Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert pardons Sal the pig
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert holds Sal before pardoning him in front of the City-County Building at 18th and Farnam Streets on Monday. Sal was pardoned from the Salvation Army's BaconFest fundraiser on Aug. 11. Watching are Todd Thielke from the Salvation Army and Landri Loos, owner of the pig.
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor Jean Stothert granted her first – and probably last – pardon for a pig on Monday afternoon.
The lucky porker was Sal, a 35-pound charmer who lives in Kearney, Neb. The mayor spared the animal's life in honor of BaconFest, a benefit this weekend for the Kroc Center that offers programs and activities for families in South Omaha. Sal was named for the Salvation Army, which operates the three-year-old center.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 12:00 am.