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  • ‘Cops’ Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police

    08/28/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | August 27, 2014 | Daniel Holloway
    Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old crew member for the series Cops was shot and killed by police in Omaha Tuesday night during the filming of an episode. A 32-year-old robbery suspect was also killed in the incident. Dion was accompanying police responding to an armed robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Dion was killed after three officers opened fire in response to shots the suspect, Cortez Washington, fired with an Airsoft pellet gun. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot under the left arm in an unprotected area. Dion was a seven-year veteran of the...
  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Officers While Show Films Armed Robbery (Omaha)

    08/27/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 8-27-2014 | Jeremy Blacklow
    A staffer on the long-running television crime show Cops was shot and killed Tuesday night, reportedly by gun fire from local police, while videotaping an armed robbery in progress in Omaha, Nebraska, that also left the suspect dead. According to Deputy Chief David Baker of the Omaha Police Department, the incident took place at a Wendy's restaurant at around 9:20 p.m. CT, in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Dodge. Initial reports said the TV crew member, later identified by Langley Productions (which produces Cops) as audio technician Bryce Dion — had been critically injured. The news of his death...
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (2013)

    06/06/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Colossal ^ | 9-25-2013 | Christopher Jobson
    This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours...
  • First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spain’s Eastward Expansion

    03/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 17, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found. In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains. In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto — possibly with the support of French traders — routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro...
  • Moby Grape - Miller's Blues (Live)

    02/21/2014 8:55:35 PM PST · by DemforBush · 14 replies
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    A little blues-rock to start the weekend off right.
  • (OMAHA) Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in U.S., national group says

    01/24/2014 9:24:46 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    World Herald ^ | 01/24/2014 | Christopher Burbach
    The day of the funeral for a 5-year-old Omaha girl killed by a stray bullet, a national organization declared that Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in the nation. The statistics that the Washington D.C.-based Violence Prevention Center analyzed do not include the Jan. 15 killing of Payton Benson. The numbers come from 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive national homicide data is available. But a high ranking is not a one-year anomaly. Thirty black people — including 27 people in Omaha — were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011. That translates to a black homicide...
  • Peyton's calls collect $24,800

    01/19/2014 6:34:21 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 19, 2014, 7:29 PM EST | Darren Powell
    Not only is Peyton Manning heading to his third Super Bowl, he made $24,800 for his charity during the AFC Championship Game. Eight businesses will donate the money to Manning's Peyback Foundation after they committed to donate a combined $800 for each time he said the word "Omaha" at the line of scrimmage. Manning said "Omaha" 31 times during Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. "This has been terrific for us," said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, which headed up the effort. "Before Friday, we had calculated that news coverage of...
  • Swearing toddler in Omaha police union video taken into protective custody

    01/09/2014 2:27:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/09/14
    OMAHA, Neb. – A toddler who was cursed at and encouraged to curse in a video posted online has been placed in protective custody, Omaha police announced Wednesday. In a news release, police said that four children, including the toddler from the video that was posted by the police union, were removed from the home. The union has faced criticism for posting the video on its website.
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesday’s elections, including the organization’s two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of “mayor.” According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Republicans have way to protest party's takeover by religious right

    03/30/2005 8:45:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 269 replies · 6,687+ views
    Omaha World Herald/ ^ | 3-27-05 | Harold Andersen
    the (relatively silent) majority of Americans feel(s) that the most compassionate treatment for Terri Schiavo - as well as the proper legal course of action - is to let her vegetative existence end, as advocated by her legal guardian, her husband. For Republicans who consider their party a captive of the religious right on matters like medical research and right-to-die legislation and now legislative intrusion into the judicial system, there is a way to at least feel more comfortable with their political consciences. That way is to leave a party whose leadership is currently attempting to leave behind in the...
  • Citizens ask for tougher enforcement of immigration laws

    09/16/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    World-Herald News Service ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alissa Skelton
    OMAHA, Neb. - An Omaha rally Friday honored a 93-year-old woman who was raped and killed in July and called for tougher enforcement of immigration laws. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, a candidate for governor, spoke at the rally to support victims of crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally. Louise Sollowin, 93, was raped and brutally beaten in her South Omaha home July 21. She died in the hospital four days later. Sergio Martinez-Perez, a Sonora, Mexico, native who is in the country illegally, has been charged in...
  • Andrea Kruger's Murder Was Quick and Random

