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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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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