Omaha, NE – Chris Helfing says the primary purpose of the web site is to provide support to those individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer. He says there are forums and blogs on the web site as well as live chat. Additionally, Helfing says there is also a group forum that's private from any other part of the site. He hopes the site gives members a feeling of hope, "That there are a lot of other people out there that have cancer, that go through it."
Omaha, NE – Construction on Omaha's new downtown ballpark is on time and on budget, according to project managers.
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will be the new home of the College World Series in 2011. Kiewit Construction officials led a media tour of the new stadium Wednesday. Spokesman Kent Grisham says a significant amount of work is being done on the seating areas inside the ballpark.
Omaha, NE – CWS Omaha officials say ticket sales for this year's series are well ahead of previous years.
That's according to CWS Omaha Vice President Dan Morrissey, who attributes the interest to the series' final season at Rosenblatt. After six decades, the series will move to the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha next season.
Omaha, NE – National Guard troops and emergency management teams are assessing flooded areas throughout Nebraska.
Governor Dave Heineman and NEMA officials toured flooded areas Sunday. The governor declared a state of emergency due to flooding along the Platte, Elkhorn, and Loup River basins. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Al Berndt says officials are concerned about sanitation, as well as the safety of drinking water and food.
Omaha, NE – Hopey Changey Things is the newest exhibit on view at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
The exhibit includes drawings and paintings as well as photography and videos. Curator Hesse McGraw says this is the largest number of artists the Bemis has included in any one art exhibition, with the exception of the annual Art Auction.
Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the spill that followed was no accident.
Harkin says those were the result of negligence on the part of BP, including a lack of inspections at oil rigs. He's critical of the oil company's plan to pay out $2.6 billion in dividends this quarter related to the spill.