The start of the 2014 legislative session has spurred discussion at the State Capitol about continuing to develop new leadership in the Legislature after this fall’s elections, when 17 lawmakers will be term-limited, including Speaker Greg Adams. Nebraska needs capable people to step forward to serve in the Legislature, men and women who have the resolve and ability to handle a large workload, devote serious effort to committee work and negotiate constructively with legislative colleagues across party and philosophical lines.
Peyton Manning shouted “Omaha,” a play-calling code word, 44 times during Sunday’s game. He was born in New Orleans, attended college at Tennessee and has played pro football in Indianapolis and now Denver. But Manning has become an excellent pitchman for Nebraska’s largest city. If the Broncos reach the Super Bowl, where TV commercials cost $4 million for 30 seconds, all those shout-outs would be worth a small fortune.