    09/07/2013 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 126 replies
    WOWT ^ | Updated: Wed 10:25 PM, Sep 04, 2013
    While the investigators in the Jenkins case are still keeping details of the murders under wraps, sources tell Channel Six News it appears that what led up to Andrea Kruger's death happened quickly. In the early morning hours of August 21, Andrea Kruger, a wife and mother of three, was on her way home from work, approaching the intersection of 168th and Fort, where she was about to become the victim of a random attack. Our sources tell us Nikko Jenkins, along with an unidentified second party were in a vehicle stopped at that intersection when Andrea Kruger happened to...
  • Jenkins Case Stirs Sentencing Debate

    09/07/2013 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Nikko Jenkins left prison in July well short of the maximum time he could have spent there. That's renewing questions over prison time and state law. Sgt. John Wells, with the Omaha Police Officers Association said, "He was definitely one of those people that when he was released from prison, had grave concerns that something like this may happen." Wells and his partner had taken Jenkins into custody a decade ago for robbery. By the time the case worked it's way through court, Jenkins had been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Under the Good Time law, he was released...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Man to be charged with first-degree murder in connection with rape, death of 93-year-old

    07/25/2013 5:52:23 PM PDT · by angcat · 4 replies
    A teenager will now face first-degree murder charges in connection with the rape and death of a 93-year-old South Omaha woman.
  • Observations at the Douglas County GOP Pancake Breakfast (Omaha) with Palin & "No Amnesty" signs

    07/04/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    self | 7/4/2013 | Kolath
    I had a fun morning at the GOP Douglas County July 4th pancake breakfast. In some instances, I had my Sarah Palin Picture (2' by 3'), in other instances I had my "NO AMNESTY" sign. Reflections: Palin is still popular with the rank-and-file. The GOPe wannabe crowd didn't even want to look. Many good comments, smiles and thumbs up. When I had the "NO AMNESTY" sign it was the same. To be more specific, certain groups were far more receptive such as the Janssen for Governor volunteers, rank-and-file members, and the young crowd. Many, many smiles and thumbs up. The...
  • This gives me HOPE that NOT ALL politicians are SCUM!

    06/11/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies
    City of Omaha WebSite ^ | 11 June 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Mayor Jean Stothert is dedicated to making Omaha city government more efficient and customer service oriented. Her priorities include improving public safety and reducing crime, enacting policies that help attract new businesses and create jobs in Omaha, and restoring the public’s confidence in city government. Mayor Stothert is also committed to smarter budgeting by eliminating waste and finding efficiencies, as well as keeping taxes low for Omaha families and businesses. Demonstrating her commitment to fiscal discipline and leading by example, Mayor Stothert has cut the mayor’s personnel budget and her own salary by 10 percent. A graduate of Seattle Pacific...
  • WN60 (June 6, 1944)(Photos taken this week)

    06/06/2013 8:31:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies ^ | 6-6-2013 | Laughing_Wolf
    I'm camping at Colleville-sur-Mer, which should be a familiar name to those of you who are familiar with D-Day. Not only do I have a quick walk to the beach, but that walk happens to take me straight into the area of some of the hardest fighting that day. The eastern-most thrust on Omaha walked into a meat grinder, and one part of that grinder was a German position known to them as WN60. WN60 is on a high bluff to the east of where the eastern push by the Big Red One attemped to move up the draw towards...
  • Looky here(Agenda 21 ALERT), IBM report: Omaha's westward growth cause for concern

    06/04/2013 8:12:45 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 40 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | June 4, 2013 | By Erin Golden
    Omaha should cut down on suburban sprawl, restructure incentives for inner-city development and do a better job sharing data between government departments, according to a new report from IBM business consultants. The city was one of 33 communities that received a grant last year for a study. A team of five consultants visited Omaha in October to assess the city's planning and development efforts and offer their recommendations. Monday, the city released the consultants' final report.
  • Stothert beats Suttle to become Omaha's first female mayor (Defeats "Bloomberg Clone")

