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Omaha Public Radio News
12:15 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Dana College Students Welcome at UNO

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE – UNO says it will help students who are in transition due to Dana College's closing.

Rita Henry, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNO, says she's already received over 120 calls from former Dana students. She says the students want to know what they need to do to transfer to UNO and how many of their credits will be accepted at UNO. Henry says it's important for these students to carefully weigh their options and choose the school that's the best fit for them.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:52 am
Fri July 9, 2010

30 guns collected during first OPD gun amnesty day

Omaha, NE – Omaha Police collected 30 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition during last month's gun amnesty day.

Gun amnesty day gives anyone who has an illegal or unwanted gun the chance to dispose of it without penalty. Omaha Police Gang Unit Sergeant Eric Nordby says they hope for the same success at tomorrow's event. "There will be no questions asked, no investigations, and no arrests."

Saturday's gun amnesty day is at 30th and Spencer streets. It happens from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:53 am
Thu July 8, 2010

UNMC Makes Impressive Gain of 32 Spots in Prestigious National Ranking

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Medical Center is on a list of top 40 places to work in US academia.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

College World Series attendance tops 330,000

Omaha, NE – Attendance at this year's College World Series was down slightly from the 2009 event.

CWS of Omaha ticket committee chairman Herb Hames says 330,922 people attended the 2010 series. Last year, attendance topped 336,000.

Hames says weather was a factor in the lower attendance, along with the absence of CWS regulars LSU and Texas. Both teams were eliminated in the college baseball playoffs before reaching the CWS.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:19 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Bring home souvenirs from your vacation this summer NOT infections.

Omaha, NE – Summer is the time for vacations and for some, that means travel. Dr. Marvin Bittner of Creighton University says people who are traveling overseas this summer need to be aware of more than just the current exchange rate. He says it's okay to bring back souvenirs, but no one wants to bring back an infection.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:14 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Group seeks to reduce ozone emissions in Omaha metro

Omaha, NE – The EPA, Douglas County Health Department officials and MAPA are moving ahead with ozone reduction plans.

Next month, the EPA plans to change its standards relating to the amount of ground-level ozone. Depending on the new measurement, the Omaha metro could find itself out of compliance with standards. Several local organizations are partnering on plans to reduce ozone levels in the metro.

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Jazz
12:47 pm
Mon July 5, 2010

An interview with Poncho Sanchez

Percussionist to launch Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing series.

Click on the link to listen to Chris' interview with Poncho Sanchez.

Chris Cooke/KIOS

Omaha, Nebraska – A legendary latin jazz percussionist performs in Omaha Thursday to kick off the rebirth of a treasured jazz series.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:36 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Omaha to host Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference on July 16th.

Embassy Suites

Omaha, NE – The 7th annual Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference takes place July 16th at the downtown Embassy Suites.

Robin Zagurski is a Social Worker for UNMC's Department of Psychiatry. She says the training that's provided at the conference is geared toward health professionals and first responders. Zagurski says sessions will focus on trauma, loss and violence.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:58 am
Fri July 2, 2010

State official: Dana College was accredited at time of closure announcement

Omaha, NE – Dana College would have had to start its accreditation process over if it was bought by a for-profit group, according to a state official.

Marshall Hill is executive director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Hill says Dana College was fully accredited at the time of its closure announcement Wednesday. He says the issue was whether the state's Higher Learning Commission would allow that accreditation to continue after Dana's purchase was approved.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:46 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

UNO Celebrates the 4th of July with its annual Carillon Concert

Omaha, NE – UNO will present its annual Carillon Concert on the 4th of July at 9:00 a.m.

UNO spokesman Tim Kaldahl says this year's carilloneur will be graduate student Shannon Richard. Richard had expressed interest in learning how to play the carillon and Kaldahl says she's been practicing for many afternoons on campus.

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