Teams of rescuers struggled to clear fallen rock from tunnels today, trying to reach six coal miners trapped by a cave-in more than 1,500 feet below the surface. With no word on whether the six were still alive, crews worked through the night in shifts, with teams coming and going along the road leading to the Crandall Canyon mine in a forested canyon.
Video: Mine has history of safety citations
The list of people suspected of receiving a dead teacher's pension for the past 20 years has been narrowed to one: the teacher's son. In a lawsuit amended late last week, the Omaha school district alleges that Peter R. Brinker of Omaha fraudulently received more than $123,000 in retirement benefits after the 1988 death of his mother, Winifred P. Brinker.
Asked if, on paper, this would be considered his best NU team, Bill Callahan carefully said: "I don't know yet." Not exactly four words to plant fear into the rest of the Big 12. "It's not a lack of confidence, believe me," Callahan said.
Photo gallery: First fall practice
NU Football Notes: Defense is searching for that 'idiot' factor
NU Football: Will Huskers roll out 3-4 defense?
Ex-Sun Devil quarterback Sam Keller eager to get started at Nebraska
Huskers embrace, lend hand to Purify
Iowa Football: Late free-fall in '06 serves as motivation for players
Feeding a family on a limited budget can be a real workout as food prices go up, especially for nutritious fruits and vegetables. Sandra Shepard has to make the $500 food stamp allotment she receives reach to the end of the month. She plans carefully so that she will be able to feed her family of five.
Photo gallery: Grocery store stretch
Food price comparisons
"American Idol" audition hysteria will take over downtown Omaha beginning early Wednesday. Here's what aspiring Idols - and others wanting to avoid up to 16,000 singers - need to know.
Are you going to audition? Find out how to send us a video or .mp3 clip of you singing your audition song.
Tom Shatel: Husker QB Sam Keller is a mystery.
Michael Kelly opens up his notebook.
World-Herald editorials: Bridge repair, full moons and more.
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