Monthly Archive: May 2010

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Bryan School gives students a second chance

By Anna Mostek, NewsNetNebraska If it hadn’t been for Bryan Community High School, Scott Smith believes he would most likely be in jail right now. “Honestly, I probably would not be out walking around,”...

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Lincoln says yes to more fireworks

The Fourth of July has always been a big celebration in Lincoln, but now people who love to blow up fireworks won’t have to drive to another town for the ones that really go boom.

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Motocross set to roar into Lincoln

While the Lincoln Haymarket Arena dominates the talk of the town, a smaller project has already been approved by county officials that could draw thousands of visitors to the area: a motocross track.

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Baseball in Nebraska: A whole other ballgame

Something has to fill a cornhusk-sized hole in Nebraska sports fans’ lives when the Husker Football team is not in-season. No, it’s not World Cup soccer, and it certainly isn’t an NBA or NHL playoff series. It’s baseball.

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Downtown a danger zone for Lincoln cyclists

Riding a bicycle may be green, but is it safe? In 2009, there were 129 bicycle accidents reported across the city, including 23 downtown alone. “Biking in downtown Lincoln is dangerous,” said Katie Flood,...

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Penguins marching into Lincoln Zoo

For over 40 years, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo has been a top destination. The recent loss of the zoo’s marquee attraction – a seal named Toney — has created tough challenges.

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UNL goes mobile with iHusker

Fans of Apple’s iPhone and iTouch can now tap into a wealth of information about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln thanks to a new application, called iHusker, created at the school. The app features campus...

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Minor league life

By Minda Haas, NewsNetNebraska If your dream was to play Major League Baseball someday, how much would you go through to achieve it? Would you accept a salary of less than $10,000 a year?...

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Earth Day in Lincoln

This year’s 40th Anniversary of Earth Day saw big changes.  Instead of just running an afternoon-long celebration, this year’s organizers added a week of community environmentalist efforts and awareness-building. Organizer Kari Rohren of Cleaner...

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Soccer takes hold at UNL

In most countries around the world soccer is referred to as the beautiful game. For many students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it’s an unknown beauty. But that doesn’t keep them from trying their hand – or foot.