January 2, 1947: Neil Olson, warden of the Nebraska State Penitentiary, was suspended for two months by the State Board of Control. He was relieved of his duties, effective immediately. He would be without access to the penitentiary premises or the records of the institution, and would not be permitted to live at the warden's residence. Action was taken as State Auditor C. Johnson asserted his office had found indications of a “racket” in processing and selling prison-made goods outside the walls.

1963: James B. Moore would be chairman of Creighton University's New Goals Program. The appointment of the vice-president of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company to head the $4 million campaign was announced by the Very Rev. H.W. Linn, S.J., Creighton president. The New Goals Program was part of the university's $24 million construction and academic expansion program.

1987: Ronald Steele was properly committed to the Lincoln Regional Center after he armed himself with a sawed-off shotgun and went to a Fremont elementary school, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled. The high court rejected an appeal from Steele, 49, who was committed to the regional center in 1985. Steele pleaded not responsible by reason of insanity to charges of possessing a short shotgun and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges stemmed from an April 2, 1985, incident in which Steele, armed with the shotgun, went to his son's elementary school in Fremont.

2003: Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey wanted the city to cut $7 million to $9 million from its 2003 operating budget to make up for slumping sales-tax collections. Fahey said that the cuts, which amount to 3 percent to 4 percent of the city's $227.3 million general-fund budget, would not mean layoffs among civilian workers, who took a voluntary wage freeze this year. He said he also hopes the cuts would leave fire and police employees untouched as part of his commitment to public safety.

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