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The Big Ten Roundup with Lee Barfknecht: Noon - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — Log on at noon Wednesday for the "Big Ten Roundup" chat with World-Herald staff writer Lee Barfknecht to get the latest news from around the conference. Also, check out our Big Ten page for the latest conference headlines, and follow Lee on Twitter for instant updates and analysis whenever news breaks.

Breaking Brad: Tips to prepare your table for a 'pleasant' Thanksgiving dinner ... and stuff - Omaha.com: Columnists

omaha.com — There was a pedestrian injury accident in Washington D.C. But enough about President Obama throwing Chuck Hagel under the bus. * It's extremely windy Wednesday morning in Omaha. As if flying the day before Thanksgiving weren't hellish enough we can now throw "bad turbulence" into the mix.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @OWHnews: Corrections Department's Thanksgiving meal canceled. The turkey was somehow released early. More from @brad_dickson: bit.ly/1vlJL0G

Chairwoman says Parole Board felt pressured by ex-prisons chief, Heineman's top aide to release more inmates - Omaha.com: Legislature

omaha.com — A furlough program that switched from releasing nonviolent inmates to including those convicted of assaults, and even murder. Esther Casmer, chairwoman of the Nebraska Parole Board, said she experienced it all during 2009 and 2010 as state prisons became more and more overcrowded.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @mattwynn: The Parole Board is meant to be independnt. It wasn't. Pressure came from top down to release prisoners omaha.com/news/legislatu…

De'Mornay Pierson-El working overtime to make Huskers better - Big Red Today - Husker football news, schedules and videos - Omaha.com: Breaking news and local coverage from the Omaha World-Herald

omaha.com — Which is why teammates and coaches aren't surprised that the guy once buried deep on NU's depth chart might end up being the No. 2 receiving option when Nebraska faces Iowa on Friday. He's devoted the time, they say, so he can handle the mental responsibilities that can often overwhelm a first-year guy and sometimes suppress play-making ability.
Nov 26, 2014

De'Mornay Pierson-El has skills but he's putting in the work too. Plus he's bonded w/ Armstrong & Westerkamp omaha.com/huskers/de-mor… #Huskers

McKewon: Fresh sites can keep bowls from going stale - Big Red Today - Husker football news, schedules and videos - Omaha.com: Breaking news and local coverage from the Omaha World-Herald

omaha.com — I promise I'll try to make sense of how the Big Ten now plans to select teams for its bowl games. I doubt I'll do nearly as good of a job as Mark Rudner, the Big Ten senior associate commissioner, did explaining it to me Monday.
Nov 26, 2014

A new (& complex) #B1G bowl bid process should produce fan-friendly results, says @swmckewonOWH omaha.com/huskers/mckewo… #Huskers going West?

Grand jury's problem in fatal Ferguson shooting: Which witness got it right? - Omaha.com: Nation

omaha.com — The jurors had the task of sifting out the truth from hours and hours of often conflicting testimony.

Nyatawa: 17 scholarships, little depth on Husker line - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — LINCOLN - It seems illogical to raise depth concerns about an offensive line unit that accounts for 17 scholarships, but Nebraska's season-long commitment to a now-slumping starting group suggests there's validity to that. In one or two years, we may not be having this discussion. That's what the Husker coaches are planning on, anyway.
Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI, @JonNyatawa's excellent column on Nebraska’s struggling offensive line. Lotta scholarships, little depth. omaha.com/huskers/nyataw…

Nov 25, 2014

An encouraging future awaits the #Huskers OL. For now, though, the slumping group seems to be lacking reliable depth omaha.com/huskers/nyataw…

Practice report Nov. 25: Beck says D-line is Iowa's strength - Omaha.com: Big Red Today Blog

omaha.com — Offensive coordinator Tim Beck didn't hesitate when asked what aspect of Iowa's defense concerns him most as he prepares Nebraska for its regular season finale. "They're really good up front," Beck said. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.
Nov 25, 2014

Tim Beck talks Iowa D (especially impressed w/ that DL). A quote from Ameer. And injuries. And #Blackshirts. omaha.com/huskers/blogs/… #Huskers

Bedford, Iowa, man will spend up to 25 years in prison in father's death - Omaha.com: Crime & Courts

omaha.com — A Bedford, Iowa, man accused in the death of his father will spend up to a quarter-century in prison as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Zachary Malson, 25, agreed to be found guilty of two counts of willful injury and one count each of assault while participating in a felony and going armed with intent, according to court documents.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @OWHnews: Bedford, Iowa, man will spend up to 25 years in prison in father's death. bit.ly/1FpGE9x

