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December 20, 2002 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
Alexander Payne is to Omaha, Neb., what M. Night Shyamalan is to Philadelphia: a director who likes to keep his movies close to home. Like Shyamalan, Payne has set all three of his movies in his hometown, motivated by familiarity and a desire to show life outside the sound stages of New York and Los Angeles. "I'm not a big fan of the Anytown U.S.A. feel," Payne said. In "About Schmidt," opening today, Jack Nicholson plays a retired Omaha insurance actuary who embarks on a road trip to make sense of his life and ends up at the wedding of his daughter (Hope Davis)
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | By TOM SHALES, Special to the Daily News
Thank heaven the strike is over and that writers are back to work turning out empty-headed sitcoms like "First Impressions," which begins a six-week run Saturday on CBS (8 p.m. on Channel 10). "First Impressions" isn't terrible, or offensive, or wildly dumb. It's just blah. The chain of command is fear. Network executives, producers and writers are all nervous and worried about departing from formulas in any substantive ways. Networks have to learn that if they keep churning out the same old shinola, their share of the audience will continue to erode.
NEWS
January 11, 1987 | By Hank Klibanoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Michael Boyle has been hearing a lot of rumors about himself lately: "I've been accused of being a womanizer. . . . When I had a heart attack, I had open-heart surgery and they found cocaine in my blood. . . . I'm a drug dealer. So's my wife. My wife's a member of the Mafia. . . . It just goes on and on. I'm a terrible Catholic. "One day we were in here," Boyle continued, seated at a table in his office, "and I said, 'I can't believe these rumors. This is just ungodly.
SPORTS
May 1, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The College World Series will be played in Omaha, Neb., at least through 2030, under an agreement reached by the city and the NCAA yesterday. A long-term contract has been in the works for months, with much of the discussion centered on the construction of a new downtown ballpark to replace 60-year-old Rosenblatt Stadium. Plans for a stadium adjacent to the Qwest Center arena have been moving forward for weeks, and yesterday's "memorandum of understanding" promises a commitment of at least 20 years once the current contract expires in 2010.
NEWS
March 12, 1990 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
They don't have the Trumps or Spy magazine. But the citizens of this Missouri River metropolis concede nothing to New York when it comes to gossip: A letter comes to the local newspaper contending that five well-known people are involved with child prostitution. The letter isn't printed, but 10,000 homes subsequently receive mailed copies. Callers begin deluging radio talk shows about the letters. Radio hosts keep nervous fingers on the bleeper button to prevent anonymous accusations from being aired.
NEWS
March 2, 1997 | By Bob Neubauer, FOR THE INQUIRER
Wiping the sweat from my brow, I ducked cautiously under the low-hanging palm fronds and stepped across the stream. Discovering a winding dirt trail on the other side, I followed it through the forest to the base of a cliff, where a narrow stone stairway coaxed me upward, through a cleft in the rocks, to an overlook. The view was spectacular. A 50-foot waterfall cascaded majestically down rocks, splashing into a deep pool below. In the dense rain forest beyond, a monkey swung gracefully through the branches of a massive tree.
SPORTS
June 11, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS JUNE 2014 and the Kansas City Royals are sitting right around .500. Not good, not bad, and, as I write this, only four games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, an opportunity for hope. Just don't use that word to the majority of Royals fans who haven't seen their team in the postseason since KC won the 1985 World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to three. Hope is what they've been sold since, through frugal times and foolish ones, through years and years of picking high in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
SPORTS
August 3, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Pinch-hitter Floyd Rayford smacked a three-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons a 4-3 victory over the Omaha Royals last night in a Triple-A Alliance game. With two away, Tommy Barrett singled and Keith Miller reached on a throwing error by Omaha third baseman Chuck Jackson. Rayford, batting for Eric Bullock, hit a 1-1 pitch from reliever Ed Olwine (2-2) over the left-field fence. Rayford's blast helped snapped a personal three-game losing streak for Mike Maddux (5-5)
TRAVEL
March 31, 2014 | By Melissa Komar, For The Inquirer
The stage was set. A temporary, state-of-the-art, 50-meter pool by Myrtha would serve as the competition arena in Omaha, Neb., where 1,257 swimmers would descend upon the CenturyLink Center over four days in July 2012, mixing their sweat and tears into the million gallons of water enclosed by tons of stainless steel. America's swimming sweetheart, Natalie Coughlin, would already be gone, gearing up for the Summer Olympics in London that month. Michael Phelps, arguably the greatest swimmer of all time, would have stripped off his tech suit and finally come up for air after an intense seven-event program.
SPORTS
June 2, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
When David Miller returned to his hotel room in Omaha, Neb., the only message he received was that the Cleveland Indians had picked him in baseball's amateur draft. Then he called home to speak with his father, Ronn. Dad's information was more complete: Miller, a 6-4, 200-pound junior first baseman at Clemson University by way of Chestnut Hill Academy, was a first- round selection (No. 23 overall) yesterday. "He was so excited," Ronn Miller said. "David is very understated.
