Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he plans to begin a search Monday for a new Lieutenant Governor. Rich Sheehy abruptly resigned from the post on Saturday following questions into his use of a state-issued cell phone to make calls to multiple women who are not his wife. Heineman said in a weekend news conference that he will appoint a new lieutenant governor in the coming weeks. Sheehy's wife filed for a divorce last July.
Neb. schools feel squeeze in special ed. funding
Nebraska schools are keeping a close eye on a state budget proposal to increase funding for special education. That's a growing expense that has forced many schools to divert money away from other priorities. Governor Heineman has proposed a 5 percent annual increased the next two years. Lawmakers approved a $10 million increase last year, after three years of no increases.
A Norfolk, Nebraska teen who was badly injured in a football game last November got some help from his teammates and others. Hundreds of volunteers came together to put on a benefit pancake feed Sunday for Isaac Pfeifer. Students at Norfolk Catholic School spear-headed the effort, which also included a silent auction. While Isaac's teammates flipped pancakes, a line of people wrapped around the cafeteria. Isaac is undergoing rehab in Lincoln, but he made an appearance at Sunday's event. Proceeds will help the Pfeifer family renovate their home to make it wheelchair accessible.
A sandwich of mammoth proportions! For Super Bowl Sunday, the Red Room Lounge in Sioux City offered up a sub sandwich that stretched around the entire bar. That's 39-and-a-half feet of sub that was served up to patrons free of charge. Kitchen workers spent about four hours creating the massive sandwich.
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