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by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake

I'm sure the PTB for CET and Pinnacle will fight this with all they have. Ditto for the Omaha Keno (is Keno a common or a proper noun?) industry!
by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

It was not nearly as bad as I expected. It almost appeared to be a turn-around for a while. Even though they lost it was not as depressing a beat-down as a few games this year.

I used to look forward to fall Saturdays and the Nebraska game but this year it just has not been the same!
by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Entertainment districts
Replies: 50
Views: 1967

Re: Entertainment districts

You can usually find street parking in the area if you're a bit patient and willing to walk a couple of blocks.
by Omababe
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Email is circulating saying that Reilly is now #1 on the Coach Hot Seat list.

I hate to say it, but I have not been enjoying watching the games this year. Probably going to pass on watching this Saturday.
by Omababe
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: Toast

I hope it's not just another call center. Omaha is no longer a prime market for call centers. The biggies have scaled back their call center operations in Omaha because, among other factors, the price point of quality workers is too high. Other markets such as Las Vegas, college-town Texas, etc., a...
by Omababe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1605

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

skinzfan23 wrote:Don't forget about Gino's East when talking about Chicago pizza, it is also considered one of the best.


Yes, that's another good one. I believe the one in River North has closed, but the one near the Water Tower is still going.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1605

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

Giordano's is one of my faves in Chicago. However, I have mixed feelings about it coming to Omaha, mainly cuz I think we need more things OMAHA and don't need yet another chain, even though I don't think of Giordano's as I do the Usual Suspect chains. My big question is, will that style of pizza go ...
by Omababe
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: New Perkins

bbinks wrote:At one time it was good, equal to Village Inn. But the last 2 years, it was total suckage.


My experience with all of the Usual Suspects like Perkins is that it can vary quite a bit from facility to facility, from day to day, from shift to shift.
by Omababe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 40
Views: 1735

Re: Amazon HQ2

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:
Omababe wrote:I'm in Harrisburg this week and they seem to think it's a given for around here.


Harrisburg Pennsylvania? Like it’s going to come to Harrisburg specifically or just that part of Pennsylvania?


Harrisburg in an old hospital IIRC, I'm on the way back now.
by Omababe
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 40
Views: 1735

Re: Amazon HQ2

I'm in Harrisburg this week and they seem to think it's a given for around here.
by Omababe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: New Perkins

Padre wrote:
Omababe wrote:Actually, I think that will work out just fine. We do need a convenient breakfast type place near the airport.


A replacement for the Hollywood Diner.


Yeah, but that old Hollywood Diner was never open in the morning.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: New Perkins

Actually, I think that will work out just fine. We do need a convenient breakfast type place near the airport.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99328

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a new toy to play with. Any airport, any airline. Click on the "routes" and then click on the "click here" link to show all departures for a week shown by day. Shows time, type of aircraft. Fun. Interesting. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/oma My amateur pilot...
by Omababe
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

MadMartin8 wrote:The fall of Husker football is fascinating. Didn't ever think it would fall to this level.


So? What is it? Poor coaching? Lack of skill on the players' part?

I don't know, I'm asking.

That was a depressing game to watch! :(
by Omababe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Gretna Annexation

Hmmmm ... Looking at that map, they seem to be excluding some closer-in higher-end housing along 370, plus a couple enclaves of uber-upscale housing along 168th. I would think they would want to snag those areas. It looks like one pocket of higher-end residential just east of 168 is covered, however.
by Omababe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 110591

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Omaha Cowboy wrote:I’ll have to check out KMTV3 though and see the level of comedy it’s risen to in the AM :;): ...


It's not really comedy, it's just kinda difficult to listen to at times.
by Omababe
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 110591

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Is it just me or has Channel 3's morning newscast suddenly become far more amateurish than ever? I usually have whatever channel was last on the night before when I get ready in the morning, and the last couple of days the news on 3 seems more like the awkward first attempt of a high school journali...
by Omababe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 110591

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Mr.Nuke wrote:And KETV is off Cox due to a re-transmission fee dispute.


That's just ducky! :(

I don't suppose threatening to not pay my bill until they put it back would do any good?
by Omababe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Busguy2010 wrote:That would be just dandy. It sounds pretty serious and looks like the unpopular, but smart decision would be to cancel. But how on earth would they make it up?


