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Latest Douglas County, Nebraska Stories

2008-06-24 02:30:28

By Veronica Stickney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 23--I update this column each weekday with what's happening in your neighborhood, school or family. So please let me know about events important to you and your family or friends, and check back often to see what's going on.

2008-06-21 09:00:37

By Khristopher J. Brooks, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 21--David Garcia, Kendre Barnes and Tai Hoang are high school students who've decided that the best place to spend part of their summer vacation is in a classroom.

2008-06-19 15:00:31

By Qianna Bradley, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 19--For some students, the words summer and school don't go together. But students at Madonna School, which serves children with special needs, could hardly wait.

2008-05-25 06:00:00

By Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. May 25--EWING, Neb. -- For nearly a century, the sandy soil around Goose Lake concealed a secret: Freed black slaves once had struggled to settle the harsh plains.

2008-02-24 06:00:24

By Jeffrey Robb, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Feb. 24--When school is in session for the Conrad kids, the living room of their northwest Omaha home is often their classroom. Lessons last as long as needed to complete the day's tasks.

2008-02-15 09:00:47

By Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Feb. 15--Two witnesses had battled their fears in agreeing to testify against a gang member accused of gunning down Kenny Miller outside a north Omaha convenience store in November 2006. Their resolve apparently didn't last.

2008-01-23 06:00:39

By Christine Laue, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jan. 23--The Watanabe mansion, one of Omaha's largest and most notable homes, is for sale.

2007-10-21 06:00:21

By Rick Ruggles, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Oct. 21--Browsers and buyers packed the Storz mansion estate sale Saturday in Omaha. For sale were beds, trinkets and tables. Engravings, linens and a hand-carved Buddha.

2007-09-24 06:00:19

By Lynn Safranek, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Sep. 24--Two Omaha men will go on trial Tuesday as suspects in one of the largest marijuana-trafficking conspiracies ever investigated in Omaha. The trial in U.S.

2007-08-31 15:04:12

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 31--LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court said today it would not enact sentencing guidelines designed to ease prison crowding and keep the state from having to build a new prison.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.