    05/14/2013 10:27:47 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies ^ | 05/14/2013 | Robynn Tysver
    Jean Stothert made it look easy. The Republican City Councilwoman made history tonight as the first woman ever elected Omaha mayor. "Oh, what a ride this has been," Stothert told supporters Tuesday night. She thanked Suttle and said he'd pledged his help during the transition. "Campaigns are very competitive and ours was no exception," she said. "And yet I've always thought of him as an incredibly hard worker." Stothert entered the race as the frontrunner and never ceded her woman-to-beat status. She held a commanding vote lead even in early returns released from the Douglas County Election Commissioner.
  • ACTION ITEM! Video about the revival of a inner city parish by using actual Catholicism

    04/12/2013 7:48:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 12, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I want about 15 minutes of your time.If you are a bishop or a priest or a seminarian, please give your special attention.Below is an excerpt from a documentary to be shown soon on EWTN (30 April 6:30 EDT) about the vision that has revived an inner city church and parish in Omaha.St. Peter’s in Omaha. HEREThe documentary is called Where Heaven Meets Earth.These priests have their heads screwed on in the right direction and I give them high marks.You will note along the way that, as part of their backstory, they inspired by what Fr. Philips did at...
  • Vanity: Obamacare "Neutron Bombs" Omaha Insurance Company (Mutual of Omaha)

    04/12/2013 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Kolath | 4/12/13 | Kolath
    Mutual of Omaha, know by the business world for its MedSup, life insurance, disability coverage, banking and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" series took a major hit last Monday when it's Blair, NE facility downsized. Estimates from employees indicate a 25%-30% downsize. The effects were noticeable the following day by the empty parking stalls. Mutual's Blair facility handles the company's incoming mail, medical claim forms, archival storage and backup bank processing. Obamacare appears to be the main culprit as the health care law is effecting Mutual's business operations and customer base. Work flow had noticeably decreased since the start of...
  • Jim Suttle has tougher road in mayoral race (Bloomburg RAT in trouble...Omaha, NE)

    04/07/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies ^ | 4/7/13 | Paul Goodsell and Matt Wynn
    There's no question that Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle had a rough primary election last week. But despite his weak showing, Suttle still has a chance to catch up to front-runner Jean Stothert. A World-Herald analysis of the primary numbers as well as results from the 2009 mayoral elections and the 2011 recall vote suggest that Suttle still has a path to retaining the Mayor's Office. But the same analysis shows that Suttle's margin for error is slim. And it's also possible that differences between 2009 and 2013 will allow Stothert to hold off any late Suttle charge to the finish...
  • Councilman Apologizes Over T-shirt Photo

    03/19/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 19 replies
    WOWT 6 News ^ | 3-19-2013
    A photo involving an Omaha City Council member is creating a lot of controversy. In the photo, Chris Jerram holds a photo depicting his fellow council member, Jean Stothert, on a stripper pole. Jerram apologized and said he made a mistake. “It's disgusting, and it's demeaning, and it's not only demeaning to me, but to all women," said Stothert on Monday. "You know, to be depicted of the way I was on that t-shirt should not happen." The shirt reads "Jean, quit stripping us of our tax dollars" -- and it has a woman and stripper pole next to it....
  • Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare

    01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell
    Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the public’s attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendy’s and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that “Obamacare” mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie,...
  • To Sidestep Obamacare, Wendy’s Reduces Hours for Hundreds in Nebraska

    01/09/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:35 PM | Michael Mullins
    Employees at various Wendy’s restaurant locations in Nebraska will work fewer hours this year, reportedly due to costs associated with Obamacare. Under the new healthcare law, businesses with 50 or more “full-time” employees must offer health benefits to their staffers working between 32 and 38 hours. Non-managerial workers at Omaha-area Wendy’s will see their hours cut to 28 hours a week, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT. … The number of employees in Omaha who will be affected by the decision is in question. The Huffington Post reported approximately 300 staffers, while WOWT reported 100 workers. There are 11 Wendy’s...
  • Omaha could be deciding vote in presidential election(BS ALERT)!

