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Omaha Public Radio News
3:44 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign kicks off this week

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:41 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Omaha prepares for winter

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:45 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

National EAS test to be conducted at 1pm Wednesday

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:34 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

October's Omaha Press Club Forum features Father Timothy Lannon, S.J.

Father Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

Omaha, NE – Father Timothy Lannon was last month's guest speaker at the Omaha Press Club forum.

Father Lannon was appointed president of Creighton University July 1st of this year.

Before coming to Creighton, Father Lannon served as President of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia for eight years. Father Lannon said he's excited to be back in Omaha.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:45 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Corps of Engineers to change water release schedule

Gavins Point Dam
image courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to adjust water releases from upstream dams on the Missouri River.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:48 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Aspirin cuts hereditary colorectal cancer rate by more than half

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:09 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Humanities Council awards grants totaling more than $112,000

Mary Yager

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

The 13th Annual Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights featured Sarah Leah Whitson

Sarah Leah Whitson

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:06 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Occupy Omaha granted permit for Elmwood Park

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:52 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Forum to Address Nebraska's Skills Gap

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Appleseed will present a forum tomorrow to address Nebraska's skills gap.

Executive Director Becky Gould says by 2018, 63% of jobs in the state will require post-secondary education. Currently, only 36% of Nebraska adults have an Associate's Degree or higher.

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