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UNO baseball's Bob Herold can coach and the Mavericks can play some ball. These are the two sticks that, if rubbed together right, could produce the next sports miracle in Omaha.
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the...
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an...
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Shatel: Miles in rumor mill is hint of Huskers' relevance
A college hoops guru wrote last week to expect Missouri to go after Tim Miles for its basketball opening. There's a sentence I didn't think I'd ever read in my lifetime. Or any lifetime.
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Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Bob Markworth folded his hands and stared ahead at a massive basement room — a concert hall, really — that was full and empty all at once. The guests were all here, except for one.
LIVE CHAT
Lunch with Tom: Replay
Hungry for some sports chat? Replay the “Lunch with Tom'' chat with sports columnist Tom Shatel in which he discusses the latest sports headlines.
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Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
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Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
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Shatel: Better to let Big Five, not unions, end hunger
At the end of this week, Northwestern University football players will take a historic vote and decide whether they should form a union. Do these nice, young scholars in argyle sweaters want to start a union that would lead to college football and basketball players getting paid a salary? Do they really want to invite the Internal Revenue Service...
HUMOR
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
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Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
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Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
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Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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Breaking Brad: At least my kid never got stuck inside a claw machine
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
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Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
As a stunt at the Blue Man Group show, MECA board members are going to see how many people they can stuff into one luxury suite.
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Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
A comical roast Wednesday night in Omaha brought fans of Creighton basketball laughter by the bucketful. This time it was McJokes, not McBuckets, that entertained the Bluejay crowd.
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Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
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Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
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Breaking Brad: Pothole repair crew gets stuck in a pothole
In East Lansing, Mich., a pothole repair crew got stuck inside a pothole. How did this not happen in Omaha?
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Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
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Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
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Shatel: Big East pull helps Creighton get hoops series with Sooners
Looks like Oklahoma is coming back to the state of Nebraska — to play Creighton. CU Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen told me that OU and CU have signed a contract to play a home-and-home in men's basketball.
Quilt created by Karen refugees in Lincoln showcases memories of homeland, dreams for future
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Omaha Hall of Fame inductees share stories of their lives in business
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Omaha's Eppley Airfield sees increased demand — and that means more fare options for travelers
Doug McDermott heads for Chicago to begin preparations for NBA draft
Shatel: Herold thinks big and dreams big when it comes to UNO baseball
Lab-grown vaginas among 'cutting edge' advances in sexual health
Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola pay plan 'excessive'
Earnings roundup: Apple plans more stock buybacks, will split stock in June
200 people registered for 5K in memory of Omaha oncologist
7 common myths about the pill
Omaha's dive-iest dive bars
In brief: Postal workers to protest at Staples stores
Annie, I ditched my sister and, for some reason, she's mad at me
Why is ketchup so hard to pour?
Opera Omaha's 'Cinderella' is a little different, but story is still universal
Dining notes: Famous Dave’s moving to new spot
Live Music Calendar
Country music's six biggest threesomes
Big weekend ahead for Nebraska Wind Symphony
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