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  • Cruise ship fail: Most US residents tested in Omaha after quarantine have China virus

    02/21/2020 11:31:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | February 21, 2020 | Omaha World-Herald, CNN, Associated Press
    Most of the Americans monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the Omaha World-Herald reports. UMNC said in a statement Thursday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified the Nebraska Public Health Lab results showing that 11 of the 13 patients have the novel coronavirus. The other two evacuees who were taken to the Omaha hospital tested negative, the statement said.
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation to Acquire TD Ameritrade (and move Hq from San Fransicko to Texas)

    11/25/2019 9:23:00 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 59 replies
    Schwab Newsroom ^ | November 25, 2019 3:00 am PST | Scribe for CEO Walt Bettinger
    SAN FRANCISCO & OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (“TD Ameritrade”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Schwab to acquire TD Ameritrade in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $26 billion. Under the agreement, TD Ameritrade stockholders will receive 1.0837 Schwab shares for each TD Ameritrade share, which represents a 17% premium over the 30-day volume weighted average price exchange ratio as of November 20, 2019. Schwab President and CEO Walt Bettinger said, “We have long respected TD Ameritrade since our early days pioneering the discount brokerage industry, and...
  • 'It’s the best country in the world': D-Day veteran reflects on July 4

    07/04/2019 5:38:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 07/03/2019 | Lauren Zakalik
    There are heroes among us — American heroes who’ve fought to keep the freedom we cherish so dearly. Heroes like George Spears. And in his 97 years (almost 98), Spears has seen more and done more for this country than most of us could imagine. “I landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, within the first hour,” Spears said. The Fort Worth native was just 22 years old, a U.S. Army staff sergeant serving in Europe, when he found out he’d be a part of the forces that would land on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, better...
  • Ask Amy: My daughter lives with me and owns a gun. Can I kick her out?

    06/18/2019 12:43:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 271 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 6-13-2019 | Amy Dickinson
    Dear Amy: This week, I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working, responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it’s not a normal gun, either — it is a 40-caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow-point bullets to go with it. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess! She says it is for emergencies. There have only been two home invasions in our neighborhood in the last 11 years. I’ve given her three choices: She can either give her weapon to me, sell it or move out in three weeks. I love my daughter...
  • Crumbling roads and spotty internet trouble small U.S. businesses

    06/01/2019 6:08:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | May 30, 2019 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Every hour that one of The Advance Group’s trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get into Manhattan daily and contending with the New York metro area’s deteriorating infrastructure, the price of lost time runs up quickly. “Getting to and from a job site is not really billable to a client,” says Anthony Parziale, president of The Advance Group, based in the suburb of Farmingdale.
  • Grandma gives birth at 61 so her gay son and his husband can have a baby

    04/01/2019 12:50:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 116 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | April 1, 2019 | Kristine Tarbert
    It would be no surprise that as a birth photographer, you’d be used to being a part of highly emotional moments in people’s lives. But the birth of little Uma Louise Dougherty-Eledge left one seasoned photographer an absolute mess — and the incredible images and the story behind them have since gone viral around the globe. “Being a part of this incredible journey has been one of the most magical experiences,” photographer Ariel Panowicz told Yahoo. Uma Louise was born Monday morning at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to proud dads Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty, who are married....
  • Joe Biden calls VP Pence 'a decent guy' then backtracks after leftists rage

    03/01/2019 7:41:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2019 | Rick Moran
    Former vice president Joe Biden was in Omaha at the Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Omaha yesterday when he said a kind word about our devout Christian Vice President Mike Pence. Daily Caller: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday described current Vice President Mike Pence as “a decent guy,” but then quickly backtracked following criticism from actress Cynthia Nixon. Biden made the comment while speaking at an event in Omaha, Nebraska. The remark provoked a quick backlash online from left-wingers. Nixon addressed Biden in a tweet, writing “you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader ‘a decent guy.’ Please consider...
  • Joe Biden apologizing for praising Mike Pence shows 2020 will be far worse than 2016

    03/01/2019 11:24:54 AM PST · by McQ444 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2019-02-01 21:00 | Becket Adams
    If you thought the 2016 U.S. presidential election was ugly, you haven’t seen anything yet. If an interaction this week between former Vice President Joe Biden and actress Cynthia Nixon serves as an indicator, the upcoming 2020 election is going to be far nastier, personal, and vicious. Biden, who’s reportedly mulling yet another White House bid, spoke Thursday at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska Omaha. During his address, Biden touched on the international community’s reaction to Pence’s speech this year at the Munich Security Conference.
  • Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

    02/22/2019 8:14:13 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | John Gage
    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“ The comments were in response to a bill put before the Nebraska legislature that would...
  • Catholic school to investigate taunting of Native Americans

    01/19/2019 5:27:56 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan. 19, 2019 | Dennis Romero and Natalie Valdés
    A Catholic archdiocese outside Cincinnati is investigating the actions of some of its high school students during the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Friday. Some students wearing Make America Great Again hats and clothing surrounded and taunted a Native American troupe as it performed the "American Indian Movement" song about strength and courage. It's not clear which of those young people surrounding the Native Americans are students of Covington Catholic High School in Covington, Kentucky. But the Diocese of Covington criticized any students who participated in the action, which broke out as a group from the school was in Washington...
  • Congresswoman Blasts ‘Religious Bigotry’ Against Knights of Columbus, Catholic Nominees

