Archive for August, 2004

Whiteclay beer store owner’s son seeks liquor license transfer

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Published Saturday August 28, 2004
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN (AP) – The Nebraska Liquor Commission made a political decision and not one based on the facts when it disallowed the owner of a Whiteclay beer store to transfer the liquor license to his son, an attorney argued Friday.

The commission had no evidence that warranted denial of the license transfer from Don Schwarting to Jason Schwarting, attorney Andrew Snyder of Scottsbluff argued during a hearing in Lancaster County District Court. (more…)

Lawyer: Politics led to denial

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Published August 28, 2004
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A state board’s decision to deny a liquor license to the son of a Whiteclay beer-seller was based more on politics than facts, an attorney told a Lincoln judge Friday.

Andrew Snyder, a Scottsbluff attorney representing Jason Schwarting, said the Liquor Control Commission should not have considered the possible role his client’s father, Don Schwarting, would have had in overseeing the Arrowhead Inn when it denied his son a liquor license in April. (more…)

Blatant injustice feeds river of alcohol in Whiteclay

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

Published August 12, 2004
BY MARK KARPF, General studies graduate student
DAILY NEBRASKAN

This will be the 65th time I’ve written for the Daily Nebraskan, and I’m proud to say I’ve not once repeated myself. However, certain situations have arisen and I feel I must once again address the issue of Whiteclay, Nebraska. (more…)

Death of Seth Gibbons in Whiteclay

Friday, August 6th, 2004

Obituary from the Rapid City Journal, August 6, 2004

Seth W. Gibbons MANDERSON – Seth W. Gibbons, 51, Manderson, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in White Clay, Neb. (more…)

Tragedies of car wrecks nearly hit close to home

Thursday, August 5th, 2004

Published August 5, 2004
BY TIM GIAGO
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

RAPID CITY, S.D. – When one is a parent, a telephone ringing in the middle of the night is not a pleasant sound.

Oftentimes, I think about my children behind the wheel of an automobile and I worry. The highways are growing more dangerous, and with diversions such as cell phones and loud music, the distractions can lead to accidents.

Last week, it happened. A phone call at about 4 a.m. caused my heart to jump into my throat. (more…)