Author: fliphouse

David Rice, long known as Mondo we Langa, maintained his innocence in 1970 slaying until the end

LINCOLN — David Rice, who has long gone by the name Mondo we Langa, took his last breath in prison Friday, continuing to insist that he was innocent in one of the most sensational slayings in Omaha’s history, the booby-trap bombing of Police Officer Larry Minard in 1970. Friends and supporters had recently mounted a new effort to free him. A dozen letters were written to the Nebraska Board of Pardons asking for a “compassionate release” because the 68-year-old inmate was slowly dying from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. A new defense attorney was preparing a request...

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Omahan survived a bullet wound and prison time, and now he’s rebuilding

Tristen Coleman has had more setbacks than most 27-year-olds. He witnessed the shooting death of his uncle when he was 5, was hit by a stray bullet as a young man and spent more than three years in prison. “I chose to do bad things to come across a little money, or what not, and it cost me,” said Coleman. “And I had to pay my debt to society, and I did that.” Now, the Omaha native is determined to become a force of “positivity” in his northside neighborhood. In December, he graduated from an intensive, 11-week program at...

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How I went from $40,000 to a Millionaire by age 30

I came from a family where money was always an issue. My father was a union electrician who brought in a nice, but not exceptional, living. My mom was a stay at-home mom turned jobbie-entrepreneur (as I talked about here). But, money was always tight. When my parents separated in my early teen years (and ultimately divorced), that put further pressure on their financials and assured that they wouldn’t be able to pay for my college education. When I graduated from arguably the best undergraduate business school in the country, The Wharton School of Business at the University of...

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Episode 43 – Natalie Nzeyimana | POCiT

My first question is, what made you decide to get into tech? Like many people I had a little bit of exposure to tech when I was younger through blogging. I wanted to know everything I could about HTML and CSS to make the blog look exactly how I wanted. As time went on, I moved a little bit deeper into tech. I went to University and studied Philosophy and Politics. I loved what I was learning, but it felt overly theory-based. I realized that I was the kind of person who wanted to make things rather than talk about...

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First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” to promote cooking and healthy eating among youth. Teaching kids to cook is a great way to ensure they learn healthy habits early in life. Research shows that children who help with cooking and meal preparation are more likely to consume fruits and vegetables, and they are more aware of the importance of making healthier food choices. “The Kids’ “State Dinner” is one...

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