September 15, 1946: Residents of the Hanscom Park area were aiming their sights at the meeting of the City Council — and keeping their powder dry. A restraining order issued by Judge James T. English apparently had satisfied, for the time being, most of the seven-member indignation committee whose chairman, Walter V. Young, petitioned for the order. The order temporarily restrained Park Commissioner Roy N. Towl from dumping “dirt, debris or any other material” in the partly-drained lagoon or anywhere in Hanscom Park.
1962: The commander of the Nebraska Safety Patrol disclosed he would ask the 1963 Legislature for funds to hire 80 additional troopers, all for assignment to traffic patrol. Col. C.J. Sanders cited such factors as an increase in the highway death rate, the need for increased patrol coverage of the Interstate highway and an average jump of one million miles a day in traffic on Nebraska highways in June and July this year over the same months the previous year.
1988: The Omaha Planning Board recommended approval of a request to allow 24-square-foot advertisements on one side of Omaha area bus shelters. Metro Area Transit officials said the larger size was necessary to attract national advertising dollars that would offset the cost of 180 new bus shelters MAT wants to place throughout the city. Current city zoning regulations allow 15-square-foot signs. City Councilman Steve Tomasek wanted to limit the size of shelter ads to eight square feet. Lou Andersen, assistant to the City Council, told the planning board Tomasek was concerned about the safety of people waiting inside the shelters.
1996: Bryan Memorial Hospital announced plans for two medical office buildings in Lincoln's most rapidly growing neighborhoods. The hospital announced plans to build a 70,000-square-foot medical office complex at 40th Street and Pine Lake Road in south Lincoln. The project was estimated to cost $10 million and to be completed by early 1998. A smaller office building, occupying 14,000 square feet, was planned for possible completion by late spring 1997 at 24th and Superior Streets in north Lincoln. That project would cost $2 million.