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scottsbluff’s lincoln hotel turns 100


scottsbluff, neb. (ap) — in the archives at the legacy of the plains museum in gering, director amanda gibbs pulls out one of her favorite photos of the lincoln hotel. while traveling through the area with her family in 1925, a 12-year-old girl took candid shots with her camera. the photo of the hotel is slightly crooked, but clearly depicts open windows and balconies.the photograph is one of several artifacts at the museum that document the 100-year history of the building. the scottsbluff star-herald reports that the nebraska hotel company built a hotel in lincoln and then decided to build six other hotels like it throughout the state. the goal was to bring hotels westward into smaller communities. the lincoln hotel was to be the premier hotel for travelers arriving in scottsbluff.planni






panhandle chase ends with fatal crash in scottsbluff


scottsbluff, neb. (ap) — authorities are investigating what they say was a fatal crash that ended a police chase.the scottsbluff star-herald reports that the chase started in mitchell and ceased with the crash around 9:50 p.m. sunday on the west side of scottsbluff. several law enforcement agencies responded, including the nebraska state patrol. mitchell sits about 9 miles (15 kilometers) northwest of scottsbluff.authorities have not released the name of anyone killed or those of other people involved. scotts bluff county sheriff mark overman says details likely won’t be available until later monday.___most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.information from: star-herald, http://www.starherald.com






lincoln boyhood national memorial to end entrance fee


lincoln city, ind. — a national memorial in southwestern indiana that pays homage to abraham lincoln's indiana childhood is ending its practice of charging an entrance fee.adults currently pay $5 to enter spencer county's lincoln boyhood national memorial. but superintendent kendell thompson says visitors will pay no entrance fee starting monday.thompson says the move is expected to increase the number of visitors to the site about 30 miles northeast of evansville.lincoln lived in spencer county from age 7 to 21. the lincoln family's log cabin no longer stands, but the homestead site is preserved at the national memorial, which includes a living-history farm, a museum and the grave of lincoln's mother, nancy hanks lincoln.the grave of lincoln's sister, sarah lincoln grigsby, is about a mil






boutique hotel planned in logan square


a boutique hotel with two restaurants could soon be coming to a logan square building that has been most known for its billboards.chicago developers are in talks with 35th ward ald. carlos ramirez-rosa and neighborhood groups as they seek zoning approval to bring a 44-room hotel to the former grace’s furniture building at 2618 n. milwaukee ave., the alderman confirmed.developers marc realty and lg development and hotel operator holiday jones plan to convert the five-story building to a hotel with ground-floor and rooftop restaurants likely operated by fifty/50 restaurant group, ramirez-rosa said.if approved, the project would bring tourists, diners and more than 100 full-time jobs to a long-vacant building overlooking the high-profile intersection of logan boulevard and milwaukee avenue th






police say officer injured in struggle with suspect


lincoln, neb. (ap) — lincoln police say an officer has been assaulted by someone he suspected of having marijuana.television station klkn reports that the incident happened tuesday night while the officer was monitoring a hotel in lincoln for narcotics activity.police say the officer made contact with a person inside a vehicle after he detected a strong odor of marijuana. the officer had the suspect step out of the car, and a struggle between the two ensued. police say the suspect tried to pull away from the officer, causing them both to fall on ice.police say the struggle continued on the ground, injuring the officer’s shoulder. the suspect was able to run away and was not immediately caught, but police say they know who he is.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___i






'red nose day actually': the best bits from the 'love actually' reunion


turns out neither keira knightley nor kate moss are into andrew lincoln's beard.        






1 dead, 3 injured in suburban i-88 crash


a woman was killed and three others were hospitalized after a crash on interstate 88 in oak brook early sunday, according to state police.two lincoln sedans, one blue and one silver, were both eastbound on the interstate near york road about 2:15 a.m. when the silver lincoln lost control, ran off the road, and hit the right guardrail.the silver lincoln bounced off the guardrail and hit the blue lincoln in the middle of the highway.one passenger in the silver lincoln, a 23-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on the scene. the driver of the silver lincoln, a 22-year-old woman, and her two other passengers, both 23-year-old women, were taken to good samaritan hospital in downers grove.no other injuries were reported.it was not immediately known why the silver lincoln lost control. the crash i






