nominated. The process almost speaks for itself." I .1 ; tm ! I U ft The MOOSE'S TOOTH OUTDOOR SPORTS 4007 "O" Street 489-4849 From Tornado was extensive, Lewis said. She said the south end of Madison was the hardest hit, but the business district was not damaged. "The roof of a neighbor's house across . the street landed in our neighbor's picture window next door," Lewis sail Flooding along Union Creek near Madison Saturday forced the evacuation of residents, including 40 people from a nursing home. Lancaster County Thunderstorms moved into Lancaster' County Saturday night, knocking out power east of 66th Street north of 0 Street; near the University of Nebraska-Liiicoln city campus and south Lincoln, near 30th and A streets. the latter outage was caused by a downed primary power tine, creating -power outages over a large part of south Lincoln, Lincoln Eletrlc System spokes-' man Russ Reno said. Downed trees caused several other minor power outages, Reno said, but ' crews had not yet determined the number: of households affected by the dam- A Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy observed what he believed to be a funnel cloud dissipate near 82nd Street and Roca Road. Deputies also received a motorist's unconfirmed report of a tornado touchdown which damaged a house and barn west of Denton. Flood warning the weather service Saturday night issued a flood warning for Beaver Creek, about 25 miles west and northwest of Columbus, where Genoa could experience its worst flood since 1966. Two inches of rain had fallen on already saturated, ground. ; Serious flooding also was reported on Shell Creek in Platte County. Heavy rains will cause the already swollen creek to rise well above flood stage to near record levels, the weather service said. Other streams in northeast Nebraska, including Maple. Rawhide and Union creeks, also were expected to flood. Bat-' tie Creek residents also were were . preparing to evacuate their homes along Battle Creek, the National Weather Service said. , ' Multiple tornadoes and a thunder- storm in Thayer County damaged two farmsteads and knocked out power in Binning, Deshler and Cortland, a sheriffs dispatcher said. The two farmsteads, located two miles south of Bruning sustained heavy structural damage at about 8 p.m., but were not uprooted, the dispatcher said. None of the occupants were believed to have been injured, she said. Another funnel cloud deposited a mobile home on top of a propane tank at the Mid America Feed Yards at the old Bruning Air Base. Crews were in the process of shutting off electricity near " the site because of several downed power lines in the area, she said. ' Another tornado touched down west and north of O'Neill Saturday, damaging two farms, as severe storms rolled across Nebraska for the fifth day in a row. there also were reports of tornadoes in Harlan' County,, near Albion, Scotia, Naponee, Guide Rock and Verdi-gre, the weather service said, . A house and outbuildings on farms three to five miles west of O'NeiU and , seven to nine miles north of O'NeiU were damaged by one or more tornadoes, said Karen O'NeiU, dispatcher with the Holt County sheriffs office. ; No deaths or injuries were reported, she said, but power lines were dowa KtoriMV Golf boll-slit hall. Alma, Republican City Numerous cars damaged by hail. Some hall over 4 Inches in diameter. Boat torn off trailer as driver tried to outrun tornado. Tornadoes reported lust north and south of Harlan County Lake both at the same time. Davenport, Carleton Numerous trees and power lines down. Norfolk Considerable damage to cor dealership; tree damage. ', Lindsay Some farm bulldlnos damaged qnd center-pivot Irrigation systems overturned by possible tornado near town. Albion Possible tornado approximately six miles southeast of town. House de-stroved. From pge1A Civil War 1 was overwhelmed -1 think we had 65 or 70 at that first meeting," he said. "Now, we probably get 40 to 45 pretty regularly." , -,'.': Jerry Russell, chairman of Civil War Round Table Associates, a national as-: sociation of round tables based in Little Rock, Ark., said interest extends beyond Nebraska. . . .. . . "There are probably about 160 active Civil War round tables in the United States and throughout the world," Russell said, noting that Civil War