Omaha, NE – For the 5th year in a row, American National Bank at 90th and Dodge is the site for the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights.
Susan Eustice, PR Director for The Salvation Army in Omaha, says the Tree of Lights Campaign kicks off at 6:00 p.m. this Friday. The lighting ceremony will feature music from the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble as well as complimentary refreshments for those attending.
Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has new trucks and an ample supply of road salt ready for winter.
Public Works officials talked about the city's snow preparedness at a news conference Wednesday. When a snow emergency is declared, residents living east of 72nd Street must park on the even-number side of the street on even-number days, and the odd-number side of the street on odd-number days.
Omaha, NE – A national test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted Wednesday at 1pm.
It's the first-ever national test of the system, designed to inform the public of emergencies. Weekly and monthly tests are conducted at the state and local level. Wednesday's test will last approximately 30 seconds.
Omaha, NE – Lynch syndrome is the most common of all hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.
The syndrome was named after Dr. Henry Lynch, director of Creighton University's Hereditary Cancer Center. Dr. Lynch is co-author of a study released last week that shows aspirin has a major preventative effect on this type of cancer. The study indicates the benefits of aspirin begin to appear several years after the individual starts taking it.
Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Humanities Council recently awarded 24 grants totaling $112,019.
Associate Director Mary Yager says the purpose of the NHC is to cultivate an understanding of our history and culture for the people of Nebraska. Major grants are awarded twice a year, once in spring and once in fall.
Omaha, NE – UNO's 13th Annual Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights featured a presentation by Sarah Leah Whitson.
Whitson is the Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. Her talk was titled The Black Swan of the Middle East and focused on the Arab spring and what it will mean for human rights and the historic events taking place in the Arab world.
Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has granted a conditional permit for members of Occupy Omaha to camp at Elmwood Park.
City officials announced Wednesday that a woman claiming to be from Occupy Omaha applied for and was granted the permit. Occupy members can't camp overnight at the park unless the City Council grants a waiver allowing them to do so. City Attorney Paul Kratz says a waiver is being drafted.