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  • Health Care Not In Constitution

    12/23/2009 5:08:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,647+ views ^ | December 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Self-Evident Truths: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says it comes under the Commerce Clause. Rep. Steny Hoyer says it's mandated by the "general welfare" clause. Despite liberal wishes, health care is not a right. The "living Constitution" that Democrats and their court appointees have given us may be the death of our freedoms. Their constitution adapts to the times and serves the whims of the elitists. The Constitution is supposed to limit government powers. It does not allow government to do anything it feels like doing. Cass Sunstein, the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is the author of...
  • No charges for Omaha biz owner in fatal shooting(OK)

    12/24/2009 6:37:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 544+ views ^ | 23 December, 2009 | ap
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors won't file charges against an Omaha business owner who shot and killed a suspected burglar over the weekend. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says he believes the shooting was justified. The owner of Bazar Latino who shot the man has not been named. Police say 23-year-old Jesus Franco was found dead Saturday morning. His body was in the snow about 30 feet from a south Omaha business that had reported a burglary. The owner told officers he fired his gun during a confrontation with a suspected burglar, who then fled.
  • Burglar's Loved Ones Want Charges Against Shooter (NE)

    12/24/2009 6:34:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies · 2,195+ views ^ | 21 December, 2009 | na
    An Omaha woman is mourning the death of her boyfriend, a suspected burglar shot and killed by a business owner over the weekend. She believes that business owner should be charged with a crime. Police say Jesus Franco broke into the business near 24th and I streets around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, struggled with the owner and then ran from the scene after being shot. Police found Franco dead a few blocks away, alone in his car. Click here to find out more! Lynn Pecha is overcome with grief. Franco's girlfriend does not believe the story. “It's not right, he didn't...
  • Sign of the times: Nebraskans Jokerize Ben Nelson

    12/23/2009 7:42:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,241+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/22/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    I said yesterday it wouldn’t be long before Obama’s Jokers posters started popping up across the country.First, Claire McCaskill.Now, Nebraskans have Jokerized Ben Nelson. (Or rather, he Jokerized himself, didn’t he?)Reader Tim e-mails the photos and this message:“Saw this in small town Nebraska today less than 50 miles from Ben Nelson’s home town. This is pretty surprising to me because this is strictly an agricultural area. Nelson has consistently catered to the agricultural interests in Nebraska and so is pretty popular among the farmers and ranchers in the area. Federal subsidies are a huge percentage of area farm income. But...
  • Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes

    12/22/2009 2:10:52 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 933+ views
    Tea Party Nexus ^ | December 22, 2009 | Staff
    Politics: Sen. Mary Landrieu was the new "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up his state's future Medicaid tab. Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay. Nelson, the 60th vote in the middle-of-the-night Senate party line vote on health care reform, will go down in American political history as the inventor of the permanent earmark. His seemingly principled stand against including federal funding for
  • Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes (Nelson Sells Out)

    12/21/2009 6:24:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies · 1,754+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Sen. Mary Landrieu was the new "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up his state's future Medicaid tab. Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay. Nelson, the 60th vote in the middle-of-the-night Senate party line vote on health care reform, will go down in American political history as the inventor of the permanent earmark. His seemingly principled stand against including federal funding for abortion evaporated like the morning dew as he decided to take what was behind door No. 1. The deal for Nelson includes special Medicaid funding for Nebraska, along...
  • Huckabee: Nelson like Judas on health care reform

    12/20/2009 4:35:00 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says those unhappy with the health care overhaul set to be pushed through the Senate this week should express their displeasure at the polls next November. Huckabee spoke Sunday to a raucous crowd of about 1,800 people at an Omaha rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity of Nebraska. Huckabee says the vote on health care reform is a pivotal moment in American history, and he took Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to task for deciding to support the measure. Huckabee went so far as to compare Nelson to Judas in the biblical story of Jesus'...
  • Who wins, who loses in Senate health bill

