Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department says more than two thousand additional doses of vaccine against swine flu are on their way.
Douglas County has received 14,500 doses of the vaccine so far, mostly in nasal spray form. 500 providers are getting the vaccine to patients. Health Department officials are dividing up smaller shipments of the vaccine and delivering them to providers.
Mike Jacobs talks with the world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hern?ndez in anticipaton of a performance by Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Holland Performing Arts Center (Omaha) on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Omaha, NE – A new report shows 11 percent of Nebraska and Iowa children are enrolled in an afterschool program.
The Afterschool Alliance's America after 3PM study is based on surveys of 30,000 households nationwide. In Nebraska, 36 percent of children in kindergarten through 12th grades are at home unsupervised after school. In Iowa, 32 percent of those children are at home alone.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he became aware of the city's financial situation within days after the May election.
Mayor Suttle's comments came at the Omaha Press Club's monthly noon forum. The city has a $9 million budget deficit this fiscal year, which ends December 31. Mayor Suttle says a plan is in place to get the city through the rest of the fiscal year. That plan includes police and fire negotiations, wage freezes, and drawing on the city's cash reserve.
Fremont, NE – One of America's foremost authorities on comics and comic books lives in Nebraska. Bob Beerbolm of Fremont began selling old comic books back in the mid 1960s when he was a teenager. In his twenties, he started a chain of stores in California. He's back in Fremont now, trying to sell enough comics to finance a hip surgery he desperately needs, but his insurance company won't pay for.
Omaha, NE – The American Medical Association, FEMA and the United Way's Medical Reserve Corps are teaming up to provide a public information session on swine flu.
The flu education program, called Citizen Ready, happens Wednesday evening at the American Red Cross office in Omaha. AMA, FEMA and the Medical Reserve Corps want public input to help develop a community response plan.
Washington, D.C. – A group of Iowa State University students is competing in the nation's capitol to build the most solar efficient home. A panel of architects and engineers will judge the team this week. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.