1 dead, 3 injured in suburban i-88 crash


a woman was dead and three others were hospitalized after a crash on interstate 88 in oak brook early sunday, according to state police.two lincoln sedans, one blue and one silver, were both eastbound on the interstate near york road about 2:15 a.m. when the silver lincoln lost control, ran off the road and hit the right guardrail.the silver lincoln bounced off the guardrail and hit the blue lincoln in the middle of the highway.one passenger in the silver lincoln, a 23-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on the scene. the driver of the silver lincoln, a 22-year-old woman, and her two other passengers, both 23-year-old women, were taken to good samaritan hospital in downers grove.no other injuries were reported.it was not immediately known why the silver lincoln lost control. the crash is u






lincoln chauffeur provides drivers on demand, while you supply the car


lincoln is testing a new service for owners of its vehicles that supply a driver on demand. the service is like a very upscale uber, in which you supply the car, and lincoln supplies a professional driver – one who is actually a lincoln employee, not a spot contractor – to ferry you around, return your car to your home, and basically make you feel like a vip.the service will launch first in miami, reports autoblog, and will let lincoln owners order up a chauffeur via a smartphone app. the chauffeur will not only be able to drive you around, but will also return your car to your home in case others in the household need to use it, will fill it up if so required, and can even run light errands like picking up some groceries.costs, as you might expect, are not cheap: during the pilot program,






gop tweets quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln


washington — the twitter account of the republican national committee has removed a tweet that included a quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln.the tweet celebrating lincoln's birthday was posted sunday. it included a picture of the lincoln memorial and the quote, "and in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. it's the life in your years."the curator of the lincoln collection at the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum in springfield, illinois, james cornelius, tells the associated press there's no documentation of lincoln saying the remark.the tweet was removed monday from the gop's account, but the image and the quote remained posted on president donald trump's instagram account .the rnc didn't immediately respond to a request for comment monday.






gop tweets quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln – the denver post


washington (ap) — the twitter account of the republican national committee has removed a tweet that included a quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln.the tweet celebrating lincoln’s birthday was posted sunday. it included a picture of the lincoln memorial and the quote, “and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. it’s the life in your years.”the curator of the lincoln collection at the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum in springfield, illinois, james cornelius, tells the associated press there’s no documentation of lincoln saying the remark.the tweet was removed monday from the gop’s account, but the image and the quote remained posted on president donald trump’s instagram account .the rnc didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment monday.






gop tweets quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln – the denver post


washington — the twitter account of the republican national committee has removed a tweet that included a quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln.the tweet celebrating lincoln’s birthday was posted sunday. it included a picture of the lincoln memorial and the quote, “and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. it’s the life in your years.”the curator of the lincoln collection at the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum in springfield, illinois, james cornelius, tells the associated press there’s no documentation of lincoln saying the remark.the tweet was removed monday from the gop’s account, but the image and the quote remained posted on president donald trump’s instagram account .the rnc didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment monday.






why abraham lincoln is an icon for republicans and democrats alike


during the 2016 republican presidential primary, the washington post’s bob woodward and robert costa asked donald trump if he could be a “unifier” like abraham lincoln who expressed “‘malice toward none, charity for all.’” trump’s answer was surprising, but the fact that he was asked the question is not. lincoln has evolved into an icon of presidential leadership for both sides of the aisle. in our book, “memories of lincoln and the splintering of american political thought,” we studied reminiscences of lincoln from the time of the president’s death in 1865 through the passing of those who knew him personally in about 1900. we were particularly interested in understanding the rhetorical power of public messages that evoke the living lincoln.we believe how lincoln is remembered by president






brandon lincoln is new coach at providence


brandon lincoln has been named basketball coach at burbank providence.he was an assistant at montana state and played for oregon.lincoln will join providence in june and also be a full-time p.e. teacher.






chicago's 'rock and roll days inn' to become lifestyle-focused hotel versey


the days inn hotel at the border of lakeview and lincoln park is getting a new look.in late spring, the nearly 100-year-old building at 644 w. diversey parkway will become hotel versey, a "lifestyle" hotel.hotel versey will be "a boutique hotel that embraces its history and caters to fun-loving locals and travelers looking for a modern lifestyle hotel," according to a press release issued by chicago-based oxford hotels & resorts, the company that manages the property.related: trending life & style news this hourthe name is a nod to the property's original namesake (the diversey arms) and ties into the hotel's v-shaped structure on its triangular city block at the corner of clark street, broadway and diversey.  “the building’s prominent location gives us a great opportunity to serve a diver






lincoln-way student claims swimsuit discrimination


lincoln-way area voters will have at least two opportunities to meet the 13 candidates seeking seats on the lincoln-way high school district 210 board — one of the most contested area races in the spring election.the school district, which is on the state's financial watch list, attracted a lot...