    12/20/2009 3:02:28 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 34 replies · 2,144+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | December 20, 2009 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The little town of Libby, Mont., isn't mentioned by name in the Senate's mammoth health care bill, but it's one of the big winners in the legislation, thanks to the influence of Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. After pushing for years for help for residents of the area, thousands of whom suffer from asbestos-related illnesses from a now-closed mineral mining operation, Baucus inserted language in a package of last-minute amendments that grants them access to Medicare benefits. He didn't advertise the change, and it takes a close read of the bill to find it. It's just...
  • Will Abortion Be Paid For Under The Nelson Compromise? Poll

    12/20/2009 11:52:38 AM PST · by DBlake · 5 replies · 417+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 12-20-2009 | Youpolls
    How Abortion Will Be Paid For Under The Nelson Compromise...
  • Letter To Ben Nelson: Give Us Liberty, Not National Healthcare

    12/20/2009 12:12:29 PM PST · by writer33 · 33 replies · 869+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 12/20/09 | Chris Davis
    For those who wish to get on the list, feel free to FReepmail writer33. If you wish to send one yourself to your Senator or Senator Ben Nelson, follow the link to find a singularized version at the blog site I sent to my Senator. Make sure to FReepmail writer33 with your name for those that can. Don't put your name out on the open forum. As you know that would make you vulnerable to any whack job on the internet. The letter goes straight to Senator Nelson and is not for public consumption.
  • Nelson Aide: Offutt Claim False (Also Denies Obama "Bribe") (Update at #8)

    12/15/2009 5:11:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies · 5,076+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | Joseph Morton
    As the Senate health care debate enters crunch time, the pressure from all sides continued to grow today, with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., right in the middle. His spokesman quickly dismissed a report by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin that Nelson was even being threatened with “closure of an air force base,” presumably Offutt Air Force Base, which is south of Omaha and home of U.S. Strategic Command. Malkin also said Nelson has been promised a “bribe bigger than Sen. Landrieu's.” That's a reference to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat and one of the last holdouts on the vote to...
  • National Right to Life Committee statement on new Reid abortion language

    12/19/2009 11:25:57 AM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 700+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | December 19, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopze
    WASHINGTON -- The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, strongly opposes the abortion language contained in the "manager's amendment" filed today by U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.). Reid intends to press for Senate approval of the language during the days immediately ahead, without allowing an opportunity for any revisions to be considered. The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson: "The manager’s amendment is light years removed from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was approved by the House of Representatives on November 8 by a bipartisan...
  • McConnell having Reid amendment read on the floor?

    12/19/2009 5:49:14 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 56 replies · 2,919+ views
    C-Span ^ | 12/19/09 | me
    Holy craptards. McConnell is having Reid's amendment read out loud. Does this mean that Colburn and DeMint will get the whole bill read out loud? If the R's do this, I'll be impressed. I never thought they had the balls.
  • CALLING ALL PATRIOTS: "Telephone Tea Party" #2 ON. Call Congress NOW!!!

    12/19/2009 9:03:50 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 169 replies · 4,933+ views
    Telephone Tea Party ^ | 12-19-09 | JoinedAfterAttack
    Patriots, "Telephone Tea Party #2" starts NOW!!! Storm congress by phone by calling your Senators at (202) 224-3121 and telling them to "Kill the Pelosi/Reid/Obamacare Bill." Let's bury congress with calls and protest the bill. CALL NOW, CALL EARLY, CALL OFTEN. LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD. Rise up, call NOW!
  • Recall of US Senators who vote for Obamacare

    12/19/2009 11:02:57 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 59 replies · 4,616+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/19/09 | me
    18 states allow for recall votes on US Senators. The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. The Senate oath of office is: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well...
  • Johanns: Probe Offutt 'Threat' (20 GOP Senators Call for Investigation)

    12/16/2009 4:59:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies · 5,499+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2009 | Joseph Morton
    Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and 19 other GOP senators today called for a hearing into reports that the Obama administration used the future of Offutt Air Force Base as bargaining chip in the health care debate, according to a press release by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., has flatly denied that Offutt came up in connection with the health care bill or any other piece of legislation. The White House also has described those reports as "absurd." The group of Republican senators called for a hearing in a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin,...
  • Health Care Rumor Gains Traction With Right

