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11:43 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Jazz in June Festival

Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.

2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.

Highlights from the 2006 Jazz in June Festival will be broadcast over KIOS this summer.

The fourth installment will air on Thursday night. The program for July 10th includes a tribute to Louis Armstrong by trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:53 am
Tue July 8, 2008

Curbside debris pick-up schedule revised

Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has set its curbside debris pick-up schedule following the severe thunderstorm June 27th.

Starting today, city workers will begin picking up tree debris from Zone B, which is 120th St to 156th St. The revised schedule is as follows:

Zone C (96th St-120th St): July 20-July 24

Zone D (72nd St-96th St): July 24-27.

Zone E (50th St-72nd St): Cleanup begins July 27.

Zone F (30th St-50th St): Cleanup begins July 27.

Zone G (river-30th St): Cleanup begins July 24th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:12 am
Tue July 8, 2008

After Swim Trials, Qwest Center slowly returns to normal

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials are over, and Qwest Center Omaha is slowly returning to normal.

The Omaha Fire Department began draining the competition pool Tuesday after tests confirmed that chlorine was removed from the water. With water draining from the pool at one thousand gallons a minute, it will take 12 to 14 hours to drain the pool of all its water. The Fire Department is conducting a drafting and water relay exercise along with their role in draining the pool.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:41 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Omaha Sports Commission calls Swim Trials a 'spectacular success'

Omaha, NE – Nine world records and ten American records were broken during the eight days of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

The Trials ended Sunday night at Qwest Center Omaha with the introduction of the Olympic team. Six-time gold medalist Michael Phelps qualified for at least six events, including five individual ones. It's likely he'll swim in three relays. Phelps hopes to win eight gold medals at this year's Olympics.

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Jazz
9:38 am
Wed July 2, 2008

KIOS to broadcast opening night of Iowa City Jazz Festival

4th of July broacast to include performance by Medeski Martin and Wood.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:21 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Omaha Royals in talks with Sarpy County about possible move there

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals are in talks with Sarpy County about a possible move there in 2011.

Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro says the organization has been in discussions with Sarpy County for about two months. That county has put together an ad hoc Stadium Committee. They're also moving forward with a feasibility study to examine possible locations for a minor league stadium.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:23 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Salvation Army holds a special red kettle campaign

Omaha, NE – Christmas is still five months away, but Omahans may see a familiar sign of that season in several locations this week.

The Salvation Army of Omaha is holding a special red kettle campaign this week to raise money for grocery gift cards. Those gift cards will be distributed to families who lost food during the power outages following last Friday's storms.

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Jazz
9:34 am
Tue July 1, 2008

UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival continues Thursday

Show to feature local high school jazz bands in concert.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:14 am
Sun June 29, 2008

NWS: Friday's storm was a straight-line wind event

Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service says Friday's storm damage was caused by straight-line winds that reached 110 to 115 miles per hour in some areas.

The NWS survey examined damage from Saunders and Dodge Counties into southwest Iowa. Weather Service officials say the damage path is three to five miles wide.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:53 am
Sat June 28, 2008

OPPD projects Saturday for all power restoration

Omaha, NE – OPPD says more than 8,000 customers remain without power following Friday's severe thunderstorm. It could be next Saturday before power is restored to all customers. In a news release on the company's web site, OPPD says there are 425 personnel in the field working to restore power.

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