Archive for April, 2005

A story without heroes: The cautionary tale of malt liquor

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Malt Liquor: A History
Published April 30, 2005
BY KIHM WINSHIP

The family of American-born beers speaks proudly about two of its children. Ask about Steam Beer or the less gifted but very popular Light Beer, and the photos come out, the stories begin. But speak aloud the name of the other sibling, and the room grows quiet. Dad won’t look up from his plate and Mom goes into the kitchen and cries into her apron.

How could you mention Malt Liquor?

Whiteclay issue stirs up dispute

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Published April 15, 2005
BY ROBYNN TYSVER
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN – The head of the Nebraska Democratic Party challenged Republican Gov. Dave Heineman on Thursday to “show leadership” on the issue of alcohol sales at Whiteclay.

Steve Achelpohl, party chairman, urged Heineman to appoint a task force to look for solutions to the problem of alcohol sales to Indians in the Nebraska village near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Dems say Gov dropped the beer can

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Published April 15, 2005
BY NATE JENKINS
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Someday, Frank LaMere said through his tears, Nebraskans might be able to talk in past tense about problems in beer-drenched Whiteclay. But for now, the tiny town that serves as a liquor stop for residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a “cancer,” he said.

And lawmakers, including Gov. Dave Heineman, aren’t doing enough about it, said LaMere, chairman of the Native American Advisory Council for the Democratic National Committee. (more…)

Democrats urge Heineman, lawmakers to solve Whiteclay problems

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Published April 15, 2005
BY SCOTT BAUER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Dave Heineman and Nebraska lawmakers have a “moral and civic duty” to address problems related to alcohol sales in the border town of Whiteclay, the state Democratic Party chairman said Thursday.

“This is a call to action,” state Democratic Party Chairman Steve Achelpohl said at a news conference in the state Capitol Rotunda. “Something has to be done.” (more…)

Democrats blast inaction on Whiteclay

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Published April 14, 2005
BY NATE JENKINS
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Someday, Frank LaMere said while in tears, Nebraskans may be able to talk in the past tense about the problems in beer-drenched Whiteclay. For now, the tiny town in the northwest part of the state that largely serves as a walk-to liquor stop for residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a “cancer,” he said.

And current lawmakers, including Gov. Dave Heineman, aren’t doing enough about it, LaMere, chairman of the Native American Advisory Council for the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday during a press conference organized by the Nebraska Democratic Party. (more…)