Big Red Redemption

Huskers battle back against Oklahoma The stands are close to the sideline at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. So there was no ignoring the remarks of fans, whose purpose definitely was not to encourage visiting players. Niles Paul took the abuse in stride. He told them: “God bless.” “It just fuels me,” the Nebraska wide receiver says. If so, Oklahoma State fans might have contributed to their team’s 51-41 loss against Nebraska. Paul, fueled by whatever was said, did his part, returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and catching nine passes for 131 yards. Six of the receptions picked up first downs. “I always have a lot of confidence in Niles. He’s a great player and a…

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Always White and Blue

New club brings European-style support to Creighton soccer For Matt Roberts it was Munich. An American in Bavaria, Roberts found the sport of soccer in the stands of German football superpower Bayern Munich. He fell in love with the way people supported the game, as well as the sport itself. The chants and songs, the flags and scarves, the expertise needed to appreciate good passing and tackling as much as scoring. He learned those things in the Bundesliga then brought it to Omaha and the Creighton University soccer program. Last spring, the Creighton Kommandos Supporters Club was born. Am Anfang (In the Beginning) For others it was Amsterdam or Kaiserslautern or Blackburn. The common characteristic among most of the 20…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Marijuana should not be ‘legalized’ Ah, how the times have changed — in most states at least. Yes, possession of an ounce of marijuana in the Sunshine State of Florida can still get you a felony arrest and five years in prison. Simple possession of little more than an ounce in Missouri and you’re looking at seven years in the slammer. You can join Cool Hand Luke for five years on the chain gang for an ounce of dope for personal use in the Bayou State. Though Nebraska was a leading state in reducing punishment for marijuana possession by decriminalizing it in 1979, our state leads the nation in the rate of arrests for marijuana. Yet by and large, pot…

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Night to Day: Stepping out in a New Body

“Right now, I’m 34. When I was very young, 5, 6 years old, I remember … other little girls, they would talk about how when they grew up they wanted to be mommies, they wanted to have babies, and I remember saying, ‘I just want to be a boy when I grow up.’” Alex, who requested his real name not be used, started to transition from female to male in March, when he began taking hormones prescribed by Planned Parenthood. The Omahan, who recently moved to Wisconsin for a job, had a mastectomy in May. Since he began taking hormones, Alex says he’s noticed his voice getting deeper, his muscles getting bigger and the growth of facial and body hair.…

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Planet Power

Well, I guess I came onto Scorpio prematurely? Couldn’t wait! By the time you read this article we’ll emerge into Scorpio, Saturday morning at dawn after the Full Moon in Aries Friday night at Sunset. Should be quite a weekend! In Scorpio it’s time to regenerate or die. Think warm thoughts. Key phrase for Scorpio is “I Desire.” What is it you desire? — MojoPoPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) Now starts your plan. Mercury just entered Scorpio until Nov. 8, at Sunset. Venus retrogrades in early Scorpio, back into Libra and then direct into Scorpio by December. Don’t commit until then. Mars finishes its transit of Scorpio in a week. Work NOW! SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.21) This week meditate upon any recent…

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Fixing Fundamentals

Huskers fail to execute against Texas Maybe Nebraska was simply too keyed up. Or maybe not. “I don’t think emotion was a problem,” Niles Paul says. The Cornhusker wide receiver was trying to explain a 20-13 loss to Texas. “I’ve been saying it all year; it’s going to come down to us making big plays on the perimeter,” he says. “And we didn’t do it today. We didn’t show up.” Failure to make plays on the perimeter was a factor. Three dropped passes, for example, including one from Zac Lee to Paul on third-down-and-four from the Texas 11-yard line with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter. Had Paul held on, it would have been a touchdown. Instead,…

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Magnificent Magness

by B.J. Huchtemann Sizzling West Coast vocalist Janiva Magness takes Lincoln’s Zoo Bar stage for the early show next Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Magness is only the second woman to receive the Blues Foundation’s prestigious B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award. The first was the late Koko Taylor. Magness is also a three-time winner of the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. Her beautiful, soulful vocals are distinctive and heartfelt. Her energetic stage show underlines a message to love and “celebrate yourself, no matter what.” The Zoo gig is Magness’ only Nebraska stop on this tour in support of her new release The Devil Is An Angel Too (Alligator). Label advance press…

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