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Best-Paying Jobs by Major

Here’s another story of mine that ran on Monster.com for PayScale.com. Read it here. 

Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

Here’s a story I wrote for online salary database PayScale.com. It ran on AOL’s website on March 1, 2012. Read it here.

Jobs that Set the Mood

This story ran on AOL’s website. I wrote it for the online salary database PayScale.com. Read it here.

Moms first, then Rollergirls

When I heard about the resurgence of roller derby, I wanted to find a different angle.  This story ran in the Living section of the Omaha World-Herald on July 16, 2006. Moms first, then Rollergirls: Rough sport empowers women The smile Tuesday Larson wears all day as an office manager and real estate agent disappears when … Continue reading

Saddle Creek Records: Then and now

These two stories — only four years apart — show the evolution of Omaha-based indie rock label Saddle Creek Records in that short timespan. As music reporter, I covered the record label and its artists as they caught the attention of top music critics. As real estate reporter and then retail reporter, I continued to … Continue reading

Signing Off: Veteran ‘sign writer’ will retire after a half-century

Special skills, special man. I truly enjoyed meeting Jim and having the privilege of telling his story.This  article ran on the front page of the Omaha World-Herald on October 26, 2009. SIGNING OFF – Veteran ‘sign writer’ will retire after a half-century – By Christine Laue WORLD-HERALD  For more than a half-century, Jim O’Keefe alerted … Continue reading

Yahoo will make it official today

With a little sleuthing, good sourcing and persistence, I broke the story about Yahoo locating a facility in Omaha months before the company officially announced it. That sourcing paid off again, when I was able to confirm the official word before the announcement. Here’s that story, which ran October 24, 2008:   Yahoo will make … Continue reading

Bono mixes music with a message

I didn’t interview U2’s Bono, unfortunately. But I did get this major scoop — Bono stayed in Omaha the day after U2’s 2005 Omaha concert for a private meeting. At the concert, Bono made a vague reference to a Christmas party he would be attending the next day. A good source tipped me off to the details. … Continue reading

A different shade of Black Friday

Retailers adapt their Black Friday strategies each year. In 2009, here’s what they did. This story was published in the Omaha World-Herald on Nov. 25, 2009.