Three exhibits coming to Omaha in May tell the story of the Negro Leagues.
“Discover Greatness” opens May 20th at Conestoga Magnet School in north Omaha. Discover Greatness uses a series of photographs to discuss the history and significant of the Negro Leagues. The exhibit is being presented in partnership with Omaha’s Great Plains Black History Museum, and the Kansas City-based Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
LB 882 would take cancer treatment decisions away from insurance companies and put them back into the hands of patients and their doctors.
That’s according to Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist, who introduced LB 882. He says the measure creates parity between oral chemotherapy medications and IV medications for cancer patients. Senator Nordquist says under the current system, IV medications are considered a medical benefit.
278 broken light fixtures that are part of Omaha’s so-called “string of pearls” will be replaced in April.
The string of pearls are 700 lights that line a three-quarter mile stretch of Abbott Drive, from downtown Omaha to Eppley Airfield. A hailstorm last August shattered 278 of those lights. City engineer Todd Pfitzer says original estimates put the replacement cost at $500,000. But Pfitzer says those lights will be replaced with LED ones, which will save the city $120,000 to $150,000 in energy costs over the next five years.
A UNO political scientist says former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey’s decision not to seek the Democratic nomination for Ben Nelson’s seat will make it difficult for the state Democratic party to field a viable candidate.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says additional storage space will be available in the six Missouri River main stem reservoirs this spring.
During a biweekly conference call Friday, Corps officials discussed conditions going in to the start of the spring runoff season, which begins March first. Jody Farhat, Chief of the Omaha District’s Water Management Division, says plains and mountain snowpack are below this time last year.
UNO is celebrating Black History Month with three public events.
Helen Kang is the Assistant Director for Cultural Programming at UNO. She says the process of choosing events begins with reaching out to student and community groups. After the Black History Month committee is formed, the brainstorming session begins.
Omaha Press Club’s January Noon Forum featured Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics.
Alberts started at UNO in 2009. Last year, Alberts’ plan to reclassify UNO athletics from Division 2 to Division 1 was approved by the board of regents. In July of 2011, Alberts secured a spot for the UNO Hockey Team in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.