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Parade to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day begins at 10 a.m.

Now in its 29th year, the festive downtown parade, which starts at 10 a.m. Monday, has about 150 entries, including floats, marching bands, pint-sized cheerleaders, police cruisers, and youth sports and drill teams.

Miss Nebraska captures Miss America crown

For the first time, a Miss Nebraska was crowned Miss America on Saturday night at Planet Hollywood. Teresa Scanlan, 17, received the customary crown and roses from the outgoing Miss America, Caressa Cameron. She also won a $50,000 scholarship.