Taking a Hit

Consider it a life-lesson for the Nebraska football team.

“Sometimes in life you have to get hit in the mouth to pick up your resolve and get back to the realization that it’s ‘not just going to happen to me, for whatever reason,’ ” coach Bo Pelini said during his weekly news conference on the Monday before the Northwestern game.

“You’ve got to earn it. You get what you earn in this world.”

Two weeks before, the Huskers were hit in the mouth, and not just figuratively speaking, at Columbus, Ohio, in the form of a 63-38 loss to Ohio State.

The 63 points were the fourth-most ever allowed by Nebraska, and painfully reminiscent of…

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New Home for the Lancers

The Omaha Lancers got off to a slow start to the 2012-13 season, going 1-5 in the team’s first six games but that record comes with a caveat: The Lancers have yet to play a home game.

That changes on Oct. 26 when the Lancers host conference and in-state rival the Tri-City Storm at 7:05 p.m. in the first sporting event at the brand new Ralston Arena. The new facility, which will also host UNO basketball and Omaha Beef football this season, seats 4,000 for hockey games and will usher in a new era for the 26-year old franchise.

The Lancers will also take part in Omaha’s first outdoor hockey showcase, Mutual of Omaha’s Battles on Ice…

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God Didn’t Make the World

[Part two of a two-part column. Part one is viewable at ]http://www.thereader.com]

Years back, during my record-producing days in Los Angeles, I experienced a particularly rewarding morning. I arrived early for an all-day session at Westlake Audio’s Studio C on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Studio C has seen the creation of any number of hugely successful records. At the time, it was also being used by Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien and Michael Jackson to produce Bad, the follow-up to Michael’s Thriller album. They were on hiatus, which gave me the opportunity to use C for a few days.

I had requested that the control room be voiced, which means adjusting the sound of the wall-enclosed…

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The Little Details

The University of Nebraska at Omaha ice hockey team has been here before.  Two years ago, in the Mavericks debut season in the ultra-tough Western Collegiate Hockey Conference, the puck pundits picked UNO to finish eighth in the 12-team league. The Mavs went on to win 21-games that season, finish a school-best third in the WCHA, and took traditional power Michigan to the wire in the NCAA Tournament.

This year UNO was once again picked eighth by the WCHA media to open the season, meaning Mavs will have to come from off the pace once more to finish in the top half of the conference. The first step in that journey is forgetting a tumultuous end to the…

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Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 11-17

There is no astrology; there is only people’s interpretation of it. Though it’s based on the observations of science, it is not scientifically viable. There’s no way to “prove” it. Such is the Tao of magique. You have to channel and believe within yourself, not from without your Self. Magique requires a belief structure as a matrix from which to spring forth. At dawn on Moonday, face the sunrise and/to perceive the magique of the Cazimi New Moon in Libra. Believe me? Believe me. There be no higher truth, from Michael P. Peace and love shall conquer all. There are no mistakes, if you do what you do for the experience. Experience this…

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g LIBRA…

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CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR

Years ago, musical legend Quincy Jones produced a single called “We Are the World.” It was recorded at what was then A & M Studios on the old Charlie Chaplin lot in Hollywood. The challenge was daunting. He gathered dozens of the biggest names in music to sing on the record for charity. Diana Ross, Bruce, Michael Jackson, Sting, Madonna, Julio Iglesias, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers headed the list of luminaries. Getting product was the goal and to that end Q, as he is known, did something very simple and effective. He took one of the track sheets usually used to document the various instrumentation on the tape. Turning it over to the blank side, he grabbed one of…

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Bo Goes Home

A reporter has to try, right? And one did.

Bo Pelini was asked (paraphrasing here) if the Nebraska football team’s trip to Ohio State this weekend would be personally special. Pelini, who’s from Youngstown, Ohio, earned four letters at Ohio State as a safety. He started for two seasons and was a co-captain as a senior in 1990.

His coaches were Earle Bruce, one season, and John Cooper, three.

The first part of the exchange went like this:

Pelini: “No.”

Reporter: “Why not?”

Pelini: “Why would it?”

Well, didn’t he have a soft spot in his heart for his alma mater (paraphrasing again)?

“No, not anymore,” said Pelini. “I’m at a…

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