From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...means a $350,000 budget shortfall suddenly got easier to navigate.Lee Sapp, who runs a Ford dealership in Ashland, Nebraska, said he's wondering what the price drop will mean for his customers. It's not that simple, he said."If a guy thinks...
Sports on TV

...Auburn @ Florida3 p.m., ESPNU - Richmond at George Washington5 p.m., ESPN - Colorado at Arizona5 p.m., ESPN2 - Nebraska at Wisconsin5 p.m., ESPNU - Belmont at Murray St.6 p.m., FS1 - Utah at Arizona St.7 p.m., ESPNU - BYU at PacificNBA...
Little League World Series sensation Mo'ne Davis memoir coming in March

...teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game."Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be, my mom wasn't too happy," Mo'ne said in a statement issued Monday through...
Harsh land and raw emotion test 'The Homesman'

...starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones. A flat stretch of Nebraska plain, a blanket of blue-gray sky, as if God himself had...all of its women deeply. In this small slice of life on the Nebraska frontier in 1855, they too are turning wild.That is "The...
College Football Playoff off to solid start, so don't mess with it much

...neither did enough in the regular season to warrant inclusion. The Spartans' best victory was a five-pointer at home over Nebraska.Part of my beef with expanding is that I don't want college football to creep toward college basketball, where so little...
Today in sports history for Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

...overwhelms Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl. USC (13-0) is the first team to repeat as AP national champions since Nebraska in 1994-95 and joins Florida State in 1999 as the only teams to go wire-to-wire - from preseason to post bowls - as No...
Arts calendar

...strong-willed woman recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy lee Jones) to help transport three insane women across the unforgiving Nebraska Territories so that they may find sanctuary with a compassionate minister and his wife in this drama directed and co-written...
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

...beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue...Coaching boys and girls in this age group for two decades, Mo'ne is just a special talent," said Debra Brady, Davis's basketball...
Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

...sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.That's when 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter...
Winter whites

O ne day in late November, Parks and Recreation hikers on the West Glacier trail spotted a fairly small white beast crouched in the brush. It didn't move at first when a human approached, dashing off only at the last minute.


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