    12/18/2009 5:14:53 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1,031+ views
    DNCBS ^ | December 17th | Brian Montopoli
    On Tuesday, the Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb, citing an unnamed Senate aide, wrote that "the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line." Translation: Goldfarb is reporting that, according to his source, the Obama administration is suggesting to Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska (left), who has been hesitant to support the Senate health care bill due to his concerns over abortion, that it will close the base if Nelson doesn't back the bill. It was, the source said, a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and...
  • Oh my: Lieberman out of town before crucial Senate vote as snowstorm moves in (Perfect storm?)

    12/18/2009 5:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 141 replies · 5,154+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly he’s in Connecticut for the Jewish sabbath, but come on. We all know he’s in Barbados. Laughing his ass off. Already, they’ve wheeled in the cots for members and staff who choose to slumber party the night away in the Capitol, or Senate offices. But tomorrow, bright and early, all of them could need to be on hand for procedural reasons. For instance, Democrats expect to have to waive a budget point of order they expect Republicans to raise against the defense appropriations bill. That requires 60 votes… “After being assured by Democratic and Republican leaders that his vote...
  • Dems are ill at ease: 4 senators threaten to defect on health-care bill

    11/23/2009 3:47:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 71 replies · 2,325+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2009 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON -- Now that health-care reform has reached the Senate floor without a single Republican vote, four Democrats are vying to become King of the Hill by demanding laundry lists of changes in exchange for their votes -- prompting liberals to vow not to be held hostage by a few foot-draggers. Majority Leader Harry Reid got the bill to the floor by a 60-39 vote, the narrowest possible margin. The close vote provided a vivid demonstration of each Democrat's ability to sink President Obama's top domestic priority -- or use his vote to try to extract concessions Sen. Ben Nelson...
  • DeMint: Nelson deserves Medal of Honor if he holds against healthcare

    12/18/2009 12:01:14 PM PST · by pissant · 13 replies · 640+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/09 | Michael O'Brian
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor if he ends up blocking health reform legislation, one of his Senate colleagues said Friday. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said the pressure on Democrats had reached unprecedented levels, and that Nelson, a key centrist lawmaker who leaders need to reach 60 votes, had been heroic in refusing to sign onto the bill as of yet. "Gosh, I can't believe than Ben Nelson has been able to hold up under this pressure," DeMint said during an appearance on CNBC. "If he holds up, he deserves a Congressional Medal of Honor."
  • Ben Nelson dispels Offutt AFB closing rumor - audio

    12/17/2009 9:11:53 AM PST · by pitviper68 · 14 replies · 1,856+ views
    Ben Nelson says that he knows who started the rumor, and that it may be embarrassing if/when that info comes out. Says, no one threatened him or offered him ANYTHING for his vote. He's says the abortion issue is not the only thing stopping him from supporting the Senate bill.
  • Obama Threatening to Close Air force Base if Senator Does Not Support Health Care Bill

    12/16/2009 8:03:42 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 34 replies · 1,781+ views
    Surprise.... Surprise... a new low? I think so.
  • Abortion Bomb Hits Senate Health Debate

    12/07/2009 4:42:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies · 931+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Michael McAuliff
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson dropped his anti-abortion amendment into the Senate health care debate this afternoon, essentially lifting the language from the House version that so angered the left. Nelson, a staunch pro-life advocate, partnered with fellow Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and several Republicans to offer the measure, saying it’s necessary to ensure no federal dollars are spent on elective abortions. “Most Americans, even some who support abortion, do not want taxpayer money to be used for abortions,” Nelson said in his floor speech. “We should not break with precedent on this bill.” Nelson said the amendment would bar women...
  • Nelson: 'I'm not on the bill'

