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Coming to work at The Reader before our first issue in March 1994 meant heading to a 2-bedroom loft at Alahambra Apartments on 49th & Dodge Sts., preferably after its newlywed residents were up and the boundless husky pup had been taken for a walk. That route took me right by one of Omaha's first gas stations, at the time being transformed into vegetarian restaurant icon McFoster's, a flurry of...

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Bud Crawford’s tight family has his back as he defends his title in his own backyard

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that's not seen anything like this since 1972.

Forty-two years ago heavyweight champion Joe Frazier came to town to battle local Great White Hope Ron Stander. Omaha was thrilled to host boxing's ultimate event, but Stander never...

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The Voices Of Occupy Omaha

Chris Rock once joked that a man is basically as faithful as his options. The same logic could apply to politics.

Last month, hundreds of Occupy Omaha protesters marched through downtown Omaha. Since then, members have been marching every Saturday at 11 a.m. on Gene Leahy Mall, through the Old Market, to the Federal Reserve building at 24th and Farnam.

But everything from falling...

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BODY SLAMS: WWE’s Dolph Ziggler

Our friends at Backstage Entertainment have hooked us up with an audio Q&A with WWE's Dolph Ziggler. You know, if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing. And if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing, then you'll probably be interested to know that this week's edition of "WWE Raw" is being held at the Qwest Center. Click here for...

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Radio personality to broadcast live at the Holland

As far as entertainment events go, this one certainly qualifies as interesting. Radio personality Michael Feldman will broadcast his radio show “Whad’Ya Know?” live at the Holland Center Saturday, Aug. 13. The broadcast starts at 10 a.m. According to a press release, during each show Feldman interviews local guests, chats with audience members and plays a round of his “Whad’Ya Know?”...

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FILM: “Of Gods and Men” held over at Film Streams

We just got word that due to popular demand, Film Streams is holding over Of Gods and Men for an extra week, through May 26. (It was reported in the print edition of The Reader that the film would be closing May 19.) This, of course, means two things: One, Of Gods and Men must be really, really good; and two, you have that much more of a reason to go read Michael J. Krainak's review, which you...

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MUSIC: Jazz on the Green lineup announced

Beloved Omaha summer staple Jazz on the Green will once again make its home at Midtown Crossing for 2011, running six consecutive Thursdays from July 7-Aug. 11. Here's the lineup: Thursday, July 7: Tiempo Libre (Cuban-inspired, dance-inducing jazz) Thursday, July 14: Incendio (Latin guitar, world fusion) Thursday, July 21: Omaha Big Band (Classic Big Band, toe-tapping swing) Thursday, July 28:...

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Not So Neutral

Mention net neutrality to a web-savvy proponent, and you may be subjected to a lengthy diatribe against censorship and unfair business practices at the hands of telecommunications companies. Mention the term to a congressman who grew up in the age of typewriters and tape decks, and the reaction could be similar to the look you give someone when asked to solve a pre-calculus formula a decade after...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration


If You’re Not At The Table, You’re On The Menu


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes


A Second Opinion



Meet the Chief


A State of Homelessness


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p>


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting