Early this semester, the worst snowstorm of the year swept across Omaha. Weather forecasters predicted over 12 inches of snow overnight, with more expected the next day.
In early November, during a final week of unexpectedly pleasant weather before the start of that special hell Nebraskans call "winter," the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee brought its efforts to UNO.
Newspaper sales have taken a one-two punch in recent years, first from the Internet and then from the widespread availability of tablets and other mobile technology. Local newspapers have been hit especially hard, as many don't have the resources to develop quality web sites and mobile apps. Many are wondering if this could be the death of local news as we know it, and I'm here to tell you it is.
Last month the NCAA announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State and the Nittany Lions, including a $60 million fine and a 4-year postseason ban in response to the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, passed on as all people eventually do.
However, unlike most people, her death has been marked by celebrations and ugly rhetoric praising her end. To be honest, I was reminded of the people cheering in the streets when the World Trade Center was struck.