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June 11, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS JUNE 2014 and the Kansas City Royals are sitting right around .500. Not good, not bad, and, as I write this, only four games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, an opportunity for hope. Just don't use that word to the majority of Royals fans who haven't seen their team in the postseason since KC won the 1985 World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to three. Hope is what they've been sold since, through frugal times and foolish ones, through years and years of picking high in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
TRAVEL
March 31, 2014 | By Melissa Komar, For The Inquirer
The stage was set. A temporary, state-of-the-art, 50-meter pool by Myrtha would serve as the competition arena in Omaha, Neb., where 1,257 swimmers would descend upon the CenturyLink Center over four days in July 2012, mixing their sweat and tears into the million gallons of water enclosed by tons of stainless steel. America's swimming sweetheart, Natalie Coughlin, would already be gone, gearing up for the Summer Olympics in London that month. Michael Phelps, arguably the greatest swimmer of all time, would have stripped off his tech suit and finally come up for air after an intense seven-event program.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
OMAHA, NEB., the city that gave us Bob Gibson, Gale Sayers and Warren Buffet, was trending during the nationally televised Broncos-Chargers game thanks to Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning has a penchant for yelling "Omaha" during his snap count - something he did 44 times during Sunday's game. Ron Jaworski, Trent Dilfer and Tim Hasselbeck discussed the use of the word on ESPN yesterday. The ex-quarterbacks explained that it can have various meanings. On some teams it means kill the play called in the huddle and listen for an audible.
SPORTS
July 3, 2012 | By Vicki Michaelis, For The Inquirer
OMAHA, Neb. - Pete and Pat Crippen's fifth, and perhaps last, trip to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials was a swing of emotions, from watching the youngest of their four children, Teresa, race for a spot on the London Olympic team, to dealing with the void they felt over their son's not being with them. Teresa, who came closest to Olympic qualification in the 200-meter butterfly, was sixth in Sunday's 200-meter backstroke final, ending her Olympic hopes, and likely her competitive career.
SPORTS
June 22, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, For the Daily News
WITH THE U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., less than a week away, La Salle University's Blase Szyszko struggles to find words to describe his emotions. His body twitches with excitement and his face beams, but his ability to articulate seems frozen in a state of anticipation. The rising senior will head west this weekend to compete for a chance to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics that kick off in London in late July. He is scheduled to swim the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday and the 200 breast on Thursday.
SPORTS
May 7, 2011
But can he lead off and play shortstop? During the sixth inning of Thursday's game between the Yanks and the Tigers in Detroit, a fan (obviously not Blake Griffin ) attempted to leap over the Yankees' dugout and onto the field. He didn't quite make it, nor did he stick the landing. Instead, he ended up coming down on the dugout steps. Security immediately removed the trespasser (without employing a Taser), but not before shocking the players, as well as manager Joe Girardi , and perhaps rousing Derek Jeter from one of his fabled naps.
NEWS
July 12, 2009 | By Peter Parisi FOR THE INQUIRER
After 63 years, I decided to return. A year ago June, my son and I traveled to Paris and Normandy, including stops at Omaha Beach, Rouen, Caen, and Le Havre, where I served in 1944 and 1945. I was with the Navy Ship Salvage Unit Foxy 29. I landed on Omaha Beach at the end of June 1944 on the LST-291 with a cargo of tanks for the Army. Our mission was to clear the heavily mined ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre of ships and cranes that the Germans had sunk to impede our supply ships.
SPORTS
May 1, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The College World Series will be played in Omaha, Neb., at least through 2030, under an agreement reached by the city and the NCAA yesterday. A long-term contract has been in the works for months, with much of the discussion centered on the construction of a new downtown ballpark to replace 60-year-old Rosenblatt Stadium. Plans for a stadium adjacent to the Qwest Center arena have been moving forward for weeks, and yesterday's "memorandum of understanding" promises a commitment of at least 20 years once the current contract expires in 2010.
NEWS
December 7, 2007
The senseless shooting deaths of eight people in an Omaha mall further underscore the need for greater gun control nationwide and in Pennsylvania. The suburban mall slaughter should be a wake-up call for lawmakers to pass meaningful gun-control legislation. Unfortunately, many in Harrisburg have been reluctant to confront the growth in gun violence, believing it is an urban problem and not something people have to worry about in suburbia. When are they going to understand that easy access to guns - and the violence that accompanies access - isn't limited to inner cities?
SPORTS
July 19, 2007 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Lubanski has taken another step toward achieving his lifelong dream of playing major-league baseball. Lubanski, a former standout at Kennedy-Kenrick High in Norristown, was promoted on June 27 to the Omaha Royals, Kansas City's triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. He had been playing double-A ball for the Wichita Wranglers. "Chris had a real good year last year and a very good first half this year," said J.J. Picollo, Kansas City's director of player development.
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