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by bigredmed
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 459
Views: 46652

Re: UNO Campus Update

Dr. Gold will take over as chancellor of both Omaha locations, UNO and UNMC. https://nebraska.edu/news-and-events/news/2017/uno-chancellor-search-paused-jeffrey-gold-md-to-lead-omaha-campuses Sounds like they either can't afford or don't want to pay for a qualified candidate. I am sure Dr. Gold is ...
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 459
Views: 46652

Re: UNO Campus Update

Dr. Gold will take over as chancellor of both Omaha locations, UNO and UNMC. https://nebraska.edu/news-and-events/news/2017/uno-chancellor-search-paused-jeffrey-gold-md-to-lead-omaha-campuses Sounds like they either can't afford or don't want to pay for a qualified candidate. I am sure Dr. Gold is ...
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 574
Views: 63239

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

So, reading between the lines, UNO can't afford a qualified chancellor candidate...but, athletics could still be looking at making a conference move that would require the school to further increase the athletic budget? That would be a hard sell to the public int his climate. If this happens, UNO s...
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Columbian school
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Columbian school

The neighborhood discussion group announced that Columbian school is going to be torn down and replaced. Anyone know why? Columbian Elementary was identified as requiring replacement in the 2014 OPS Facilities Capital Plan. There is a bit more information here: http://district.ops.org/Portals/0/PUB...
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Columbian school
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Columbian school

The neighborhood discussion group announced that Columbian school is going to be torn down and replaced. Anyone know why?
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 459
Views: 46652

Re: UNO Campus Update

I'm still of the belief that the new garage looks like a sketch the designer crossed out, then said, "eh, that'll work." Actually, the architecture on this garage is cool! It's supposed to be like the Missouri river. In fact, the span of the garage (span from east to west) is supposed to ...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 821
Views: 99068

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers Some might not like this comment Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery. . :lol: :lol: :lol: Did training in FLA. This is a fairly common sentiment. When I got the chan...
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello has another streetcar ad out. Is this seriously the defining point of this whole election?? He has to get away from the urbanist hipsters who he was supported by when he was pro streetcar. Now that he discovered math and realized that there were a lot more voters in west Omaha than in Midtown...
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 574
Views: 63239

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

skinzfan23 wrote:I still feel that the Valley isn't the best situation for UNO, especially since Wichita left.


What is going on with the Summit League to make them want to change? As you said, without Wichita State, there really isn't a power school in either conference.
by bigredmed
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

mrsticka wrote:Sometimes I wish I-29 ran through Nebraska instead of Iowa. I've said that before, but it is true.

Too many bridges south of Omaha.
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 515
Views: 84985

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Would anyone be willing to go to a restaurant similar to IHOP or the egg and i but only ran by someone from Grand Island? We prefer to eat at locally run places here. Chains have a habit of fading to mediocrity trying to be everything to everyone. A restaurant that is run by someone with an idea an...
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)
Replies: 171
Views: 30461

Re: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)

Charred will be open next week. Possibly/probably Monday. Had dinner there tonight. Service was rough, but to be expected for opening weekend. The cheese curds were tasty. The burger was good, but with all food being a la carte, it was pricey. My $3 onion rings consisted of 8 rings, the largest, 2 ...
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216191

Re: Official: Capitol District

Charge a ton, get no Creighton party boys and no Section 8. Your apartments become sellable to new people moving in from other cities where big $ rents are normal, but living in a Frat or in a welfare hotel is not.
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Now Mayor Jean thinks we need a new library downtown and she will do away with the Restaurant Tax sometime around never. :evil:


Mello wont kill it either.

The new library is to me, a curious investment. One that should be voted on by the taxpayers.
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Speaking of campaign adds, gotta love the latest one from Mello...the one where he appears to liken any form of streetcar support to the pipe dreams of an eight year old, the one where he says he is going to fix all the roads first and that exorbitant sums of tax payer money have already been waste...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

Paid my way through pre-med working for Millard Lumber. The end of the residential construction in Regency was happening in the late 70's and early 80's. By that time much cheap |expletive| was being built there. As long as it looked cool, it could be built worse than a high school shop class projec...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

Stargazer wrote:A lot of memories from these areas. When I was a kid, you could rent a Sunfish sailboat at the Regency lake... I guess liability keeps them off today perhaps.


Something must have happened to that lake. You used to see private sailboats and other low wake craft all the time, now not so much.
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Cask Republic - Dundee
Replies: 34
Views: 832

Re: Cask Republic - Dundee

Quite a few new craft beer places popping up. It's hard to make time to get to them all.. But I plan to make a tour of all these places over the next couple of months... Hurry and check them out. They are very different and you are sure to find ones that you prefer over the others. I still haven't ...
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141212

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I'm all for streetcars/ light rail in Omaha, but I'm against the Farnam St proposal. Terrible location with minimal economic gain. Developments are going up without it and I can't see a lot of ridership from UNMC to downtown. We need to stop pushing the streetcar idea for the purpose of making midt...
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

:despond: Stothert is bringing in union buster Gov Scott Walker.... What the shizz is happening here? As with my comments about Mello, bringing in these foreign speakers who have no connection to Omaha puts me off. My family in WI is pretty fond of what Walker has done there. The whole state was a g...
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Rush Market @114 & Dodge
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Rush Market @114 & Dodge