Could they use another stadium in the same general area? How about playing it in Lincoln? :)
by Omababe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I'm not feeling very optimistic about this coming Saturday's game. :(
by Omababe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Fires affecting Omaha's Air
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Fires affecting Omaha's Air

Definite yellow/orange tinge to the sky yesterday morning. Nothing really obvious on the drive in today however.
by Omababe
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Attitude about your state

People (myself included) wear t-shirts with the city's flag on them. The city flag is much more common on buildings than the state flag.


Oh, you mean that black and white "W" flag? :) :) :) :)
by Omababe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Gas war in Lincoln?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Gas war in Lincoln?

Any opinions? I've never lived near enough to a Costco to know whether it makes a difference or not. Costco and Sams club are usually about the same in Omaha. Usually about .05 below everyone else. I did the math when the one on my way home opened. I would have to fill up far more than I do to come...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Gas war in Lincoln?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Gas war in Lincoln?

I don't know if this is still going on, but here is the article:

http://journalstar.com/business/local/g ... e1fe3.html

I'll probably be there again at least once before the weekend, so hopefully I can take advantage. :)
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: 2017 Eclipse

The only times I saw any traffic congestion was on the way back, and I kinda took the long way, shooting some of the ruins in some almost-ghost-towns along the way. In the town just east of Morrill (M-something {mumble}) they had cops directing traffic at some stoplights and there appeared to be a m...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

And also, Solich was fired after the 2003 season and going 9-3..ending the year defeating Colorado in Boulder. I remember Pelini acted as head coach for the bowl game that year when NU defeated Michigan St 17-3 in the Alamo Bowl.. This is all off memory, so someone can correct me if I'm wrong :) .....
by Omababe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: 2017 Eclipse

Here's a couple of quick edits.

These were shot just outside of Morrill, NE.

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by Omababe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7541

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

The thing I find most surprising, is the NU football season opens in less than 2 weeks (September 2nd) and no one on the forum wants to discuss them.. Postive, negative or even smack talk.. I've noticed it too, not only on line but in real life. This year the excitement level seems to be down somew...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99328

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

bigredmed1 wrote:Allegiant appears to be developing a crappy reputation.


Developing?
by Omababe
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Interesting

Thanks. :)
by Omababe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Each States Most Famous Restrants
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: Each States Most Famous Restrants

iamjacobm wrote:I never understood the steak with a side of pasta idea.


It is (was) common in many places back east, mostly family-owned Sicilian red sauce places that expanded their menu. Side of spaghetti with house sauce was included with just about everything.
by Omababe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99328

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

There used to be at least one hotel on the property. Can't remember anything about it, other than it had an outdoor pool. Wasn't a high rise, more of a motor court deal. Taking a stab, I'd guess it was near the south end of the parking garage. It was gone or was going by 1976. It was the Airport In...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99328

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

With the north garage (rental cars) currently under reconstruction, there's a huge limit on available parking, as the temporary rental car spot takes up a bunch of the south lot. Between the 2 on-airport lots, there were less than 2 dozen available long term spots.... That's clearly going to cause ...
by Omababe
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 54
Views: 5303

Re: Begging on Street Corners

There was a "desperate family", couple and two kids, at the corner by the Fantasy's when I stopped there to get the car washed yesterday. Thing is, there was a big sign "Now Hiring" at the Fantasy's. The jobs are out there for the people who want them.
by Omababe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 619

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

In Nevada, you can't take bets on politics, but you can in the UK and Ireland. Here's one of them:

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/politics/ ... s-politics
by Omababe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Bringing government agencies here

RNcyanide wrote:That's how everyone else has been doing it. I don't see why we can't.


Let's see here ... {wheels turning} a midwest Russian consulate? :)
by Omababe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Bringing government agencies here

daveoma wrote:I wish I knew how government agencies chose certain cities over others.


Politics and pork! :)
by Omababe
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 1346

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

ricko wrote:Does Omaha really need another chain burger/pizza/whatever joint, or a chain anything?


No!

(Next question please.) :)
by Omababe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 1346

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. If you grew up in ...
by Omababe
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 958
Views: 95906

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Charge for parking?

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