    11/01/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | November 1, 2012 | By Joseph Morton
    Television ads aside, Omahans might be feeling a little neglected these days as the presidential campaigns bear down with a laser focus on the remaining handful of swing states. Just across the river, Iowans have been awash in campaign rallies with the candidates themselves and top-level surrogates such as former President Bill Clinton. Ohio, seen as ground zero, has gotten special attention. Even Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., flew to the Buckeye State to stump for Republican Mitt Romney last month.
  • VIDEO UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: Dog Shot By Omaha Police Officer

    10/30/2012 9:10:46 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WOWT (Channel 6 News) ^ | October 29, 2012 | Mike McKnight
    An Omaha police officer shot and killed a dog on a public sidewalk. The officer’s report claims the shooting was justified; however, the owners call the incident an execution of a friendly, family pet. Mike McKnight obtained surveillance video of the incident for a Fact Finders exclusive. On October 7th, after midnight, police blocked a street in the area of 35th and Vinton to look for an armed suspect. They say Chris Schulte, who lives in the area, ignored orders to stop and walked the family dog toward the search area. He was arrested and his dog, Teela, shot. Chris...
  • Nebraska Freepers: Join us for an Omaha GOP Victory Rally!!!! (Nov 2nd)

    10/29/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kolath
    You are cordially invited to a Omaha Victory Rally for US Senate Candidate Deb Fischer and special guests Gov. Dave Heinemen, Rep. Lee Terry and Sen. Mike Johanns Friday, November 2nd 4:30pm to 5:30pm TAC Air (Eppley Airfield) 3737 Orville Plaza Omaha, NE 68110 Cheer on Candidate Fischer and show your support by signing up to volunteer (Get Out The Vote). RSVP: Sarah Wellman 402-658-1794
  • ‘Obamaha’? In Case of a 269-269 Electoral Split

    02/29/2012 6:19:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/29/2012 | Jake Tapper
    Nebraska may be a reliably red state, but the Obama campaign has had staff on the ground in Omaha since October, and the campaign has an office opening there planned for March 15, campaign sources say. Why? Because Nebraska is one of two states (the other is Maine) that awards electoral votes according to congressional district. And in case of any 269-269 electoral college tie, the campaign is taking no chances. Scoff if you like — but the campaign did this in 2008, and won Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district. The Obama campaign jokingly referred to the strategy – and the...
  • Buffett to buy The World-Herald

    11/30/2011 1:01:53 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | November 30, 2011 | JEFF BUNDY
    Warren Buffett said he is buying The Omaha World-Herald Co. in a $200 million transaction because well-run newspapers have a future and because Omaha is a “vibrant” community. He said his hometown paper has been true to its role as a primary source of information for the community. “I wouldn’t do this if I thought this was doomed to some sort of extinction,” said Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, whose surprise appearance at a meeting of the company’s employee-shareholders at the Holland Performing Arts Center drew a standing ovation. The World-Herald is the last major employee-owned newspaper...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Wins Preliminary Injunction V. Omaha Ban On Alien Handgun(NE)

    11/23/2011 5:04:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --( A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, NE of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez. The order was granted by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon while the court considers whether the registration ban for legal immigrants is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. “We’re delighted with the judge’s order,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “Mr. Pliego has been a legal permanent resident since 2008,...
  • Controversial book likely at OPS

    10/25/2011 9:55:39 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | October 25, 2011 | By Jonathon Braden
    Omaha Public Schools employees likely will get a controversial book about cultural proficiency during the second semester of this school year. Reading the book won't be mandatory, but district officials hope employees do read it. "You really can't mandate anything," said Carolyn Grice of OPS's student and community services department. "It will be an expectation." The school board spent more than $130,000 in federal stimulus money to purchase 8,000 copies of the book, "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change." OPS officials have said the book is one aspect of the district's three-year plan "to...
  • Gun owners push to reject registration changes(NE)

    10/20/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Lindsey Peterson
    Omaha, NE – Some gun owners are saying “no” to proposed changes to Omaha’s gun registration rules, and the city of Omaha says “yes” to a new health care program. The city’s proposal to revise Omaha’s gun registration rules had gun owners from inside and outside city limits showing up in city hall—all hoping to convince the city council to shoot down what some say is “redundant” to current state and federal law. Omaha currently requires every handgun purchased within the city to be registered for a fee. “It duplicates the investigating that the state does with their purchase permit,”...
  • Suttle to Iowa: Build I-680 higher

