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    SIP & SHOP 318 318, 11A ------------------------------------------------------- BRIDAL SHOW ARBOR HALL WEDDING & BANQUET FACILITY, 12P ------------------------------------------------------- DRAG QUEEN BINGO FLIXX LOUNGE, 1P ------------------------------------------------------- BEST OF OMAHA FESTIVAL BAXTER ARENA, 1P ------------------------------------------------------- MURDER BALLAD OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- A WAR OF ROSES: FOREIGN FLAMES UNO THEATRE, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE BELLEVUE LITTLE THEATRE, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- PIANIST RUSTEM HAYROUDINOFF BROWNVILLE CONCERT HALL, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- MOZART’S REQUIEM WITH THE OMAHA SYMPHONY HOLLAND CENTER, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- SOUP, SIP AND SONG THE ARBORETUM ON FARNAM DRIVE, 5:30P ------------------------------------------------------- SALSA SUNDAY HOUSE OF LOOM, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- VIC HENLEY OMAHA FUNNY BONE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- AMERICAS PUB QUIZ TWO FINE IRISHMEN, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- OPEN MIC O’LEAVER’S PUB, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- VIC NASTY BAR 415 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AMERICAN SPIRITS: THE RISE AND FALL OF PROHIBITION DURHAM MUSEUM, 10A ------------------------------------------------------- STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND IN 100 ARTIFACTS SAC AEROSPACE MUSEUM, 10A ------------------------------------------------------- SHERRY WEEK LOT 2 RESTAURANT & WINE BAR, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- AMERICAS PUB QUIZ LIQUID SUNSHINE TAPROOM, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- ADULTS, COLRING BOOKS & BEERS HOUSE OF LOOM, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- ART NIGHT WITH ADAM HOUGHTELLING THE DOWN UNDER, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- SAMURAI OF SPOKEN WORD PIZZA SHOPPE COLLECTIVE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- MANIC MONDAY W/ DJ TRAVIS PARLIAMENT PUB OLD MARKET, 9:30P STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND IN 100 ARTIFACTS SAC AEROSPACE MUSEUM, 10A ------------------------------------------------------- A POKEMON ART SHOW THE APOLLON, 11A ------------------------------------------------------- ITALIAN WINE TASTING SPIRIT WORLD, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH DJ SAM PARLIAMENT PUB WEST, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- NOVEMBER SCIENCE CAFE SLOWDOWN, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- AMERICA’S PUB QUIZ VARSITY SPORTS CAFE – BELLEVUE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ NEBRASKA BREWING COMPANY, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- THE FINE CONTESTANT & FELIX MARTIN LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS VS WISCONSIN BADGERS CENTURYLINK CENTER, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS DAGAN THE OMAHA LOUNGE, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- IRVIN BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS ORPHEUM THEATER, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- HARRY POTTER AMERICA’S PUB QUIZ FARNAM HOUSE BREWING, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- AMERICA’S PUB QUIZ MALONEY’S AN IRISH PUB, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- BENSON SONGWRITER EXCHANGE “MY SECOND HAND” THE WAITING ROOM, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- VIC NASTY BAR 415, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- KARAOKE THEARE HOUSE OF LOOM, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SUPERHERO SANDBOX WEEKLY NERD & GEEK HANGOUT 13TH ST BRICKHOUSE, 9:30P ------------------------------------------------------- KARAOKE WITH DJ FARLEY STOLI’S LOUNGE, 9:30P ------------------------------------------------------- KARAOKE THE DOWN UNFER, 10P TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AMERICAN SPIRITS: THE RISE AND FALL OF PROHIBITION , DURHAM MUSEUM, 10A ------------------------------------------------------- The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41 11

