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Map: Where to find local haunted houses, pumpkin patches, more

Included are maps (and lists) of Omaha-area haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more.

Shatel: Lowering the boom: No noise off field could have NU poised to make plenty on it

There’s no off-the-field drama. No three-ring circus. There have been six wins and one loss that was no reason to panic, and a lot of press conferences in between that haven’t produced much news. A lot of football questions. A lot of football answers. What a deal.

Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:35 pm

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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.

Overjoyed, overawed and oh-so-overwhelmed at Wedding Essentials Idea Show

Darlene Collier was “looking for everything” related to her coming nuptials as she walked the exhibit floor at Sunday’s Wedding Essentials Idea Show at the Mid-America Center.

New path for building skilled workforce

Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation unveils program to fund community college training for hundreds

The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation is creating an ambitious scholarship program aimed at awarding as many as 1,000 two-year scholarships to community college students each year.

Add these to the list: 5 things you should never do at the grocery store

Some seem to abandon etiquette as quickly as they abandon those unwanted eggs in the middle of an unrefrigerated aisle. They can be rude, obnoxious and oblivious, when all you want is to grab a gallon of milk and get out.

Omaha designer cleans up at American Sewing Expo

Omaha designer Ruth Ciemnoczolowski was recognized late last month as the winner of a sewing competition featuring contestants from across the nation.

Ak-Sar-Ben ball: New honorees and a new initiative to expand education

The Ak-Sar-Ben coronation and scholarship ball roared into the CenturyLink Center Saturday with the gusto and glamour of the 1920s.

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John Rosemond: Blame shared for ongoing unruliness

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher’s best efforts, the child’s behavior is no better.

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