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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.