November 10, 1967: Plans for the proposed Omaha Hilton Hotel called for a 27-story building with approximately 400 rooms to be ready early in 1970, said Barron Hilton of Chicago, Ill., company president. The hotel, counted onto stimulate the city's convention business and to help revitalize downtown, would be one-half of a two-tower development on the old post office site, a statement by Hilton said.
1943: Although employment of an additional 500 ration board clerks had been authorized for the Chicago OPA region, D.F. Felton, district director of OPA here, said he doubted that any would be needed for the boards under his jurisdiction. “Our boards are operating satisfactorily with their present number of employees,” Felton said. “Since they are adequately staffed it would just be wasting money to hire new people.
1984: The state should scrap its part-time parole board in favor of a full-time professional one, despite a pledge by the current board to meet more often, members of a legislative study committee said. Committee members were upset over three murder cases involving recent parolees and the single-day release of more than 100 inmates in September to relieve prison overcrowding. Members of the part-time board, fighting to keep their jobs, told the panel they would meet as often as once a week to create a more orderly flow of paroles. Instead of authorizing 100 paroles in a single day, they would release about 25 each week.
2005: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's decadelong focus on worldwide drought has attracted a $7.4 million federal grant for the benefit of farmers. The bulk of the money — $6.4 million — would help climatologists and computer scientists develop programs to help farmers make good decisions during droughts. An additional $1 million would help refine technology that lets satellites detect how much crops are suffering from drought.