    01/11/2019 6:38:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/19 | Ed Condon/CNA
    Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench. The debate has turned into a war of words between members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation “We cannot and will not tolerate prejudicial treatment of those with whom we disagree, any more than we would tolerate such treatment of those with whom we agree,” Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote in a Jan. 8 op-ed for The Hill. Gabbard accused senators screening judicial candidates of “religious bigotry” and warned against legislators “weaponizing” questions of personal faith. At least two judicial candidates in...
  • American possibly exposed to Ebola to be monitored at Nebraska hospital

    12/29/2018 2:39:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    nbc ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 / 1:54 PM PST | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The unidentified man, who was providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has shown no symptoms of Ebola... “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” Doctors will work with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the man and secure the area so no members of the public or other patients are exposed. The man is not officially a patient [?] at Nebraska Medicine, but will be monitored there for two weeks, hospital officials said.
  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    greatamericanpolitics.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...
  • (Vanity) Omaha precious metal buyers beware. New ordinance puts sellers info on 3rd party database

    06/16/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by ak267 · 19 replies
    Coinhuskers ^ | 6-16-2018 | ak267
    Omaha City Council approves a new "second hand dealer" ordinance. If you sell precious metals to "2nd hand dealers" (pawn, coin shop, recylers or any other type of business): ---14 day hold time. ---Digital photograph of items bought. ---Signature, photograph’s and fingerprints of sellers. ---ID’s will be collected as well. ---Sellers are entered into a third party Leads Online program that puts all liability on business owners. -------------------------------------------------------- This just begs potential problems. ---One good hack and criminals will discover who's dealing/owning precious metals (PM). ---The city could use this as a backdoor way to institute a municipal tax on...
  • Normandy Visit: Saluting The Greatest Generation

    05/28/2018 8:08:48 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 28, 2018 | JOHN C. WOHLSTETTER
    The week of May 8 to 15 closed a chapter in my life whose first pages were written in France before I made my 1947 debut, in New York City. My father’s first cousin, William Friedman, authored those pages by deed. Bill enlisted in the Army in 1938 and made the first of his three first-day World War II landings Nov. 8, 1942, in Oran, Algeria, with the First Division, (snip) Italy (snip) the invasion of Normandy. Like most veterans Bill rarely spoke of his war days. He opened up to me a few times, once showing me letters he...
  • Record drug bust finds enough fentanyl to kill 26M people

    05/25/2018 6:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 98 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | Friday, May 25, 2018 | AP
    <p>The Nebraska State Patrol says the nearly 120 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl that troopers seized last month turned out to be all fentanyl, a deadly opioid that federal officials blame for thousands of deaths nationwide.</p> <p>The patrol says the stash was a record fentanyl seizure in Nebraska and estimates the drugs may have been worth up to $20 million on the street. The Drug Enforcement Administration says just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. The fentanyl seized was enough to kill 26 million people, according to DEA estimates.</p>
  • Omaha bank ends business relationship with NRA

    (The Hill) First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday that it would end its business relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after feedback from customers. In a post on its official Twitter account Thursday, the bank announced it would no longer renews its contract with the NRA. Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” the bank wrote. “As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
  • First National Bank of Omaha bails on NRA-branded Visa card after customer outcry

    02/22/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by Skywise · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/22/2018 | Thomas Franck
    The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," a spokesperson for the bank told CNBC. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." The website advertising the card disappeared on Wednesday, less than one day after ThinkProgress reported the bank's support of the pro-gun lobby. The bank was one of many companies used by...
  • Officers involved in mentally ill man's death ‘will no longer be employed by the city

    07/20/2017 4:09:57 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 13 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 7/20/2017 | Roseanne Moring
    wo Omaha police officers who were involved in the June death of an unarmed, mentally ill man will stop working at the city on Friday. The police labor contract bars the city from releasing disciplinary information in most cases, so Assistant City Attorney Bernard in den Bosch didn’t say whether the officers had been fired. But he said Thursday: “As of tomorrow morning two officers will no longer be employed by the City of Omaha.” He said the two officers are Scotty Payne, a five-year veteran of the force, and Ryan McClarty, a two-year veteran.
  • He kept hiring strippers — and sending them to the porch of a neighbor with toddlers

    05/13/2017 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | May 12 2017 | GREG HADLEY
    <p>An Omaha, Nebraska, man allegedly harassed his neighbors more than 70 times over the course of three and a half years with a very unique — and disturbing — method.</p> <p>Douglas Goldsberry, 45, hired strippers on many occasions, he told police, per KETV. But he didn’t tell them to come to his home. Instead, he sent them to his neighbors’ porch, where they would bare their breasts and sometimes even fully undress, prosecutors claim, according to the Omaha World-Herald. All the while, he would watch from his own home, allegedly.</p>