    12/15/2009 1:46:57 PM PST · by moose2004 · 44 replies · 1,924+ views ^ | 12/15/09 | moose2004
    The White House meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats has raised expectations that they have nailed down 60 votes for the health care bill. But as he prepared to leave for the White House with other senators, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told POLITICO the deal wasn't done.
  • Ben Nelson Responds To Offuttgate, Claims He Knows Who is Behing Story of the Base Closing (Audio)

    12/17/2009 11:35:41 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 1,142+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/17/09 | hap
    The fact is, no one is surprised that the WH would use these kinds of tactics to get someone to fall in line on a vote, Ben Nelson takes a shot at bloggers and says he knows who is behind it, but fails to mention who...+ another audio of a real threat that was on the air back a few months ago...
  • BREAKING: Ben Nelson is voting for the healthcare bill

    12/19/2009 7:08:49 AM PST · by krogers58 · 76 replies · 2,574+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/19/2009 | Self
    Ben Nelson is on Fox News announcing he will vote to end the filibuster, and he will vote in favor of the healthcare bill
  • Sen. Ben Nelson to Announce Support for Health-care Bill

    12/19/2009 7:14:14 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 158 replies · 5,011+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/19/09 | Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery
    Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, was prepared to announce to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas. "We're there," said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to announce the deal.
  • Number 60 if we don't act now! Untill he actually votes, there is still time!

    12/19/2009 7:21:27 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 36 replies · 1,088+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 12-18-09 | James
    Conservative Democrat Ben Nelson is reported as the "holdout" for passing "real" health care reform is is lucky number "60" for passage of this socialist bill. Nelson says "The true meaning of Christmas is that you don't destroy babies!" In reality, ALL legislators who vote for this are equally responsible, and ALL will be held accountable. NOW is the time to contact his office and tell him that his political future hangs in the balance of his vote on this 2000 page monstrosity. Contact him via: Washington, D.C.720 Hart Senate Office BuildingUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510Tel: (202) 224-6551Fax: (202) 228-0012...
  • Prayers for Our Town!

    12/10/2009 7:35:06 AM PST · by Jewels1091 · 74 replies · 2,185+ views
    We have a building on fire that dries milk and makes cheese. There was a propane explosion earier, and the building is on fire, but an outside propane tank is in danger, they just filled it yesterday with 30,000 gallons, if that thing goes off it will be like a bomb! They are evacuating a square mile, every person, every business, nursing homes, schools. But this is a small town, if it goes, the whole town will shake!
  • Free Republic's Rino Free America Project

    12/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 403 replies · 7,366+ views
    December 3, 2009 | several
    Recently Jim Robinson posted two threads declaring Free Republic’s determination to see Conservatives elected and ousting Rino's from government. Jim and a great many Freepers believe that we need to take back control. But the RNC is not hearing us. Activism is called for NOW. 2010 is nearing and we need Conservative candidates to run. The time is ripe and people are ready for another 1994 type election. But we need to make the RNC hear us loud and clear. This is the Rino Free America Project. Get involved. Make them listen. Write a letter and MAIL it. Republican...
  • NOW calls for pro-aborts to "defend a Neb. abortion clinic" (BARF ALERT)

    08/24/2009 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 1,166+ views
    Support NOW's Work | August 21, 2009 | Tell a Friend Action Needed Background All NOW Actions More about reproductive rights Defend Dr. Carhart's Clinic Next Weekend! Women need you in Nebraska! Send a message of support to Dr. Carhart After taking action, please support our work! Action Needed: 1. Join NOW President Terry O'Neill in Nebraska to defend Dr. LeRoy Carhart's women's health clinic on Friday and Saturday, August 28-29, with Kansas and Nebraska NOW. 2. Send your thanks to Dr. Carhart for his steadfast commitment to trusting women. 3. Sign NOW's Pledge for Reproductive Freedom. "Dr. Carhart saves...
  • Gun Sellers Now Required to Provide Fingerprint(NE)