    10/12/2011 7:27:21 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | October 12, 2011 | By Andrew J. Nelson
    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants Iowa to consider raising the elevation of Interstate 680 just east of Omaha to avoid the type of flood damage that struck the roadway this year. He also asked the Iowa Transportation Commission to consider doing the same for parts of flood-affected Interstate 29. The mayor addressed a commission meeting Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs. Suttle said western Iowa relies on Eppley Airfield in Omaha, just as Omaha relies on the Interstate system in Iowa.
  • Green Ideology Trumps Flood Control

    08/27/2011 2:57:21 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2011 | Joe Herring
    As late as April of 2011, the Water Management Chief for the Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, expressed an opinion in an e-mail to a concerned citizen that the mountain snow melt this year would "be nothing to write home about." This internal e-mail, among many others recently released through a Freedom of Information Act request by Gannett's Washington Bureau, exposes that assertion as a gross misstatement of known facts. The e-mails reveal that a cadre of hydrologists, engineers, and National Weather Service (NWS) officials had repeatedly warned the chief, Ms. Jody Farhat, beginning in January about the danger posed...
  • Pastors: Homosexuality not a sin (100 ordained Christian ministers have signed the proclamation)

    07/20/2011 8:22:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 07/20/2011 | Russ Jones
    A group of Omaha pastors has issued a proclamation that states homosexuality is not a sin. More than 100 ordained Christian ministers have signed the proclamation, including leaders from Lutheran, Episcopalian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. David Bydalek is executive director of Family First, the family policy council for the state of Nebraska. He deems this effort troubling for many Nebraskans and contends the ministers involved are from liberal denominations that do not respect the orthodox biblical teaching on homosexuality.
  • OPS buys 8,000 diversity manuals

    07/12/2011 5:11:20 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 31 replies ^ | July 10, 2011 | Joe Dejka
    The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive. The book by Virginia education consultants could raise some eyebrows with its viewpoints. The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that “channel wealth and power to white people,” that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should “take action for social justice.” The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and “ableism,” defined by the authors as discrimination or...
  • OPS buys 8,000 diversity manuals [Omaha Public Schools]

    07/11/2011 8:09:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 07/10/11 | Joe Dejka
    The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive. The book by Virginia education consultants could raise some eyebrows with its viewpoints. The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that “channel wealth and power to white people,” that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should “take action for social justice.” The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and “ableism,” defined by the authors as discrimination or...
  • OPPD Dispels Nuclear Meltdown Rumors In Ft. Calhoun (Omaha, Nebraska)

    06/18/2011 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    KETV ^ | 6/18/11
    OPPD Dispels Nuclear Meltdown Rumors In Ft. CalhounOfficials: Fukushima Event Will Not Happen In Ft. Calhoun UPDATED: 10:37 am CDT June 18, 2011 OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman toured the flooded Missouri River this week and saw the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, seemingly inundated by water. The same image that the governor saw reached the Internet and had led to a wave of rumors. But Omaha Public Power District officials said the images don't tell the whole story. They said the flood water pumped into a giant donut around the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant was put there...
  • OPS (Omaha Public Schools) didn't report abuse allegations

    05/19/2011 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 19 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 18th, 2011 | Jonathon Braden and Jason Kuiper
    OPS didn't report abuse allegations By Jonathon Braden and Jason Kuiper WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITERS In December 2008, a 13-year-old girl reported that her teacher at an Omaha middle school touched her sexually and asked her for sex in exchange for a better grade. She rejected her teacher’s advances, told her mom and reported the incident to school officials. But Omaha Public Schools officials did not report the allegations to authorities, despite a state statute that requires notification of suspected abuse. Instead, OPS did its own investigation, and, ultimately, allowed teacher Shad M. Knutson to return to the classroom at Nathan...
  • YWCA Drops Affiliation, Changes Name

    04/04/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT · by throwback · 32 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Unknown
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha’s YWCA is dropping a letter from its name along with its affiliation with the national YWCA. The board of directors for the local YWCA said they have determined the organization would be more effective as an independent agency. With the transition, the organization is also changing its name to the Women’s Center for Advancement. "To better reflect our local mission of helping women and their families build lives of strength, growth and self-sufficiency, we have adopted a new, vibrant and more inclusive identity,” WCA board chairwoman Sandy Parker said. The WCA will remain at 222 South...
  • Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

