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BODY SLAMS: WWE’s Dolph Ziggler

Our friends at Backstage Entertainment have hooked us up with an audio Q&A with WWE's Dolph Ziggler. You know, if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing. And if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing, then you'll probably be interested to know that this week's edition of "WWE Raw" is being held at the Qwest Center. Click here for...

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Radio personality to broadcast live at the Holland

As far as entertainment events go, this one certainly qualifies as interesting. Radio personality Michael Feldman will broadcast his radio show “Whad’Ya Know?” live at the Holland Center Saturday, Aug. 13. The broadcast starts at 10 a.m. According to a press release, during each show Feldman interviews local guests, chats with audience members and plays a round of his “Whad’Ya Know?”...

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NEWS: Update on the Keystone XL pipeline

Story taken with permission from Nebraska.StatePaper.Com Also see: Our April 21 cover story via Prairie Fire: Water Amnesia: Risking our most valuable natural resource for an oil pipeline could prove costly The Legislature gave second-round approval Monday to a bill that mostly gives lip service to the notion that the state would hold builders of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline responsible...

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The Legacy Ends

Omaha's oldest social service agency closed earlier this year with a whimper, not a bang. The Wesley House Community Center, a United Methodist Church mission since 1872, has ended 139 years of service, confirmed Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, interim executive director and head of United Methodist Ministries in Omaha. The agency's two-acre, twin-building campus at 2001 North 35th St. will be sold,...

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<p>Curriculum at Underwood Hills focuses on 21st century-learning — technology and communication skills — and each student has access to their own laptop.  </p>

Still in Focus

The rumors were starting to pile up like the early January snow surrounding Underwood Hills Focus School. Faced with looming state budget cuts, the innovative elementary school near 90th Street and Western Avenue was in danger of closing. Last December the Elkhorn school district was the first to pull out of the collaborative venture with the Westside and Omaha school districts. Twenty percent of...

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FILM: “Of Gods and Men” held over at Film Streams

We just got word that due to popular demand, Film Streams is holding over Of Gods and Men for an extra week, through May 26. (It was reported in the print edition of The Reader that the film would be closing May 19.) This, of course, means two things: One, Of Gods and Men must be really, really good; and two, you have that much more of a reason to go read Michael J. Krainak's review, which you...

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MUSIC: Jazz on the Green lineup announced

Beloved Omaha summer staple Jazz on the Green will once again make its home at Midtown Crossing for 2011, running six consecutive Thursdays from July 7-Aug. 11. Here's the lineup: Thursday, July 7: Tiempo Libre (Cuban-inspired, dance-inducing jazz) Thursday, July 14: Incendio (Latin guitar, world fusion) Thursday, July 21: Omaha Big Band (Classic Big Band, toe-tapping swing) Thursday, July 28:...

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<p>Seniors Treasure Anderson and Daniel Mayorga-Alvarez are two of 45 members of St. Peter Claver’s 2011 graduating class.  </p>

The Graduates

Four years ago Daniel Mayorga-Alvarez and Treasure Anderson took the challenge of enrolling in a new high school with strict disciplinary codes, high academic standards and the requirement of working a paid internship. The teens signed on to the inaugural, all-freshman class at St. Peter Claver Cristo Rey High School. The Cristo Rey Network affords youths from low-income families a quality...

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