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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.

How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
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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Grace: Years later, Omaha U's 1955 Tangerine Bowl triumph still sweet
About 130 who gathered Saturday at UNO were drawn to a chance to relive the glory days of the 1955 game in Orlando, Fla.
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Kelly: 3 former Nebraskans all take seats at the table of international diplomacy
Three former residents of the Cornhusker State are working together at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and one took part in a recent high-level meeting about Ukraine.
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Shatel: Plenty of good vibes, from coach to quarterbacks
NU's final spring practice Saturday brought some positive vibes that should carry through spring and into late summer.
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Shatel: Let's call it the Red, White and you game
We all know the spring game is not a game. We all know it means just a little bit less than the Rutgers game. That's fine. It's time to take the “game” out of this event and just call it what it is: Fan Day.
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Hansen: Hidden in basement, a kid's dream come true — a super-secret room
In the basement of their home, Chris Arnold and Paula Lavigne stumbled upon a secret room that contained some initials burned into wood.
Kelly: Dreams have come true for ex-Omahan, a self-described 'space geek' and NASA engineer
Growing up in Omaha, Kobie Boykins admired his favorite “Star Trek” TV character, Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge, chief engineer of the starship Enterprise. “That's who I wanted to be,” said Boykins, 39.
Grace: Sexual assault victims find care for more than just visible wounds
SANE/SART is shorthand for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team. The program is offered at both Methodist and Methodist Women's Hospitals.
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Shatel: Kentucky's kids are undone; will any of them return?
As the new national champions danced around the court late Monday night, five University of Kentucky freshmen walked off the court, perhaps never to be seen again in college uniforms. This may not have been a Final Four or title game to remember, but back in Nebraska, we'll never forget this season.
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Kelly: A thank-you note and a share of Berkshire Hathaway stock
What moved Charlie Munger, worth a mere billions, to push the envelope of gratitude and send a share of Berkshire to a guy he didn't know?
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Shatel: NCAA reform inevitable, but path is rocky
On the eve of the NCAA championship game, a group of NCAA officials took to the stage. They looked good. They sounded sincere. They said all the right things. This time, I think they mean business. Why? Because I think they're scared. Or, extremely concerned.
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Kelly: For Vietnam veterans, reunion 'part of the journey and the healing'
Over the weekend in Omaha, Marine veteran Tom Phillips came full circle, embracing memories of the Vietnam War and the men with whom he shares them.
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Shatel: McDermott's among the greatest we've ever seen
Doug McDermott's four spectacular seasons established him as the best basketball player in Creighton's history and among the top athletes to have competed on the local sports scene.
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Kelly: Jean Stothert, Jon Bruning among public figures having cameos in Press Club Show
The show's title, “Sock It To Me,” was a catchphrase from the 1968-73 TV show, “Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.” The Press Club cast mimicked the show in costumes, song and dance, spoofing the news.
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Shatel: Bringing home everything but the Heisman
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? We're about to award the CollegeInsider.com version of the Heisman Trophy. Oh, what's that? The winner isn't here yet?
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Shatel: A-A-C! A-A-C! Connecticut leaves power leagues spellbound
How about that Big East football? OK, the official name of the conference is the American Athletic Conference. Maybe you heard the faint echoes of a “A-A-C! A-A-C!” chant coming out of the AT&T Center on Saturday night.
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Brad Dickson's Week in Review, March 30-April 5
The NCAA tournament is down to the final two teams. In a sign of the times, on Saturday one kid made the go-ahead layup while taking a selfie.
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Kelly: Performing at the Sistine Chapel in Rome high note of Omaha vocalist's career
Back from singing at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Heather Burwell of Omaha says she doesn't know how anything could top that "spiritually fulfilling" experience.
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Shatel: Wisconsin's Bo Ryan is fresh alternative to antiseptic
Thanks for coming, Bo. We sincerely mean that. College basketball has never needed a 66-year-old, 700-win, wise-cracking teacher of the ball-fake more than at this very minute.
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Breaking Brad: Lions pluck new QBs coach from 'Dukes of Hazzard'
The Detroit Lions' new quarterbacks coach is Jim Bob Cooter, who, of course, soared to fame on "The Dukes of Hazzard."
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Breaking Brad: Omaha Fire Department's new weapon is Miso soup
In Hawaii, a man put out a fire by dumping Miso soup on it. To cut down on expenses, Mayor Stothert is expected to call on the Omaha Fire Department to use Miso soup.
New treatment offers a less invasive option to repair bulging aortas
Finally. Spring expected to return, stick around. No, really: Warmer-than-average weather in forecast
Home alone: When burglar broke in, 12-year-old locked herself in bathroom, called 911
Nancy's Almanac, April 16, 2014: Yes, it's been drier and colder than normal
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Live Well Nebraska: Bellevue man named one of hottest fitness trainers in America
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
Exercising to prevent falls, injuries
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Geriatrics chat at noon: Get your health questions answered
8 things you need to know about your end-of-life care
Technology – including Google Glass – gets a try-on at Omaha Infotec conference
New Hastings business helps your personal history live on
Alibaba stake fuels Yahoo stock’s rise
Annie, my husband walked out on me, and now I love his brother
Tips, recipes on how to spice up your traditional Easter ham
Business digest: Big banks might need to hold more capital, Yellen says
18-year-old's fashion-design company wins Maverick Business Plan Competition
In brief: Zebra to spend more than $3 billion on Motorola business
Review: ‘Heaven is for Real’ leaves it to viewer to interpret its story
Union Pacific's ‘Big Boy’ locomotive takes the road back to life
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Mavs' Schultz shining on diamond as UNO prepares to face Huskers
How to win a $4,300 ‘Walking Dead #1' comic while also doing something nice
Omaha shop's ice cream named one of the best in the U.S.
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