December 28, 1966: The University of Omaha Board of Regents announced a special meeting for the morning of the 28th. University officials would not divulge the reason and Regents President Robert M. Spire could not be reached. There was speculation the meeting might concern the resignation of President leland Traywick and the appointment of Dean Kirk Naylor as acting president, both effective in the week to follow. The payment of more than $33,000 to Dr. Traywick for his “voluntary” resignation 13 months before his contract expired had been challenged in District Court.
1945: The veterans' hospital site controversy appeared to be moving toward settlement. Directors of the Omaha Field Club, at a meeting in Mayor Charles Leeman's office, voted to reduce their claim for damages to whatever amount had been collected by the Real Estate Board in its drive to raise a civic fund. That amount was reported as $33,800. The Field Club board had been asking for $58,000 in damages.
1995: City officials unveiled a recyclables truck and showed how materials would be sorted, at the curb, into seven individual compartments on the recyclables truck. The new trucks were part of a new recycling program for the city. The program uses green bins rather than blue bags and involves separate collection of recyclables and garbage. “It's going to be a great effort for our city, one which I know the citizens will come to appreciate and participate in,” Mayor Hal Daub said at a press conference. “Yes, it's going to be a change,” Daub said, “but I believe a change for the better.”
2002: Omaha police would analyze employees' handwriting and use other techniques to try to figure out who wrote a racial slur on a sign inside a police precinct. The department announced that the investigation was finished without figuring out who scrawled the slur on a sign in the kitchen at the northeast precinct. Police Chief Don Carey, his deputy chiefs and Mayor Mike Fahey agreed that the situation needed to be re-examined, said Sgt. Dan Cisar, a police spokesman. “They decided this was an issue that deserved a second look,” he said.