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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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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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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The Scoop on Poop

There is an eye-catching scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s magnum opus and Oscar-winning film, The Last Emperor. The movie details the life arc of the...

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Skin Deep

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Skin contains, protects and functions on the outside and inside. That’s right. Technically, skin doesn’t...

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Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names...

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Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

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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