    03/24/2011 6:54:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 23, 2011 | By Maggie O'Brien
    Mayor Jim Suttle went to Washington Tuesday flush with ideas for how federal officials could help cities like Omaha pay for multibillion-dollar sewer projects. Among the items on his brainstorming list: a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy. Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 percent to the per-roll price, pushing it over a buck
  • Recall: It's about Unions

    01/20/2011 11:19:07 AM PST · by NEMDF · 2 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | January 20, 2011 | Paul Goodsell
    WORLD-HERALD EXCLUSIVE The effort to recall Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle isn't just about removing him from office, several of the recall's key financial backers say. What those big donors really want from Tuesday's election, they say, is to overturn the power and influence of the city's public employee unions. “It's about the unionism in the public sector and their ridiculous strength,” said retired restaurant owner Mike Simmonds, the recall effort's top financial supporter. Simmonds' anti-union sentiment reflects a nationwide trend, described recently by the New York Times as “a rising irritation with public employee unions.” With the weak economy hammering...
  • (County Atty) Kleine Asks For Investigation Into 'Forward Omaha' (Omaha Mayoral Recall)

    01/13/2011 5:07:33 PM PST · by Hat-Trick · 2 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. -- KETV NewsWatch 7 has learned that Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine will ask the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate Forward Omaha -- the group opposing the recall of Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle. Kleine tells KETV NewsWatch 7 he wants investigators to look into the allegations of voter fraud, connected with Wednesday's effort to bus homeless people to vote and then paying them to train as election workers. Kleine said it's important that people in Omaha believe in the election process. Suttle's office called the Forward Omaha effort unfortunate and a mistake. Stay with KETV NewsWatch 7 for...
  • Breaking: Principal shot in head, shooter killed himself- Omaha, NE

    01/05/2011 1:05:22 PM PST · by rintense · 74 replies
    1/5/11 | me
    Just received text from my BFF in Omaha that the principal of Millard South High School has been shot in the back of the head. The shooter apparently killed himself. All Millard schools were on lockdown. Her sons are in the Millard district. Haven't seen this posted or on any national news.
  • Shooting At Millard South High School(Omaha, NE)

    01/05/2011 11:45:36 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 5 replies ^ | 1/5/2011 | WOWT Omaha
    At least one person was shot at Millard South High School Wednesday afternoon. The suspect left the scene and is being sought. Police located the vehicle they were looking for in the area. It had been abandoned. Click here to find out more! Police were called to the school at 149th and Q streets around 12:50 p.m. Police dispatch indicates the victim is an adult male who was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition.
  • Hidden letter fulfills Offutt wish

    12/07/2010 10:35:05 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 2 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | December 7, 2010 | By Matthew Hansen
    Brooke Lewis bounded up the old house's front steps, extended her right arm and received the wish that she wished 20 years ago. “Hi!” she said, shaking the hand of Anne Lisherness, one of the current occupants of Brooke's old home on General's Row at Offutt Air Force Base. “Hi, welcome to your house!” Lisherness said. “Come on in.”
  • Bishop shuts down Nebraska religious group (Catholic Caucus)

    10/15/2010 2:19:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | October 15, 2010
    TEXT OF STATEMENT SHUTTING DOWN 'LAMBS' October 15, 2010Today, for grave reasons, I suppressed the Hermit Association of the Intercessors of the Lamb. The reasons for this suppression are noted in a separate news release, principally, the refusal of the lay civil board of the Intercessors of the Lamb, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, to acknowledge my authority in making much-needed reforms in the community. The way of life of some fifty vowed members was in peril due to actions of a handful of civil directors. The vows of the former members have ceased (c. 1194), and they are to set...
  • Catholic Caucus: Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2010 10:06:21 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | By James Tillman
    Wednesday July 28, 2010 Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood By James TillmanOMAHA, Nebraska, July 28, 2010 ( -- Archbishop George Joseph Lucas of Omaha has released a statement asking "Catholics and all women and men of good will ... to oppose the opening" of a new Planned Parenthood facility in Omaha both by prayer and by petitioning their elected officials.  It would be the first Omaha Planned Parenthood to provide abortion.Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) has announced plans to open an abortuary at 3105 N. 93rd Street in Omaha, the archbishop explained, which...