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Class at UNO aims to draw back curtain on government for residents

The Citizens' Academy for Omaha’s Future started as the brainchild of a few local organizations who wanted to draw back the curtain on city government and show how the proverbial sausage is made.

Kelly: ’85 World Series also featured a K.C. Royals team with lots of Omaha ties

I covered the 1985 World Series. Sure enough, a look back shows it was the same as 2014 — 15 former Omaha Triple-A players, including future Hall of Famer George Brett, played on that team.

Posted: October 25, 2014

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How an Omaha library can aid your next potluck

The library system has well over a thousand cookbooks. Peruse new titles like "A Culinary History of the Nebraska Sand Hills" or "Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties."

Arbor Day Foundation founder John Rosenow gets top Nebraska travel award

Rosenow, of Lincoln, received the 2014 Henry Fonda Award, the state travel industry’s highest honor, during the Nebraska Tourism Conference’s awards dinner here Thursday

Pack of coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive

The Muscatine Journal reports that 21-year-old Daniel Rice is back in Muscatine County custody, facing a charge of escape in addition to other allegations

Annie, my husband of 10 years suddenly doesn't want sex.

Dear Annie: I’ve asked him why this is happening, and he simply says, “That was never me. I’m not the passionate person you think.” I love my husband and want to be close to him.

Think like a monster to stay healthy and safe this Halloween

Haunted houses, ghoulish decorations and scary movies make for plenty of frightening moments around Halloween.

Hansen: Adventures from a 15-hour Smart Car drive across Europe

The low point comes at midnight, somewhere near Switzerland.

Lincoln native finishes second in 'Project Runway' season finale

Nashville-based designer Amanda Valentine, who was a contestant in season 11 and returned this year via a fan vote, finished behind Sean Kelly, but beat out Kini Zamora and Charketa Glover.

In Omaha for 150 years, Sisters have adapted to issues of the time

Education and health care were among the Catholic religious order Sister of Mercy's first ministries. While such work is still a priority, the order says it strives to adapt and meet current needs.

Nebraskan publishes book on George Flippin, NU's first black football player

“The story was, ‘Did you know that Stromsburg had a black doctor who played football for the University of Nebraska, had the first car in Stromsburg and is the only African-American to be buried in the Stromsburg cemetery?’” author Kathy Nelson explained. “That absolutely intrigued me.”

You'd be amazed at the things you can make with Cheez-Its

Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail. There’s a legion of cracker hackers out there. If it can be done with a Cheez-It, it probably has been. But why?

Annie, I'm an Omaha DJ's wife. He needs your tips.

Dear Annie: I was disappointed in your response to “To Tip or Not To Tip,” saying that wedding DJs and photographers who own their own businesses don’t expect to be tipped. That is not true.

An Omahan's guide on where to find, how to prepare pretzel bread

First came buttery brioche buns, then pretzel buns — lots of restaurants now serve both and give diners options — and now it seems the twisted knot of salty bread has become a staple at restaurants and in home kitchens.

What's up with the pretend-to-be wasabi?

What sushi restaurants actually serve alongside spicy tuna rolls is a horseradish-based concoction that is injected with green food coloring and infused with various types of mustard and a bunch of other chemicals.

Annie, my sister is a straight up pathetic cook.

Dear Annie: I usually eat lunch before going so I won’t be hungry. When my sister asks why I’m not eating, I make some excuse. What should I do? I don’t want to say her cooking is horrible. Should I just put up with it?

Tips for creative family Halloween costumes that won't break the bank

With a little creativity, the whole family can celebrate, have fun and save some cash.

Omaha Public Library has tons of Halloween events planned

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year.

Review: Dave Chappelle funny as ever despite years away from mike

After “Chappelle’s Show” and nearly a decade out of the spotlight, Chappelle is finally back on the road and connecting with audiences once again.

Annie, everyone puts tape of their belly buttons to cure seasickness, right?

Dear Annie: Years ago, I read about a cure for seasickness. It said to put an aspirin in your belly button and Scotch tape over it. Some said the cure worked even without the aspirin. I’ve tried it both ways and haven’t been seasick in 20 years. I even started using duct tape because when I sweat, the Scotch tape comes off. It works great. Before this, I had tried pills, bracelets and a patch, and nothing worked.

So much to fear this TV season

The kids don’t have to go trick or treating to summon a fun-filled Halloween. Television has conjured up their spookiest adventures to usher in that creepiest time of the year. Parents can suffer their own chills and far fewer calories in front of the tube.

Archives: Check out cool Omaha photos

We're in the process of digitizing our photo archive, and we're continually finding strange, spectacular and interesting stuff.

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