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Define the term 'litter'

I’ve been trying to arrive at a universal definition for “litter.” The dictionary defines it as “untidiness; rubbish.” According to our anti-litte ...

Upstairs in downtown, part 3: Intoxicated

When we lived upstairs, our big kitchen windows overlooked the alley parking lot of the little old Lincoln Police Department.   One night, a police car pulled into the lot. ...

Reflecting on racial unrest

A patrol car drives through a neighborhood and curious residents begin to gather outside. Eventually, the patrol car finishes its tour and finds its way to repeat this scenario wit ...

Support for a 24/7 shelter

We now know that Right Hand Auburn wants the county to pay $150,00 for capital improvements to make the DeWitt barracks into a 24/7 shelter with greater capacity, plus $33,000 per ...

To boldly go … for the first time

Most high school football players entering their senior season have become accustomed to practicing in the closing weeks of summer in the scorching heat. It has become a yearly ...

Trolling basics ... for bass?

A few years ago, while trolling at Bullards Bar, my partner hooked one of the lake’s ubiquitous spotted bass. He made a comment that I had never heard before that trolling fo ...

The Western States 100 – Part VI

The section of trail heading for Green Gate was fairly flat and great trail. My pacer Keather kept a conversation going almost the entire way. We noted there were not man ...

The healing power of sports

There is a film and song titled “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing,” and in some cases the same could be said for sports – especially in the case of the recently co ...

Mural project moving along

The first phase of the Lincoln mural project is due to begin soon on the boulevard side of the Family Dollar Store. A call to artists went out in April/May and five entries were r ...

Hold off on new homes

I am wondering why the city of Lincoln is issuing permits to build more and more houses. Where are these houses going to get water? It is everywhere: save water. Can’t we h ...

Consider effects of extra cars on roads

Editor, excellent article (page A9, July 30, “Turkey Creek Estates plan moves forward”). A couple of questions. Can the Planning Commission approve a proposal when th ...

Condemn violaters

Whereas, the Declaration of Independence affirms that mankind is endowed with certain un-alienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Whereas, th ...

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Upstairs in downtown, part 2: Adios

When we lived in the upstairs apartment downtown, my Dad worked at the TV and Appliance store where the Lincoln Florist is now.  My Mom worked at the old Post Office.   ...