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by ricko
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Omaha Street Life
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Omaha Street Life

As someone in my 60's, I've observed Omaha's transformation over the years from a mid-sized (and kinda' boring, but nice) Midwestern city to a vibrant 21st Century city worth visiting just for the heck of it (let's face it, no one came to Omaha for a vacation 40 years ago). In the 80's, we had a str...
by ricko
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

jessep28 wrote:Would Nebraska have the labor pool to staff a 1-2,000 employee car factory?


Yes, and they would probably get at least 10 applicants for every position. These are good paying blue-collar jobs, and Nebraska should be bending over backwards to attract jobs like these.
by ricko
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Re: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko

Oh goodie more storage units -- Shopko - N 90th. Affordable Family Storage will be a ±83,813 net rentable square feet, institutional quality, self-storage conversion in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon completion, the property will offer 884 climate-controlled units ranging in size from 5' x5' to 12' x24' . A...
by ricko
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Glen Campbell, 81. Singer & songwriter of Alzheimers. RIP Rhinestone Cowboy Was never a big fan in his heyday (late 60's, early 70's), but I think "Wichita Lineman", for my taste anyway, is one of the most perfect pop tunes ever written. R.I.P.. Was never a big fan of Barbara Cook eit...
by ricko
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.

At the end of the day, your politics is irrelevant. We are a nation of laws, not a nation of personalities. This Russia thing has a thousand tentacles, and it will take time to get to the bottom of it all. Who knows what will happen. My only prediction is that this thread will eventually be deleted.
by ricko
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Good Asian Food
Replies: 43
Views: 3979

Re: Good Asian Food

Has anyone been to Umami in Bellevue. I hear it's crazy good---definitely on my list for my next Omaha visit.
by ricko
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Flanagan Lake
Replies: 109
Views: 11208

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

EricHaley wrote:Lakey McLakeface?


How about: That Dam Park?
by ricko
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

Does Omaha really need another chain burger/pizza/whatever joint, or a chain anything? Omaha has plenty of home grown places that are much better than In& Out, Shake Shack, etc.. Sometimes I think the people posting this stuff are really cardiologists trying to drum up business. I think Omaha is...
by ricko
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

On the recommendation of a friend, I ate at a White Castle in Alexandria, Virginia in the mid-1980's. It had to be the single worst meal I've ever had in my life, and I'll eat just about anything----ain't picky about food, but I'll never understand the whole 'White Castle' thing.
by ricko
Mon May 29, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Rock & Roll legend Gregg Allman.
by ricko
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

debradomayer wrote:J Geils, musician 71


He may be in the hereafter, but LOVE still STINKS!
by ricko
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: Ross Dress for Less

Bought a shirt from them about 15 years ago. It fell apart after 2 washings. Never went back.
by ricko
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Rough stretch for Creighton
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Rough stretch for Creighton

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
Nick808402 wrote:Phi Kappa Psi fraternity slapped with a 8 YEAR suspension


Double secret probation?


You know what they say- Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son :;): ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Senator Blutarsky begs to differ!
by ricko
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3505

Re: 20's Showgirl

I don't know if it's been mentioned on another thread, but the club started out as a nostalgia club for people who wanted to celebrate the 1920's. I believe it's original name was The Roaring 20's. My uncle opened it in the 1960's, and it became a hugely popular hangout for my parents' generation; p...
by ricko
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Omaha born indie rocker Matt Oberst, 42.
by ricko
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Gwen Ifill, PBS newscaster. :( This is especially sad for me. Between 1979 and 1982, I worked for an education foundation in D.C..(the job that brought me here). Around 1980, I met a new hire who was not long out of college; very bright, soft spoken, calm, reserved, and friendly. I noticed that peo...
by ricko
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture Framing
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Picture Framing

I saved myself a ton of money by matting and framing stuff myself. If they're standard size photos, check out Michaels or some other craft stores----it's super easy and comes out looking like a pro did it. Some stores even have classes on custom framing the odd-sized stuff.
by ricko
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 4100

Re: 203 S 18th St -- World Building

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/old-woodmen-building-a-step-closer-to-future-as-hilton/article_8f586ae0-d5fc-54d1-a2cd-6df54d2ee864.html Real estate developers from Tennessee and Omaha are planning to team up to convert the historic former Woodmen of the World headquarters in downtown Omaha into a ...
by ricko
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 4100

Re: 203 S 18th St -- World Building

Ran into one of the marketing guys for the new 'Tru' brand----its target market is the millennial crowd. Almost all of the Tru brand properties will be new construction. I think it's great that they're repurposing this classic downtown building. It'll also be at a lower price point than Hilton's Ham...
by ricko
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Tom Hayden, 76
by ricko
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gizzard Madness?
Replies: 17
Views: 800

Re: Gizzard Madness?

Bad news folks, I've heard nary a peep in response to my inquiry to Popeye's. I don't want to be overly negative, but it appears as though the rumors I'd been hearing about the return of Gizzard Madness may have been unfounded. As far as calling them directly....let's be honest...if I were the type...
by ricko
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1848
Views: 254790

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

And they make lovely Christmas gifts, too!
by ricko
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Omaha need?
Replies: 43
Views: 2660

Re: What does Omaha need?

