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2010-11-01 21:19:20

Ignoring topography, efficiency, expense and even their own surveyors’ recommendations, regional railroad officials in the mid-19th century diverted a new rail line around New Philadelphia, Ill., “the first town in the United States planned, platted and legally registered by an African American,” a University of Illinois researcher reports.

2008-07-13 06:00:23

By Jason Kuiper, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 13--COUNCIL BLUFFS -- No one can say the first year on the job was uneventful for Martha Bruckner.

2007-12-21 06:00:31

By Nichole Aksamit, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 21--Many Omaha-area restaurants and their employees take a break on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.