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. Todd Storz Credit for the format is widely given to Todd Storz, who was the director of radio station KOWH (KCRO)-AM in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in 1951. At that time typical AM radio programming consisted largely of "block programming" — pre-scheduled, sponsored programs of a wide variety, including radio dramas and variety shows. Local popular music hits, if they made it on the air at all, had to be worked in between these segments. Storz noted the great response certain songs got from the record-buying public and compared it to the way certain selections on jukeboxes were played over and over. He expanded his domain of radio stations, purchasing WTIX-AM (WIST (AM)) in New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana), Louisiana, gradually converted his stations to an all-hits format, and pioneered the practice of surveying record stores to determine which singles were popular each week. Storz found that the more people heard a given song 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 format, and dubbed the result "Top 40". Shortly thereafter WHB debuted the first '''top 40 countdown''', a reverse-order playing of the station's ranking of hit singles for that week. Within a few years, Top 40 stations appeared all over the country to great success, spurred by the burgeoning popularity of rock and roll music, especially that of Elvis Presley. A 1950's employee at WHB, Ruth Meyer, went on to have tremendous success in the early to mid-60's as program director of New York's premiere top 40 station at that time, WMCA. thumb 240px Standing Bear (Image:Chief Standing Bear.jpg) Chief Standing Bear was among those who had most vehemently protested the tribe's removal. When his eldest son, Bear Shield, lay on his deathbed, Standing Bear promised to have him buried on the tribe's ancestral lands. In order to carry out his promise, Standing Bear left the reservation in Oklahoma and traveled back toward the Ponca homelands. He was arrested for doing so without US government permission and ordered confined at Fort Omaha. Many people took up his cause, and two prominent attorneys offered their services ''pro bono''. Standing Bear filed a ''habeas corpus'' suit challenging his arrest. In ''Standing Bear v. Crook'' (1879), held in Omaha, Nebraska, the US District Court established for the first time that native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" of the United States, and that they have certain rights as a result. This was an important civil rights case. '''Michael Lee Ivins''' (born March 17, 1963 in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska) is the bassist (Bass guitar) and one of the founding members of The Flaming Lips. 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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. He earned All-Big 12 honors in both , highlighted by a 12–7 record and 3.64 earned run average (ERA) during his junior campaign, establishing a single-season school mark with 162 strikeouts. Fossum also won the C. E. "Pat" Olsen Outstanding Pitcher Award in 1999 and was a second team All-American in 1998. '''Dillons''' is a grocery supermarket chain based in Hutchinson, Kansas, and is a division of The Kroger Company (Kroger). Other


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. St. Cecilia Grade School at 3869 Webster St. in Midtown Omaha and St. Stephen the Martyr School at 168th and Q street in western Omaha earned national distinction when they received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School (Blue Ribbon Schools Program) award. Omaha is also home to Brownell-Talbot School, the only preschool through grade 12, independent college preparatory school in the state of Nebraska. There are eleven List


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recipe. Cain stepped down from his position as CEO and President in 2002 and Gartlan became CEO. In 2009 Gartlan bought out Cain. http: janicegablebashman.com wp-content uploads GODFATHERS-PIZZA.pdf According to the company's official website, as of June 14, 2011, the chain has 622 locations in 39 U.S. states. Career Hart began her full-time

television career at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1976, she went to KTVY (now KFOR-TV) in Oklahoma City, where she co-hosted a show with Danny Williams called ''Dannysday''. She also was a sales representative for a school yearbook company. Determined to leave journalism behind, she moved to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood (Westwood, Los Angeles) in 1979 with $10,000 in the bank. 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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for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The train, which featured extensive use of stainless steel, was originally named ''Zephyr'' and meant as a promotional tool to advertise passenger rail service in the United States. The train's construction included innovations such as shotwelding to join the stainless steel and articulation to reduce the train's weight. The trainset entered regular revenue service November 11 1934 between Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) and Lincoln, Nebraska. It was operated on this route until its retirement in 1960 when it was donated to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)) where it remains on public display. The train is generally regarded as the first successful streamliner on American railroads. ('''more... (Pioneer Zephyr)''') ; Priit_Pärn (1946-0000) : '''Priit Pärn''' (born in 1946) is an Estonian animated film director and graphic artist whose films have enjoyed success among critics as well as the public at various film festivals. He is, by many, consi ; Daniel_Quinn (1935-0000) : '''Daniel Quinn''' (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a United States writer. Quinn received an extensive education at three different universities: Saint Louis University, University of ; Theo_de_Raadt (1968-0000) : '''Theo de Raadt''' (born 1968 in South Africa) is a software engineer presently living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects - United States Nebraska Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) align center OMA align center KOMA Eppley Airfield - thumb McKeen car ''Roslyn'' of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Image:Motor Car Roslyn.jpg). The '''McKeen Motor Car Company''' of Omaha, Nebraska was a builder of internal combustion-engined (internal combustion engine) railroad motor cars (railcars), constructing 152 between 1905–1917. 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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Pacific Railroad Omaha Shops Facility UP's Omaha Shops in Omaha, Nebraska. The UP had asked him to develop a way of running small passenger trains more economically, and McKeen produced a design that was ahead of its time. Unfortunately, internal combustion engine technology was not, and the McKeen cars never found a truly reliable powerplant. Career Known as the "Kansas City Flash", Masten Gregory was born in Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri), Missouri


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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


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, the third child and second son of William Robert (Billy) Tagge and Lois Jurczyk Tagge. DATE OF BIRTH April 12, 1950 PLACE OF BIRTH Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska, United States DATE OF DEATH Television work In 2007, Huppert received an Emmy Award news article for "Portrait of Compassion,"

Omaha, Nebraska

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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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