Posts Tagged ‘Tom Osborne’

Little pain for pouring too much

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Published Sunday January 2, 2011
By Henry J. Cordes
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

The woman spent the whole afternoon drinking vodka and diet 7-Ups at an Omaha bar before getting behind the wheel of her pickup.

Later testing with a blood-alcohol level at almost double the legal limit, she swayed across the center line on Highway 36 at least a half dozen times before slamming head-on into a car driven by Joe Cowan of Council Bluffs. (more…)

Editorial: Patrols part of solution in Whiteclay

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

The landmark agreement signed last week that will allow Pine
Ridge tribal police to patrol in the Nebraska village of
Whiteclay is a step on the path to reducing one of the state’s
worst alcohol problems. (more…)

‘Historic’ agreement could be tapped out

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

By Nate Jenkings / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHITECLAY — Once hailed as a historic step toward mopping up this alcohol-drenched village, a deal to allow tribal police to patrol it has instead gone the way of empty beer cans so visible in the area — ditched.

The agreement, signed nearly two years ago by Attorney General Jon Bruning, Gov. Dave Heineman and the then-president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, allows tribal police in the Pine Ridge Indian reservation to be deputized in Nebraska. (more…)

The Whiteclay dilemma

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Published Thursday July 7, 2005
BY FROMA HARROP
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST/PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

WHITECLAY, Neb. — It’s only 9 a.m. and a Monday, and inebriated Indians are already lying on the dusty curb here in Whiteclay. This speck of a town has 16 people and three beer stores. Its main business is selling alcohol to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, just over the state line in South Dakota.

The situation in Whiteclay has become an obsession for both Nebraskans and the Oglala Sioux. Alcohol is a curse for many Native Americans, and the reservation bans its sale or possession. Good people see the Whiteclay business as despicable exploitation. (more…)

Funds sought for cops in Whiteclay

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Published June 10, 2005
BY CELESTE CALVITTO
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

WASHINGTON — A community policing program aimed at dealing with the fallout from alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb., to American Indians from nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is on track for more federal funding, Rep. Stephanie Herseth, D-S.D., said Thursday.

Herseth and Rep. Tom Osborne, R-Neb., have requested $100,000 to provide continued support for the project, in which the state of Nebraska will deputize members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe police to patrol Whiteclay. (more…)