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12:29 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

A Tale as Old as Time is Onstage at the Orpheum Theatre

Courtesy of Omaha Performing Arts

Omaha, NE – Disney's Beauty & the Beast is onstage at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday. The show is being presented by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Storms bring heavy rain, knock out power in parts of Omaha

Omaha, NE – Severe thunderstorms with strong winds caused power outages early Wednesday morning in the Omaha area.

The National Weather Service says a 63 mile per hour wind gust was reported in Omaha at 11 pm Tuesday. The storms also brought heavy rain, which could add to flooding concerns.

Flood Warnings continue along the Missouri River at Rulo, Brownville and Nebraska City; along the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers; along Salt Creek in Ashland; and along the Big Blue River basin.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:51 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Sen. Nelson: Gen. McChrystal should be held accountable

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says he's concerned by comments made by General Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal was relieved of his duties Wednesday as top commander of the war in Afghanistan. The decision came after McChrystal made comments critical of Obama administration officials.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:00 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Aksarben Village Farmer's Market Opens

Omaha, NE – The Aksarben Village Farmer's Market opened on Memorial Day weekend.
Project Manager Heidi Walz says the market will be open from 10 to 2 on Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

Walz says although the Aksarben Village Farmer's Market is quite a bit smaller than the downtown market, Askarben still offers a wide array of vendors. She says while the Downtown Market has an urban vibe, the Askarben Market is more family oriented with lots of green space and a water feature.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:33 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Legal battle expected over Fremont's immigration status ordinance

Omaha, NE – A Creighton law professor expects the city of Fremont to face a long, costly legal battle over a new immigration ordinance.

Fremont voters approved a plan Monday that bans renting to or hiring illegal immigrants. Anyone wanting to rent property in the city will have to apply for a license. If they're found to be illegal immigrants, the license will be denied. Fremont's ordinance also requires employers to verify an employee's legal status.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:32 am
Tue June 22, 2010

91-year-old organist plays for Rosenblatt's final CWS

Omaha, NE – Musician Lambert Bartak first started playing the organ at Rosenblatt Stadium as a substitute when the College World Series made Omaha its home in 1950. As the College World Series approaches the end of its era at Rosenblatt, Bartak is firm with what's in store for him. Omaha Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

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Tuesday's College World Series games:

3:30 PM: South Carolina vs. Arizona State

8PM: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:38 am
Mon June 21, 2010

More heavy rain creates flooding concerns in southeast Nebraska

Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service says flooding is possible in parts of southeast Nebraska.

Meteorologist Becky Kern says up to 4.5 inches of rain fell in some areas of southeast Nebraska in the past 24 hours. That's raised flooding concerns along the Big Blue and Nemaha River basins.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:34 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Program Offers High School Dropouts Path to Diploma

Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Community College is partnering up with Omaha Public Schools to offer the Gateway to College program.

Peggy Swanson is the Director of the Gateway to College program and says it's geared toward high school dropouts, ages 16 to 21. She says Gateway to College gives them the opportunity to earn their diploma as well as college credits, putting them back on track towards a better future.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:32 am
Sat June 19, 2010

Omaha Performing Arts Presents Wish 2010-2011

Wynton Marsalis

Omaha, NE – Omaha Performing Arts kicks off its fifth season on October 4th with a performance by singer Michael Bolton.

Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts, says some of the highlights this year include The Nutcracker performed by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and a performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:52 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Flood Warnings continue with more heavy rain expected

Omaha, NE – Flood Warnings continue along the Elkhorn, Platte, and Missouri rivers, with more heavy rain in the forecast.

The National Weather Service says heavy rain is possible Saturday and Sunday nights. That could worsen flooding in some areas. The Salvation Army of Omaha and American Red Cross Heartland Chapter are on the scene in King Lake, Norfolk, and other areas.

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