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Governors make friendly wager

December 30, 2011

Gov. Dave Heineman announced Friday a friendly wager with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on the outcome of the upcoming Capitol One Bowl between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the South Carolina Gamecocks college football teams.

"It will be an exciting bowl game," Gov. Heineman said. "In a defensive struggle, the Blackshirts will prevail. I'm looking forward to sharing shrimp and grits with friends."

If the Huskers win, Gov. Haley will send Gov. Heineman their famous Lowcountry shrimp and grits. Should the Gamecocks win, Gov. Heineman is sending Gov. Haley Nebraska's Omaha Steaks.

Sandhills regions officially identified in step toward new pipeline route

December 30, 2011

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality announced Dec. 29, the areas that it considers to be Nebraska Sandhills, based on an analysis of a variety of existing data. This information will be conveyed to TransCanada for their reference as the company develops a proposed new route for the Nebraska portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
NDEQ Director Mike Linder said this was an important step resulting from legislation which was passed in November relating to the development of an alternative route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.