January 3, 1968: Public Safety Director L.K. Smith said it is “nonsense” to suggest that police officers' “moon-lighting commitments and personal habits” are as important as service to the community. His comments came as the Omaha Police Union threatened to go to court to try to block Chief Richard R. Andersen's departmental changes. Policemen had objected mainly because they said the changes would alter their outside employment and family life.

1942: The Omaha School Board began discussions on the possibility of granting pay increases to its 1,175 teachers and nearly 300 other employees, to help offset rising living costs, but it promptly rain into a deadlock on the question of finances. The question was brought to focus when the board's finance committee recommended “prompt action one way or the other” on a request of two AFL unions for pay raises for 200 custodial and engineering employees.

1995: The Bellevue School District was seeking $5.2 million in federal money to build additions on two overcrowded elementary schools in the Capehart military housing area. Construction would start in spring 1996 if the district received the money. It was time for the federal government to help pay for classrooms for children of Offutt Air Force Base personnel, said John Deegan, an assistant superintendent for government relations and business services. The last time the district received federal money for construction of classrooms was a grant in 1967, Deegan said.

2006: The Omaha School Board took a step to avoid what one administrator called “an accident — or catastrophe — waiting to happen.” The board selected ASD Stanley J. How Architects Inc. to make plans to renovate the district's transportation facility near 72nd and Manderson Streets. Jerry Bartee, an assistant superintendent with the district, told the board that the facility is dangerous as it is currently being used. The facility, built in 1973 as a car dealership, houses the district's 207 small school buses and 38 large vans.

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