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Published Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 4:54 pm
Time capsule: ‘Fuzzy, white UFO people’ talked to him, officer says

What happened in the Midlands on this day? Here’s a sampling from the World-Herald archives.

‘Fuzzy, white UFO people’ talked to him, officer says

February 15, 1968: Police patrolman Herbert Schirmer under hypnosis told a panel of experts at the UFO Study in Boulder, Colo., that a figure approached him from the bottom of the flying saucer he said he saw last December south of Ashland, Neb. Schirmer said the figure was a white human form, but a fuzzy blur about it prevented him from seeing its face, it was reported by Chief William Wlaschin, who had accompanied patrolman Schirmer to Boulder. Schirmer said the thing communicated with him, but he was not sure of the method of communication.

1933: A “march” upon the state legislature by a thousand friends of the Omaha Public Schools was called for by Superintendent Homer W. Anderson at a meeting of elementary and high school principals at the city hall. Disaster to OPS would follow passage of several bills now pending, Anderson and business manager O.T. Eastman announced.

1989: Metro Area Transit officials estimated that wheelchair lifts would cost $13,000 each and that “hidden costs” probably would push the price to about $20,000 each. Other costs involve maintenance and the widening of doors and stairwells to accommodate wheelchairs, said Linda Stone, MAT’s marketing director. “Probably the biggest cost comes in preventive maintenance,” Stone said. “The lifts have to be inspected every day before the bus leaves the building.”

2006: The Qwest Center Omaha could miss out on state high school athletic events in the future because of the booze available in its luxury suites — an issue raised by this week’s state wrestling tournament. “The issue of alcohol in the facility could be a real dealbuster,” said Jim Tenopir, executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association. Alcohol will not be allowed in the public areas of the facility during the state wrestling competition, which was being held in Omaha for the first time this year. But alcohol would be allowed in the 32 suites, which the facility considers private areas.

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