US men’s wheelchair basketball national team practices in Omaha

June 17th, 2013

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Paralympics National Wheelchair Basketball team won the bronze medal in the 2012 Paralympics. They are looking to get the gold in the 2014 World Championships and that starts training in Omaha.

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College World Series attracts fans, families

June 14th, 2013

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Game one of the College World Series hasn’t been played yet, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the fun at TD Ameritrade Park.

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Director Collins talks ‘Oz’

June 13th, 2013

By Bill Grennan

Omaha, NE — The Omaha Community Playhouse continues its run of the classic The Wizard of Oz through June 30th.

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Indiana earns Big Ten’s first CWS birth since 1984

June 13th, 2013

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The Hoosiers of Indiana University are making their first ever trip to Omaha for the College World Series this year. It marks the first Big Ten team to make the trek to Omaha since Michigan did in 1984.

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Medical tourism risky business

June 11th, 2013

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Medical tourism may be on the rise, but experts warn of the pitfalls.

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Mayor Jean Stothert sets high standards

June 11th, 2013

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Jean Stothert was sworn in as Omaha’s first female mayor June 10.

 
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Stothert, who defeated Jim Suttle, was joined by family, friends and supporters to celebrate the beginning of her four-year term.

“Thank you all for believing in me,” Stothert said. “I am grateful and I will work every day to earn your continued trust and your confidence.”

Stothert expressed optimism about Omaha’s future and stressed a “for the people, by the people” agenda. She vowed to stick to her principles by being transparent, listening to the people she represents, respecting differences in opinions and having high standards.

“The people of Omaha have a spirit of progress and we will rely on each other and we will work together to make positive changes,” she said.  “This attitude will endure and our city will improve because of it.”

She was met with a round of applause when she acknowledged sentiments on her historical achievement.

“I am honored beyond words to serve as the first woman mayor of Omaha and I am determined to serve in a way that can provide any individual regardless of their race, gender, their color or their creed the confidence to pursue their goals,” Stothert said.

Governor Dave Heineman emphasized how important Omaha and the metro area are to the state and encouraged Stothert to make a difference for the citizens of Omaha.

“We need and we expect the Omaha metropolitan area to be a leader for economic growth,” he said. “You have in the past, and I am confident that you will do even better in the future.”

Gov. Heineman said he wants to strengthen and enhance the partnership between Omaha and Nebraska in the areas of job growth, crime reduction and education.

“We want to work with you to find common ground and common sense solutions that are mutually beneficial to both of us,” Heineman said.

New councilmembers Richard Pahls and Aimee Melton were sworn into Omaha’s City Council along with five others. Pete Festersen was elected as president and Ben Gray was elected as vice president of the council.
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