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    LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 THE PERSUADERS OZONE LOUNGE, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA MUSICIAN’S SHOWCASE - DAVID MICHAEL BOYD THE 21ST SALOON, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- RAY WILLIAMS MISTER TOAD, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HELSTAR, HATCHET, JUMP THE TIGER, EZRA LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- ENRIQUE NORTEN: TEN ARUITECTOS JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- OPEN MIC & JAM NIGHT REPORT IN PUB, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- SWAMPBOY BLUES BAND BLACK EYE DIVE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- NONPOINT SOKOL AUDITORIUM, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- COLE PORTER BAND WITH BELLES & WHISTLES SLOWDOWN, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- ALEX G, LVL UP, BRANDON CAN’T DANCE MILK RUN, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- OF VIRTUE, TRACE YOUR STEPS, HOLLOW CITY DR. JACK’S DRINKERY, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- OPEN MIC WITH ALY PEELER THE DOWN UNDER LOUNGE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- MELANIE DEVANEY HARNEY STREET TAVERN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- DARLING & COLE FIREWATER GRILLE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- MURDER BY DEATH WITH LAURA STEVENSON THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE, 9P THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 MATTHEW CURRY THE 21ST SALOON, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- 2 OF US VINO MAS, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- FUNK TREK OZONE LOUNGE, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- COUNTRY THURSDAYS FEATURING SHEILA GREENLAND BAND AMERISPORTS BAR & GRILL, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- PIANO REVUE FEATURING RAY WILLIAMS JERRY’S BAR, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- ARRHYTHMIX JAZZ COMBO PIZZA SHOPPE COLLECTIVE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- MICHALE GRAVES, BUGGY LEWIS & THE RABBIT GRENADES, RAF, THE BEAT SEEKERS, BEFORE I BURN LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 7P J-BIRDS OPEN MIC J-BIRDS FOOD & SPIRITS, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- THE RIDGWAYS, LOW FORMS, JAVIDDABESTONI BROTHER’S LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- VANIC WITH WHETHAN SLOWDOWN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SIDETALK, SERVANT SHOP, STEVE BYAM BARLEY STREET, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- ALY PEELER HARNEY STREET TAVERN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SOPHISTAFUNK THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- MACE HATHAWAY THE DOWN UNDER LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CHRIS SHELTON DUBLINER PUB, 9:30P FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SWEET TEA POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP, 11:30A ------------------------------------------------------- HAPPY HOUR WITH DECLINE THE DOWN UNDER, 5P ------------------------------------------------------- THE STEVE THORNBURG TRIO WITH MICHAEL LYON THE MARKET BASKET, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- MACE HATHAWAY SHARK CLUB, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- SOLIDARITY WITH STANDING ROCK BENEFIT HOUSE OF LOOM, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- BAILEY AUDREY FLAGSHIP COMMONS, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- MJ LIVE ORPHEUM THEATER, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- TAXI DRIVER BOGIE’S WEST, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- BUDDY GRAVES & FRIENDS JAZZ TOUCH OF CLASS, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- PAT O & THE SHOW FIREWATER GRILLE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- DJ BRIDWELL BAND BUSHWACKERS SALOON, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- REY STYLES LIVE LOVE’S JAZZ & ART CENTER, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- SKYLOFT CD RELEASE WITH HERE/AFTER, THE FAT TIMMYS & EMILY WARD REVERB LOUNGE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- JON BELLION, TRAVIS MENDES, BLAQUE KEYZ, ALEC BENJAMIN SLOWDOWN, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- CASPIAN & THE APPLESEED CAST LIVE THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- STRING THEORY MASQUERAVE 2016 LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 