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The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band is featured on the NFL Network.

UNO baseball's Bob Herold can coach and the Mavericks can play some ball. These are the two sticks that, if rubbed together right, could produce the...
Seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Cecilia Grade School used a boxlike machine called a skin scope. They took turns sticking their heads inside and...
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Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
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Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
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Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
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Shatel: Miles in rumor mill is hint of Huskers' relevance
A college hoops guru wrote last week to expect Missouri to go after Tim Miles for its basketball opening. There's a sentence I didn't think I'd ever read in my lifetime. Or any lifetime.
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Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Bob Markworth folded his hands and stared ahead at a massive basement room — a concert hall, really — that was full and empty all at once. The guests were all here, except for one.
LIVE CHAT
Lunch with Tom: Replay
Hungry for some sports chat? Replay the “Lunch with Tom'' chat with sports columnist Tom Shatel in which he discusses the latest sports headlines.
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Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
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Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
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Shatel: Better to let Big Five, not unions, end hunger
At the end of this week, Northwestern University football players will take a historic vote and decide whether they should form a union. Do these nice, young scholars in argyle sweaters want to start a union that would lead to college football and basketball players getting paid a salary? Do they really want to invite the Internal Revenue Service...
HUMOR
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
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Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
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.
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Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
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 machine.
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Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
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 Bunny.
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Breaking Brad: At least my kid never got stuck inside a claw machine
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
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Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
As a stunt at the Blue Man Group show, MECA board members are going to see how many people they can stuff into one luxury suite.
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Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
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.
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Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
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 others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
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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?
Oil industry ad campaign mocks Nebraska cowboys who protested Keystone XL pipeline
In Omaha, bus tour calls for hourly minimum wage over $10
Fremont police searching for missing 56-year-old man
Michelle Obama gets resume from girl with jobless dad
Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members
Cabela's 1st-quarter sales down 21 percent as gun, ammo sales dip
Joe Ellenberger's UFC debut pushed back
Omaha’s Straight Shot Accelerator hones its focus for latest class of 7 invited companies
This is what thousands of pounds of discarded Omaha computers looks like
Help Spirit World kill its bottles
Prosecutor: Baby might be alive if day care employer had spoken up
6 tips for preventing pink eye
Lyft launches tonight in Omaha; police won't ticket drivers while service is free
NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Omaha senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Ladies Home Journal ceasing subscription service
Emails show little work by Iowa official after cut
7 common myths about the pill
Omaha doctors restore vision for the blind in Nepal for $20
House hopeful Tom Brewer says leukemia in remission
Breaking Brad: 117-mph riding lawnmowers and 12-scoop banana splits
Police probe bank robbery
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