unl students creating security app for lincoln schools


lincoln, neb. (ap) — university of nebraska-lincoln students are working on an app to help lincoln public schools teachers and administrators communicate better in emergencies.the lincoln journal star reports the app will be able to help inform teachers about which type of emergency procedures have begun. the district has four categories of emergency responses: lockout, lockdown, evacuate and shelter.the app would display a specific icon associated with one of the categories depending on the type of emergency. the final design may include a brief description about what has prompted the emergency event.district security director joe wright says the app would complement communications over intercom, radio or in person.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the district’s b






lincoln garage explosion injures 2 men


lincoln, neb. (ap) — authorities say two men have been injured in a lincoln garage explosion.the blast occurred just after 8 p.m. saturday. the men were up and walking when police arrived but were soon taken to a hospital. their names haven’t been released.they had been working on a vehicle in a garage at a duplex, which also suffered some damage.the cause of the explosion is being investigated.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






are you smarter than the president? take this quiz and find out!


you might think you have to know a few things about history, language and culture to be u.s. president, but as it turns out, you’re just behind the times. yes, that was the boring old rule. but a few months ago, 63 million people voted to get rid of all that stuff because who wants a functioning society? that’s how we got a new president who hates books, politics, women, a free press, paying taxes, reading the executive orders he signs, immigrants, science, anti-nepotism laws, being president, and even fleeting moments of honesty.now that everything’s changed, and we have a commander-in-chief who reveals his stunning ignorance[3] on topics from health care to north korea on a weekly basis, you have to wonder: are you smarter than the president? here’s a short test to help you answer the qu






lincoln recognized as a smart gigabit community


lincoln, neb. (ap) — lincoln has been designated as a smart gigabit community.the designation comes from technology nonprofit u.s. ignite inc. and makes lincoln one of about 30 communities nationwide, the lincoln journal star reported . such communities must partner with universities, nonprofits, telecommunications providers and others and commit to developing two gigabit applications annually. the program is funded by the national science foundation.lincoln is collaborating with the university of nebraska-lincoln, allo communications and fuse co-working.“we look forward to being involved with the smart gigabit community teams to develop next-generation gigabit applications,” said jeff kuenne, allo’s chief technologist and one of the company’s co-founders. “gigabit networks can, and will,






north platte nrd plans to construct greenhouse


scottsbluff, neb. (ap) — harvesting lemons and oranges, maybe even bananas.it’s been done already. the north platte natural resources district is planning to do it in the future.the nrd is raising funds for a solar-powered, geothermal-heated greenhouse, sunk 4 feet into the ground over a network of ducts circulating 54-degree air warmed by the earth, the scottsbluff star herald reported. the greenhouse would measure 126 by 17 feet and stand 14 feet high, said nrd assistant manager barb cross, who is overseeing the project.general manager john berge conceived the project, which will include an outdoor learning facility, to promote nrd’s research and education missions.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“one of the things john told me was that he wanted to put in a gre






lincoln schools helps refugee students suffering trauma


lincoln, neb. — lincoln public schools has a new program to help refugee students deal with the trauma that made them flee their home countries.the lincoln journal star (http://bit.ly/2rwfyv4 ) reports that district officials were motivated to help after the 2014 massacre by the islamic state group in sinjar, iraq, devastated members of lincoln's yazidi community.oscar rios pohirieth is a cultural specialist and coordinator for the district's bilingual liaison program. he says immigrant and refugee students in lincoln increased by more than 50 percent over the past three years.last school year, therapists served nearly 50 refugees from 14 different schools through the program. another 24 students are on a waiting list.the district has interpreters work with therapists to get past language






7 must read life lessons from abraham lincoln


abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states. he served from march 1861 until his assassination in april 1865. lincoln successfully led the united states through its darkest hour … the american civil war. in the end, lincoln was able to preserve the union and end slavery.prior to his election in 1860, as the first u.s. republican president, lincoln was a country lawyer, an illinois state legislator, a member of the united states house of representatives, and an unsuccessful candidate for the u.s. senate twice.concerning slavery, lincoln was forthright and open in his opposition to the expansion of slavery. this attitude earned him the republican nomination in 1860; later that year he was elected president.during his time in office he introduced measures that resulted in the






