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under the artists you love.”


Favorite quote? “‘Quid pro quo.’ I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. We’re not gonna get anywhere if we’re selfish and stomping on other people. I’ve met some of the most generous people through the art community. The world can be beautiful if we work together.” What are you currently working on? “Right now, I’ve been working on a set of commissions for Christ Community Church. Each one is 6’ by 5’6”, and they depict the four foundations of the Christian Missionary Alliance through biblical scenes.”

You can see more of Jenna’s art at, on Instagram @ jennaj_art, in the Artist Co-op Gallery in the Old Market, and at her studio in the Hot Shops at 13th and Nicholas St, where she encourages any aspiring artists to visit her.

What inspires and influences your work the most? “People are definitely my focus right now. I love getting to meet them and tell their stories through a portrait.”

Where do you see your art in the future? Anywhere. I have no clue what style I’m gonna be painting, but whatever it is, I hope that I’m able to show it through the right venues. It’s pretty vague, but life is vague. As long as I get to paint everyday, I’m happy.”

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When did you first start pursuing your art? “I was a sophomore in high school when I injured my knee; I had to slow down on the sports field, and I found out I could paint. I never imagined I’d be making art, and it wasn’t until I received my first commissions from T.D. Ameritrade that I could do it as a career. After I graduated, I got a studio in the Hot Shops, and I started making art for a living.”

Who’s the artist you admire most? “Well, there’s a few artists that come to mind. The first is Will Andersen, my good friend and fellow Hot Shops artist. He’s fantastic; he approaches his work very thoughtfully and strategically. Then there’s Cecily Brown - the way she paints is so messy but perfect. Finally, I can’t forget LeRoy Neiman. His work is colorful, and he was one of the first artists I was ever inspired by.”

What has been your favorite piece or series to create? “My new work, definitely. There’s the hyperrealism, of course, but it’s also the size that I’m loving; my last one was 6”6’ by 4’. I build all the canvases from scratch, I put all my love and affection into them - these are what I love to do.”

What’s your advice to an aspiring artist? “Find somebody who inspires you, whether they be an artist in your own field or another. School is good, but you don’t need to go to college for art; you can make it happen either way. In short, be an apprentice. Immerse yourself in the art world and study JIMI

Artist Bio By D.J. Grothe Name: Jenna Johnson Age: 24 Hometown: Omaha, NE Medium/Style: Acrylic/Mixed Media


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Through August 19 CHILDREN’S CHINA: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius Omaha Children’s Museum Experience what life is like for children in China as you become a researcher, play games, create, cook, and explore the Chinese language at a school and become a dragon in a festival parade. More information online at http:// -----------------------------------------------Through September 2 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Secrets of the Sewer Omaha Children’s Museum Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training — Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™! Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles. Now families can join these pizza-eating, crime-fighting “Heroes in a Half-Shell” to hone their ninja skills and problem-solving intellects while learning the secrets of the sewer! More information online at and a bit of luck. Even if you don’t survive, try again! There’s a new adventure every time you enter the exhibit!

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Thursday, August 9 | 6p Jazz On The Green: No BS! Brass Band, Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St. Warm nights. Cool grooves. ----------------------------------------------Thursday, August 9 | 6:30p - 8:30p 15th Annual Vibes at Village Pointe Summer Concert Series Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport The Personics will take the stage August 9th as we end our summer concert series season. Park opens at 5p, with preshow entertainment at 6:30p. Vibes at Village Pointe is located in the CHI Health Amphitheatre. ----------------------------------------------Friday, August 10 | 6:30p - 8:30p Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Shadow Lake Towne Center 7775 Olson Dr, Papillion, NE 68046 Grab a blanket or a chair and join us Friday for an exciting concert line-up.


