So why does a silver “Cornhusker bell” sit on an elected official’s desk in the state capitol of Alabama? Well, it’s because the ’Bama state treasurer, Young Boozer, a lifelong fan of the Crimson Tide, retains a bit of Nebraska in his bloodline.
Natalie Brown, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Eritrea, said the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia will change the lives of millions and serve as an example to other countries.
For the Piccolos — who later founded Piccolo’s Florist in Omaha and soon will celebrate their golden anniversary — the wedding and honeymoon were far from routine.
Jeff Koterba, The World-Herald’s nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, says his drawing hand is still sore and unsteady from a car crash last week in which he suffered a concussion.
David Jacobson served as a serious community leader. And he led the growing Kutak Rock law firm with dignity. But he also won people over with warmth, humor and a sparkle in his eye.
Vietnam-born Chinh Doan came to the U.S. with her father in 1994. Her mother joined them in 2012 and recently became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Traveling extensively, he established partnerships with 133 institutions in 45 countries and brought in hundreds of patients from 57 countries for treatment.
Omaha’s gleaming convention center and arena is about to receive its third name in 15 years, and some folks are scratching their heads because it will be called a health center.
With her sterling and mostly anonymous career, Kerry Kelley shows that we rarely know much about the folks we randomly run into each day — they might even be vital to our national security.
Federal researchers calculate that — absent reductions in greenhouse gases — the Great Plains and Midwest have a realistic chance of averaging 5 degrees warmer by midcentury, and 9 degrees warmer by the end of the century.
As city hall reporter from 1973 to 1979, Michael Kelly wrote about a lot of the downtown-riverfront plans and development. For those who weren't around then, it may be hard to picture what was there previously — blocks of late-19th century, two- and three-story structures well past their prime.
Founded in 1976, the museum moved to 20th Street and St. Mary’s Avenue in 1989. Now attracting more than 300,000 visitors a year, the museum states its mission as encouraging the imagination and creating excitement about learning.
Between 2010 and 2014, according to court documents, the man committed sexual assaults on the family's daughters.
A 10-year-old New York-based firm in the “destination branding” industry, Resonance sifted through an array of public data — including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings and economic vitality — to compile the rankings.
The Cattlemen's Ball annually moves around Nebraska, and this year a sellout crowd attended the event on the farm of Randy and Becky Hergott in Hebron. Proceeds from the ball benefit the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Derek Caster, 23, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will cross the stage in what he calls his “fancypower wheelchair.”
Omaha’s king of the jungle has recorded for posterity his lifetime of “zoo memories and animal stories.”
It’s not clear whether the presentation at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston, Iowa, will shed light on what happened.
The High School Alliance, which looks for students eager to learn and to excel, is funded by Susie Buffett’s Sherwood Foundation. More than a third come from low-income families, qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches at their schools.
The real Bob Donlan, 54, said his cartoons are partly a coping mechanism for stress and anxiety. “And maybe,” he said, “it allows me to say things I’m afraid to say out loud.”
Kate first got a nursing job at Methodist Hospital, working in orthopedics. Three months later Erica did, too, in urology, gynecology and oncology. Molly signed on a year later.
Osborn was at 24,000 feet when a hot-dogging Chinese fighter collided with his aircraft. That tore off his left propeller, sliced off the plane’s nose and disabled a right engine.
This week Hughes, chairwoman of Washington, D.C.-based Urban One — the nation’s largest distributer of radio, TV and digital programming for black audiences — returns home. Hughes will take part in events Thursday and Friday — an honorary street-naming, a keynote speech at the Empowerment Network’s “Rebuilding the Village” conference and a humorous roast in her honor at the Omaha Press Club.
Cathy Hughes, who should be a household name in her hometown of Omaha, is eager to return next week for two full days of public activity — both serious and fun.
The Omaha native who grew up in Albion, Nebraska, was widely known through her entertainment reviews on New York television, which led to brief network jobs, including "The Today Show" and "Entertainment Tonight."