<p>  Ameer Abdullah</p>Electrifying Abdullah

Jamal Turner had a feeling Ameer Abdullah would get in the end zone before the night was done.

And that feeling was reinforced by Abdullah.

Or so Turner says.

Prior to Nebraska’s 42-29 victory against Fresno State, Adbullah “actually told me, ‘I’m going to score one today,’” Turner said Monday. “I was like, ‘All right, man, go out and do it.’ I kind of slapped him on the butt, and he actually scored. I mean, he’s a good player.”

Both are good players. And both are true freshmen, among five who have played for Nebraska in the first two games. All five are on offense. Plus, Abdullah has returned kicks.

That’s how he scored,…

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Stormchasers’ storybook season coming to a close

This Stormchasers season has officially ventured into the once-in-a-lifetime class. Having a new-look team in a new - look ballpark was enough to keep interest high at Werner Park throughout the summer. But then Omaha put out their best team in more than a decade. VP/GM Martie Cordaro was named the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year. The Stormchasers won the American Division championship series on an extra innings, walk-off home run. Did you expect anything else? By the time you read this, Omaha will be in Sacramento taking on the River Cats with a PCL championship on the line. You can watch the series on MiLB.com. The way this season has gone, it’s must-see streaming.

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Farmageddon is Upon Us — the Film, Anyway

It scans like a scene from an Al Pacino cop flick: A SWAT team in vests with automatic weapons drawn is seen on security camera footage busting into what looks to be a small warehouse. One after another they train their guns around the room, ready to fire at any perceived threat, obviously in pursuit of something or someone. What could it be? Is it a hostage scenario? Is a terrorist plot afoot? Cocaine, meth, counterfeit money, stolen jewels? No. They seek to apprehend store employees and confiscate the organic raw food on the shelves of a small, private grocery store.

The raid was real. The location was the Venice, Calif. food co-op known as Rawesome Foods. (View…

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Cosmic Forecast, Sept 8-Sept 14

Happy Full Moon in Pisces! Hell yes! Let’s party all weekend! Tell the judge your astrologer told you to. Things will not be as they seem; it will be more like a dream. Hey, that just makes for a REAL party (Pisces)! Do the work first, with the Sun (brilliantly), Mercury (intelligently) and Venus (beautifully) all in Virgo! This be the truth, from Michael P.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  By the time you read this, your ruler Mercury will be in Virgo ’til the 25th. Time to redo everything that misfired during the first week of August, when Mercury tried to initiate this same transit and/but went retrograde. Fix the details and re-communicate with the principles/principals…

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Meredith’s Return

The scoring in Nebraska’s 40-7 victory was finished early in the fourth quarter. But Tennessee-Chattanooga was looking for three more points, pride points, on a 37-yard field goal.

The attempt was blocked. Josh Williams was credited with the block, but Jared Crick claimed he got a piece of the ball. “A couple of other guys said they got a piece of it, too,” said Crick.

“We’ll have to watch the tape. Maybe it got batted by three dudes.”

The tape showed that a fourth, Cameron Meredith, got more than a piece of the deflected field goal. The defensive end grabbed the ball near the line of scrimmage and carried it 7 yards before being tackled at…

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News You Can Use

Time for another installment of "News You Can Use," highlights of news around the world that points out how we might want to consider alternatives to the way we’re doing things, especially in areas affecting our health.

Another Top Forty “Hit” for American Medicine - American medicine was able to crack the Top Forty statistically in August. Details emerged that infant survival rates for our high-tech, high-cost method of delivering babies has plunged us to a worldwide ranking of #40. That’s right. We're on a par with Qatar. Want to know where you should live if you want to have a better chance of your infant surviving childbirth? You could move to Slovenia. Or you could move to Lithuania,…

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Cosmic Forecast, Sept 1-Sept 7

Happy September! Take care of the work first and create the harmony of the changing seasons during Libra, starting September 23rd. Virgo is the sign of Mother Nature, the power of the Earth to grow things; easily overlooked, yet an essential in life’s living chain. Cancer + Leo = Virgo. Thank you Mother Nature, Isis, Erzulie, Sophia, Astarte, Ishtar, the Blessed Virgo Mary and/or any of the other thousands of poetic names created so far for the source of all visible life; the universal feminine.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  No more; no need for more excuses, no more. If it’s going to get done(?), it’s going to get done now! Venus is with/watching you, so make…

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