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The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.

I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw...
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter...
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Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
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Breaking Brad: Pothole repair crew gets stuck in a pothole
In East Lansing, Mich., a pothole repair crew got stuck inside a pothole. How did this not happen in Omaha?
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Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
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Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
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Shatel: Big East pull helps Creighton get hoops series with Sooners
Looks like Oklahoma is coming back to the state of Nebraska — to play Creighton. CU Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen told me that OU and CU have signed a contract to play a home-and-home in men's basketball.
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Breaking Brad: Next year, Bo Pelini brings a mountain lion to the spring game
Before the spring game, Bo Pelini carried a cat onto the field. With Bo's personality, it'd have been more appropriate for him to carry a mountain lion.
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Lunch with Tom: Replay
Hungry for some sports chat? Replay “Lunch with Tom” with sports columnist Tom Shatel in which he discusses the latest sports headlines.
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Breaking Brad: Bo Pelini's cat lets spring game intro go to its head
Coach Bo Pelini took the field before the spring game holding a cat aloft. Typical cat. He was undoubtedly thinking, “Sixty thousand people, all cheering for me!”
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Grace: Years later, Omaha U's 1955 Tangerine Bowl triumph still sweet
About 130 who gathered Saturday at UNO were drawn to a chance to relive the glory days of the 1955 game in Orlando, Fla.
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Kelly: 3 former Nebraskans all take seats at the table of international diplomacy
Three former residents of the Cornhusker State are working together at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and one took part in a recent high-level meeting about Ukraine.
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Shatel: Plenty of good vibes, from coach to quarterbacks
NU's final spring practice Saturday brought some positive vibes that should carry through spring and into late summer.
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Shatel: Let's call it the Red, White and you game
We all know the spring game is not a game. We all know it means just a little bit less than the Rutgers game. That's fine. It's time to take the “game” out of this event and just call it what it is: Fan Day.
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Hansen: Hidden in basement, a kid's dream come true — a super-secret room
In the basement of their home, Chris Arnold and Paula Lavigne stumbled upon a secret room that contained some initials burned into wood.
Kelly: Dreams have come true for ex-Omahan, a self-described 'space geek' and NASA engineer
Growing up in Omaha, Kobie Boykins admired his favorite “Star Trek” TV character, Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge, chief engineer of the starship Enterprise. “That's who I wanted to be,” said Boykins, 39.
Grace: Sexual assault victims find care for more than just visible wounds
SANE/SART is shorthand for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team. The program is offered at both Methodist and Methodist Women's Hospitals.
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Shatel: Kentucky's kids are undone; will any of them return?
As the new national champions danced around the court late Monday night, five University of Kentucky freshmen walked off the court, perhaps never to be seen again in college uniforms. This may not have been a Final Four or title game to remember, but back in Nebraska, we'll never forget this season.
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Kelly: A thank-you note and a share of Berkshire Hathaway stock
What moved Charlie Munger, worth a mere billions, to push the envelope of gratitude and send a share of Berkshire to a guy he didn't know?
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Shatel: NCAA reform inevitable, but path is rocky
On the eve of the NCAA championship game, a group of NCAA officials took to the stage. They looked good. They sounded sincere. They said all the right things. This time, I think they mean business. Why? Because I think they're scared. Or, extremely concerned.
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Kelly: For Vietnam veterans, reunion 'part of the journey and the healing'
Over the weekend in Omaha, Marine veteran Tom Phillips came full circle, embracing memories of the Vietnam War and the men with whom he shares them.
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Shatel: McDermott's among the greatest we've ever seen
Doug McDermott's four spectacular seasons established him as the best basketball player in Creighton's history and among the top athletes to have competed on the local sports scene.
19-year-old arrested in connection with March shooting
Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Cult murderer's death row appeal denied, but execution in limbo
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
Midlands marathoners resolute after tragedy in Boston: 'We're going to keep running'
Civil rights group's hearing to weigh voting policies in Nebraska, Iowa
Iowa Gov. Branstad's priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears
Nebraska senators to study tax issues over break
Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested
Nebraska runners excited as Boston Marathon race day approaches
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
Obamacare: Census Bureau changes will hinder efforts to trace effects of health law
Interstate construction to cause lane shifts, closings in Omaha area
2 deaths stoke worries in Colorado about pot edibles
Iowa Supreme Court ruling won't halt cases against six voting felons
North Carolina fugitive being held in Waterloo, Iowa
Iowa officials approve $4M in tax credits for Tama meatpacking plant
Man, 21, shot in ankle while walking near 30th, W Streets
Teenager arrested after woman's purse is snatched outside Omaha store
Planning Commission gives OK to Kearney development
3 charged in connection with stolen credit card account numbers
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
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