Fashion in Disguise

OMAHA, May 19, 2020 — When this COVID-19 thing first started, the notion of wearing a mask in public seemed weird, like something only a paranoid or a hypochondriac would do. In fact, if I remember correctly, the people in charge originally told us to NOT wear masks because healthcare professionals needed them and unless […]

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An Omega Man’s COVID Journal

OMAHA, April 20, 2020 — Who remembers the opening sequence to the 1971 science fiction thriller Omega Man? It’s a late afternoon in downtown Los Angeles. Charlton Heston drives through the empty streets in a bright red Cadillac convertible, the wind whipping through his hair as the sun glares off his aviator shades. He pushes […]

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Some Good Food News to Boost Your Mood

There isn’t an industry that has gotten by unscathed since Covid-19 struck in earnest, shutting down much of the global economy. Restaurants were hit hard as diners were forced indoors, but Omaha entrée-preneurs are finding touching ways to hit back.   A Helping Hand Nick Bartholomew hit the UNO Reverse on his outdoor venue Dandelion, […]

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Low supplies could halt Covid-19 testing at one Nebraska lab by next week

By Chris Bowling This week will play a critical role in experts’ ability to test for Covid-19 as stockpiles and supply chains of necessary testing materials strain under massive demand. Dr. Peter Iwen, director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, a partnership between the University of Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Department of […]

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