8:30P ------------------------------------------------------- ROUGH CUT AMERISPORTS BAR, 8:30P ------------------------------------------------------- WEISENHEIMERS PIZZA SHOPPE COLLECTIVE, 8:30P ------------------------------------------------------- AN ACOUSTIC NIGHT WITH FADED & GUESTS THE DOWN UNDER, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- D R A M LIVE SOHO LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- RETRO VERTIGO CHROME LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- THE SIX OZONE LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL THE 21ST SALOON, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SKUDDUR DR. JACK’S DRINKERY, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SILAS CREEK FIREBARN SPORTSBAR, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CLARENCE TILTON, THE PINK FLAMINGOS, MACE HATHAWAY BARLEY STREET TAVERN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CHRIS JONES THE COVE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- MATT COX BAND HARNEY STREET TAVERN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CARL MILLER & THE THRILLERS, MIWI LA LUPA, MCCARTHY TRENCHING O’LEAVER’S PUB, 9:30P ------------------------------------------------------- CONNOR DOWLING DUBLINER PUB, 9:30P SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 SWEET TEA POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP, 11:30A ------------------------------------------------------- WORDZ POWERZ SOUNDZ FEATURING RAS TAKURA MALCOLM X MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- TROY, 2 DAY MEAT SALE, XTEND SHAMROCK’S PUB, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- KEN SITLER VINO MAS, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- CALIFORNIA DREAMS OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- DANNY CUTAIA MEMORIAL SHOW/BENEFIT LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- THE PIGMENT, TREASON AND PLOT CALI COMMONS, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- LOU DE LUCA AND THE DELTA 88’S THE 21ST SALOON, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- LIVE JAZZ FEATURING MARCUS JOHNSON LOVE’S JAZZ & ART CENTER, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- TINY MONSTERS CD RELEASE WITH THE YOUNG FUNK & SOUL HARNEY STREET TAVERN, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- ROUGH CUT AMERISPORTS BAR, 8:30P ------------------------------------------------------- MAN VS ANIMALS, GONGFERMOUR, SWEATPANTSDAZE MILK RUN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- MEDLOCK, SATELLITE JUNCTION AND THE WOOD NOTES THE SYDNEY, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- PEACE, LOVE, ETC. WHISKEY ROADHOUSE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- JOHN DOE CHROME LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SWAMP WALK, LEAFBLOWER, HIGH RULER BROTHER’S LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- RELAX, IT’S SCIENCE, STRONGHOLD, ALTURA BARLEY STREET TAVERN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- MC CHRIS WITH MC LARS & MEGA RAN THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- OPEN FIELDS DR JACK’S DRINKERY, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- ELEVATE WITH DJ’S BEN JONES & LOWERCASE TRES REVERB LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- SONIC INTENSION, NATION, MATTHEW CRONIN PAGETURNERS LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- AVARICIOUS OZONE LOUNGE, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- LIGHT SPEED HIGHWAY CD RELEASE WITH GALLIVANT & RIVERBIRDS THE DOWN UNDER, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- EKLECTICA WITH SIRES, RIDGELINES SLOWDOWN, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- TAMMY HALL & THOSE GUYS 12 The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41

