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Auction set for Civic Auditorium contents

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For many Nebraskans Omaha’s Civic Auditorium holds fond memories. Most spent time in the venue attending sporting events, concerts, a circus to trade shows. Days are numbered for the historic auditorium and the city of Omaha decided to auction its contents to the highest bidder. Omaha’s Parks Director Brook Bench is overseeing the auction and says […] Read More »

$125M awaits to be claimed by the rightful owners (AUDIO)

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Could you be owed some money? Perhaps. The state Treasurer will make a special effort during the Nebraska State Fair to reconnect some residents with unclaimed property. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the state holds $125 million in unclaimed property belonging to 350,000 Nebraskans or former state residents. “And that property can include a lot […] Read More »

No captains named yet, but Pelini points out leaders on the defense (AUDIO)

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The Husker football team is done with what they call Fall Camp, but now today as they practice they move into game week mode for their season opener against Florida Atlantic. On Saturday the team just went through situational walk-throughs, a light practice just over an hour. Bo Pelini revamped his practice schedule this season […] Read More »

Husker volleyball puts on a great show in front of it’s fans at Red-White scrimmage

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The White team defeated the Red, 3-1, Saturday night during the Red-White match in front of 6,150 fans at the Bob Devaney Center. The White won the first three sets (25-10, 29-27, 25-19) before the Red captured set four by a score of 25-19. Five Huskers finished with double-figure kills in the match, led by a […] Read More »

Husker soccer comes up short against DePaul

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The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson’s […] Read More »

Southeast Community College to add more classes to attract more students

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Southeast Community College has decided to take an unconventional route to stem declining enrollment: add new classes. Community colleges throughout the country have had to deal with flat or even declining enrollment. The Southeast campuses at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Milford have seen enrollment grow by less than a percent in the past 10 years. Southeast […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska is failing in most cancer prevention efforts

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A national report finds Nebraska is making little progress as a state toward preventing cancer. David Holmquist, with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, says the report uses a dozen categories as benchmarks, giving the states a red light for failing to measure up, yellow for being part way there, and green for succeeding. […] Read More »

Former Oxford resident sentenced to 15 years on child pornography charges

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A former Oxford resident has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being convicted of receiving child pornography. Federal attorneys say 37-year-old David Baumbach will be under supervision for the rest of his life even after he is released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender. Also, Baumbach […] Read More »

Papuchis has three who can see significant playing time at cornerback (AUDIO)

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Josh Mitchell is one of Nebraska’s starting cornerback positions, but a two-man competition between Beatrice graduate Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose will help settle . It’s a nice problem to have for defensive coordinator John Papuchis.  However, before he makes a decision, he’s going to let the competition play out for another week while the team prepares […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball predicted to win the Big East

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The Creighton volleyball team has been picked to win the BIG EAST Conference, according to a poll of league coaches announced today. In addition, Creighton seniors Leah McNary and Kelli Browning were both named to the BIG EAST’s Preseason All-Conference team for the second straight fall. This is the second straight season that Creighton was […] Read More »

Group forms to push historic horse racing on November ballot

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A group has formed to support historic horse racing on the ballot this November. Jordan McGrain, a spokesman for Nebraskans for Amendment One, says those who support the issue decided they couldn’t wait until the Supreme Court rules whether it will actually make the ballot. “We didn’t feel like we could wait for the court’s […] Read More »

Nebraska State Fair opens 5th year in Grand Island today

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The 145th State Fair begins today and begins its 5th year in Grand Island. State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott says the fair has prospered from the move to Grand Island. “We’ve got, right now, about $50 million worth of new buildings out there. It’s a beautiful fairgrounds,” State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott tells […] Read More »

Big Ten announces basketball schedules. Download the schedule here

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Weekend matchups against Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa and Maryland at Pinnacle Bank Arena highlight the Huskers’ 2014-15 Big Ten schedule, as the Big Ten Conference unveiled its complete conference schedule.  Nebraska, which finished fourth in the Big Ten with an 11-7 mark in 2013-14, will face 12 of its 18 Big Ten contests against teams […] Read More »

Study: Beef Check Off is good investment in Nebraska

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A Cornell University study shows every dollar invested in the Beef Check Off during the past five years returned about $11.50 to the beef industry. The survey also showed that had the Check Off not been in place, beef demand would be down by nearly 16-billion pounds. Nebraska Beef Council executive director Ann Marie Bosshamer […] Read More »

Tickets for Young-Nelson anti-Keystone concert selling fast

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It appears Neil Young and Willie Nelson can attract quite a crowd to rural Nebraska. Bold Nebraska reports it has sold more than 6,500 tickets for the benefit concert that will help fund the anti-Keystone XL pipeline campaign. The group also says it will sell only 500 more tickets to cap the crowd a 7,000. […] Read More »