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Sports
8:23 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Arizona takes game 1 of College World Series championship

courtesy NCAA

Game two of the 2012 Mens College World Series is Monday evening in Omaha.

Arizona won game 1 Sunday night, 5-1. The championship is a best-of-three series. If Arizona wins Monday night, they win the championship. If South Carolina wins, the championship will be decided Tuesday night.

South Carolina won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.

Sports
9:22 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Omaha's Minor League team desires more attention during College World Series

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, new Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green, and Storm Chasers GM Martie Cordaro at a news conference Tuesday.
Greg Echlin, KIOS-FM

The day South Carolina clinched its second straight College World Series championship last year, the Omaha Storm Chasers played a day game.  Combined attendance at the two venues reached almost 34,000.  That surpassed attendance numbers in nine cities during a full slate of games in Major League Baseball.  But as good as it sounds for Omaha as a baseball mecca, the Storm Chasers are struggling to grab some attention.

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Arts
5:06 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Durham Museum Wins Merit Award

The Durham Museum will receive the 2012 Award of Merit form the American Association for State and Local History.

Shawna Forsberg, Durham Marketing Director, says the award is for the museum’s distance learning initiative.  She says the program began in 2007 when the Durham opened its new lecture hall. 

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Sports
3:41 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Omaha Storm Chasers have a new owner

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, new Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green, and Storm Chasers GM and VP Martie Cordaro at Tuesday's news conference.
Greg Echlin, KIOS-FM

A day after Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett declared, "It's your team," the new owner of the Storm Chasers was in a polo shirt and surveying Werner Park for the Wednesday afternoon home game.

Gary Green formally introduced himself Tuesday as CEO when the news of the Storm Chasers' sale was announced.  Green, who is based in New York, admitted trepidation about being accepted in Omaha.

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Politics & Elections
2:30 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Election Commission proposes adding, changing precincts before November election

The Douglas County Election Commission wants to add 30 precincts and make changes to 69 others before the November election.

Election Commissioner Dave Phipps made the announcement Wednesday, following public and advisory coalition meetings on the closure of polling places. The number of precincts was reduced by almost half prior to the May 15th primary election. State law, the 2010 Census, and redistricting meant changes to precincts would be needed in all of Nebraska’s 93 counties.

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Sports
9:36 am
Wed June 20, 2012

UCLA Baseball Coach Laments Final Loss in Omaha

courtesy NCAA

The College World Series is down to five teams after Tuesday night's elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park.  The winning team Tuesday night is well-acclimated to Omaha.

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Education
2:50 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Lewis and Clark summer school students learn life, college skills at UNO program

 

80 students from Omaha’s Lewis and Clark Middle School are spending the week at UNO, learning college and life skills.

The four-day program, which began Tuesday, incorporates arts, music, activities at UNO’S HPER building, and academics. The middle school students spend the week with UNO faculty, staff, and College of Education students.

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Sports
8:45 am
Tue June 19, 2012

First-time CWS team Kent State holds off Florida for surprise win

courtesy NCAA

Though one Cinderella team is out at the College World Series, the other one has pulled off an upset.  The Kent State baseball team held off the University of Florida, 5-4, Monday night to remain alive in the double elimination tournament at TD Ameritrade Park.  

In the late game, Arkansas beat South Carolina 2-1. The Gamecocks won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011. 

Arts
2:30 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Nebraskans for the Arts Reveal Study Results

Holland Center, Omaha

Omaha’s arts and culture industry is one the city can count on, according to a new report released last week.

The Arts and Economic Prosperity report shows arts and culture provides for 3,400 full-time jobs, both directly and indirectly, in Omaha.  

Marjorie Maas, Director of Nebraskans for the Arts, says the city’s arts and culture organizations provided 89 million dollars worth of economic impact last year, making up half of the state’s 174 million. 

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Weather
9:10 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Heat prompts Salvation Army to open four cooling centers

The Salvation Army of Omaha plans to open four cooling centers Monday for residents needing relief from the heat.

The centers are open from 11 am to 8 pm Monday and Tuesday. They’re at the Kroc Center at 28th and Y Streets, the North Corps at 24th and Pratt, The Council Bluffs Corps, and the Lied Renaissance Center.

Salvation Army officials say the cooling centers will be open whenever temperatures reach 90 degrees or more for at least two days.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s in the Omaha metro area Monday and Tuesday.

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