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    FIREBARN SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- THE CONFIDENTIALS PARLIAMENT PUB OLD MARKET, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CHANCE THE ARM DUBLINER PUB, 9:30P ------------------------------------------------------- BIG CANVAS THE BACKLINE, 10P ------------------------------------------------------- TORTURED SOULS DR. JACK’S DRINKERY, 10P SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 JONATHAN KNOBBE POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP, 11A ------------------------------------------------------- SHADOW RIDGE EAGLES CLUB, 1P ------------------------------------------------------- RIVER GUARIDIAN BENEFIT SHOW WITH ED FALLON, SWAMPBOY BLUES BAND, LEFT OVER PLEASURES AND MORE THE 21ST SALOON, 1P ------------------------------------------------------- PIANIST RUSTEM HAYROUDINOFF BROWNVILLE CONCERT HALL, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- MOZART’S REQUIEM WITH THE OMAHA SYMPHONY HOLLAND CENTER, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- JOHN STOKELY SOARING WINGS VINEYARD, 2P ------------------------------------------------------- JORGE NILA AND THE JAZZ NINJAS JERRY’S BAR, 3P ------------------------------------------------------- JULIE BAKER ANDERSON, LELAND MICKLES THE OMAHA LOUNGE, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- MATT WOODS WITH EVAN BARTELS REVERB LOUNGE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES WITH CABINET & KIND COUNTRY THE WAITING ROOM, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- MR. LITTLEJEANS WITH TRACE, ROTHSTEEN SLOWDOWN, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- M.C. PRESENTS: A SONG LYRIC SLAM! SHARK CLUB, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- LUIGI INC. MISTER TOAD, 9P ------------------------------------------------------- CALYX, JETTISON, BENJAMIN CHARLES FREEMAN MILK RUN, 9P MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 GOOCH AND HIS LAS VEGAS BIG BAND OZONE LOUNGE, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- JOCELYN’S MUSIC OPEN MIC HOUSE OF LOOM, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- RIVER WHYLESS REVERB LOUNGE, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- RELENTLESS APPROACH, VICKERS, FISTULA MILK RUN, 9P TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PRIL’S JAM THE 21ST SALOON, 6P ------------------------------------------------------- BILLY TROY OZONE, 6:30P ------------------------------------------------------- THE FINE CONSTANT, FELIX MARTIN, ANTARES, FLOURISHING ILLUSIONS, AUTUMN PARADOX LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 7P ------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS DAGAN THE OMAHA LOUNGE, 7:30P ------------------------------------------------------- BENSON SONGWRITER EXCHANGE “MY SECOND HAND” THE WAITING ROOM, 8P ------------------------------------------------------- JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS WITH DAVID NANCE REVERB LOUNGE, 8P The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41 13

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    Out of the Service But the Service is Never Out of Him–Tim Butz Still Fights for Veterans By The Omaha Scene It was 1965 and Tim Butz decided he wanted to go join the U.S. Army. So, he enlisted, but his parents had other ideas and wouldn’t sign the consent form for their 17-year-old son. After “a couple weeks of arguing” they told him he could join the Air Force of the Navy. “I chose the Air Force,” he recalled Butz figured he could still get into the Army as part of a combat control team, “The forerunner of Air Force Special Operations,’ at the end of basic training, but that didn’t work out and he was sent to computer school. “I hated that,” he remembered. There also was a three-month wait to start class. He then jumped at the chance to be trained as an aircraft mechanic. In August of 1966 he got his orders to Vietnam and was asked to extend his tour after a short stint because the rest of the squad was due to come home. He agreed, and otherwise his combat exposure might have been limited to one mortar attack. Instead, he was there for The Tet Offensive, one of the Vietnam War’s largest campaigns launched by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army on Jan. 30, 1968. “It was rather nasty,” Butz said in a massive understatement, recalling how a long haul from the Cambodian border by U.S. armored cavalry saved the folks at his base. And, so it was the teenaged Butz experienced another “40 to50” mortar attacks and other military assaults. At one point the planes on the runway where he was stationed started to come under regular fire. He became part of a team that sat at the end of the runway in the dark for a final check of the planes. “It was a little tense out there,” he said. Not long after that assignment, Butz became ill with a fever, was hospitalized for a week and was home by June of 1968. The Vietnam experience, he admits, shaped the rest of his