On The Light Side
On The Light Side
Mar. 21, 1985
SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) _ Bobby Perkins won't settle for second place in a three-man race for a City Council seat.
A typographical error listed someone named ''Billy Perkins'' on the ballot, and Bobby Perkins never heard of him.
''There is no such person,'' said Perkins, who said the name ''Bobby'' appears on all his filing documents.
Perkins said after he pointed out the mistake to election officials Tuesday morning as voting began, they told him there was nothing they could do. He said Wednesday he'll take the city to court for his turn on the ballot.
Perkins' attorney, Scott Colbert, said he has filed a petition in district court seeking a hearing on the matter by Friday, the deadline for protesting an election.
''There is no case law that applies to this,'' Colbert said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Several hundred transplanted Nebraskans will hold a food fair in New York City next month to celebrate the ''native'' delicacies of the Cornhusker State.
The featured foods at the ''New Yorkers for Nebraska'' blast will include about 300 ''runzas'' - tasty little oblong meat pies stuffed with beef, cabbage, and onions.
Also on the ''Taste of Nebraska'' party menu are Dorothy Lynch poppy seed salad dressing, Valentino's pizza from Lincoln, 36 dozen cinnamon rolls delivered from Miller & Paine's department store in Lincoln, 100 pounds of North Bend-grown popcorn, and a few dozen bottles of Goodie Pop strawberry soda to wash it all down.
''They sound like a great bunch of people who like to have a lot of fun,'' said Rod Beckman, the owner of three Runza Drive-Inns in Omaha, who's flying into New York to personally cook the runzas.
''I think they just picked the things that were popular in Lincoln back when they were going to school,'' he said.