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Tomato Prices Soar

Posted: 9:54 am CST November 25, 2004

By Amy L. Csipkes
Student Web Editor

OMAHA, Neb. --Tomatoes, once inexpensive, now fetch higher prices at the local grocery store.

Tomato prices have been impacted by California floods, Florida hurricanes and Mexican bugs, and these events have led to higher prices. [full story].


Veterans Day 2004 Was Patriotic Mix of Past And Present

Updated: 7:54 am CST November 13, 2004

OMAHA, Neb. -- Veterans were honored in the annual ceremony at Memorial Park in mid-town Omaha.

Mike Slezak reported that more than 200 dignitaries and others attended the gathering. [full story]


Voter Interest Was High For Issues, Candidates

Updated: 8:28 pm CDT November 2, 2004

OMAHA, Neb. -- Douglas County voters faced long lines at polling places, and some spent more than an hour waiting to cast ballots.

Some voters arrived more than one hour before the polls opened at 8 a.m. [full story]


West Omaha Outdoor Mall Dazzles Shoppers

Updated: 11:29 pm CDT October 5, 2004

OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha's westward neighborhood expansion has spawned new business development.

The Omaha News reporter Samuel Bellanti says the Village Pointe shopping center, at 168th and West Dodge Rd., offers shoppers a new experience. [full story]


Bluffs Considers Pit Bull Ban

Updated: 5:08 pm CDT September 26, 2004

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. -- They are a dog breed that originated in the United Kingdom and are now banned there: Pit Bulls.

Heather Alexander reports that a proposed ordinance to ban pit bulls may be coming just across the Missouri River. [full story]

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Election 2004 News Blog Tells Voter Stories

OMAHA, Neb. -- University of Nebraska at Omaha students in the School of Communication covered Election 2004.

The American Democracy Project at UNO continues with reporting from around the metro. [full story]