Lawsuit would ban release of balloons during Husker games
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 09:15
An Omaha man wants to ban the release of balloons at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln after the University of Nebraska football scores its first points in a game.
A federal lawsuit filed this week by Omaha resident Randall Krause says the mass release results in the open dumping of solid waste, which the lawsuit says is barred by the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The lawsuit says the balloons have "become solid waste the moment they are out of sight of the fans" and says they pose a threat to wildlife and children.
A corporate sponsor covers the balloon costs, and they are given to fans. A university spokesman declined to comment on the litigation.
Krause seeks an injunction that would keep the university from promoting the balloon release.
Bassett Invite Golf Results
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 08:05
At the Bassett Golf Invite, the Valentine Badgers took 4th place out of 11 teams with a 365.
12th Kyle Grooms with a personal best 89
13th Jordan Kelber with a personal best 89