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Omaha Public Radio News
8:40 am
Mon February 28, 2011

UNMC administrator dies of heart attack

Omaha, NE – A UNMC administrator who led medical missions to Haiti last year has died.

The school announced Sunday that Dr. Rubens Pamies died at his sister's home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 52 years old and suffered an apparent heart attack. Pamies was a native of Haiti. He spent the first six years of his life there before moving to the U.S.

Pamies led teams of UNMC doctors on medical missions to Haiti after last year's earthquake there. Earlier this year, Pamies published a book about the Haiti earthquake.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:00 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

OPS and UNO partner to host Culture Fair on Sunday

Omaha, NE – UNO's Service Learning Academy is partnering with Omaha Public Schools to present Culture Fest 2011 this Sunday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Libyan leader's days in power numbered, according to Middle East expert

Omaha, NE – A Creighton University expert on the Middle East believes Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi won't be in power much longer.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Iowa Department of Transportation announces a series of public meetings

Omaha, NE – The Iowa Transportation Commission is offering Iowans four opportunities to share their input this year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:24 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Creighton leaders speak out against immigration bill

Omaha, NE – Members of Creighton University's campus ministry and Center for Service and Justice are speaking out against an immigration bill in the Unicameral.

State Senator Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the legislation. It would allow law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police, detained, or arrested. If a person was found to be an illegal immigrant, they could be transferred to federal custody.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

VA agencies will hold outreach events in rural communities over the next several months

Omaha, NE – Veterans Affairs of Nebraska-Western Iowa will host a series of outreach events for veterans residing in rural communities.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:21 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

The Founder of Homeboy Industries is coming to Omaha this week

Omaha, NE – Father Greg Boyle, Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries, will lead a consultation on microenterprises on Thursday afternoon and present a lecture Thursday night at Metro.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:13 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Omaha, NE – March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

The Douglas County Health Department and American Cancer Society are launching a campaign now encouraging people over 50 to be tested for colon cancer. The Centers for Disease Control says 142,000 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed in 2007, with more than 53,000 deaths.

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Jazz
12:12 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Roseanne Cash's The List

Special program on Cash's latest album to air Sunday night on KIOS.

For her latest album, The List, Roseanne Cash brought her contemporary sound to the list of classic country songs her father made for her in her teens. This one-hour special presents how this project pays tributes in equal parts to Johnny Cash's legacy as a father and mentor, the timeless songs that influenced his own

career, the legendary songwriters who originally brought them to life, and the many

artists who have recorded them over the years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

UNMC researcher leads the effort to develop single-dose malaria drug

Omaha, NE – Recently, researchers at UNMC discovered a next-generation malaria drug candidate.

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