As the Nebraska Legislature was debating a proposal on the management of county cemeteries this week, Sen. Ernie Chambers was stirred to sing a song he had composed about death, which he dubbed ”The Morticians’ National Anthem.” Listen for yourself.
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will compete in the Ethics Bowl against teams from across the country later this week.
For ten years, drivers between Lincoln and Omaha dealt with the 42-mile interstate widening project on Interstate 80. Starting Friday, construction workers will remove final concrete barriers to open the full six lanes for travel.