Omaha, Nebraska

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on the radio or from the jukebox, the more likely they were to buy a copy; a conclusion not obvious in the industry at the time. In 1952 he purchased what was then WLAF-AM in Lafayette Indiana and constructed WAZY-AM FM which is still the longest running Top 40 FM in existence to this day. In 1954, Storz purchased WHB-AM, a high-powered station in Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri), Missouri which could be heard throughout the Midwest and Great Plains, converted it to an all-hits


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launched a series of raids on January 2, 1920 with follow up operations over the next few days. Smaller raids extended over the next 6 weeks. At least 3000 were arrested, and many others were held for various lengths of time. The entire enterprise replicated the November action on a larger scale, including arrests and seizures without search warrants, as well as detention in overcrowded and unsanitary holding facilities. Hoover later admitted "clear cases of brutality." Murray, 227-9 The raids covered more than 30 cities and towns in 23 states, but those west of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio were "publicity gestures" designed to make the effort appear nationwide in scope. States (cities where available): California (Los Angeles, San Francisco), Colorado (Denver), Connecticut (Ansonia (Ansonia, Connecticut), Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Connecticut), Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut), Meriden (Meriden, Connecticut), New Haven (New Haven, Connecticut), New London (New London, Connecticut), South Manchester (Manchester, Connecticut), Waterbury (Waterbury, Connecticut)), Florida, Illinois (Chicago, Rockford (Rockford, Illinois), East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Illinois)), Indiana, Iowa (Des Moines (Des Moines, Iowa)), Kansas (Kansas City (Kansas City, Kansas)), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (Boston, Chelsea (Chelsea, Massachusetts), Brockton (Brockton, Massachusetts), Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts), Norwood (Norwood, Massachusetts), Worcester (Worcester, Massachusetts), Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts), Chicopee Falls (Chicopee, Massachusetts), Holyoke (Holyoke, Massachusetts), Gardner (Gardner, Massachusetts), Fitchburg (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), Lowell (Lowell, Massachusetts), Lawrence (Lawrence, Massachusetts), Haverhill (Haverhill, Massachusetts)), Michigan (Detroit), Minnesota (St. Paul (Saint Paul, Minnesota)), Nebraska (Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska)), New Hampshire (Claremont (Claremont, New Hampshire), Derry (Derry, New Hampshire), Lincoln (Lincoln, New Hampshire), Manchester (Manchester, New Hampshire), Nashua (Nashua, New Hampshire), Portsmouth (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)), New Jersey (Camden (Camden, New Jersey)), New York (Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) and "nearby towns", New York City), Ohio (Cleveland, Toledo (Toledo, Ohio), Youngstown (Youngstown, Ohio)), Oregon (Portland (Portland, Oregon)), Pennsylvania (Chester (Chester, Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh), Washington (Spokane (Spokane, Washington)), Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Racine (Racine, Wisconsin)). Others were arrested in West Virginia by agents working from Pittsburgh. Post, 91-2, 96, 104-5, 108, 110, 115-6, 120-1, 124, 126, 131 Because the raids targeted entire organizations, agents arrested everyone found in organization meeting halls, not only arresting non-radical organization members but also visitors who did not belong to a target organization, and sometimes American citizens not eligible for arrest and deportation. Post, 96-147, ''passim'' On June 1, 1977, it was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS for a new television special. It was agreed that CBS would videotape concerts during the summer of 1977. It was filmed during Presley's final tour in the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, on June 19, 1977, and Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 21, 1977. On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died (Death of Elvis Presley#Final year and death) in his Graceland mansion. On October 3, 1977, CBS showed a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley (Elvis in Concert). The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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, Murphy grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was 15 he began selling political cartoons to the local newspapers, including the ''Omaha Examiner''. He briefly attended Creighton University in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), but he left home in 1910, spending the next eight years drawing political cartoons for the ''Inland Herald'' (Spokane, Washington), the ''Oregon Journal'' (Portland, Oregon) and the ''San Francisco Call & Post (San Francisco Call)''. Born in Chicago, Murphy grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was 15 he began selling political cartoons to the local newspapers, including the ''Omaha Examiner''. He briefly attended Creighton University in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), but he left home in 1910, spending the next eight years drawing political cartoons for the ''Inland Herald'' (Spokane, Washington), the ''Oregon Journal'' (Portland, Oregon) and the ''San Francisco Call & Post (San Francisco Call)''. Early life Klein was born and raised in Hinsdale, Illinois. His mother, Terese (née Bergen), is a kindergarten teacher, and his father, Fred Klein, is an engineer. Chris Klein Biography (1979-) http: articles.chicagotribune.com 2001-08-01 news 0108010063_1_sister-adopted-grandmother Klein was the second of three children. His older sister Debbie was born in 1978, and his younger brother was born in 1982. As a child, Klein had his first on stage experience by singing “This Little Light of Mine” in a community theater at the Sheraton Convention Center in Chicago. He lived in the town for thirteen years before his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. At Millard West High School, Klein acted in his high school's performance of ''West Side Story (West Side Story (musical))'', played cornerback and linebacker for the football team, and swam for Tracy Stauffer on the Millard West Swim Team. In his senior year, Klein was offered his first professional acting job by director Alexander Payne, who was scouting Omaha, his hometown, as a potential filming location for the film ''Election (Election (1999 film))''. He attended Texas Christian University (TCU) (Texas Christian University ) in Fort Worth, Texas. Early Life and military career Albert C. Wedemeyer was born on July 9, 1897, in Omaha, Nebraska and was a graduate of Creighton Prep High School. In 1919, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (West Point, New York). As a U.S. officer, he was appointed to the German war college Kriegsakademie (Prussian Military Academy) in Berlin, 1936-38. Wedemeyer was included in 1938 German maneuvers, which gave him unique insight into German tactical operations. When he returned to Washington, in 1938, Wedemeyer analyzed Germany's grand strategy and dissected German thinking. Wedemeyer thus became the U.S. military's foremost authority on German tactical operations, whose "most ardent student" was George C. Marshall. Mark Perry, ''Partners in Command.'' Penguin Books, 2007, Kindle loc. 4738-45 Wedemeyer was greatly influenced, and his career aided, by his father-in-law, Lieutenant General Stanley Dunbar Embick, who was at that time Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the War Plans Division. At the outbreak of World War II, Wedemeyer ranked as lieutenant colonel (Lieutenant colonel (United States)) and was assigned as a Staff Officer to the war-plans division of the United States War Department. Notably, in 1941 he was the chief author of the Victory Program, which advocated the defeat of Germany's armies in Europe as the prime war objective for the U.S. This plan was adopted and expanded as the war progressed. Additionally, Wedemeyer helped to plan the Normandy Invasion. The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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Grant , Gary Hutchens, Pat Abendroth, Nate Seitelbach, and Paul Falkowski (Paul Falkowski (broadcaster)). KCRO 660 also airs local gospel shows run by Max Swain, Elder Hunter, and Janice Loud. The general manager of KCRO is Greg Vogt. '''KKAR''' 1290 AM is an Omaha, Nebraska area Talk (Talk radio) Station that airs national talk shows such as Dr. Laura (Laura Schlessinger), Bill O'Reilly (Bill O'Reilly (commentator)), Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Tammy Bruce