followers also live in Australia, Belgium, Canada and England. The first round table was founded 50 years ago in Chicago, he said. Similar groups followed. By the war's 100th anniversary in the early 1960s, interest peaked to more than 200 tables. Anti-mil. iary sentiment during the Vietnam War later reduced the number of tables to 60 or 65, but the number again began to grow in the 1980s, Russell said. About 16,000 people take part in roimO" tables. Russell estimates the number of Civil War buffs at several times more. "There are probably at least as many re-enactors as there are round-table members," he said. "There were 7,000 at the (re-enactment of) Appomattox surrender in April alone." Subscriptions to Civil War Times Illustrated - the largest magazine of its kind - number about 160,000, he said. Residents of PapiUion, Omaha, Clato-nia and even Liberty, Ma, are members of the Lincoln round table. Members come from diverse professions, and include doctors, bankers, lawyers, ministers, garbage haulers and students. Nebraska State Historical Society Director James Hanson is a member, as is Jim Potter, one of his assistants. Rawley, the table's first president, has written two books on the Civil War. The most recent book, "Secession: The Disruption of the American Republic 1844-1861," argues that slavery and the plantation ideal provided the glue for the 11 Southern states, which formed the Confederacy. . , . Leah Way, who belongs to. the round . table, also is active in Civil War, activities as national patriotic Instructor for the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The groups operate a local chapter (known as a tent) in Lincoln, which has about 125 members, aU of whom are descendants of Civil War soldiers. Five members, including Way, are daughters of Union soldiers. A small group of members of the table, Stock said, are Civil War re-enactors, some of whom traveled to Stuhr Museum in Grand Island this weekend to re-create a Civil War battle. Re-enactors wear the costumes of Civil War soldiers, dependents or medical staff. ; ' Everyone is invited to be a part of the table, regardless of age, occupation or knowledge' level about the war, Stock sail The group is reaUy for anybody who has an interest in the Civil War they dont have to be an expert." Recent speakers have included Doug Owlsly, a Washington, D.C, anthropologist who specializes in forensic research of Civil War battlefields, and Phillip Gottschalk, an author and lecturer with a special interest in the Missouri Brigade. One thing speakers do, is dispel some of the myths and glamour surrounding the war, Higgins said. According to his- toric estimates, fewer than half of the people killed during the Civil War died in battle, he said. "Civil War medicine was horrendous, so were the sanitary conditions," Higgins said. i Jyoue 23 Get 1 off your admission for ShopKo Night at Eagle Raceway on Saturday, June 23. Enjoy an action-packed night of dirt track sprint car racing. The excitement begins at 7 pm. So, pick up your coupons at your local ShopKo and be there! FREE -VALVOLINE LAKE RACER- MaiMn offer (SI9.95VALUEI WHEN YOU BUY 12 QUARTS OF QUALITY VALVOUNE MOTOR OIL, -1 : like traces fat? t h hMm During intermission on ShopKo Night at Eagle Raceway, there will be challenging and exciting bike races for the kids. Win a brand new Big Wheel in the Big Wheel races for kids ages 7 and under. Win a 20" dirt bike in the bike races for kids ages 8 to 1 1 . Win a 26" 1 0-speed in the bike races for kids ages 1 2 to 1 4 Kids bring your own bike and race for these prizes. Win a Valvoliii Mini Car or Popci "SnarEi" Sailboat Be sure to save your ticket stub. During intermission, a drawing will be held for a Valvoline Mini Car ($795 value), and a Pepsi Sailboat ($295 value) you couia us me mcity winner ui un oi mese prizes. Bom car ana sailboat are on display at the 66th & '0' Street Shopko and will be at the races for snopko night on June Z3ra. All-ai mate' Motor Oil SAEIOW-30 SAE10W-40 mm SuTE GRAND CHAMPION SPONSOR SHOPKO STORES, INC. Mon.-Sat SAM-1 OPM; Sun. 1 0AM-6PM Bishop Heights, 4200 South 27th Street, 421-2220 1 0O South 66th Street 489-3887; Lincoln i i w- ii it i yi it i i i i V try Good thru Saturday, June 23, 1990

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