What happened in the Midlands on this day? Here's a sampling from the World-Herald archives.
FIRE, POLICE VETERANS GET FEDERAL PAY
March 10, 1946: The pay of 60 Omaha policemen and firemen was being supplemented by the Federal Government. Thirty members of each department who returned from service in World War II were enrolled in the apprentice training program of the G.I. Bill of Rights. On the Fire Department, the number eventually may include all the 75 veterans expected to return to that department. All the policemen enrolled are first- and second-year men who had not yet attained the rank of full-fledged patrolmen.
1966: Western Electric Company has deferred a $1,600,000 expansion at its Omaha Works because of the city's annexation proposal, James Herbert, manager, said. Herbert, speaking at a Planning Board annexation hearing at the temporary City Hall, said, "We respectfully suggest that annexation be deferred until development east and west of our location justifies such action. We do not believe the time has arrived for annexation of the Omaha Works." The hearing covered the area bounded by L, Shirley, 120th and 132nd Streets.
1992: An Omaha keno contractor hired former Public Safety Director Al Pattavina as chief of security. Pattavina, 69, said he would work for Big Red Keno Ltd. as it expands into bars and restaurants with betting windows linked electronically to keno parlors. Officials called the establishments keno satellites. Pattavina said he would teach keno security precautions to satellite owners and employees and would ensure that procedures are followed. "We want to make sure all our operators are properly schooled in the rules and the laws that govern us," Pattavina said. "That's in fairness to the players and the people running the satellites, and it's a reassurance to the public."
2005: The Sidney City Council was encouraging other Nebraska communities to join its campaign supporting a bill to exempt towns from restrictions on drilling water wells for domestic use. The five-member council unanimously approved a resolution notifying the Legislature and its Natural Resources Committee that the city supported Legislative Bill 708. The resolution said controls on drilling for domestic water were "inequitable and unacceptable." It said that even the potential for limits can damage economic development initiatives because communities can't guarantee that water will be available for residential and commercial developers.