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2009-01-05 17:10:00

RAPID CITY, S.D., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) today announced the selection of Robert A. Myers for the position of senior vice president of human resources effective immediately. Myers has been serving as the company's interim human resources executive since June 2008. David R. Emery, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Black Hills Corp., said that Myers brings a tremendous breadth of senior management experience and human resources...

2008-10-29 06:00:17

Yahoo has announced plans to open a new data center and a customer care center in Nebraska. The company is expected to invest approximately $100m in the facility, which will create 100 new jobs. The project will involve the construction of a 150,000 square-foot data center in Omaha. The move allows Yahoo to apply for various business incentives and tax breaks under the state's Nebraska Advantage Tier 4 business incentives package. Google is also constructing a $600m data center in...

2008-10-13 21:00:02

A 13-year-old Michigan boy was abandoned Monday in Omaha under Nebraska's safe-haven law, said state health and human service officials. The boy's mother left him at Creighton University Medical Center, said Todd Landry, director of the Division of Children and Family Services. "We have made a formal report of the abandonment to the Michigan Department of Human Services," Landry said, noting a 14-year-old girl from Iowa who was left last week in Omaha has been returned to her family....

2008-10-10 18:00:34

By JEAN ORTIZ OMAHA, Neb. - An Iowa teenager who was abandoned at an Omaha hospital under Nebraska's safe-haven law is back home, in part because the grandparents who dropped her off soon changed their minds, a county official said. The 14-year-old girl from across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was left at Creighton University Medical Center on Tuesday. She was the 17th child left under a state law that took effect in July but was the first from out of state. Her...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A 14-year-old Iowa girl was abandoned Tuesday in Nebraska under its safe haven law, but the person who left her could face prosecution in the girl's home state, Nebraska health officials said. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said the girl is from Council Bluffs, Iowa, just across the Missouri River from Omaha. She was left at Creighton University Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, and her case was reported to Iowa authorities. The girl is the...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

By Anonymous A 19-year-old Omaha, Neb., woman remained hospitalized in fair condition Monday following a one-vehicle accident Sunday on Interstate 29 in Holt County. Roxanne R. Williams was driving northbound in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox at 6:40 p.m. when her vehicle left the roadway and overturned, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center, where she remained Monday, for injuries that the patrol described as serious. The patrol,...

2008-09-29 14:41:14

OMAHA, Neb. and DENVER, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Health Initiatives announced today a $6 million gift to Mercy Housing for its affordable homes for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Catholic Health Initiatives, the second-largest Catholic health system in the country, is also one of the largest health care providers in Nebraska with four hospitals and other related facilities across the state. "Part of...

2008-09-19 09:00:32

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It was announced today that All Our Kids, Inc. and Winners Circle Educational Foundation have legally changed the agency name to The Partnership for Our Kids, a name inspired by the vision of both organizations. With a desire to help more disadvantaged youth in Omaha Public Schools to stay in school and graduate, All Our Kids and Winners Circle joined forces in 2005 and officially merged agencies in September 2007. "We hope to send a message to...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Chelsea Keeney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 7--Put the sailboats and fishing poles away -- Cunningham Lake is not ready yet. The lake is being kept about 10 feet below full pool so that construction can be completed on a sediment weir -- a low dam -- in the Pawnee Wetlands, said Randy Winter, aquatic habitat program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Winter said he had hoped that boaters could get out on the water for a few days this fall, but he isn't betting on...

2008-07-26 18:00:20

By Qianna Bradley, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 26--More than 600 men will meet at the Qwest Center Omaha and Hilton Hotel next weekend for the Lutheran Men in Mission conference. The three-day event begins Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. and ends Sunday, August 3, at 11:30 a.m. Coming of Age is the theme of the gathering, which celebrates the ministry's 20th anniversary and the fact that it is becoming self-supporting. The group, based in Chicago, is the men's organization of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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