7 must read life lessons from abraham lincoln


abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states. he served from march 1861 until his assassination in april 1865. lincoln successfully led the united states through its darkest hour … the american civil war. in the end, lincoln was able to preserve the union and end slavery.prior to his election in 1860, as the first u.s. republican president, lincoln was a country lawyer, an illinois state legislator, a member of the united states house of representatives, and an unsuccessful candidate for the u.s. senate twice.concerning slavery, lincoln was forthright and open in his opposition to the expansion of slavery. this attitude earned him the republican nomination in 1860; later that year he was elected president.during his time in office he introduced measures that resulted in the






restaurant openings: albert einstein inspires a restaurant, build coffee coming


lakeview — a new neighborhood italian spot will open soon, as sal’s trattoria is aiming for a mid-june debut. the restaurant is from the team behind butcher & the burger in lincoln park. 2834 n. southport ave., 773-857-1401.lakeview — signage is up for the upcoming brown bag seafood co. at the corner of lincoln avenue and paulina street. 3400 n. lincoln ave.lincoln park / depaul — the neighborhood welcomed another new place for grapes when ignoble wine bar opened memorial day. the wine list has been sourced mostly from europe, mainly spain and italy, with a couple of california options dotting the page. for food, find small plates like bacon-wrapped dates, arugula salad and grilled calamari, all priced $10 or less. weekend brunch will start soon, owner luke fairbank wrote in an email. 2417






restaurant openings: albert einstein inspires a restaurant, build coffee coming


lakeview — a new neighborhood italian spot will open soon, as sal’s trattoria is aiming for a mid-june debut. the restaurant is from the team behind butcher & the burger in lincoln park. 2834 n. southport ave., 773-857-1401.lakeview — signage is up for the upcoming brown bag seafood co. at the corner of lincoln and paulina. 3400 n. lincoln ave.lincoln park / depaul — the neighborhood welcomed another new place for grapes when ignoble wine bar opened memorial day. the wine list has been sourced mostly from europe, mainly spain and italy, with a couple california options dotting the page. for food, find small plates like bacon-wrapped dates, arugula salad and grilled calamari, all priced $10 or less. weekend brunch will start soon, owner luke fairbank wrote in an email. 2417 n. clybourn ave.






mosaic lincoln - ne download


download download the mosaic lincoln app helps you stay connected to the community of mosaic. here you will find up to date weekend messages, videos, upcoming events, group information, serving opportunities and much more. for more, visit us at http://www.mosaiclincoln. org. mosaic lincoln is a community of faith, love and hope located in lincoln, nebraska.






lincoln house explosion claims neighboring home


lincoln, neb. (ap) — the natural gas explosion that tore apart a lincoln house has claimed a neighboring home.the aug. 14 explosion leveled the home of jim and jeanne jasa. jeanne jasa died as a result of the blast, and he was injured. investigators have said the home had filled with natural gas and the ignition source was inside.the lincoln journal star reports that contractors last week applied for a city demolition permit to raze the home directly south of the jasa property. the home sustained heavy damage to its walls, windows and rafters.___most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.information from: lincoln journal star, http://www.journalstar.com






lincoln electric system wants another shift to fixed rates


lincoln, neb. (ap) — lincoln’s electric utility wants to again lower the rates customers pay in exchange for raising the fixed portion of their bills.the lincoln journal star reports that lincoln electric system’s proposed 2018 budget calls for residential users to pay 8.58 cents per kilowatt hour during the summer, down from 9.56 cents this year. customers would pay 5.86 cents per kilowatt hour in winter, down from 6.43 cents.in exchange, fixed charges for most customers would increase.customers using between 800 and 1,499 kilowatt hours each month would pay monthly customer and facilities charges of $21.50, up from $19.50 this year.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.customers would be affected based on their use class and how much power they use. the utility says m






eagles file trademark suit against mexican hotel california


los angeles — the eagles are suing the owners of a mexican hotel named hotel california, claiming it's capitalizing off the band's hit song of the same name.the band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit monday against the u.s.-based owners of hotel california in todo santos, a town on the pacific coast near the southern tip of mexico's baja california sur.the eagles say hotel california has wrongly led guests to believe it's associated with the eagles and served as the inspiration for their song "hotel california," which the band says isn't true.the hotel website says that the owners don't promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerized by the "coincidences" between the hotel and the song.the hotel didn't immediately respond to a request for comment thursda






