Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman took an ice-cold shower outside his home to raise awareness about a devastating disease.

Heineman completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday with help from his wife, first lady Sally Ganem. People who take the challenge dowse themselves with a bucket of freezing water to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease research.

Heineman was challenged by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, University of Nebraska-Lincoln volleyball coach John Cook, and NTV news anchor Marylyn Barnett.

The governor in turn challenged three others: Omaha World-Herald Publisher Terry Kroeger; KETV news anchor Rob McCartney; and KFAB radio personality Jim Rose.

Heineman also donated $100 to the cause through the ALS Association's Nebraska Chapter. A video of the drenching was posted on the governor's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/negovernor .

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