Omaha, NE – Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator and a member of Russia's Federation Council both believe a new nuclear arms treaty will be ratified by their legislatures.
Russian Senator Mikhail Margelov and Senator Ben Nelson discussed the so-called START treaty Sunday in Omaha. Margelov is in Nebraska for a U.S.-Russia Business Council tour of the Midwest. The treaty calls for a significant reduction in the number of warheads and missile launchers within seven years.
Omaha, NE – Sing Omaha was formed in 2007 by Artistic Director Matt Hill. Hill says the group is excited to be in a position to provide singers of all ages with the opportunity to come together and share their love of choral music and singing with others who share that same passion.
Omaha, NE – UNMC's Science Cafe takes place in Lincoln at 6:30 tonight at red9.
This month's subject is treating tobacco use and dependence and will feature Dr. Eric Fung. Dr. Fung is a Professor of Pharmacology for UNMC's College of Dentistry. He says he will speak about the efficacy and potential side effects of treatments approved by the FDA for nicotine dependence. Dr. Fung says he will also talk about the smoking cessation clinic available at the college of dentistry.
Omaha, NE – 4,800 Omaha Public Power District customers remained without power Thursday morning after a powerful storm moved through the metro Wednesday evening.
OPPD says the storm knocked down 14 large transmission line support structures near Valley. Power poles and lines were down near the National Weather Service office in Valley, according to storm reports. Crews from NPPD and Lincoln Electric System are helping OPPD crews restore power.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police officers will pay $1311 dollars each in to the pension system under a tentative contract agreement with the city.
Mayor Jim Suttle discussed details of the agreement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The city will pay less in to the pension system in 2010 and 2011. Also, the agreement calls for all future police officers' pensions to be calculated using their base pay.
Omaha, NE – Midland Lutheran College in Fremont has enrolled 300 of the displaced students from Dana College.
MLC President Ben Sasse says the two schools have a long history together and MLC wanted to make sure former Dana students were able to smoothly transition into the college. Sasse says the MLC board committed to six provisions for the Dana students. Those include honoring rooming commitments, automatic enrollments, honoring all financial aid and scholarship packages and restoring athletic eligibility to Dana athletes.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says he'll support the financial reform bill.
Senator Nelson expects a vote to happen Wednesday in the U.S. Senate. The bill would implement new consumer protections as well as regulations on large financial institutions. "Nebraska taxpayers have already been asked to bail out banks," Nelson says, "and now we need to protect them from future abuses by Wall Street that has already cost thousands of Nebraskans and millions of Americans their jobs, savings, and financial security."