Happy Popeye Day
With all apologies to the fabled sailor man, spinach never did anything for Reed Moore.
- The Reader’s film critic has harsh words for “Plane.”
- Omaha drivers spend a little less time traveling eastbound on Dodge Street, a study shows.
- The advisory council tasked with finding Lincoln’s second source of water makes its recommendation.
A Flight Experience Slightly Worse Than Southwest Airlines
“Plane” provides complimentary in-flight, implicit bigotry.
Film review by Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.
A study by the City of Omaha and HDR says eastbound drivers on Dodge Street save an average of 90 seconds on travel time during the afternoon. The study was done to determine if the city’s retiming of traffic lights along Dodge has been a success.
Opera Omaha announces its next general director will be Allison Swenson. Swenson, the 19th director in the company’s history, currently works as the director of development with the Santa Fe Opera. She will succeed Roger Weitz.
This summer, Benson High School will begin a $6.6 million addition that will provide health care to students, staff and the community. The 10,000-square-foot space will be shared by Charles Drew, Methodist, Project Harmony and UNMC. Construction is expected to wrap up by September 2024.
Omaha’s housing market remains low on inventory, leading to a slowdown in home-buying. Interest rates are 6% to 7%, which experts say is low compared with the 40-year average, but double the rates during the worst of the pandemic.
- Jan. 19: Live @ LOW END | Sarah Davachi
- Jan. 21: FINAL FANTASY 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds
- Jan. 26: Live @ LOW END | Circuit des Yeux
- Jan. 28-29: Maestro and the Music of John Williams
- Jan. 31: Fitz and the Tantrums with BabyJake
Starting today, Jan. 17, Reed Moore will no longer have daily coverage of COVID-19. We’ll return to it as needed. Be sure you get the updated booster shot before heading to any of these events.
An advisory council tasked with finding a second source of water for Lincoln recommends building wells on the Missouri River and piping treated water to the city. The 27-person group, appointed by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, said it was the most reliable option despite being one of the most expensive.
The American Legion of Nebraska decides to censure, but not remove, 15 to 20 members who wore their Legion caps in support of a convicted sex offender seeking a pardon. Some members called the compromise appropriate, but the group pushing forremoval said it was a slap on the wrist.
The Nebraska Public Power District will study the state’s potential to host small, modular nuclear reactors. The study, which is funded by the Legislature, will be carried out in two phases and could take up to a year to complete.
The Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners are not meeting this week. Check back here next week to see what your local government is (or isn’t) up to.
Follow local government reporter Anton Johnson on Twitter to keep up with anything else that may be in the works.
FACT OF THE DAY
From Harper’s Index
Percentage of code generated last year that the average
programmer copied and pasted from another source: 14
Source: Software.com (NYC)
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