Hansen: When Reaper comes to call, no need to be so grim

We spend enormous amounts of money, time and brainpower — in fact we have created an entire thing called medicine — to try to prevent death. And yet death itself is barely understood, and talking about it is often stigmatized, as if we will all keel over once we breathe the "D" word.


Shatel: Chicago area is first stop on train as Huskers look to pick up steam

All aboard the Red Line. Then the red mass will change trains, jump on the Purple Line, and off they go several more stops until Central. This is the new Nebraska football road trip.

Breaking Brad: Lee Terry finishes final debate, heads home to Bat Cave

The final Lee Terry-Brad Ashford debate was held Thursday. I wouldn't say that Terry is trying to portray himself as a crime-fighter, but he's now referring to his house as the Bat Cave.

Breaking Brad: Of course Heineman's subpoena isn't politically motivated!

After winning the American League pennant, delirious Kansas City Royals players formed a huge dogpile. Wait, those were actually Democratic members of the Nebraska Legislature after subpoenaing Gov. Dave Heineman.

Grace: For UNO student filmmakers, long-closed Peony Park isn’t nostalgia but a discovery

Tonight, “For Us Kids,” a retrospective on Omaha’s beloved former amusement park, premieres at Film Streams. The documentary is among 12 locally produced short films featured this week as part of Film Streams’ annual Local Filmmakers Showcase.


Shatel: Magnetic Miles rules media day, helping build NU’s brand

Nebraska coach Tim Miles is a man on fire. People flock to him. They want his opinion about Big Ten scholarship policies, about John Calipari’s ESPN camp, about the one-and-done situation in college hoops. Writers tell the Twitter world that they love this man. This is marketing you can’t buy, and it’s just Tim Miles playing Tim Miles.

Breaking Brad: I hereby guarantee the Royals WILL NEVER LOSE!

From watching the Kansas City Royals this postseason, it's abundantly clear to me that THE TEAM WILL NEVER LOSE ANOTHER GAME.

Breaking Brad: 'Biblical' stand-alone Chick-fil-A now open, Omahans!

The first stand-alone Chick-fil-A in Omaha opened Thursday near 175th Street and West Center Road. I think the local hyperbole is out of control. I'd hardly call this "biblical."


Shatel: Royals burying 29 bleak years, bringing back memories of a decade of excellence

I understand what Royals legend George Brett was saying last week, when he said, “I’m tired of talking about 1985. I really am. You can only look in the past for so long.” When it comes to the Royals, I’m not tired of talking about 1985. Or 1976, 1977 and 1980. I’m just getting started.

Breaking Brad: Oh my goodness, a Tim Beck sighting!

Husker offensive coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media on Tuesday. Do you believe in miracles?

Breaking Brad: How about Terry v. Ashford, 'Family Feud' edition

The TV show "Family Feud" will hold open auditions in Omaha on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. How about the Terrys vs. the Ashfords?

When God asks, ‘you don’t say no’

Grace: Bluffs couple adopt 2 orphans from Rwanda — and help make life better for more than 100 others

Ryan and Kara Higgins helped create a nonprofit sponsorship program in which Americans back home would commit to sending letters and money for what Kara and the others deemed a top priority: education. 

Breaking Brad: Bo, it's time for your cat to put or shut up

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means. It's time for another Jameis Winston investigation.

Breaking Brad: Click here for info on the scariest Halloween costume ever

It's time for another Obamacare enrollment period. At least we won't see anything this scary on Halloween.


Shatel: Doug McDermott may return for exhibition, but maybe not to Omaha

Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls may be coming to Nebraska in 2015. But where? Pinnacle Bank Arena or the CenturyLink Center?

Breaking Brad: Stat of the day – Obama has logged 200 rounds of golf while in White House

President Obama just played his 200th round of golf since becoming president. Yet there's apparently no way of keeping track of how much Obamacare costs?

Breaking Brad: George Clooney for president? Hey, the Royals might be in the World Series

Kansas City Royals, World Series champs? All of a sudden “President Rick Perry” doesn’t seem so far-fetched.


Lunch with Tom: Replay

Hungry for some sports chat? Join World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel at 10 a.m. for an early edition of “Lunch with Tom” to discuss Nebraska’s matchup with Northwestern and more.


Brad Dickson's Bottom 10, Oct. 13

Fans disappointed by NU’s loss to Michigan State, use the open date to reflect on the old saying that there’s always somebody who has it worse than you. Here are 10 examples:


Kelly: Years ago, 2 well-connected women got locked inside Lauritzen Gardens — and it was no laughing matter for director

» Preparing for today’s grand opening of the $20 million conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens, executive director Spencer Crews reminisced about a well-connected woman and her mother getting locked inside the garden gates.


Shatel: Teacher first, Greg McDermott eager to start over

Despite lowered expectations outside the program, Creighton coach Greg McDermott is smiling because he gets to turn the page, gaze at a blank canvas and go to work.

Tomorrow's Events
Pumpkin Patch
12:00 am
Go romp around in an area pumpkin patch. Check the Omaha World-Herald's guide to pumpkin patches and corn mazes here. 
Haunted House
12:00 am
Read to get scared? Head to an area haunted house. Check out the World-Herald list of area haunted houses here.
Shadows at the Castle: Bram Stoker’s Dark Vision
Joslyn Castle
12:00 am
Annual Joslyn Castle Literary Festival, focusing on Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Events include an outdoor silent-movie screening, scholars, actor…
Nebraska Crossing Outlets Honors Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
Nebraska Crossing Outlets
12:00 am
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nebraska Crossing Outlets will honor Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers in the community with t…
Parenting Classes
Heartland Family Service Central Office
6:30 am
Parenting Classes

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