Bartending at home? Don’t get caught without the right liquor and equipment

omaha.com — Entertaining for the holidays without the proper equipment behind your bar can be a little stressful. Sure, you're content drinking a gin and tonic whenever you want to kick up your feet and relax. But your guests may have more diverse (and expensive) tastes. Don't get caught off guard this holiday season.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @andreaksz: In other news, I wrote a story/made some video today. If you want to put together a home bar, here's some pointers: omaha.com/go/bartending-…

Miles says Mavs can open Nebraska’s eyes - Omaha.com: Sports

omaha.com — F Walter Pitchford, 6-10, Jr., 3.3 F David Rivers, 6-7, Sr., 8.7 F Shavon Shields, 6-7, Jr., 19.7 G Terran Petteway, 6-6, Jr., 21.0 G Tai Webster, 6-4, So., 7.7 UNO (2-1) F Mike Rostampour, 6-8, Sr., 10.0 F Tre'Shawn Thurman, 6-7, Fr., 9.7 G CJ Carter, 6-1, Sr., 21.3 G Devin Patterson, 5-11, Jr., 17.3 G Marcus Tyus, 6-1, Jr., 6.0 NOTES " Husker junior Walter Pitchford remains in a slump, shooting 3 of 16 overall and 1 of 11 on 3-pointers.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @OWHbigred: “We’re the only people around who will play (UNO),” Tim Miles said. “I’m looking forward to it.” @leebeeowh story: bit.ly/1HDSZdU

Shatel: First Osborne award is a no-brainer - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — What do you give a man who's done it all, won it all and been awarded every honor a coach can receive? His own award. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @OWHbigred: First Tom Osborne Legacy Award will go to Milt Tenopir, and that makes @tomshatelOWH smile: bit.ly/1FnJs8X pic.twitter.com/H0gvlyEvWD

Desaparecidos guys ‘just felt like getting onstage’

omaha.com — Desaparecidos has been on and off the road since reuniting with a quietly announced, loudly played show in 2012. Several singles have been released, but the band has mostly taken a back seat while Conor Oberst worked on Bright Eyes and his major label solo album.

Husker Talk Live: Noon - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — Join staff writer Sam McKewon at noon Tuesday for "Husker Talk Live" to get all of your Husker questions answered. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

The best parts of Cursive's AMA

omaha.com — Next week, Cursive will reissue it's breakthrough album, "The Ugly Organ." In February and March, it will tour the country with a cello player to revisit that material. And yesterday, Cursive frotnman Tim Kasher took to Reddit to answer questions from fans. It was a lengthy and lively discussion, and Kasher touched on a lot of things.
Nov 25, 2014

The best of the @reddit_AMA with @CursiveTheBand's @timkasher - bit.ly/1roT3E0 (My fave: "I NEED TO THROW THAT CHEESE RECORD AWAY")

World-Herald editorial: Chuck Hagel devoted to the troops - Omaha.com: Opinion

omaha.com — Just last week, a television interviewer asked Chuck Hagel whether he was worried that he might lose his job. The former Nebraska U.S. senator said a lot in a few words: "I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity I've had the last two years to work every day for the country and for the men and women who serve this country.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @OWHnews: World-Herald editorial: Chuck Hagel devoted to the troops bit.ly/1vbBD1u

Grace: Easy-to-miss 'Dodge Street Subway' in Dundee - built in 1930s - isn’t 6 feet under yet - Omaha.com: OMAHA METRO

omaha.com — I cautiously baby-step down the icy ramp leading to Omaha's last remaining "subway." This is 1930s-speak for Dundee's pedestrian tunnel, the only one left in the city's neighborhoods. There still exists a warren of underground passageways downtown.

Erstad surprised at Hall of Fame ballot - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — LINCOLN - Darin Erstad, whose 14-year MLB career ended in 2009, wasn't exactly expecting to see his name on a Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, but he's flattered to be included in the 2015 group announced Monday. The Nebraska baseball coach found out on Twitter Monday that he was one of 17 first-time eligible players on the ballot.
Nov 25, 2014

ICYMI: #Huskers baseball coach Darin Erstad is on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. A surprise to him: omaha.com/huskers/erstad…

Abdullah says good will come from injury - Big Red Today - Husker football news, schedules and videos - Omaha.com: Breaking news and local coverage from the Omaha World-Herald

omaha.com — LINCOLN - Ameer Abdullah had done so many special things, and the Nebraska I-back was on his way to doing more. Seeing that pursuit get derailed, though, has been only a small part of the frustration for the Husker senior. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.
Nov 25, 2014

A frustrating month for Ameer Abdullah, who says the loses hurt more than the injury (via @RKaipustOWH) omaha.com/huskers/abdull… #Huskers