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Breaking Brad: Let's all give Jim Delany a pat on the back

Good news: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany made it through his entire speech without inviting a single new school to join the league.

Breaking Brad: Shawn Eichorst sightings possible – but unlikely – at annual NU fan day

Husker football Fan Day is this Friday. The good news for fans: If you manage to get a photo of Shawn Eichorst, it’s worth more than a photo of Bigfoot.

Her first john looked like Santa Claus

Grace: A Bellevue teenager is pulled into prostitution overnight

Dawn didn't plan to become a prostitute. She had what she said was a normal childhood. She played basketball and hung out with friends. The trouble started when she experimented with alcohol.

Steve Urosevich

Kelly: Owner of Todd’s Drive-in restaurant helped a generation of Omahans come of age in the ’60s

Omaha teenagers flocked there in the late 1950s and through the ’60s, and owner Steve Urosevich was the adult in charge.

Hansen: Nebraska native nears immortality in World Series of Poker’s Main Event

When play restarts in November at the 2014 main event, Dan Sindelar, the 30-year-old son of a feedlot owner from Howells, Nebraska, will be in fifth place of the nine remaining poker players, guaranteeing himself a payout of at least $700,000.

FOOTBALL

Shatel: Can Bo Pelini, Huskers turn purr into growl?

Coach Bo Pelini and Nebraska are no longer big dogs nationally, but a big season could bring back their bark.

HUMOR

Dickson's Week in Review, July 20-26

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said of Nebraska: “It’s a pretty boring state.” Then he rushed back to judge the biggest annual event in Evanston, the Canned Jam Taste-Off.

Kelly: A 'tenacious' Olive Circo, 94, blazed a trail 77 years ago as Creighton U's first female cheerleader

The widow of Precision Industries founder Sebastian Circo, Olive traveled the world with her husband of nearly 60 years, and just a few weeks ago she spoke at Creighton Prep during the dedication of a war memorial to 72 fallen graduates.

Grace: Nun bears witness in murder capital of the world — in Honduras — ‘a place God forgot’

Sister Kathleen Erickson, 73, spent five weeks primarily in San Pedro Sula, a city of about 800,000 in Honduras that for at least two years has topped a list of most dangerous places to live outside the Middle East.

Breaking Brad: Determined to oust Terry, tea party takes to Craigslist

Chip Maxwell dropped out of Nebraska's second-district congressional race. Apparently, he wants to spend more time switching parties.

Breaking Brad: If Nebraska's boring, what does that make Evanston?

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called Nebraska "a pretty boring state." He's entitled. His team plays in Evanston, Illinois, aka "the city that never sleeps." Wait, that's not right...

Grace: After all the tears come laughs  for Pilger; Omahan's comedy troupe to take stage at fundraiser

Plenty of tears have been shed for Pilger.

Breaking Brad: Yay for more Omaha water main breaks, GM recalls

The old adage about the only things certain in life being death and taxes has been amended. It now reads, "The only things certain in life are death, taxes and GM recalls."

Breaking Brad: Hey, Randy Gregory, could you sack Pat Fitzgerald, please?

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald said Nebraska is "a pretty boring state." Hopefully these fighting words will help him fill the school's 47,130-seat stadium with a few fans actually rooting for the Wildcats.

Kelly: Nebraskan, visiting Dublin, jumps in river to help struggling man — and becomes crime victim

Joe Sheehan, 20, took off his shirt and shoes, put down his backpack and other valuables and jumped in the river. While he was in the water, someone ran off with his wallet and phone.

Breaking Brad: Is it time for that Nebraska-Northwestern game yet?

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called Nebraska "a pretty boring state." His team plays home games in Evanston, Illinois. Something about those in glass houses throwing stones would be applicable here.

Breaking Brad: A $15 property tax cut? No wai, dood!

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's budget includes a proposal for a property tax cut that would save homeowners $15 on a $150,000 house. The number of Omahans seen running through the streets screaming, "I'm rich! I'm rich!" was zero.

Grace: Dearly departed gather to witness the joining of two UNO students in holy matrimony — at cemetery

Deep inside Omaha’s largest cemetery, inside the granite funeral chapel, near the very spot where coffins were once lowered to the crematory below, and before an audience of over 100,000 — if you count all the souls buried around here — stands one woman and one man.

Breaking Brad: If you need an excuse to not clean up your dog's feces...

In New Mexico, a man cleaning up dog poop was mistaken for a burglar by police. That shows you how often people in this nation clean up after their dog. "Hey, what's that guy doing?" "Stealing dog poop? We better arrest him."

Breaking Brad: 'We Don't Coast'? More like, 'We Don't Get It'

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's new slogan for Omaha is "We Don’t Coast." To which a chorus of dazed Omahans replied, "We Don't Get It."

Breaking Brad: Omaha's 'We Don't Coast' slogan will have far-reaching implications

* The new Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce slogan, "We Don't Coast," is being painted on city sidewalks. Great, now when it snows, nobody's gonna want to shovel and see that.


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