Omaha, NE – More than half of Nebraska's corn fields could be planted by the end of this week.
The USDA says only about 15 percent of the state's corn crop was planted as of Monday. Nebraska Corn Board executive director Don Hutchens says rain and cool weather prevented corn producers from getting fields planted. He says Nebraska corn farmers invest $2.6 billion dollars in seed, fuel, fertilizer, and chemicals to get the corn crop planted.
Omaha, NE – U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says many questions should be asked of Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden was killed Sunday in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Nelson, Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator, says Bin Laden's death should bring some closure nearly a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Omaha, NE – Metro Community College is considering its options following a vote by the Nebraska Community College Association to restructure its board.
The NCCA voted Monday to reorganize its board, giving oversight to the community college presidents. That vote followed the defeat of a resolution introduced by Metro officials. It would have linked the number of NCCA votes cast with student population, giving the largest colleges more representation.
A shroud of mystery has surrounded blues guitarist and singer Robert Johnson for well over 70 years. In his time he was not famous, but those who knew him struggled to understand how he could be so good.
Robert Johnson is one of the most influential and revered figures in blues history. His songs, "Sweet Home Chicago", "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" and "Cross Road Blues" live on today as blues standards. His guitar style, likewise, has inspired generations of young players.