    08/11/2009 8:19:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1,317+ views ^ | 19 July, 2009 | Meghan Youker
    OMAHA (KPTM) - A new city ordinance is on the books, requiring second hand gun shops to fingerprint anyone selling a gun. Omaha police say it will help cut violence, by taking illegal weapons off the street. For decades, people selling anything at Mid-City Jewelry and Loan have had to put their finger in ink. It's a city requirement that takes less than five minutes. "We do that on anything that we loan on, whether it's a gun, or a diamond or a TV or a stereo or tools. That's just our process. Always has been," said Don Hoberman, the...
  • Political Statement Frightens Neighbors(NE)

    08/11/2009 7:44:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 118 replies · 4,278+ views ^ | 6 August, 2009 | Gary Smollen
    Omaha Police rush to the Gifford Park Neighborhood after a caller reported a man, walking his dog, and carrying a big gun. The call was made on Monday, August 3rd shortly after 5PM. It did not take officers long to track down a suspect. When they approached the 51-year old man he had his dog on a leash, and had a silver handgun in a leather holster around his waist. When officers approached the man he allegedly told them he carries the gun around town on a regular basis, and it was his way of making a political statement. He...
  • Bishop George Lucas appointed to Archdiocese of Omaha

    06/03/2009 10:13:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 619+ views
    cna ^ | June 3, 2009
    Archbishop-elect George Lucas Omaha, Neb., Jun 3, 2009 / 11:43 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop George J. Lucas, 59, to serve as the new Archbishop of Omaha, after accepting the resignation of Omaha’s Archbishop Elden Curtiss.Archbishop-Designate Lucas has served as the bishop of Springfield, Illinois for nearly ten years. In a news conference on Wednesday morning, he expressed his “joy and anticipation” at his new assignment, but said that it is mixed with sadness at having to leave Springfield, which he had come to call home.Looking forward, Lucas said that he has been praying for his...
  • Heineman signs concealed gun bill(Nebraska CCW)

    05/20/2009 8:04:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1,067+ views ^ | 20 May, 2009 | PAUL HAMMEL
    LINCOLN -- Two state senators hailed the signing of a new law on carrying handguns as a way to make certain law-abiding citizens aren't breaking the law. Nebraska has had a concealed carry law for three years. More than 4,500 permits have been issued. But State Sens. Tony Fulton of Lincoln and Mark Christensen of Imperial said passage of LB 430 this year will make sure that holders of permits will not run afoul of city ordinances that prohibit concealed carry. Christensen cited the example of a motorist speeding down Interstate 80 through Kearney, where concealed handguns were banned. Under...
  • Hundreds Gather for Tea Party Protest

    04/11/2009 8:09:39 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 622+ views
    KOLNKGIN.Com ^ | 4-11-2009 | Chris Pavlish
    Hundreds of Nebraskans chanted no taxation without representation in protest of increased government spending spawned by the stimulus bill at the state capitol Saturday The tea party style protest is intended to mimic Revolutionary War era protests where citizens believed they were being unfairly taxed. But instead of throwing bags of tea in the water, protestors at today's rally brought cans of pork and beans to symbolize their unhappiness with pork barrell spending. Protestors say elected officials aren't listening to their concerns and the massive spending plans enacted by the government place an unfair tax on Americans. "They don't seem...
  • Kids just want to say hello and hola!

    11/07/2008 1:06:25 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 11 replies · 1,077+ views ^ | 11-7-08 | Erin Anderson
    The children gather around “Miss Danielle” Buehner. “Good morning. Buenos dias," she welcomes the preschoolers. “Buenos dias, Miss Danielle,” they chime. In this class of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, the children come to learn social skills and practice their numbers, colors and thinking skills. They also come to learn a second language — Spanish. Of the 14 students enrolled in Irving Recreation Center’s dual language preschool, two live in Spanish-speaking homes, two have a bilingual parent, and another with Latino ethnicity was adopted into an Anglo home. All the rest are English-speaking youngsters whose previous exposure to the Spanish language...
  • Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos to ordain four as priests for Latin Mass fraternity (FSSP in NE) [Open]

