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Omaha Public Radio News
3:23 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Iowa Attorney General warns of foreclosure scam

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Attorney General's Office is warning of a new scam targeting homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Attorney General Tom Miller says scammers are contacting homeowners by phone, mail, e-mail or in person, offering a so-called foreclosure rescue in exchange for hundreds of dollars. Miller says the scammers have no intention of helping homeowners and are merely scamming people.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:41 am
Tue March 25, 2008

Esch plans another run for Second Congressional District

Omaha, NE – An Omaha man who narrowly lost the 2006 election for the Second Congressional District seat is running again. Jim Esch is one of two Democrats seeking the seat currently held by Congressman Lee Terry.

Esch says he didn't plan to run again after his narrow defeat two years ago. But he says the momentum in this year's elections, combined with an outpouring of support, changed his mind.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:35 pm
Sun March 23, 2008

Recall Fahey Committee begins its petition drive

Photo courtesy City of Omaha

Omaha, NE – The Recall Fahey Committee's petition drive begins today. Recall Fahey Co-Chairmen Greg Lyons and Ryan Chappelear picked up the petitions Monday morning at the Douglas County Election Commissioner's Office.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:18 am
Fri March 21, 2008

March Madness continues in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Second round action of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament continues Saturday in Omaha. Kansas State plays Wisconsin in the afternoon game. Kansas takes on UNLV following the first game.

The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau says hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament has several benefits. Executive Director Dana Markel says the tournament brings national publicity and exposure that the Convention and Visitors Bureau might otherwise not get.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:16 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Sandhill cranes return to Platte River Valley

Omaha, NE – The sandhill cranes have returned to the Platte River Valley. The cranes migrate to the area near Gibbon and Brad Mellema of the Nicholson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary says now is a good time to see the birds.

Rowe Sanctuary is giving guided tours through April sixth. Mellema says the best times to see the cranes are at sunrise and sunset. You can also see the cranes during midday by driving along county roads in the Sanctuary area.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:44 am
Wed March 19, 2008

Omaha plays host to Men's Basketball first and second rounds

Omaha, NE – Omaha is playing host to the first and second rounds of the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. The tournament tips off Thursday morning at the Qwest Center with Kansas playing Portland State. Kansas State, USC and Wisconsin are also playing in Omaha.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:53 am
Tue March 18, 2008

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel discusses immigration, Iraq war during Creighton lecture

Omaha, NE – U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel says securing America's borders won't solve illegal immigration problems. Hagel discussed illegal immigration, and several other issues, during a speech Monday night at Creighton University.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:37 am
Mon March 17, 2008

Recall Fahey Committee to start circulating petitions next week

Photo courtesy City of Omaha

Omaha, NE – A committee seeking the recall of Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey plans to start distributing petitions next Monday. The Recall Fahey Committee announced the March 24th petition circulation during a news conference over the weekend. Once the petitions are distributed, the Committee will have 30 days to collect more than 21,000 signatures.

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Jazz
1:11 pm
Sat March 15, 2008

An Interview with Craig Pilo

Los Angeles drummer releases astounding debut effort "Just Play".

Omaha, Nebraska – A surprising debut recording from an up and coming drummer reached my desk in late 2007. Craig Pilo has released a new disc entitled Just Play, featuring his considerable talents on drums with an outstanding band of fellow musicians.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:37 am
Fri March 14, 2008

Downtown ballpark plan picks up business group's support

Drawing of downtown ballpark
Courtesy HDR/HOK

Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is backing Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey and the Stadium Oversight Committee's recommendation to build a new ballpark. In a statement released Friday, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors says:

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