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Omaha Public Radio News
2:32 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Neighborhood cleanup program begins next Saturday

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Neighborhood Clean-Ups begin next Saturday.

Six clean-up days are being offered this year: April 9th, 16th, and 30th, and May 7th, 14th, and 21st. Appliances, tires, automotive batteries, chairs, and couches are among the items that are accepted. Cindy Smilley, Executive Director of Keep Omaha Beautiful, says bricks, any liquids of any type, railroad ties, rocks, yard waste, and cement can't be collected.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:36 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

A common antibiotic has been found to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

Omaha, NE – Researchers from UNMC recently completed a clinical trial of the effects of a common antibiotic on cardiovascular disease.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:54 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

The public is invited to learn about patents, trademarks and other basics at a seminar in mid-April

Omaha, NE – UNMC will host a seminar on intellectual property on April 16th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Repairs to loose wires prompt activation of Douglas County warning sirens

Omaha, NE – Repair of loose wires prompted tornado sirens to sound in Omaha around noon Wednesday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:52 am
Wed March 30, 2011

April is Donate Life Month

Omaha, NE – April is National Donate Life Month.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:25 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Two-state coalition recognized for its drug use prevention efforts

Omaha, NE – A two-state coalition with the goal of preventing meth use has received an award from the state of Iowa.

Partners for Meth Prevention received the IDEA award Tuesday in Council Bluffs. IDEA stands for Innovation, Determination, and Excellence in Action. Formed in 2004, Partners for Meth Prevention combines 33 partner agencies in Omaha and Council Bluffs to fight meth use.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:39 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

OPS committee votes to keep focus school open

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public School district plans to keep the Underwood Hills Focus School open for the next three years.

An OPS committee voted Monday to re-open the focus school in the current Wilson Middle School building at 51st and F Streets next year. An $800,000 grant from the Sherwood Foundation will keep the school open three more years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

UNMC SHARING clinic expands its services

Omaha, NE – The UNMC student-run SHARING clinic is now providing ophthalmology services to its patients.

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Jazz
1:49 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival Highlights

Program to air Thursday at 8:00pm

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:32 am
Mon March 28, 2011

North Omaha Center for Healthy Families opens

Omaha, NE – Parents and caregivers of young North Omaha families now have a powerful new resource to help raise happy and healthy children.

The North Omaha Center for Healthy Families, an early intervention and prevention program of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, opened Monday in the Urban League building at 30th and Lake Streets.

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