    05/23/2008 8:08:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 73+ views
    CNA ^ | May 23, 2008
    Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos Denton, NE, May 23, 2008 / 01:18 am (CNA).- Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, will ordain four men to the priesthood for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter on Friday, May 30. The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) was established in 1988 under Pope John Paul II and has nearly 200 priests and over 100 seminarians studying in Bavaria and Nebraska.  The fraternity’s stated purpose is the sanctification of priests through the faithful celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, also known as the Tridentine Latin...
  • Jayci Yaeger Dies After Seeing Imprisoned Father

    03/28/2008 4:15:59 PM PDT · by peggybac · 188 replies · 3,124+ views
    KETC ^ | 3/28/08
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- A 10-year-old girl has died, just a day after her wish to see her father was granted. Jayci Yaeger's imprisoned father, Jason, went to her bedside Wednesday -- a visit federal authorities allowed only after being deluged with letters and phone calls from across the nation.
  • A parting shot at the people

    02/17/2008 6:04:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 223+ views ^ | February 17, 2008 | Paul Jacob
    >Nebraska State Senator DiAnna Schimek's 20-year legislative career is nearly over. She feels victimized, no doubt, by the voter-enacted term limits that make this her final year in power. Still, Senator Schimek hopes to go out with her boots on, firing one final shotgun blast to maim or kill the initiative process she has long abhorred. You see, it was only through the voter initiative that Nebraskans passed term limits . . . three times. Yup. It took three petition drives and three votes of the people. Of course, term limits passed overwhelmingly each time. But a charmed third initiative...
  • Nebraska governor to endorse Romney

    12/14/2007 9:29:25 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 20 replies · 200+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/13/07 | Dana Bash
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be endorsed by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, CNN has learned. "In his campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney has outlined the clearest vision to move our country forward,” Heineman says in a statement provided to CNN by the Romney campaign....
  • New extraordinary rite parish in Omaha

    08/13/2007 9:37:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 459+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | August 12, 2007
    Fr. Z. is the bearer of good news, as a reader reports this to him: We were happy to hear at this morning’s Mass at Omaha’s St. Patrick church (a shared indult parish), that the Archbishop of Omaha (His Excellency Elden Curtis) has decided to make Immaculate Conception Church the first Traditional Latin Mass Parish in Omaha as of August 20, 2007. It is designated as a Personal Parish and entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, with Fr. John Brancich as Pastor, and Fr. Chad Ripperger as Parochial Vicar. We will enjoy full use of the Traditional...
  • Mayor outlines ideas to quell Omaha gun violence

    08/10/2007 6:19:21 PM PDT · by Vor Lady · 35 replies · 1,309+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Aug. 10, 2007 | WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE
    Mayor Mike Fahey wants to add surveillance cameras in violent areas, boost the Police Department units that serve those neighborhoods and stiffen local gun laws in response to the spike in gun violence that has left nearly 40 people wounded in shootings since July 1. The mayor delivered his ideas today as the city marked a period of peace - 44 hours and counting without a shooting. Thirty-one people were hit by gunfire in July, including an 18-year-old killed outside a northwest Omaha apartment complex. Six more people have been wounded and one man was killed in shootings this month....
  • Communion in communion – Quints receive first Eucharist

    05/07/2006 4:47:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 313+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | May 5, 2006 | Lisa Schulte
    OMAHA, Neb. – The big day was finally here. The Jansen quintuplets – the first quintuplets born in Nebraska – were going to receive the Eucharist for the first time April 30 and they were ready.For the past several months, 7-year-olds Carter, Elijah, Miranda, Nicholas and Taylor had been practicing for this very day. They had attended religious education classes at St. Robert Bellarmine Church here and learned the importance of the sacrament, talked about it during dinner and even practiced with their father, Jeff, using round tortilla chips. "The first time we did it I was kind of confused...
  • Smile When You Say That! Nebraskans Will Be Able To Carry Concealed Handguns