So in an adventurous moment, I signed up. Will report back.
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The street repair issue might end up being the demise for the Stothert administration. If that's the case, we will end up footing the bill for the 300 miles of streets not up to city code. Hope not. I am genuinely angered when people intentionally screw us and get away with it. The people involved ...
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Man Dragged Off Plane in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Man Dragged Off Plane in Chicago

They work when they work, but when things get messed up, you can go from normal to complete mess in very short order. I always travel with AMEX travel's 800 number when I fly with them. I have had to get them to reserve a car for me to drive home from OHare from inside a line of 800 passengers with ...
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

I'm surprised by the 1980's color-coded sections (mustard yellow sections) within Central & Eastern Omaha. Yeah, I was surprised by that too. Apparently the 80's brought a lot of infill instead of sprawl. By way of annexations possibly? I dont know A lot of infill annexations once SIDs got ripe...
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Voodoo Tacos
Replies: 125
Views: 9862

Re: Voodoo Tacos

Coyote wrote:
Brad wrote:Voodoo Taco posted on Facebook that the owner/founder Eric Newton has passed away.

Bummer, he was such a nice guy, I had lunch with him several times...

Didn't know him personally, but he was a great contributor to the city. Condolences to his family and friends.
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The street repair issue might end up being the demise for the Stothert administration. If that's the case, we will end up footing the bill for the 300 miles of streets not up to city code. Hope not. I am genuinely angered when people intentionally screw us and get away with it. The people involved ...
by bigredmed
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The mayoral debate: http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/stothert-mello-to-debate-tonight Isn't it tragic that they are wasting so much time talking about a Street Car and not a second about what we are going to do about all the dozens of streets now lined every day of the week with beggars and ...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Totally fine with usable public transit. Earlier, I cited Orlando's convention center circuit bus system that linked the center to nearby shopping and restaurants and connected to the real bus system. Much more economical than a street car and is heavily used.
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Greg, you may be correct, but this party machine politics runs on money. Money that in truth should not be tax money, but it usually is when you think of the police and infrastructure costs to their campaigns and the programs that the parties want their local people to start up. His fire union conne...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

4. West Omaha is full of voters who are still upset off about all the downtown spending that turned into big tax bills for them. The traditional model for the layout of cities used nearly everywhere around the world utilizes a hub and spoke system where the hub, the city center, is where all the cu...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141212

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Let's do some math. $150M minimum to build it. We get told that it will not be paid for by the taxpayers but instead by TIF. Never admitting that TIF simply moves tax revenue from MTC to this instead of all the other bills we pay. Meaning that these aren't going away and we get to pay more taxes to...
by bigredmed
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

While I don't think either would be an unmitigated disaster they both have positions or aspects which are nearly or actually disqualifying. Mello has support from Bernie Sanders, this is as damning as if Stothert had an endorsement from Trump. I can't in good conscience vote for someone with suppor...
by bigredmed
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

[list=][/list] Why is Mello so against the streetcar? Is it so bad Omaha wants to plan for the future? I also think it's funny a liberal is arguing against a mass transit system. So, my hypothesis: 1. The streetcar is more of a toy than a useful thing. 2. It will barely benefit anyone. 3. It will be...
by bigredmed
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)
Replies: 171
Views: 30461

Re: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)

Ben wrote:Drove by the other day, and saw signage for the previously mentioned burger joint, Charred, that went into this strip mall. Anyone know if its open yet? If so, any good?

Not open yet.
by bigredmed
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Let me get this straight- Taylor Royal ran on a platform that was anti-streetcar.. Heath Mello appears to be taking the no streetcar side of the issue.. Jean Stothert is the pro streetcar candidate.. Naturally then, Taylor Royal backs Stothert :what: .. Oh those crazy Millennials, lol.. The next 30...
by bigredmed
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141212

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Let's do some math. $150M minimum to build it. We get told that it will not be paid for by the taxpayers but instead by TIF. Never admitting that TIF simply moves tax revenue from MTC to this instead of all the other bills we pay. Meaning that these aren't going away and we get to pay more taxes to ...
by bigredmed
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Now Mello is saying what we want to hear er I mean he is saying that the Street Car is not a wise use of our money :yes: He has to dump the streetcar fast. Stothert came out in Facebook arguing that the streetcar should be put to a vote. Her responses were glowingly in favor of this and anti street...
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Ross Dress for Less

Coyote wrote:Ross Dress for Less is about to invade the market, I think the first one will be in the L Street Marketplace. Anyone know anything about this franchise?

They were here in the past. Like Burlington Coat Factory.
by bigredmed
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello is a young Suttle or Fahey. Spend, spend, spend, and give in to OFD. Spend only in those areas that vote Democrat. Tax only in areas that vote republican. The Jim Suttle mantra. Mello is bringing in these national figures. This worries me that these people NEVER come for free. He will be payi...
by bigredmed
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 267
Views: 7026

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello is a young Suttle or Fahey. Spend, spend, spend, and give in to OFD. Spend only in those areas that vote Democrat. Tax only in areas that vote republican. The Jim Suttle mantra. Mello is bringing in these national figures. This worries me that these people NEVER come for free. He will be payi...

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