life. “While I was there, we lost five men,” he somberly stated. “Then I lost three friends from my school days.” It was something that never leaves him. “The older I get, the more those deaths weigh on me,” he said. “I realize how much I’ve benefited from a great life after the service. “They never made it past their youth.” Butz pointed out that cost overruns in Denver prevented Omaha from getting a new V.A. hospital, but U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford developed ideas for a new clinic on the grounds of the hospital that should help. “I don’t know what the answer to solving this problem is, but privatization of the V.A. is not (it).” Butz also expressed his concerns over the seemingly endless state of war in which the nation has been mired. “The true cost of these wars is almost impossible to calculate,” he said. Those worries include how the nation will take care of combat wounded who survive injuries that not long ago would have been fatal. For example, he pointed out that it is unlikely a triple amputee would have survived earlier wars, but now it is fairly common, and a 20-year-old survivor may require 50 years of care and treatment. “The cost of caring for these people is significant,” Butz stated. “They deserve the best prosthetics the government can find.” A student of the needs of his fellow vets, Butz said one in three Iraq War vets has either a traumatic brain injury or suffers from PTSD, and that ailment also is catching up with Vietnam era veterans. Butz feels the burden of war and repeated deployments by the relatively small number of people in the military is a concern that needs to be addressed. Less than 1% of the nation’s youth serve in the military, he said. “I’d love to see the draft brought back,” Butz stated. “Something needs to be done to level that (burden) out. by and our heroes pass away, Butz thinks the nation is feeling the pain of losing its World War II vets. “There obviously is a lot of untold history that erodes every day with the passing of World War II vets,” he said. “Sacrifice, determination, and plain old fashioned guts that we need to remember. “The men of my father’s generation defeated fascism,” he said. “They literally saved the world from tyranny . . . They did it because they had to . . . A lot of them didn’t come back.” Despite the turmoil within our nation’s borders, speaking on the eve of the presidential election, Butz would not say this nation of immigrants has lost its direction. “Americans are a kind and generous people,” he emphasized. “For all the division being discussed . . . we remain committed to our values. “We want to continue to build a country that rewards hard work and takes care of those who can’t.” He also is not among those who feel the nation lacks a clear-cut enemy. It is ISIS and the Taliban. “We will either fight those people forever or find a way to bring about . . . peace,” he said. It was right to go after Bin Laden, he said. The nation cannot allow 3,000 people to be murdered without consequences, and no one wants to live in that kind of fear. After returning from the war, Butz, who now is retired but keeps busy, went to college and spent his career “trying to make the world a better place,” working in many areas related to social justice issues. This is a man who is a fierce advocate for veterans and shares the concerns of many that the nation is not taking care of them in the manner they deserve. Many of those who returned from Vietnam and other conflicts continue to seek treatment for a variety of ailments, related to the war and otherwise. The problems of the nation’s VA hospitals have been well documented. “Nationally the V.A. has lots of problems,” Butz acknowledged. The Omaha V.A., he said, does a lot better. “I hate to say it’s an anomaly . . . but it probably is.” Butz said all his health care needs have been addressed for years by the Omaha V.A., while his brother in Atlanta won’t go to his local V.A. “There are some good V.A. centers and Omaha is one of them.” “I think everyone ought to give a couple years of their life to their country.” Instead, a few carry the burden for the many: “You still have professional soldiers that are rotating in and out.(of combat zones)” He believes the recurring deployment is a link to the high rates of veteran suicides, which he said are now at 20 per day for veterans of Vietnam and the first Gulf War – a figure that actually is a slight decrease. As the years go “I was happy to do that,” he said. “Being a change agent has been very satisfying.” 14 The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41