eagles file trademark suit against mexican hotel california


los angeles — the eagles are suing the owners of a mexican hotel named hotel california, claiming it's capitalizing off the band's hit song of the same name.the band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit monday against the u.s.-based owners of hotel california in todos santos, a town on the pacific coast near the southern tip of mexico's baja california sur.the eagles say hotel california has wrongly led guests to believe it's associated with the eagles and served as the inspiration for their song "hotel california," which the band says isn't true.the hotel website says that the owners don't promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerized by the "coincidences" between the hotel and the song.the hotel didn't immediately respond to a request for comment thursd






fbi to talk to media about nebraska woman’s disappearance


lincoln, neb. (ap) — the fbi says it will hold a news conference at the lincoln police department regarding the disappearance of a 24-year-old lincoln woman.fbi-omaha spokesman huston pullen says officials will speak to the press at 9 a.m. local time tuesday.sydney loofe was reported missing nov. 16. family and friends said she went on a date the night before with someone she met online. police say she was last seen in wilber, 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of lincoln.lincoln police chief jeff bliemeister (bleye’-meye-stur) has said that 51-year-old aubrey trail and 23-year-old bailey boswell were arrested on unrelated warrants. bliemeister says the two had reported contact with loofe.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the authorities didn’t say where trail and b






here are 13 things you didn’t know about abraham lincoln


abraham lincoln was born 208 years ago sunday. a president who changed the united states forever, leading the country through the civil war, he remains revered in the minds of americans. the 16th president, lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, which declared all slaves should be free. he was assassinated april 15, 1865 soon after the war…






l.a. auto show 2017: lincoln doubles down on small suvs


lincoln is more known for big touring cars (continental! navigator!) than small suvs, but the ford motor co. luxury brand is going where the customers are by delivering a pair of upgraded entry-level crossovers for 2019. what are they?the newly reconfigured mkc and mkx, now known as the nautilus, are affordable suvs that retail from the mid- to high-$30,000 range, offering consumers a chance to mix a little lincoln luxe with crossover capability. this is the mkc’s first substantial face-lift since its 2014 introduction. since then, the national obsession with suvs has skyrocketed, and the luxury suv market has bloomed, suggesting a rosy retail future for both lincoln’s new crossovers.why they matterthe suv segment continues to be the hottest american car-buying niche, and it’s getting hype






new fort wayne home planned for extensive lincoln collection


fort wayne, ind. (ap) — a planned project will move several thousand letters, documents and photographs related to abraham lincoln to a prominent location in fort wayne’s main library.the collection was once part of the city’s lincoln museum that was closed in 2008 by the lincoln financial foundation. the documents were then moved to the basement of the downtown allen county public library, while busts, artwork and personal items went to the indiana state museum in indianapolis.the family of former lincoln financial ceo ian rolland is donating $1 million toward creating the rolland center for lincoln research on the library’s main floor. organizers hope a fundraising campaign will collect $5 million.library director greta southard says the new center is aimed at increasing attention for th






banksy hotel, the walled off, opens in bethlehem


3 march 2017 last updated at 18:45 gmt the hotel has the "worst view of any hotel in the world", the street artist says, as it is next to israel's controversial wall.






woman killed when car falls off jack, pinning her underneath


lincoln, neb. (ap) — lincoln police say a 40-year-old woman has died after being pinned under a car she was repairing. the lincoln journal star reports the woman was working under a sedan propped up on a jack in an apartment complex parking lot when the car fell off the jack around 1:20 p.m. saturday, pinning her underneath.police capt. todd kocian says emergency responders pulled her from under the car and tried to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.the woman’s name is not yet being released pending notification of her family members.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: lincoln journal star, http://www.journalstar.com






protest shooting suspect takes stand, with more expected on monday


allen scarsella took the witness stand in his own defense late friday to explain why he went to a black lives matter protest in november 2015 and, after a scuffle broke out, ultimately s five people.his testimony was cut short, however, by the end of a day that saw his friend and co-defendant nathan gustavsson testify for several hours, arguing that scarsella s in self-defense. but his testimony also opened him up to what was often blistering questioning from the prosecution. it also revealed a text gustavsson wrote referring to the protest shooting and saying, "we're all guilty in this."gustavsson said in an interview afterward that his decision to testify e after his attorney, family and friends all told him not to. but he said he asked himself if he could live with himself if scarsella