CU’s series of the year this weekend at TD Ameritrade

The two marquee games against Nebraska were nice showcases, but Creighton baseball’s biggest series yet at TD Ameritrade Park is on tap this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Jays took two of three from Evansville over the weekend, leaving them at 12-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference and 35-13 overall. Meanwhile, Missouri State swept Bradley to move into a tie for first place in the conference, setting up a winner-take-all series this week in Omaha for the regular season conference crown. Creighton has an outside chance at earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament — their RPI was 49 heading into last weekend — and winning the MVC season title would make that a more realistic possibility should the…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 12-May 18

Happy Full MOON on Tuesday, the 17th, at dawn. Let's party 'til then — and from now on! I'm debuting MOJO and the MOFOS on Saturday, from 5:00 'til 5:35, at the Benson Days' party in front of Jake's. I'm also debuting my rap song "Z. Z. Money" from my "Vou Dou Tech Neaux" CD, and "Primitive Beauty" (the song for Taurus) from my "ZODIAC" CD, released by 7 Times 7 records. Let's party! MOJOPOPlanetPower.com TAURUS (4.21-5.20) Boom! Boom! Boom! Here comes the Full Moon in Scorpio, soon! On Tuesday, May 17th, at dawn, the Moon sets at 26 degrees Scorpio, opposite Mercury, Venus and Mars skipping along in tandem in early Taurus. Here comes the birthday/week/month/sign…

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ESPN Grapples with UNO Wrestling

You want to get ESPN’s Outside the Lines to visit Nebraska? Wrestling is the key. The program, let’s call it 30-minutes of “60 Minutes”-style stories for sports, was back in Omaha for a story that debuted last weekend on the downfall of UNO wrestling and football. The last time OTL visited was for “Naked in Nebraska,” the story of the two UNL wrestlers who were booted from the team after appearing on a gay porn site. This time the story was called “Wrestling with the Truth” and ESPN definitely wrestled with it. Did they find it? That would have been difficult, considering Athletic Director Trev Alberts and Chancellor John Christiansen declined to be…

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Big Ten Still Backing Nebraska

After 102 years as a member of the American Association of Universities, a collection of 63 top research institutions, the University of Nebraska got the boot Apr. 26. It was the first time in the AAU’s 111-year history that they’d kicked out a member. Why? UNL officials say it is partly because the formula for ranking research expenditures doesn’t include the university’s work at the Nebraska Medical Center because it’s a satellite campus, or programs like Nebraska’s world-renowned research work in agriculture because that’s a federally funded program. Some worried that the academic hit could jeopardize Nebraska’s standing in the letters-loving Big 10. Jennifer Heppel, the conference associate commissioner, however, gave a verbal shrug of the shoulders in


Your Cosmic Forecast, April 28-March 4

Happy New Moon in mid-Taurus on May 2nd/3rd. Time to plant it into the fertile Earth, to find what your dreams are worth. The Goddess holds the silver cup, as those who enjoy life drink it up. Beauty is all around us; once it's found us to be more effective than invective. Sing nicely, boys and girls. You give love, you get love. You don't, you won't. Art, music, dance and love... — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com * TAURUS (4.21-5.20) AUM. Your holy word is heard on Tuesday, May 2nd/3rd, the New Moon at 13 degrees Taurus. Take a sabbatical. There are no astrological aspects — right after the new Moon on the 3rd, it goes void of course. Think of…

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Weekly Horoscopes

What Jesus complex? I'm just hangin' out in my front room. Happy Easter everyone! And at last, have a Happy Spring! See ya at the always-rainy day Earth Day? Maybe they should hire an Astrologer? If you're so inclined, at last it's time to fast, get right and travel light. There are no mistakes. Peace and Love Shall Conquer All. I love you all. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com *TAURUS (4.21-5.20) Welcome back into your sign. But don't start the party yet. Quietly hip-hop into the rack with the one you'd LOVE to attack from the back. Friday eve early and wake up Saturday late with a BANG! Hey, if that's your THANG, the aspects don't improve for a while so…

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Baseball Legends Christen Werner Park

* Has there ever been a better battery in the history of Omaha baseball than George Brett and Bob Gibson? The pair of Hall of Famers opened Werner Park — one day after the scheduled debut was rained out — in what had to be the most talent-rich first pitch in the city’s history. Maybe there was a barnstorming team, led by a Babe Ruth or Satchel Paige or someone of the ilk, that visited Omaha in the early 20th Century that could’ve come close for pitcher-catcher star power but Gibson and Brett both have Omaha ties. Gibson, of course, was a star at Creighton University while Brett spent the 1973 season with the hometown Royals. It was an odd…

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Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

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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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