Omaha, NE – Summer is the time for vacations and for some, that means travel. Dr. Marvin Bittner of Creighton University says people who are traveling overseas this summer need to be aware of more than just the current exchange rate. He says it's okay to bring back souvenirs, but no one wants to bring back an infection.
Omaha, NE – The EPA, Douglas County Health Department officials and MAPA are moving ahead with ozone reduction plans.
Next month, the EPA plans to change its standards relating to the amount of ground-level ozone. Depending on the new measurement, the Omaha metro could find itself out of compliance with standards. Several local organizations are partnering on plans to reduce ozone levels in the metro.
Omaha, NE – The 7th annual Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference takes place July 16th at the downtown Embassy Suites.
Robin Zagurski is a Social Worker for UNMC's Department of Psychiatry. She says the training that's provided at the conference is geared toward health professionals and first responders. Zagurski says sessions will focus on trauma, loss and violence.
Omaha, NE – Dana College would have had to start its accreditation process over if it was bought by a for-profit group, according to a state official.
Marshall Hill is executive director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Hill says Dana College was fully accredited at the time of its closure announcement Wednesday. He says the issue was whether the state's Higher Learning Commission would allow that accreditation to continue after Dana's purchase was approved.
Omaha, NE – UNO will present its annual Carillon Concert on the 4th of July at 9:00 a.m.
UNO spokesman Tim Kaldahl says this year's carilloneur will be graduate student Shannon Richard. Richard had expressed interest in learning how to play the carillon and Kaldahl says she's been practicing for many afternoons on campus.
Omaha, NE – July 15th is the date of the 2nd annual Surviving in Today's Economy conference. Michael Robinson, Director of Development for Family Housing Advisory Services, says the theme of the day long conference is creating opportunities to thrive.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's N.P. Dodge Park will be closed through the July fourth weekend.
A news release from the city says N.P. Dodge Park is closed due to rising water levels on the Missouri River. That's caused widespread flooding throughout the park. Baseball and soccer fields are underwater.
No timeline is set at this point for re-opening the park.
Bellevue's Haworth Park also remains closed due to flooding.
Omaha, NE – The South Carolina Gamecocks are the 2010 College World Series champions.
South Carolina defeated UCLA Tuesday night 2 to 1 in 11 innings. It's the Gamecocks first national title in baseball.
There was no score until the 5th inning, when Trevor Brown of UCLA scored on a single by Niko Gallego. South Carolina's Whit Merrifield drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th with an RBI single.