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Omaha Public Radio News
11:09 am
Sat September 11, 2010

Iowa Business Council: sales up, capital investments down

Omaha, NE – The Iowa Business Council publishes the quarterly economic indicators report.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:55 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Fr. Timothy Lannon named Creighton University's new president

Fr. Timothy Lannon
Courtesy Creighton University

Omaha, NE – A Creighton University alumnus is the school's new president.

Father Timothy Lannon was introduced Friday as the new president of Creighton University. He'll succeed Father John Schlegel, who's retiring next July. Father Lannon graduated from Creighton in 1973 with a degree in mathematics.

Fr. Lannon comes to Creighton from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he's served as president since 2003. He was also president of Creighton Prep High School from 1988 to 1995.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:54 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

UNMC enrollment reaches record high for sixth consecutive year

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Medical Center's enrollment is up for the sixth consecutive year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

MAPA is Seeking Public Comments and Input on the Transportation Improvement Project

Map of Metro Omaha

Omaha, NE – The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency wants public input on its Transportation Improvement Program, also known as TIP.

MAPA is federally mandated to create and maintain the TIP. The TIP lists several significant transportation programs slated for the metropolitan area over the next four years. Some of the projects on MAPA's list include the widening of 144th Street from two to four lanes between W. Dodge Road and Eagle Run Drive and the construction of the Missouri River Bridge at US-34 south of Bellevue.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:59 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Report shows Nebraska's economic strength lies in five industries

Omaha, NE – A new economic study shows a need for Nebraska to grow its economy by attracting more specialized industries and local workers.

The report was released Thursday. It says Nebraska has a diverse economy and is positioned for growth in several industries. Financial services, transportation, metals manufacturing, biosciences and renewable fuels are the state's strongest industry clusters. Research and development were also identified as areas of strength.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:57 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Bed bug infestations in Douglas County

Omaha, NE – Douglas County health officials say they've received several reports of bed bug infestations.

A news release from the Douglas County Health Department says bed bugs have to be brought from one place to another. An infestation can happen after traveling, or come from used furniture. Health Department Resource Specialist Phil Rooney says once the bugs are in a home, they're hard to get rid of.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:57 am
Wed September 8, 2010

UNO Enrollment is up for the 5th Straight Year

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE – Chancellor John Christensen says UNO has enjoyed a steady increase in enrollment over the last five years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Economics expert says infrastructure plan won't stimulate the economy

Omaha, NE – A Creighton University economics expert says President Obama's infrastructure jobs plan won't stimulate the economy.

The President announced the $50 billion dollar plan Monday. The goal is to create jobs rebuilding roads, railways, and airport runways. President Obama also wants a new air navigation system.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:55 pm
Mon September 6, 2010

September is National Preparedness Month

Omaha, NE – September is National Preparedness Month.

During September, the federal government and organizations such as the American Red Cross are sharing tips to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters. The month focuses on three components of safety: making a plan, putting together an emergency kit, and being informed.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:37 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Omaha Royals win final game at Rosenblatt Stadium

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals sent Rosenblatt Stadium out with a win Thursday night.

The Royals beat Round Rock 6-2. The Kansas City Royals' triple-A affiliate began play at Rosenblatt Stadium in 1969.

The Omaha Cardinals were the first team to play at Omaha Municipal Stadium, in 1949. The Stadium was renamed in 1964 for former Mayor John Rosenblatt.

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