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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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Omaha Public Radio News
12:37 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

MyHopeSpace Connects Those Touched by Cancer

Omaha, NE – Chris Helfing says the primary purpose of the web site is to provide support to those individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer. He says there are forums and blogs on the web site as well as live chat. Additionally, Helfing says there is also a group forum that's private from any other part of the site. He hopes the site gives members a feeling of hope, "That there are a lot of other people out there that have cancer, that go through it."

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:48 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Downtown ballpark on budget, on schedule for 2011 completion

A view of TD Ameritrade Park from the roof of Qwest Center Omaha.
photo: Katie Knapp Schubert

Omaha, NE – Construction on Omaha's new downtown ballpark is on time and on budget, according to project managers.

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will be the new home of the College World Series in 2011. Kiewit Construction officials led a media tour of the new stadium Wednesday. Spokesman Kent Grisham says a significant amount of work is being done on the seating areas inside the ballpark.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Launch Party Set for Public Art Omaha Today

Courtesy of Public Art Omaha website

Omaha, NE – Today, Omaha by Design and the Omaha Public Art Commission are launching a new web site called publicartomaha.org.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:40 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Final CWS at Rosenblatt begins Saturday

The Road to Omaha statue at the entrance of Rosenblatt Stadium celebrates the landmark's distinction as the home of the College World Series.

Omaha, NE – CWS Omaha officials say ticket sales for this year's series are well ahead of previous years.

That's according to CWS Omaha Vice President Dan Morrissey, who attributes the interest to the series' final season at Rosenblatt. After six decades, the series will move to the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha next season.

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