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Omaha Public Radio News
3:13 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Another tuberculosis case in Douglas County

Omaha, NE – Douglas County is reporting another case of tuberculosis, this time at one of the city's homeless shelters.

The Douglas County Health Department says a man who was staying at the Open Door Mission is recovering from TB. Health Department officials plan to test clients and staff Monday and Tuesday.

Tuberculosis is spread from person to person through the air. It's treatable with the right medication. Symptoms include fever, night sweats, weight loss, and weakness.

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Jazz
12:18 pm
Fri May 2, 2008

Gamble & Huff: Love Is The Message

Special airs Sunday night on KIOS

Omaha, Nebraska – Two of the foremost contributors to Popular and R & B music during the last 40 years will be honored on a special program to air this weekend on KIOS-FM.

Gamble & Huff: Love Is The Message: The Story of Philadelphia International Records will air Sunday evening on Omaha Public Radio.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:55 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Historic Council Bluffs building gets new owner

Council Bluffs, IA – A federal building in Council Bluffs that's housed the U.S. Postal Service for more than 100 years has a new owner.

The federal building opened in 1883 as the home of the U.S. Postal Service and Customs House. In 1959, the original building was torn down and replaced with a more modern federal building. The Post Office remains at that site. The building was auctioned off Wednesday for $1.3 million.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:55 am
Wed April 30, 2008

No new tuberculosis cases reported at Central High School

Omaha, NE – An Omaha Central High School student diagnosed earlier this month with tuberculosis continues to recover. Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says the student hasn't returned to school.

Following the diagnosis, health department officials tested 150 people at Central High School. Of those, four students and one staff member tested positive. But Dr. Pour says they don't have the disease and aren't infectious. The Health Department plans a second round of testing in May to confirm that TB hasn't spread.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:53 am
Wed April 30, 2008

CWS of Omaha and NCAA agree to a memorandum of understanding

Rendering of downtown ballpark
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Omaha, NE – The City of Omaha and NCAA have a new Memorandum of Understanding in place. Both sides announced the agreement Wednesday.

April 30th was the deadline set by the NCAA for exclusive negotiations with the City of Omaha to end. The agreement will be signed by NCAA officials in the near future, according to a statement from Stacey Osburn, Associate Director for Public and Media Relations.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:47 am
Tue April 29, 2008

New report shows lack of financial literacy among high school seniors

Omaha, NE – A new report shows only about half of Nebraska's high school seniors are financially literate.

The results are from the Jumpstart Coalition's 2008 Personal Financial Literacy survey, which is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. The survey asks students about financial concepts such as credit, loans, housing, and the economy.

48 percent of high school students nationwide answered the questions correctly. 50 percent of Nebraska high school seniors did so.

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Programs
9:04 am
Fri April 25, 2008

Noted Masonic Author to keynote Conference

The 59th annual Midwest Conference on Masonic Education is starting Friday, April 25th, in Omaha. Noted author and Masonic historian, S. Brent Morris will speak on the relevance of this organization in the 21st century.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:40 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Ballpark opponents question funding sources, need for new stadium

Rendering of downtown ballpark
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Omaha, NE – The price of a new downtown stadium for the College World Series is staggering: $140 million. The Stadium Oversight Committee wants to pay for a new ballpark with three revenue sources. The largest of those is public money, including keno funds and bonds that don't require a public vote.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:22 am
Tue April 22, 2008

MECA, city of Omaha reach agreement on ballpark proposal

Omaha, NE – Last week, the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention authority voted unanimously in favor of an agreement with the city of Omaha. That agreement gives MECA significantly more control over the construction and management of a new ballpark. In part two of our four-part series, we'll tell you more about the agreement and what compromises were made to reach it.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:46 pm
Sun April 20, 2008

Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey discusses stadium proposal

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Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey and Stadium Oversight Committee members are meeting in Indianapolis Monday with the NCAA. That meeting could move the city of Omaha one step closer to securing a long-term College World Series contract. In part one of a four-part series about the downtown stadium proposal, Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp talks with Mayor Fahey about the plans, and the controversy surrounding them.

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