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of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 ''. '''Robb Nansel''' is an Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) musician and co-founder of Saddle Creek Records (originally Lumberjack Records). He is also credited as a member of Commander Venus and Bright Eyes (Bright Eyes (band)). thumb right Jamie Pressnall (Image:Jamie Pressnall.JPG) '''Jamie Lynn Pressnall''' (born March, 1976, as Jamie Williams) is a musician from Omaha, Nebraska and is a member of the band

of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 ''. "Opened and Spent" is an early version of the Bright Eyes song "Act of Contrition". "Flying J" is a live, full band version of "J-Bone" from ''Here's to Special Treatment''. *September 19 - The Union Association drops the Wilmington Quicksteps and Pittsburgh Stogies (Chicago Browns Pittsburgh Stogies) and replaces them with the Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers (UA)) and a team from Omaha


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Dynamite '' were filmed there. In the early nineties, Miller's work began to be translated into English and published in the United States through the New York-based cultural journal Lacanian Ink under the editorship of Josefina Ayerza. More recently other groups have taken root in America, notably in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1992 Miller set up the World Association of Psychoanalysis, WAP, in order to advance Lacan's teachings. Today it has over a thousand members in Europe, America


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of Historic Places , including the Bank of Florence, Holy Family Church (Holy Family Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska)), the Christian Specht Building and the Joslyn Castle. There are also three properties designated as National Historic Landmarks. Gerber, K. and Spencer, J.C. (2003) ''Building for the Ages: Omaha's Architectural Landmarks.'' Omaha, NE: Landmarks, Inc. p. 4. Locally designated landmarks (Omaha Landmarks), including residential, commercial

, religious, educational, agricultural and socially significant locations across the city, honor Omaha's cultural legacy and important history. The City of Omaha (Government of Omaha) Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission is the government body that works with the mayor of Omaha and the Omaha City Council to protect historic places. Important history organizations in the community include the Douglas County Historical Society. Mead & Hunt, Inc. (2006) '' http


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in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016. Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.;

in Omaha, Nebraska Sports have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently plays host to three minor-league professional sports teams. It is perhaps more known as the home of the College World Series, to which it has played host since 1950. The Kings, an NBA franchise, called Omaha and Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) home from 1972 to 1978.

include history, sports, outdoors and cultural experiences. Its principal tourist attractions are the Henry Doorly Zoo and the College World Series. The Old Market (Old Market (Omaha, Nebraska)) in Downtown Omaha is another major attraction and is important to the city's retail economy. The city has been a tourist destination for many years. Famous early visitors included British author Rudyard Kipling and General George Crook. In 1883


