Moving Tribute

Fundraiser Fashion Show: A Benefit for Avery Latham This Sunday, fashion lovers of all stripes are called to attend a benefit fashion show to raise money for the daughter of recently deceased Omahan, Jessica Latham. A longtime fashion supporter, Latham owned Bellwether Boutique, an Old Market shop that carried everything from vintage clothing to couture gowns by hometown designers. With Latham in mind, designer and event organizer Buf Reynolds felt it fitting that a benefit for the educational fund of Latham’s daughter would revolve around what seemed to bring her the most joy: fashion. “Jessica pushed a lot of designers to get out there,” says Reynolds. “She was a driving force and there were not a lot of options for…

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News You Can’t Lose

Recent revelations relating to health Food shortages and rationing The recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture detailing Nebraska’s farming output as of September 2010 notes corn harvest is down and prices are up significantly. The price of corn jumped from $3.18 per bushel in 2009 to $4.40 per bushel in 2010, a gain of nearly 40 percent. Shoppers may have noticed corn they bought for the table didn’t cost more, however. That’s correct, because we’re not talking about corn fit for human consumption. The only corn that really matters to agribusiness is commodity corn — the kind fed to livestock, turned into ethanol or chemically treated to become junk food. Boil an ear of that variety of…

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Fire and Ice

Listen to hockey talk around Omaha and you’re sure to hear the letters WCHA. They’ve been whispered around rinks and debated over beers for more than a year by pure hockey fans. “The Mavs are going to the WCHA.” Part reverence, part disbelief, the statement is no longer a promise, it’s reality. The University of Nebraska-Omaha plays in the most prestigious hockey conference in the country. It is a giant step for a program that played its first Division I hockey game 13 years ago this month. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is to hockey in the northern plains what the Southeastern Conference is to football. Since the conference was founded in 1951 the WCHA produced the men’s hockey national…

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The Jump

Aside from a reliable supplier of detachable collars, Nucky Thompson’s got nothing on me when it comes to swaying the vote. How else to explain the fact my three choices for the new Omaha Royals team name are among the nine finalists still in the running? Simple luck? Probably. Judging by some of the online comments, people are really pulling for the Royals after seeing the list of alternatives. I’ll admit there are some bad ones in there. Anything that’s not plural (Force, Hail Storm) should be avoided at all costs, but I still maintain that history and regional specificity are our best guides. Initially my vote went like this: Cattlemen, Sodbusters, Omahogs. Sodbusters is my new top choice. A…

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Planet Power

Pull out all the stops this weekend! Mercury moves direct Sunday night at Sunset. Make your move Moonday. That’s all the MOJO has to say. Except to remind you: Peace and Love Shall Conquer All. There are no mistakes. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com VIRGO (8.23-9.22) Wait until Moonday, Sept. 13. Wake up with a plan and resolve how to implement it as soon and as best you can. You will be tempted — but wait. It ain’t gonna be easy, just possible. After a little trouble with a female (Sagittarius?) around dinnertime you should slip it into gear. The pressure’s finally off, but success won’t be simply handed to you — it’s just that after Moonday you’ve got a chance to realize…

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Planet Power

Take care of the details until Oct. 1. Then you can prove worthy of the beauty and harmony you ascribe to. Lasting beauty and harmony require correct foundation. Breathe deep the autumn “air” of beauty, Libra. A lot of people are in love right now, have you noticed? Keep your eyes open and hopin’. Peace & Love Shall Conquer All. There are no mistakes. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com VIRGO (8.23-9.22) Start something for a partner that peaks in a week. Make it BIG (Jupiter). Make it unusual (the planet Uranus). Make it blue. Shift power from yourself onto others, your brothers, sisters and lovers, for this next Full Moon on the Pisces/Aries cusp, Thursday, Sept. 23. Mercury is direct in early Virgo.…

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Planet Power

Woo-hoo! Made it through. Congrats. Meanwhile, back in Astrological mythology, Leo (the “mane” patriarchal symbol of our Sun) and Virgo (the sign of Mother Nature) marry, and Libra (ruling loving relationships) is born. Time (Saturn) for love (Libra). What or who is up to you. Attempt to finalize/realize in one week, when next we speak. Next week we’ll speak of what (or who?) comes after love? Until then, I love you. Peace and love shall conquer all. There are no mistakes. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com LIBRA (9.23-10.22) How are the “beautiful people?” Happy Fall, you all! Boom! Money, love and/or sex, NOT necessarily in that order! Venus and Mars are still conjunct in Scorpio until mid October when Mars moves on and…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

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You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack,...

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