Nebraska Guard fly injured soldiers to expert medical care

Seven stretchers carrying injured soldiers were carried off an aircraft. All probably will survive their wounds - in no small measure because of a team from the Nebraska Air National Guard. Earlier this month, the Nebraska Air Guard sent a crew to help whisk injured troops from remote, dusty battlefields to modern hospitals in Germany and the United States.

Photo gallery: Nebraska Air National Guard medical airflift

Air Guard helps out injured dogs


CU Men's Basketball: Tough 'D' leads Jays

Creighton coach Dana Altman spent much of Friday's practice emphasizing the need to stay with the Trojans on the boards and neutralize the pressure that had made Arkansas-Little Rock one of the stingiest defensive teams in the country. Creighton then went out and outrebounded the Trojans and committed only 11 turnovers in an 80-61 victory before 14,902 at Qwest Center Omaha.

Saturday's results
Photo gallery: Bluejays 80, Trojans 61
MVC: Nevada holds off UNI; SIU edges WKU
Big 12: No. 3 Kansas belts Miami of Ohio
Big Ten: Buckeyes finally get back at Gators with 62-49 win


Omaha escapes storm, but hit by cold

Holiday travelers set out this weekend by land and air through unpredictable winter weather. With the exception of the state's southeast corner, Nebraska escaped snow Saturday after a storm system ducked to the south. Nebraska and western Iowa endured bone-tickling cold.

Travel Information: Nebraska Iowa
Flight Information: Epply Airfield Web site
Severe weather watches and warnings
Radar, satellite, forecast


Presidential Profiles: Biden, Dodd languish at back of pack

In the U.S. Capitol's marble hallways and beyond, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and and Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd stand tall. But in the 2008 presidential campaign, the Democratic hopefuls strain to be heard. They are among four second-tier Democratic candidates — the other two are U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska — polling in the single-digits, lagging in fundraising and struggling for attention.

On the Web: Biden for President '08Chris Dodd for President 2008Dennis Kucinich for President 2008Mike Gravel '08

More Presidential Profiles:
Hillary ClintonMike HuckabeeBill RichardsonRudy Giuliani
Barack ObamaMitt RomneyJohn McCainJohn Edwards

Up-to-the-minute national and world news from The Associated Press


'It happened to us': Complete coverage of the Westroads shootings

On Dec. 5, a young man named Robert Hawkins walked into the Von Maur department store in Omaha's Westroads shopping mall and opened fire with an assault rifle. When he was finished, nine people, including himself, were dead. Read, view and listen to all of The World-Herald's coverage of the shootings and their aftermath.


Today's best bets

Live Music
Mal Madrigal w/ Ted Stevens, Dan McCarthy, 9 p.m., The Slowdown, 729 N 14th St., $7,
The Song Remains the Same w/ a salute to AC/DC by Matt's Rocket Collection, 9 p.m., The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., $7,

"A Christmas Carol," musical, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $39 adults, $24 students. Information: 553-0800.

Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs. Holiday model train layout show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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In today's print and e-Editions

Michael Kelly: Opens his notebook.
World-Herald Editorials: Cyberbullying's grip, Razing Arizona, Jingle Bells - a new version - and more.
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