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Best of the weekend: Omaha's 'bootlegging queen,' best winter TV shows, a pension disaster and 4 other can't-miss stories

Best of the weekend: Omaha's 'bootlegging queen,' best winter TV shows, a pension disaster and 4 other can't-miss stories

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The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.

Here is a convenient roundup of some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.

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The World-Herald recently looked into the roots of the massive $771 million shortfall in the troubled OPS pension fund, and here's what we found out. 

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Looking for something new to watch on TV? Here are are the 18 shows most worth checking out through March, followed by a calendar of premiere dates. 

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On the one hand, Louise Vinciquerra, Omaha's "bootlegging queen," is an example of a powerful, courageous woman living at a time when women were often marginalized. On the other, she was a ruthless outlaw.

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“They just don’t make buildings like this anymore. It’s an amazing piece of Omaha history that still can be saved.”

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Del Weber transformed the University of Nebraska at Omaha from a small commuter campus to a bona fide metropolitan university in his 20 years as the university’s leader.

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In the beginning, “Aladdin” was never intended to be a Broadway show.

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Physicians, a headstrong bunch who like to call their own shots, increasingly are turning their independence over to hospitals and hospital systems.

402-444-1503; nigrin@owh.com

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