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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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Omaha Public Radio News
2:47 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Flooding, damage assessments underway

Omaha, NE – National Guard troops and emergency management teams are assessing flooded areas throughout Nebraska.

Governor Dave Heineman and NEMA officials toured flooded areas Sunday. The governor declared a state of emergency due to flooding along the Platte, Elkhorn, and Loup River basins. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Al Berndt says officials are concerned about sanitation, as well as the safety of drinking water and food.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:17 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

"So, how's that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?" One local exhibition endeavors to answer that question through drawings, paintings, photography and video.

Omaha, NE – Hopey Changey Things is the newest exhibit on view at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

The exhibit includes drawings and paintings as well as photography and videos. Curator Hesse McGraw says this is the largest number of artists the Bemis has included in any one art exhibition, with the exception of the annual Art Auction.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:48 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Karl Rove discusses the oil spill, 2010 election during Omaha visit

Omaha, NE – President George W. Bush's former Senior Advisor says future offshore drilling should happen, despite the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

Karl Rove was in Omaha Friday for a Nebraska Republican Party event. During a media availability prior to the event, Rove criticized President Obama for "having no plan" to deal with the BP oil spill.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:44 am
Sat June 12, 2010

Meeting of the Minds 2010 Leadership Summit kicks off this week.

Omaha, NE – The 2010 Meeting of the Minds Leadership Summit begins Wednesday at the Qwest Center.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:52 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Police, community groups partner on gun amnesty day

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Police Department is partnering with several community groups for two gun amnesty days.

The first is Saturday at Bethel Church on south 30th Street in Omaha. Officer Jacob Bettin says it's an opportunity for anyone to drop off illegal or unwanted guns without penalty.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:30 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Harkin: oil spill was 'accident waiting to happen'

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA

Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the spill that followed was no accident.

Harkin says those were the result of negligence on the part of BP, including a lack of inspections at oil rigs. He's critical of the oil company's plan to pay out $2.6 billion in dividends this quarter related to the spill.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:18 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Omaha Royals' new home on schedule for early 2011 completion

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals' new home in Sarpy County will cost $700,000 less than estimates, but still remains over budget.

Sarpy County Board members received an update Tuesday on the new stadium in Papillion. Board members learned recently the costs of the new stadium will exceed $26 million.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:30 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott is on view in the Joslyn's Mind's Eye Gallery.

Omaha, NE – Bold renderings of timeless tales are on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through an exhibit called Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott.

Communications Manager Amy Rummel says the exhibition features more than 50 illustrations from the award-winning children's illustrator. She says McDermott's works are created with colored pencils, pastels and a medium called gouache, which is a thicker type of watercolor.

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1:45 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin

Omaha, NE – The final concert of the Omaha Symphony's current season is The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin.

Peter Brennan arranged the performance, which happens Friday at 8:00 in the Holland Center. He says the concert features fan favorites including Kashmir and Black Dog. Brennan says this is not a Muzak treatment. He says audiences will get a proper band with a proper vocalist as well as the symphony musicians.

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