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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 4 pm, NE

April 7, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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AROUND THE STATE:

SPRING FLOODING-NEBRASKA COORDINATION

(Information in the following story is from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com)

LINCOLN, Neb. _ The University of Nebraska system is taking steps to help people deal with historic flooding across the state, such as connecting residents with resources and offering financial assistance to students and staff. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is coordinating mobile water-testing units, resource open houses showcasing agencies offering recovery aid, and volunteer reception centers, the Lincoln Journal Star reported

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-NIGHT BOWLING

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. _ Bowling centers in Nebraska are drawing good crowds on the weekends with cosmic bowling. Super Bowl and Westside Lanes are among the businesses offering cosmic bowling, which is louder, darker and more colorful than regular bowling. The presence of black light makes some things glow, such as colors on the carpet or apparel. Sometimes, the bowling balls, lanes and bowling pins become luminous. By Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1034 words.

EXCHANGE-INSECT PROTEIN

JUNIATA, Neb. _ Three Nebraska women have seen growing success as they work to corner the insect protein market. Cheryl Powers of Lincoln, Kris Vrooman of Juniata and Amber Klassen of Lindsay joined forces in 2018 after Powers applied for, and was accepted into, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s NMotion business startup accelerator for the mealworm production business. The team formalized a partnership with Powers’ existing business structure, Jord Producers. By Tony Herrman, Hastings Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1490 words.

IN BRIEF:

STRESS-FARMERS AND RANCHERS _ LINCOLN, Neb. _ A free webinar scheduled later this month will provide strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching.

TRACTOR SAFETY COURSE _ LINCOLN, Neb. _ Members of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health will provide a tractor safety course May through July in 12 towns across Nebraska.

SPORTS:

NEBRASKA-MOOS ON A ROLL

LINCOLN, Neb. _ Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in the 18 months since he arrived, all while batting away criticism for leaving a hefty debt at his previous school and fending off social media rumors that forced the administration to issue a statement of support. By Eric Olson.

AP Photos NENH202-1104170939, NENH201-0402191039, NENH203-1203171208.

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