I agree with most of what's been posted. Omaha has a lot going for it. Most of its peer cities (at least the ones I've been to) are pretty dull places. I'd like to see top tier business and tech schools, especially on the graduate level, attached to one of the universities----this would be a great i...
by ricko
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franklin Cover Up
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Franklin Cover Up

Several years ago my sister sent me the book about the Franklin scandal, and it sat on my bookshelf for years before I got around to reading it. I didn't know what to make of it. I had a friend in the Omaha gay community in the 70's 80's who used to relate rumors about some of the people involved, l...
by ricko
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 129056

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'd like to see Sears survive with what they do best. Their Kenmore appliances, Craftsman tools and lawn/garden stuff are top notch and fairly priced. I live less than a mile from a "Sears Outlet" store that sells only their hardware/appliances.
by ricko
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2016 Legislature
Replies: 28
Views: 2415

Re: 2016 Legislature

Well this thread has seriously derailed. As to Kintner, or Kinkier or whatever his name is, he probably broke no law, which is why he hasn't been arrested. Now, what he did do is (1) violate the state's computer usage policy, and (2) show incredibly poor judgment, unbecoming of an elected official....
by ricko
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: The Joslyn Art Museum
Replies: 71
Views: 9430

Re: The Joslyn Art Museum

There is some potentially enormous news for the museum. Apparently they are going to acquire 50 works from the Phillip G. Schrager collection. Depending on which works they are, the importance of this gift could be difficult to overstate. If the gift includes the works by Rothko and de Kooning and ...
by ricko
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's "Central Park"
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Omaha's "Central Park"

Omaha has a great park system, but one of my long held fantasies involves a large central gathering place that could easily hold 200k. If Elmwood included the golf course, it could happen.
by ricko
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Closing (36th & L)
Replies: 57
Views: 3534

Re: HyVee Closing (36th & L)

I grew up less than a mile from this store back during the Jurassic era. I think this property was a Hunt Transportation depot; next to the holding pens for the Union Stockyards. Anyway, call me crazy, but I think an Aldi or a Trader Joe's would work here. Before I moved outside the Beltway (Virgini...
by ricko
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 958
Views: 94433

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The National Zoo is also funded by private donations. All Smithsonian museums are free. Unless they have a panda fetish, I try to steer visiting relatives and friends from Omaha elsewhere. Omaha has a much better zoo, cheaper places for good steak, better Mexican food (not many Mexicans here---most ...
by ricko
Sat May 21, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Morley Safer
by ricko
Sun May 15, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 389
Views: 9613

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Why do we have so dang many specialty plates? How many more do we need? No other state has as many specialty plates as we do. Cranky old grouch much? Virginia, my current residence, has over 200 specialty plates; the proceeds of which help fund college scholarships, historic preservation, and other...
by ricko
Sat May 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 389
Views: 9613

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Why not offer a plate with the Lake Linoma Lighthouse, just to confuse people visiting from the East coast.



Or Carhenge!
by ricko
Tue May 03, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Douglas County Fair
Replies: 58
Views: 4178

Re: Future of the Douglas County Fair

I have been to the state fair for at least one day ever year since sometime in the Mid 80's The state Fair in Lincoln was a great event for many years. The last 10 years or so it was a skeleton of itself. It needed to change, IT could have stayed in Lincoln and been reinvented but that didn't happe...
by ricko
Sun May 01, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: What's your favorite skyscraper?
Replies: 26
Views: 1538

Re: What's your favorite skyscraper?

It'll suck 'cuz the White House will have a bigass gold TRUMP sign with marquee laser lights and a multicolored fountain that shoots champagne 500 feet into the air and 100 beautiful babes bleeding from their "whatever" surrounded by blinging slot machines 'cuz we need more classy stuff in...
by ricko
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Music
Replies: 29
Views: 2978

Re: Local Music

Thanks Jacob/Amazing/Keep 'em coming!
by ricko
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The French Bulldog
Replies: 56
Views: 10996

Re: The French Bulldog

Really gonna miss the place. I always made a trip to The French Bulldog when I was in town. Their Lunch Deli sandwich was, hands down, the best sandwich I've had---anywhere.
by ricko
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Keystone XL
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Keystone XL

It's time to start moving on from oil. Then we won't have these issues anymore. Henry Ford designed the first car to run on hemp - it's time to move towards something like that. This vehicle is only legal in Colorado and Washington, or by doctors prescription in certain other states incuding Califo...
by ricko
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 661
Views: 68771

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Zaha Hadid (65)
by ricko
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Nebraska’s Top 10 Snobbiest Cities
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Nebraska’s Top 10 Snobbiest Cities

Papillion is listed as the 2nd most snobby city in Nebraska. The same website has Papillion listed as the 3rd most redneck city in the state. I guess those rednecks are some snobby folks!

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