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    James Martin Davis–Fighting for Vets By Andy Roberts & The Omaha Scene Staff People know James Martin Davis as an outstanding, high-profile Omaha defense attorney. James Martin Davis wants you to know the U.S. Army made him the man he is today. Davis was in Vietnam from 1968-1970. He was in the Central Highlands and returned a decorated combat veteran, entering the fray as a sergeant and coming home as a 2nd Lieutenant. He recalls being shot at on the air and on the ground and attacked in just about every other way. “I survived,” he stated. “Some of these guys were over there two days or two weeks and caught a bullet.” Or to put it another way: “Every day since I got back has been a gift.” And so it is that he continues to write and speak about veterans and veterans issues to, “Respect the memory of those who served and never came home.” That service to his country didn’t end when he came back. Davis used his military training to land a position with the U.S. Secret Service where he gave a decade of his life to protect presidents and other dignitaries. Connections that last a lifetime were made. Larry Beundorf – now head of security for the Olympic Committee - remains a close friend. He is known for grabbing the gun when “Squeaky” Fromme tried to shoot President Gerald Ford. Jim McCarthy, an old office mate, took a bullet in the Reagan assassination attempt. A “small, elite organization,” is how Davis describes the Secret Service He wasn’t ready to go back to law school at the time and worked undercover in Chicago where he says his half-Sicilian background helped him infiltrate the mob. “It was great when you’re single,” Davis said, but the work proved a challenge for his family life. Still, “It was a very important part of my life.” But not, it seems, as important as his days in the Army, and that is why he continues to write and speak out about the issues that affect his fellow vets, including the medical care that often seems to be inadequate. “It’s terrible. They don’t pay the doctors well, the facilities (are) bad,” he said. “There for a while they could get away with it.” Now, he pointed out, you have aging Vietnam veterans needing care and other veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds that in the past would have been fatal. “We didn’t have that before, because most of the soldiers who sustained those wounds never survived,” he explained. Now those soldiers are surviving, but with traumatic brain injuries and multiple amputations. “The country owes an obligation to those young men and those young women they sent off to risk their arms and risk their limbs.” Better care is needed for them, he stressed. “It is an obligation we owe to them.” If you are injured, Davis said he feels you are still discharging your duty. “As long as you’re injured, you’re still a soldier.” Davis expressed his feeling that the situation with the V.A. system is improving, but only because of the pressure that was put on the government last year, due to the long list of veterans who died before they got the care they needed. “These guys need help and they need it right away.” The nation also may need to return to the military draft, if that is possible “I always thought the draft was an important part of building American manhood, and now womanhood,” he said. “You go to school, you go to the army, you get married, and you buy a house. “It’s the quickest way you turn a boy into a man,” Davis said. It did a lot for him, but now he fears, “We’re becoming a lazy nation.” Lots of young people sitting around playing video games these days, he said, would not be doing the same thing when they got back from serving their country. With the nation in a constant state of war, while the numbers who actually serve are smaller, Davis has concerns about too many people experiencing too many deployments and the impact that has on the troops. “Some of these people can’t maintain any kind of career, any kind of family life,” he said. Davis pointed out the government is using National Guard and Reserve units instead of the active Army. We’re also seeing soldiers who are much older and married with children, he said. “When we lose one of them, the loss is magnified.” He continued: “Never forget them. That’s why Memorial Day is so important.” That holiday recognizes those who didn’t survive their service, while Veteran’s Day recognizes those who did. “I never thought I was going to make it out,” he said. “I was thankful every day after I got out. “God gives us a glass. It’s up to us to fill it.’ Davis also is feeling a loss about the passing of the nation’s World War II veterans - the Greatest Generation.” ”I’ve always worried about what we’d do when they were gone, and now they’re almost all gone,” he observed. They lived through the Great Depression, he said, won World War II almost single handedly, and then came back to generate the greatest economic growth in our history. “When they came back, they built America,” Davis stressed. “For the first time in history families were able to take family vacations. “They were our heroes. We don’t have anybody, individually, or in groups, that compare.” These days there are, he said, No Eisenhowers or Kennedys. “We’ve never had to work or sacrifice like they did. We’ve never had the fire in our bellies to achieve,” Davis emphasized “It’s not what you achieve in life, it’s what you have to overcome to achieve it.” He also has observed with some concern that: “We have a diminishing interest in the veterans joining the veterans’ organizations.” The veteran-attorney said he isn’t worried about the nation lacking a clear cut enemy – a concern of some in the post- Cold War world, but, “There’s a danger in not recognizing who our enemies might be, and (to) be able to reduce the threat before it becomes unstoppable. “We don’t want any more Pearl Harbors. We don’t want any more 9-11’s.” He does, however, believe these are the most serious threats we’ve faced in the U.S. since the Cold War. Davis believes the nation now has to worry about Russia (again), China, the South China Sea, Iran, and North Korea. Then, he said, you have ISIS and Al Qaeda. “We have threats coming from every cardinal point.” James Martin Davis is scheduled to speak at American Legion Post #1, just north of 78th and West Dodge, on Veteran’s Day at 11 a.m. 16 The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41

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    TOP 10 EVENTS NOV 10 GEARS AND BEERS FARNAM HOUSE 6:30P NOV 10 MICHALE GRAVES LOOKOUT LOUNGE 7P NOV 11 VETERANS CEREMONY MEMORIAL PARK 11A NOV 11 SEAN WATSON BAXTER ARENA 7P NOV 11 SEAN WATSON MASTER OF ILLUSION BAXTER ARENA, 7P NOV 11 MJ LIVE ORPHEUM THEATER 7:30P NOV 11 CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS CENTURYLINK CENTER 8P NOV 11 STRING THEORY MASQUERAVE 2016 LOOKOUT LOUNGE, 8P NOV 12 HUSKERS VS GOPHERS MEMORIAL STADIUM 6:30P NOV 15-20 IRVIN BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS ORPHEUM, 7P The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41 17

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    Fall Fashion By The Omaha Scene Brown leather jacket with fur collar | $42 Leather wristlet | $16 Ralph Lauren Linen button up long sleeve | $18 Burgundy beanie | $8 Size 8 Black oxfords | $12 30-32” Blue jean Boyfriend pant | $18 (Pictured Below ) Start checking those holiday gift lists off! So many new beanies in the shop today. Just $12 each (Pictured Above ) Patchwork leather duffle bag | $24 Small flannel shirt | $15 Size 8 Durango booties | $28 Camel colored brim hat | $20 (Pictured Below) Sunglasses $12, or 2 for $20 (Pictured Above ) Buy local, it makes a diiference, Paperdoll vintage located in Historic Benson. 18 The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41

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    ALLEY V 3375 Oak View Dr. W- All Night 1/2 Price Appetizers Draft Beers $4 Well Cocktails & House Wines LEAVENWORTH BAR 4556 Leavenworth St. M-F 12P-7P Domestic Drafts & Well Drinks RUSTY NAIL PUB 14210 Pierce Plz TIL 7PM MON - SAT & ALL DAY SUN $1.00 OFF ALCHOLIC DRINKS BARRETT’S BARLEYCORN 4322 Leavenworth St. M-F 4P-6P $2.25 Domestic Bottles $3.00 Well Drinks LOOKOUT LOUNGE 320 S 72nd St. EVERY DAY 4-7, MIDNIGHT - 2 AM $2 PBR, $2.50 DOMESTIC BOTTLES, $3 WELLS, $3 FIREBALL SAINTS PUB MIDTOWN & ROANOKE M-F 2P-6P REVERSE: 10P to Close (drinks only) AND ALL Day Sunday CADDYSHACK 2076 N 117th Ave & 7007 S 181st St M-F 2P-6P $1 Off Beer, Wine & Well TUES- HH All Day CHARLESTON’S 13851 FNB Pkwy & 7540 Dodge St. M-F 3P-6P 1/2 price apps, $5 Wine and Margs, $1 off all drinks http://charlestons.com/ DR. JACK’S DRINKERY 3012 N 102nd St M-F 2P-7P $1 off all drinks THE DOWN UNDER 3530 Leavenworth Mon.