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A comical roast Wednesday night in Omaha brought fans of Creighton basketball laughter by the bucketful. This time it was McJokes, not McBuckets, that entertained the Bluejay crowd.

Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with...
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: 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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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.
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Kelly: Jean Stothert, Jon Bruning among public figures having cameos in Press Club Show
The show's title, “Sock It To Me,” was a catchphrase from the 1968-73 TV show, “Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.” The Press Club cast mimicked the show in costumes, song and dance, spoofing the news.
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Shatel: Bringing home everything but the Heisman
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? We're about to award the CollegeInsider.com version of the Heisman Trophy. Oh, what's that? The winner isn't here yet?
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Shatel: A-A-C! A-A-C! Connecticut leaves power leagues spellbound
How about that Big East football? OK, the official name of the conference is the American Athletic Conference. Maybe you heard the faint echoes of a “A-A-C! A-A-C!” chant coming out of the AT&T Center on Saturday night.
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Brad Dickson's Week in Review, March 30-April 5
The NCAA tournament is down to the final two teams. In a sign of the times, on Saturday one kid made the go-ahead layup while taking a selfie.
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Kelly: Performing at the Sistine Chapel in Rome high note of Omaha vocalist's career
Back from singing at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Heather Burwell of Omaha says she doesn't know how anything could top that "spiritually fulfilling" experience.
USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins
Accused of stealing undies, ex-Grand Island man found guilty of stalking
Bernie Kanger formally promoted to Omaha fire chief
Federal cash may have been used in settlements
Iowa ruling won’t alter effort to bar all felons from voting
UNK plans major 104-acre 'millennial campus' expansion
U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers
Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify
Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Gov. Heineman signs water bill; sponsor calls it 'landmark legislation'
A recap of what got done — and what didn't — in the 2014 legislative session
After all his bluster and bravado in the courtroom, Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
New UNO center strengthens ties between campus, community
Senate candidate Shane Osborn to include anti-tax activist Norquist in telephone town hall
Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future “This is no charity. If they’re getting the job, they’re doing the work.” David Scott, Embassy Suites sales director
Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
New First Data Corp. board member is latest JPMorgan alum
Original Recipe or Extra Crispy? Don't be chicken! Wear your dinner to prom with a KFC corsage
$600 million effort job-training effort to focus on skill sets
A baseball player was (falsely) convinced a teammate was deaf
New tenant moves in at old Omar Baking
In brief: Bitcoin exchange faces liquidation
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