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2008-07-30 03:00:43

By Rick Ruggles, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 30--The word "melanoma" may enter Americans' vocabulary more frequently over the next three months. Republican presidential candidate John McCain has survived three bouts of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that included four lesions. McCain had a patch of skin removed Monday from his right cheek. A biopsy showed no evidence of skin cancer, doctors said Tuesday. The Arizona senator, who suffered severe sun damage from...

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. Send your events and story ideas to me at connect@owh.com or Omaha World-Herald, 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102. Event to plant seeds of awareness in kids Eco-minded families: A workshop Saturday,...

2006-12-09 06:00:24

By Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 9--From the notebook: --Penguins can't fly, but the urban legend about them has again taken flight. The story this week was that a child took home to Des Moines a small penguin from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. In the family car, the boy had talked about having a "new friend." The parents thought nothing of it because he often spoke of imaginary friends. When they arrived home, the parents were shocked to discover a small penguin in a...

2006-12-02 06:00:21

By Stu Pospisil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 2--In their own way on opposite sides of town, Phillip Bates of Omaha North and Kyle Wheeler of Millard South were put in charge of their teams. Bates operated a Viking offense that grew through the season to post nine wins, the most for the Ames Avenue school since 1961. Wheeler directed a Patriots defense that was key to an 11-1 record, the best ever for the Q Street school. During the season, each was a team captain. After the season,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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