-Tues. Happy Hour 4-7. Wed- Fri 3-7. SundaRolling Rocks. $2.00 Warsteiner Cans & $2.50 Wells JULIO’S 123rd & Center M-FRI 3P – 6P & FRI & SAT AFTER 9M $1 off all Tap Beer, $3 House Margaritas, $5 Pitchers of Bud Light & Miller Light OMAHA TAP HOUSE 1830 N 72nd St. M-F 3-6P and ALL DAY SUNDAY All Tap Beers $1.00 Off, $4.00 Glasses of Wine, $4.00 Captain Morgan $4.00 Windsor, $4.00 Smirnoff O’CONNORS 1217 Howard St. M-TH- 4P-6P & FRI 2P-7P $1.00 off all Draft, Premium, and Domestic Wells PERRY’S PLACE 9652 Mockingbird Dr. Monday – Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm $2.50 Domestic Pints, $6.50 Pitchers $2.75 Domestic Bottles & $3.50 Wells https://www.facebook.com/PerrysPlaceBarNGrill/ PARLIAMENT 1212 Harney Everyday 3P-7P & All Day Sunday $4 Martini Mondays $4 Well Drinks PARLIAMENT WEST 16939 Wright Plz Sunday 6P-Close http://www.parliamentpubomaha.com/ PITCH PIZZERIA 5021 Underwood Ave./17808 Burke St. M-F 3P-6P $5 off any appetizer $5 off any pizza SCRIPTOWN 3922 Farnam M-F 4P - 6P $1 off Beers & Well Drinks THE SOCIABLE INN 4917 S 136TH ST M-F 2P-7P $2.50 Pints, $7.00 Pitchers, $2.50 Domestic Bottles,$2.50 Busch Lt Tall Boys & $3.25 Wells THE DOWN UNDER 3530 Leavenworth St. MON TUES 4P 7P WED THURS FRI 3P 7P SUNDAY FUNDAY $2 Domestic Tallboys http://www.thedownunderomaha.com/ TIGER TOM’S7103 Military Ave M-F 5P-7P $12 Domestic Buckets https://www.facebook.com/ tigertomssportspub/ UNDERWOOD BAR 4918 Underwood M-F 3-6P and 11P to Close $2 off premium well cocktails $1 off draft beers, $5.50 House Wines The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41 19

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    Tiger Tom’s By The Omaha Scene The Year was 1976. America was celebrating its bicentennial, the cost of gas was only 59 cents, and on November 2nd of that year Jimmy Carter would be elected President. Oh, and in April of 1976 “Tiger” Tom Lynch started Tiger Tom’s where the QT is now located on 72nd and Military. When they started out, they only served footlong chili dogs and chips, but now they have a full menu and one of the best Prime Rib specials in town. Only served on Wednesday and Thursday, for $15.95, you better get it before it’s gone. You also have to try the Pork Tenderloin sandwich for $6.95 and the wings are great as well. I tried everything from burgers to fish and these guys definitely have food that’s a cut above your normal bar fare. But the food isn’t the only part that’s good about Tiger Tom’s. The crowd is friendly and a mix of people from all ages and walks of life. Tiger’s son, Ryan says that the best part is the melting pot that’s here. “The only thing that’s not tolerated is the intolerance of others”. You won’t find that here, and it’s part of what makes the wheels turn. He said, “This place can be whatever you want it to be”. They’ve got sports on the big screens, music on the juke box, a friendly atmosphere, and best of all- great food! Pictured Left to Right Tiger, Ryne Sandberg, and Ryan Lynch Before starting the bar, “Tiger” was a salesman for Heinz catsup and he owned a bar with some friends called “The Playmaker” that eventually became Pauli’s on Leavenworth Street. At the time, softball was a national pastime in Omaha, and he started a sno-ball softball tournament that’s a benefit for the March of Dimes. While it used to have teams from all over the country that participated, it may not be as large but still continues to this day. The legacy continues as Tiger’s son Ryan manages the bar. He says that when he was a kid he thought he was helping but was probably just wreaking havoc, stealing Juicy Fruit and bugging the dishwasher. Today Ryan has become an integral part of the operation, and is a great guy when you’re looking for a smile and a cold one at the end of a long day. So just make sure that the next time you’re looking for a place to solve the world’s problems,(or at least that’s what their shirts say) or your out just wanting to eat some good food and looking for a nice place to have a drink and meet good people, then don’t hesitate to go to Tiger Tom’s. Tiger tom’s is now located at 7103 Military Ave (for those who don’t already know) 20 The Omaha Scene | November 9 - November 15 | Volume 2 Issue 41

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