Carol Percy

Beware of relatives bearing house-warming gifts

My older son and his wife are buying a new home, and not being one to procrastinate, I’m getting a head start on their house-warming gift. But what does one get these days t ...

Bieber-ish behavior: maybe it’s about being young and foolish

Justin Bieber just can’t seem to catch a break. Lately, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper without hearing about the baby-faced bad boy’s latest clashes with the l ...

Blame it on the Magi—the challenges of holiday gift-giving

From hither to yon, bloggers are blabbing about the trials and tumult associated with holiday gift-giving. The blog question most asked: is there anything more stressful than the c ...

It’s smart to be skeptical of scams when online

This is the second of a two-part column series on scams. The Dec. 5 column on page A5 looked at how prevalent scams are. That column can be found at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. ...

Lincoln woman sort of becomes instant millionaire

  So, it looks like I’m going to be a multi-millionaire. Any day now, $15 million will be transferred into my personal bank account. All I have to do is send Dr. Smith ...

Officials learn how to ‘play nice’

As the sole uninvited guest at a City Hall workshop Oct. 7, I was relegated to the back of a room mostly peopled by city officials and council members who were there to learn how t ...

Dan Ruden to take over as interim police chief Feb. 23

  Lincoln’s public-safety committee met in City Hall Monday to hear annual reports for police and fire, and to review a medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. What w ...