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Omaha Public Radio News
9:18 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Omaha Royals' new home on schedule for early 2011 completion

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals' new home in Sarpy County will cost $700,000 less than estimates, but still remains over budget.

Sarpy County Board members received an update Tuesday on the new stadium in Papillion. Board members learned recently the costs of the new stadium will exceed $26 million.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:30 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott is on view in the Joslyn's Mind's Eye Gallery.

Omaha, NE – Bold renderings of timeless tales are on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through an exhibit called Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott.

Communications Manager Amy Rummel says the exhibition features more than 50 illustrations from the award-winning children's illustrator. She says McDermott's works are created with colored pencils, pastels and a medium called gouache, which is a thicker type of watercolor.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:45 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin

Omaha, NE – The final concert of the Omaha Symphony's current season is The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin.

Peter Brennan arranged the performance, which happens Friday at 8:00 in the Holland Center. He says the concert features fan favorites including Kashmir and Black Dog. Brennan says this is not a Muzak treatment. He says audiences will get a proper band with a proper vocalist as well as the symphony musicians.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:43 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Pancreatic Cancer Registry receives a $1.6 million grant from National Institutes of Health

Omaha, NE – The Pancreatic Cancer Collaborative Registry created by Dr. Simon Sherman of UNMC, will receive a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sherman says the registry was created to gather and share pancreatic cancer-related information with centers around the world.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:35 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Branstad, Conlin, Campbell win Iowa primaries

Council Bluffs, IA – It'll be Matt Campbell and incumbent Republican Steve King in Iowa's Fifth Congressional District race.

Campbell won the Democratic primary Tuesday night with 76 percent of the vote to Mike Denklau's 24 percent. Campbell, a Manning, Iowa native, is a former international tax advisor with BKD in Omaha. He'll face Republican Steve King in November. King was elected to the U.S. House in 2002.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:21 am
Tue June 8, 2010

College of St. Mary receives a grant from the Iowa West Foundation for its Latina Summer Academy.

Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded the school a $4,000 grant.

CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says the grant will be used to support the week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students. It focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement. Steele says the program was initially created because the young Latina community is an underserved population.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:09 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Latina Summer Academy returns to College of St. Mary

Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation is putting its support behind the College of St. Mary's Latina Summer Academy.

CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says a $4,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to support the Latina Summer Academy. The week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:47 am
Tue June 8, 2010

OPS introduces $473 million budget proposal

Omaha, NE – A public hearing is scheduled for August on the Omaha Public Schools' new budget.

The $473 million budget proposal was introduced Monday. OPS plans to cut 69 positions and spend about 17 percent less on supplies and materials, such as equipment and tests.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:17 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Iowa primary election Tuesday

Council Bluffs, IA – Iowa voters go to the polls tomorrow for the Hawkeye State's primary election.

Polls are open from 7 am to 9 pm. In the race for Governor, incumbent Democrat Chet Culver is running unopposed. Three Republicans: former Governor Terry Branstad, Bob Vander Plaats, and Rod Roberts, are seeking the nomination.

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley is unopposed for the Republican nomination in that race. Three Democrats are vying for the nomination: Tom Fiegen, Bob Krause and Roxanne Conlin.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:50 am
Sat June 5, 2010

Health Reform: What Does It Mean for My Company? Breakfast summit is set for mid-June at the Scott Conference Center.

Omaha, NE – A health summit coming up later this month focuses on helping businesses reduce costs.

Health Reform: What Does It Mean to My Company? is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th. Business leaders are invited to attend the forum at the Scott Conference Center. It'll focus on ways to reduce health care costs and the immediate impact of the health care changes. Employee Benefit Consultant Scott Stevens says that's important because the Health Care Reform law is still very confusing to most people.

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