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Dakota , on June 21, 1977. On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died (Death of Elvis Presley#Final year and death) in his Graceland mansion. On October 3, 1977, CBS showed a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley (Elvis in Concert). It was released nearly two months after the death of Elvis. Wrigley is now the only professional ballpark with an ivy

Omaha, Nebraska

area_magnitude 1 E8 established_title Founded established_title2 Incorporated (Municipal corporation) established_date 1854 established_date2 1857

unit_pref Imperial area_footnotes area_magnitude area_total_km2 338.20 area_land_km2 329.16 area_water_km2 9.04 area_total_sq_mi 130.58 area_land_sq_mi 127.09 area_water_sq_mi 3.49

population_as_of 2010 (2010 United States Census) population_est 434353 pop_est_as_of 2013 population_footnotes population_total 408958 population_rank US: 42nd (List of United States cities by population) population_density_km2 1242.4 population_density_sq_mi 3217.9 population_urban 725,008 (US: 58th (List of United States urban areas)) population_metro 895,151 (US: 60th (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) population_Combined_Statistical_Area 931,666 (US: 57th (List of Combined Statistical Areas)) timezone CST (Central Time Zone (North America)) utc_offset -6 timezone_DST CDT (Central Time Zone (North America)) utc_offset_DST -5 coordinates_display display inline,title latd 41 latm 15 latNS N longd 96 longm 0 longEW W elevation_m 332 elevation_ft 1090 postal_code_type ZIP codes postal_code 68022, 68101–68164 area_code 402 (Area code 402), 531 (Area code 531) blank_name FIPS code (Federal Information Processing Standard) blank_info 31-37000 blank1_name GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) feature ID blank1_info 0835483 website www.cityofomaha.org footnotes

'''Omaha''' It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city (List of United States cities by population). According to the 2013 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 434,353. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013 with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties (County (United States)). The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,666, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. List of Combined Statistical Areas There are nearly 1.3 million residents within a 50-mile (80-km) radius of the city's center (Downtown Omaha), forming the Greater Omaha area.

Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854 when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West." It introduced this new West to the world when in 1898 it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub (Transportation in Omaha). Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing (Wholesale) sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads (Railroads in Omaha) and breweries (Brewery). In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants, gained international prominence.

Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: packaged-food giant ConAgra Foods; the U.S.'s largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Boettcher, Ross. "Mutual returns to Fortune 500". ''Omaha World-Herald''. April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Kroll, L. "Special report: The World's Billionaires", ''Forbes'' magazine. March 5, 2008. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Green Plains Renewable Energy and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for Leo A Daly, HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's largest 10 architecture engineering firms, are based in Omaha. The Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, also is based in Omaha, with its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930 before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth (Enron), which was moved permanently to Houston in 1987 by the notorious Kenneth Lay.

The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, ''Forbes'' identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016.

Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio. A character in a Rudyard Kipling essay claimed "dice were invented in Omaha, and the man who invented 'em, he made a colossal fortune." From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel - Rudyard Kipling - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.

A historic preservation movement in Omaha has led to a number of historic structures and districts being designated Omaha Landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the push toward preservation came after Omaha gained the notorious designation of having, in 1989, demolished the largest-ever National Register historic district in the United States, a record that still stands as of 2013. The Jobbers Canyon Historic District, along the Missouri River, was felled for a new headquarters campus for ConAgra Foods, a company which threatened to relocate if Omaha did not allow them to raze the city's historic district. The Jobber's Canyon warehouses had before then been allowed to deteriorate and were the scene of several fires set by the homeless population that had come to live in the abandoned buildings. At the time, there were no plans in place for revitalizing the buildings. Gratz, R.B. (1996) ''Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. V. National Trust for Historic Preservation and Zagars, J. (1997) ''Preservation Yellow Pages: The Complete Information Source for Homeowners, Communities, and Professionals.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. 80.

Since its founding, ethnic groups in the city (Ethnic groups in Omaha, Nebraska) have clustered in enclaves (Ethnic enclave) in north (North Omaha, Nebraska), south (South Omaha, Nebraska) and downtown Omaha. In its early days, the sometimes lawless nature of a new frontier city (History of Omaha, Nebraska) included crime (Crime in Omaha), such as illicit gambling (Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska) and riots (List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska).

Today, the diverse culture of Omaha (Culture of Omaha, Nebraska) includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including the historically significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound".

Sports (Sports in Omaha, Nebraska) have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently plays host to three minor-league professional sports teams. It is perhaps more known as the home of the College World Series, to which it has played host since 1950. The Kings, an NBA franchise, called Omaha and Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) home from 1972 to 1978. The Kansas City-Omaha Kings (Sacramento Kings) split their time between the two cities, playing at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium and the Omaha Civic Auditorium, before decamping solely to Kansas City until 1985, when the team moved to its current home of Sacramento (Sacramento, California).

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