December 15, 1970: The Board of Regents agreed to reshuffle its budget requests to make funds available to begin expansion of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's role in the urban community. The regents were told it would take at least $338,000 to get the programs reommended by a citizens' commission off the ground. The board decided to “borrow” from funds requested for other programs in its 1971-73 budget proposal in order to launch the UNO projects without increasing the total amount it was seeking from the 1971 Legislature.
1936: Cooperation in a campaign to bring about payments of delinquent taxes in Douglas County and future enforcement of the law requiring payment was pledged by the Omaha Council of Parent-Teachers Associations. The resolution, adopted unanimously, was presented by Mrs. C.K. Ross and Mrs. George Neuhaus. They asserted that PTA members were “deeply in sympathy with another group of citizens in believing that the place to start in solving school finances is with collection of delinquent taxes.”
1985: A Nebraska conservation official said the State Legislature “can't ignore” the final passage of the superfund toxic cleanup bill by the House of Representatives. “Final House passage of a renewed national Superfund shows that 11 states, including Nebraska, should join the toxic cleanup effort,” said Katherine Hare, director of the Nebraska Water Conservation Council. The Senate passed a similar bill. Hare said key provisions passed in both versions include a mandatory schedule that will begin cleaning up 600 Superfund sites and mandatory standards for cleanup.
2000: Motorists who travel the streets of Gretna would have to hit the brakes more often now that the Gretna City Council had approved the installation of 51 new stop signs. City officials conducted an inventory of stop, yield and no-parking signs within the city limits. What they found were about 85 intersections within the city limits, 34 of which had no form of traffic control. Most traffic control was done via yield signs. But as traffic volumes increased in and around Gretna, the city needed to upgrade traffic control, City Engineer Steve Perry said.