    03/30/2006 11:06:52 AM PST · by Ladysmith · 152 replies · 3,243+ views
    Nebraska State Paper ^ | March 30, 2006
    Nebraskans will have the right to bear arms under their coats, in their pockets and wherever else they can think of, thanks to a bill passed Thursday by the Legislature. Governor Dave Heineman previously said he would sign the so-called “concealed carry” measure. It won 32-12 final approval from lawmakers. The measure nevertheless allows cities to adopt ordinances banning the carrying of concealed handguns. Lincoln Mayor Colleen Seng and Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey opposed the bill, giving some indication that local bans could be sought in the state’s two largest cities. The bill sets out requirements for obtaining a five-year...
  • Smith Impressed Many With Her Skills {former Rep. Virginia Smith, R-NE, Dead at 94}

    01/26/2006 5:56:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 333+ views
    Grand Island, NE, Independent ^ | 01-25-06 | Bockoven, Mike
    Smith impressed many with her skills By Mike Bockoven For the people who knew and worked with Virginia Smith, there were three common themes -- they all met her in person, they all admired her work as Third District Representative, and they all found her fantastic. "She was one lady you never forgot," Margaret Landis, a former Hall County Supervisor who worked with Smith on getting water out to the Capital Heights area, said. "We've had some good people follow her, but I guarantee they weren't her. She was a dynamic lady." Smith died Monday at the age of...

    11/28/2005 9:54:59 AM PST · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 5,420+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 25, 2005 | ICE!
    OMAHA ICE APPREHENDS 47 GANG MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES AS PART OF OPERATION COMMUNITY SHIELD 35 of those arrested have already been deported OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents in Omaha have arrested more than 47 gang members and associates in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa since Operation Community Shield was launched in February. Of those arrested, 35 have been deported by ICE detention and removal officers. Operation Community Shield is an ongoing national ICE anti-gang initiative designed to disrupt, dismantle, and prosecute street gang members and their organizations. From the operation's beginning through the end of...
  • Mannequins get cuffed for being alluring

    11/03/2005 7:53:37 AM PST · by laney · 5 replies · 322+ views
    religion news ^ | Oct 31st, 2005
    Tehran - Police in northeastern Iran are launching a new morality drive by confiscating alluring mannequins from boutiques and clothes stalls in the bazaar, authorities in the city of Bojnourd said on Monday. A spokesperson for the city's judiciary, who asked not be named, explained that the drive would tackle problems of "public chastity". Sixty five mannequins have been impounded so far. He explained the crack-down on tailors' dummies was part of a larger offensive against anti-social behaviour such as vandalism and biker gangs. Bojnourd owes its traditional religious climate to the nearby shrine city of Mashhad, a focal point...
  • Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws (Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin)

    06/29/2004 8:05:38 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 38 replies · 2,042+ views
    Join Together ^ | 6-28-04 | Dick Dahl
    Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws 6/28/2004 Feature Story by Dick Dahl With the recent passage of a "shall issue" handgun law in Ohio, the number of states that have eased restrictions on concealed gun carrying has risen to 35. But in the face of this onslaught, four heartland states are holding fast to their long-time laws that prohibit the carrying of concealed guns by people other than police officers. Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin thus far have withstood the gun lobby's efforts to enact shall-issue laws. (They're commonly called "shall issue" laws because they say that the...
  • Waterlogged Northeast hopes for reprieve

    10/15/2005 6:35:12 AM PDT · by xcamel · 9 replies · 437+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | Today | CNN
    SPRING LAKE, New Jersey (AP) -- Jack O'Connor stepped into a rescuer's rowboat after more than a week of steady rain across the Northeast sent water sloshing into the streets of this seaside town. "All the years I've lived in Spring Lake," said the 84-year-old O'Connor, "I've never been in a boat until now." Toilets backed up with sewage, military trucks plowed through headlight-high water to rescue people, and swans glided down the streets as rain soaked the region for an eighth straight day Friday. Some spots have had more than a foot of rain since October 7, and more...