BestOfWeekend

The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.

Here is a convenient roundup of some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.

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Bob Boozer had a unique stature in Omaha. As racial conflict ripped his city apart, the 6-foot-8 power forward bridged two worlds. He made friends in the black barbershops of North 24th Street and in the white boardrooms downtown. He taught basketball clinics at Bryant Center and trained for management at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.

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Surely you’ve heard of Omahans and Lincolnites. But what do you call someone from Broken Bow? Broken Bowers? Broken Bowhunters? Broken ... um ...

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Work has begun on The Ranch Golf Club — an 18-hole private course southwest of Valentine, Nebraska. It will be next door to the acclaimed Prairie Club along Nebraska Highway 97.

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Some 28 students are taking part in a new internship program being piloted this summer by the Millard Public Schools and the Avenue Scholars Foundation, which provides school mentoring and scholarships for at-risk youths. 

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Michael Richardson, an Omaha native who covered part of the 1971 trial that convicted David Rice and Ed Poindexter of the 1970 murder of an Omaha police officer, said he’s convinced by his review of the case and records not previously released that the pair was framed because they were black militants at a time when racial tensions were ripping apart the nation, as well as Omaha.

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Born in Nebraska 73 years ago, Valmont Industries has since expanded to 87 sites on six continents and does business in 100 nations. But the Omaha-based company’s latest planned venture will move its headquarters essentially just across West Dodge Road.

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As the executive producer of “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune,” Harry Friedman has won more awards than any other game show producer: 14 Emmys, a Peabody Award, and the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among others.

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The question stayed with Dan Crouchley for most of his life. What happened to Uncle Dud?

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