Omaha, Nebraska

What is Omaha, Nebraska known for?


black music

Festival celebrates local music along with the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. In 1955 Omaha's Union Stockyards (Union Stockyards (Omaha)) overtook Chicago's stockyards as the United States' meat packing center. This legacy is reflected in the cuisine of Omaha, with renowned steakhouses such as Gorat's and the recently closed Mister C's, as well as the retail chain Omaha Steaks. Henry Doorly Zoo left thumb Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (File:Desert Dome Omaha Zoo.jpg) The Henry Doorly Zoo is widely considered one of the premier zoos in the world. "Desert Dome: Dean of the Dome", NET: Nebraska's NPR and PBS stations. Retrieved 5 2 08. (2003) "36 hours in Omaha", ''New York Times.'' 10 24 03. Retrieved 6 7 07. "Best of America: Best Zoo; If you like things big, this is the place!"''Reader's Digest.'' Retrieved 5 8 08. The zoo is home to the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; "Best of America: Best Zoo", ''Reader's Digest.'' Retrieved 5 8 08. the world's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, "Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo". VisitNebraska.org. Retrieved 5 2 08. and the largest geodesic dome in the world (13 stories tall). "Henry Doorly Zoo Desert Dome", Kiewit Corporation. Retrieved 5 8 08. "Attractions in Omaha", ''The New York Times.'' Retrieved 5 8 08. The Zoo is Nebraska’s number one paid attendance attraction and has welcomed more than 25 million visitors over the past 40 years. "Conservation Education at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo", Environmental Trust. Retrieved 5 8 08. Old Market The Old Market (Old Market (Omaha, Nebraska)) is a major historic district in Downtown Omaha listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Today, its warehouses and other buildings house shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. (2004) "Tax incentive program projects in Douglas County," Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 1 17 08. Downtown is also the location of the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District, which has several art galleries and restaurants as well. The Omaha Botanical Gardens features 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.


painting singing

, Nebraska. They were married in May 1904 and had two daughters, Ethel and Ruth. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies including oil painting, singing, reading, traveling and participating in several different fraternal organizations and civic clubs. She died in Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio), Ohio, and is buried in Omaha. Azure Ray started in Athens, Georgia, but relocated to Omaha, Nebraska and joined the music scene there. Taylor and Fink are also in another Saddle Creek band called


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childhood illness to excel in youth sports, particularly basketball and baseball. After briefly playing under contract to both the basketball Harlem Globetrotters team and the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Gibson decided to only continue playing baseball professionally. Once becoming a full-time starting pitcher in July 1961 Gibson began experiencing an increasing level of success, earning his first All-Star appearance in 1962. Gibson won two of three games he pitched in the 1964 World Series, then won 20 games in season for the first time in 1965. Gibson also pitched three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series. Early life Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the final of Pack and Victoria Gibson's seven children (five boys and two girls). Gibson and Wheeler 1994 (#Gib94): 11, 14 Halberstam 1994 (#Hal94): 98 Gibson's father died of tuberculosis three months prior to his birth, and Gibson himself was named Pack Robert Gibson in his father's honor. Gibson and Wheeler 1994 (#Gib94): 11 While he revered his father's legacy, Gibson disliked the name Pack, and later changed his first name to Robert. 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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birth_place Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. (United States) death_date Early life and career Anton, eldest son of Antoinette and Arthur Anton, was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a younger brother, Brian and two sisters, Toni and Megan. Anton graduated from Omaha Burke High School in 1980. DATE OF BIRTH August 28, 1962 PLACE OF BIRTH Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH Amateur Minor Leaguer Phelps was born August 6, 1954 in Seattle, Washington (Washington (U.S. state)). After attending Seattle's Ingraham High School he played a year at Washington State University before he headed south to Mesa Community College looking for an opportunity to play at Arizona State University, the school of his dreams. He gained national acclaim in his only season at MCC and was named a Junior College All American. At Mesa, he was drafted twice in the first round (January and June drafts) by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively. He had previously been drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the eighth round out of high school. All this earned Phelps a chance from Coach Jim Brock to play at ASU, where he was named to the College World Series All Star team in 1976, when the Sun Devils lost a heart breaker to the University of Arizona after having defeated the Wildcats seven times previously that season. The left-hitting first baseman was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round of the 1976 baseball amateur draft (1976 Major League Baseball Draft). Phelps became a feared minor league hitter, clubbing a combined 43 HR from 1980-81 for Kansas City's Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) affiliate in the American Association (American Association (20th century)). Nonetheless, the Royals traded him to the Montreal Expos in the 1981-82 offseason for pitcher Grant Jackson (Grant Jackson (baseball)). Phelps proceeded to demolish the American Association in 1982, hitting .333 with 46 home runs and 141 RBI for Montreal's Wichita (Wichita, Kansas) affiliate. However, the Expos still saw fit to give him only eight major league at-bats that year. That gave him a grand total of 32 in his career. There was no room on a very talented Montreal roster for Phelps to break in. Instead, Phelps' hometown club, Seattle, purchased him from the Expos during the 1982-83 offseason. *'''Montana:''' Billings (Billings, Montana) (Billings Logan International Airport) (maintenance only) *'''Nebraska:''' Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) (Eppley Airfield) *'''New York (New York (state)):''' Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) (Buffalo Niagara International Airport) *On November 4, 2009 at 07:50 local time, a Beechcraft Model 99 (registered N330AV) suffered a bird strike when approaching Show Low Regional Airport following a cargo flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. A Western Grebe impacted and penetrated the left pilot side of the flight deck windscreen, striking and injuring the single pilot. The impact left an 11 inch by 8 inch hole in the windscreen. The pilot was able to continue the approach and land without further incident. "NTSB Report WPR10IA045 - 11 04 2009." National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved on June 12, 2011. ''Plane lands near Show Low after bird strike''." The Arizona Republic. Retrieved on June 12, 2011. *On January 6, 2010 at 07:41 local time, a Beechcraft Model 99 (registered N206AV) was damaged in a hard landing at Kearney Regional Airport following a cargo flight from Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska). The aircraft had behaved unexpectedly because of icing (Atmospheric icing) that had built up on the wings.


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, Florida , where he was a star quarterback. He played for the University of Miami (Miami Hurricanes football) in the early 1980s, graduating in 1982. He served as backup quarterback to future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, although an injury to Kelly early in the 1982 season (1982 Miami Hurricanes football team) put Richt in the starting role for most of the season. *2005 - Acquired First Health Group Corporation *2007 - Acquired group health business from


development history

;ref "Henry Doorly Zoo Desert Dome", Kiewit Corporation. Retrieved 5 8 08. Along with significant mining and off-shore operations, the company also contracts small grading (dirt moving) projects for residential or commercial development. History The building succeeds two capitols of the Nebraska Territory in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), both built in the 1850s, before Nebraska was admitted to the Union


game skills

role in the 1994 film ''Blue Chips''. Walters is biracial; his father is white (White (people)) and his mother is Japanese (Japanese people). DATE OF BIRTH March 12, 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH


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Omaha, Nebraska

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

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'''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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