Come out and Enjoy music by The Finest Hour as we wrap up the season. ----------------------------------------------Friday, August 10 | 6p - 9p Bridge Beats 2018 Free Summer Concert Series featuring Taxi Driver Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge 705 Riverfront Dr, Omaha, NE 68102 Bridge Beats is a family- friendly concert series! Each concert will bring something fun for the kids to do in our “Rhythm and Beat Kid’s Zone” such as face painting, bubble shows, bounce houses and more! Don’t forget about the FREE giveaways! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a wonderful evening with the whole family. ----------------------------------------------Friday, August 10 | 6:30p - 8:30p Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series featuring

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WWW.SUMTUR.ORG Karly Jurgensen (Vocal Favorites) 2800 S 110th Ct, Omaha Local musicians entertain families every Friday night throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a wonderful evening with the whole family. ----------------------------------------------Saturday, August 11 | 8a - 9p High Vibe Festival Stinson Park in Aksarben Village Omaha’s first ever yoga music and plant-based food festival, August 11, 2018 in Stinson Park. Come join the fun festivities and practice with the Vibe Tribe!! It will be filled with outstanding teachers, plant based goods and good vibes!! #vibetribe A 5K run, Yoga all day, Plant-Based Food, conscious workshops, good vibes and lots of LOVE. Don’t forget


the FREE concert in the evening. High Vibe Festival- for volunteer opportunities sponsorship and pricing info email or like us on Facebook and message any questions. Monday, August 13 | 8:30p Monday Night at the Movies Turner Park in Midtown Crossing Free outdoor movies in the park! Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the last movie of the season, Black Panther. More information online at

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Riverfront Ribfest: Spin Doctors, Bowling for Soup and Tonic THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p Riverfront Ribfest: Uncle Kracker -----------------------------------------------Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p Daybreak ------------------------------------------------ McCoy’s at Thunderbowl, 7p FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 -----------------------------------------------Riverfront Ribfest: Travis Tritt Concert The Six Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p Amerisports, 8:30p ------------------------------------------------ -----------------------------------------------eNVy Nebraska Grease & Power McCoy’s at Thunderbowl, 7p Whiskey Roadhouse, 9p -----------------------------------------------Halestorm + In This Moment SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 Stir Cove, 7p Riverfront Ribfest, Tom Hanafan ------------------------------------------------ River’s Edge Park, 11a The Six -----------------------------------------------Amerisports, 8:30p -----------------------------------------------Movies In The Park | The Sandlot Bayliss Park, 9p


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Sutphin w/ Midwest Depression The Well, 7p ----------------------------------------------The Brits Jessimae Peluso Ozone Lounge, 6:30p Omaha Funny Bone, 7:30p --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backwoods Riot Concert Victor Johnson Band Bourbon Saloon, 7p The Omaha Lounge, 7:30p --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ray’s Piano Party The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Mr. Toad’s, 7p Houston Show ----------------------------------------------Orpheum Theater, 8p Bike Night ----------------------------------------------Therapy Bar & Grill, 7p Gaelic Storm ----------------------------------------------Slowdown, 8p Bill Bares ----------------------------------------------Jambo Cat, 7:30p Open Mic with Host Aly Peeler ----------------------------------------------The Down Under Lounge, 8p The Melvins with WE Are The ----------------------------------------------Asteroid Chris Lane The Waiting Room, 8p The Waiting Room, 8p --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Karaoke w/ DJ Dan Wild Earp & 24 Hour Cardlock Brokedown Palace, 9p Brother’s Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------THURSDAY AUGUST 9 Thirsty Thursday Karaoke Forte Music Hall, 9p Jazz On The Green: No BS! Brass Band ----------------------------------------------Turner Park, 5p Dan & Jon Acoustic Duo ----------------------------------------------Harney Street Tavern, 9p Riverfront Ribfest: Uncle Kracker ----------------------------------------------Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p Loving the Mic: Open Mic -----------------------------------------------Love’s Jazz & Art Center, 9p Polly O’Keary & Rhythm Metod ----------------------------------------------Chrome Lounge, 5:30p Royce Johns ----------------------------------------------Beer Can Alley, 9:30p Adams and Cooley Rat Pack Jazz ----------------------------------------------Ozone, 6:30p Chris Shelton ----------------------------------------------Dubliner Pub, 9:30p The Personics ----------------------------------------------Village Pointe, 6:30p An Evening with Dereck Higgins VII ----------------------------------------------The Down Under Lounge, 9:30p Colin Roberts Vino Mas, 6:30p FRIDAY AUGUST 10 ----------------------------------------------Bike Night with Quadrocker Dr. Jack’s Drinkery, 7p Daniel Christian ----------------------------------------------Growler USA, 5p Witch Mountain with Super Moon and ----------------------------------------------Ocean Black, Lookout Lounge, 7p Chris Jones ----------------------------------------------The Cove, 5p Dirty River Ramblers ----------------------------------------------SumTur Amphitheater, 7p Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones ----------------------------------------------The B. Bar, 5:30p Karaoke ----------------------------------------------The New Frontier Bar, 7p



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Riverfront Ribfest: Travis Tritt Concert Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p -----------------------------------------------Taxi Driver Bridge Beats, 6p ----------------------------------------------Mid-Summer Throw Down Sokol Auditorium, 6p ----------------------------------------------Chickenwire Surfside Club, 6p ----------------------------------------------Texas Moon American Legion Post #1, 7p ----------------------------------------------Ecstatic Bogie’s Bar, 7p ----------------------------------------------Craig Campbell Bourbon Saloon, 7p ----------------------------------------------The Hawkeyes, Stately Wayne Manor & Fallen Reign, Forte Music Hall, 7p ----------------------------------------------Karaoke Millard VFW Post 8334, 7p ----------------------------------------------Karly’s Band Rockbrook Village, 7p ----------------------------------------------Bubba Sparxxx South Omaha’s Tequila Garage Bar, 7p ----------------------------------------------Halestorm + In This Moment Stir Cove, 7p ----------------------------------------------Mitch Towne and Kansas City Friends Jambo Cat, 8p ----------------------------------------------Stones Throw Away Tour Forte Music Hall, 7p ----------------------------------------------Project: Constellation, Ragged Company & Earthbound & Down Barley Street Tavern, 9p ----------------------------------------------Brad Morgan Beer Can Alley, 9p ----------------------------------------------Simplicated Dr. Jack’s Drinkery, 9p ----------------------------------------------Ro Hempel Band Harney Street Tavern, 9p -----------------------------------------------

Sweet Tea Trio Havana Garage, 9p ----------------------------------------------Light Speed Highway EP Release with Motel Martyr O’Leaver’s Pub, 9p ----------------------------------------------Joystick Ozone Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------Dominique Morgan Album Release Reverb Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------Josh Powell Skyybox, 9p ----------------------------------------------Closeness, Net & Digital Leather Slowdown, 9p ----------------------------------------------Not Your Grandma’s BINGO Smitty’s Garage, 9p ----------------------------------------------Emo Night The Waiting Room, 9p ----------------------------------------------Damian McCarthy Dubliner Pub, 9:30p ----------------------------------------------Hi-Fi Hangover Two Fine Irishmen, 9:30p

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 High Vibe Festival Stinson Park, 8a ----------------------------------------------Praise In The Park Heartland of America Park, 1p ----------------------------------------------Xenofest 2 Dr. Jack’s Drinkery, 2p ----------------------------------------------PetFest Petshop, 2p ----------------------------------------------SMOD Fest The Waiting Room, 4p ----------------------------------------------Riverfront Ribfest: Spin Doctors, Bowling for Soup and Tonic Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 5:30p ----------------------------------------------High Vibe Music Festival Stinson Park, 6p -----------------------------------------------

Blue Eyes Surfside Club, 6p ----------------------------------------------Tenth Mountain Division Fun-Plex, 7p ----------------------------------------------Magnum Pro Wrestling Ralston Arena, 7p ----------------------------------------------The Acacia Stain, Left Behind & more Sokol Auditorium, 7p ----------------------------------------------The Radio Electric The Nest Lounge, 7p ----------------------------------------------Three Day Weekend The Well, 7p ----------------------------------------------Bridgette & Jerome Vino Mas, 7p ----------------------------------------------Take A Bow Productions Karaoke American Legion Post #1, 7:30p ----------------------------------------------Jessimae Peluso Omaha Funny Bone, 7:30p/9:30 ----------------------------------------------The Party After Forte Music Hall, 8p ----------------------------------------------Boy George & Culture Club Stir Cove, 8p ----------------------------------------------Jumpin Kate & the Naked Reserves The New Frontier Bar, 8:30p ----------------------------------------------Harper & Lee, David Berman & Chris Jones, Barley Street, 9p ----------------------------------------------A Late Fall Growler USA, 9p ----------------------------------------------Swampboy Blues Band Havana Garage, 9p ----------------------------------------------Dollar Signs, Shidiots & Ramparts Lookout Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------Mercury Girl On The Q, 9p ----------------------------------------------Blue House with Rent to Own Horns Ozone Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------Roscoe Whyte, Probs Not. & Trvpsquad, Reverb Lounge, 9p ----------------------------------------------If Eye May, Superchucks & The Kings Company The B. Bar, 9p ----------------------------------------------Damien McCarthy Dubliner Pub, 9:30p ----------------------------------------------Ecstatic Two Fine Irishmen, 9:30p -----------------------------------------------

Cale Dodds w/ The Belles Slowdown, 9p ----------------------------------------------Dead On Dust, Average as Pets, & Unclefoot O’leaver’s Pub, 10p On The Fritz

SUNDAY AUGUST 12 Surfside Club, 12p ----------------------------------------------Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist Omaha Community Playhouse, 2p ----------------------------------------------Dustin West Soaring Wings, 2:30p ----------------------------------------------Still Here American Legion Post #1, 3p ----------------------------------------------Gaming Guild The Down Under Lounge, 3p ----------------------------------------------Jacked Sunnyslope Pool, 3p ----------------------------------------------SMOD Fest The Waiting Room, 4p ----------------------------------------------The Tonewoods Lombardo’s Bistro, 4:30p ----------------------------------------------Hi-Fi Hangover JCC Omaha, 5p ----------------------------------------------Bill Sammon - Acoustic Music Steak & Grapes, 5p ----------------------------------------------Radolescents, JAJJ & RAF Lookout Lounge, 8p ----------------------------------------------Dunder-CON Booze Bingo The Down Under Lounge, 8p ----------------------------------------------Karaoke The Down Under Lounge, 10p

MONDAY AUGUST 13 Early Karaoke Forte Music Hall, 7p ----------------------------------------------Gooch & His Big Las Vegas Band Ozone Lounge, 7p ----------------------------------------------Raging Fyah w/ 3gypt Slowdown, 8p ----------------------------------------------Open Mic Barley Street Tavern, 9p continued on page 11

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DJ Howie’s Karaoke Grant St. Bar, 9p ----------------------------------------------Open Mic and Molly’s Molly’s Pub, 9p

TUESDAY AUGUST 14 Corey Congilio + The Martin Experience, Dietz Music, 6p ----------------------------------------------Down to 2 Lombardo’s Bistro, 6p ----------------------------------------------Open Mic & Jam Night Therapy Bar & Grill, 6p ----------------------------------------------Scott Evans & Friends Ozone Lounge, 6:30p ----------------------------------------------David P. Murphy Growler USA, 7p ----------------------------------------------Science Cafe Slowdown, 7p ----------------------------------------------Mitch Towne Jazz Organ Trio Jambo Cat, 7:30p ----------------------------------------------Open Mic Jam w/ Marty Mootz Brokedown Palace, 8p -----------------------------------------------

You Had To Be There w/ Ryan de la Garza, Reverb Lounge, 8p ----------------------------------------------Trivia The Down Under, 8p ----------------------------------------------Karaoke Forte Music Hall, 9p ----------------------------------------------Karaoke! The Down Under, 10p

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From the Vans Warped Tour to Gen-X By Howard Schwartz

Sometimes billed as post-hardcore “I guess the best way to put it would be metalcore,” lead singer Sean Sorensen said of the band’s sound. Slipknot and Underoath are influences and sonic reference points.

Sorensen is joined in Devil in the Details by Aaron Koenig on guitar and These guys are going to explode off the vocals, plus a variety of pre-recorded stage at the Gen-X tour in Ralston on sounds, and drummer Matt Lund. September 15. Devil in the Details is living proof that Devil in the Details, a hard rocking a powerful on-stage presence and raw Omaha-based band is in its fifth year emotion can boost a band to the top of recording and touring their original of the local music scene. The three music. members brought plenty of talent

to the mix but have worked nonstop to develop their act. Lund came to them as a bit of a surprise, but ready to play as a 15-yearold. Sorensen recalled they discovered him through a Facebook ad. “He was just insane,” Sorensen said. Also, somewhat less insane, is the lack of a bass player. The band previously worked with one and Sorensen said, “We definitely want to add a bassist . . . We just want to find the right one.” For now: “We just backtrack it.” But the founding of the band came naturally. Sorensen and the now-former bass player got together with the other guys and, “We just started jamming . . . We decided to come out as a band in January of 2014.” One of their highlights came early as they first broke on the scene. “Our first show – it was just a dollar show,” Sorensen recalled. Devil in the Details nearly sold out the Sokol Underground and the newly minted fans went wild – there was even crowd surfing. Then, as with any fledgling outfit, there are the crazy band stories as they launched their journey. “I could go on for days about those,” Sorensen offered. One of the first, and most painful, was on an early trip to the West Coast when their van broke

down in Arizona. Sorensen remembers it simply blew up and after driving around town, they had to leave it there. The detail that bedeviled them at that point was Devil in the Details had to rent a truck, travel to California for more gigging and then come back to Omaha but still pay off the van. Not a great way to financially launch the career. Devil in the Details has been involved with the Vans Warped Tour in 2016 and again this year. Sorensen was around the tour for work – he has a multi-media company Inspired Film Studios where he is a graphic artist, photographer and videographer – and they sold about 2,000 copies of the first Devil in the Details album. They got on the Kansas City show then and returned for the KC show this year. The Vans Warped Tour provided great exposure. The band’s name goes on a giant balloon at the event and “We had a good turnout.” Sorensen did, however, suffer a rock ‘n’ roll injury when he sprained a foot on a cable. “I had to jump around the rest of the show,” he recalled. Kansas City has proven to be a good market for Devil in the Details. “It’s like our second home . . . we’ve played tons of shows there,” Sorensen acknowledged.

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Devil in the Details hasn’t played an Omaha show since a May tour-launching gig with Wolfskin at The Waiting Room. He is planning a mix of old songs and music from their recent EP, Hello Depression, for their planned performance at the Generation X concert in September. “We plan on playing like we always do, for the passion” Sorensen stressed. “Just rocking really hard.” It should be a highlight of the day and a must-see as not other Omaha shows are scheduled although Sorensen is keeping his options open if the right opportunity is presented.


The rest of the year Devil in the Details will focus on completing a full-length album and preparing the videos and marketing to go with it. “We’re going to hit the road again in March,” Sorensen stated. For more on Devil in the Details:

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Diary of a Changing World

By Steve Newman

banging up against an ice promontory called the Bawden ice rise. The giant iceberg, about the size of Delaware, traveled only 27 miles to the northeast before becoming trapped. Such icebergs are typically carried northward into the Atlantic by currents and wind, where they slowly melt. Scientists say the battering of the ice rise by the iceberg could erode the Bawden’s ability to stabilize the nearby Larsen C. If that Antarctic ice shelf were destabilized, it could lead to the collapse of the rest of the shelf, resulting in a significant rise in sea level.

The new hybrid dolphin (bottom) swims with a companion melon-headed whale. Photo: Cascadia Research

Not a ‘Wholphin’

Researchers in Hawaii spotted a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a roughtoothed dolphin off the island of Kauai. Confirmed through DNA analysis, it is the first such hybrid ever found in the wild. But since the so-called melon-headed whale is actually a species of dolphin, “calling it something like a wholphin doesn’t make any sense,” said Robin Baird, one of the Washington statebased Cascadia Research Collective researchers involved in the discovery.

Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Jongdari lashed Japan, abruptly ending a heat wave that had brought the country its hottest weather on record. • Tropical Storm Gilma and Hurricane Hector churned the eastern Pacific.


At least 14 people were killed on the Indonesian island of Lombok when a magnitude 6.4 temblor wrecked buildings. • Earth movements were also felt in northeastern Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Scientists say overfishing, feral cats and invasive diseases or parasites could be responsible for the disappearing penguins in the remote French territory.

Hotter Climate

The soaring temperatures “are consistent with what we expect as a result of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions,” said Elena Manaenkova of the World Meteorological Organization.

The type of hemispheric heat waves baking large swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer are among the most likely consequences of climate change, according to U.K. researchers.

Island Eruption

July was the hottest in Sweden for at least 250 years. A team led by Friederike Otto of the University of Oxford says such heat is now at least twice as likely due to global warming.

Ash blanketed homes and crops, polluting local water supplies. One resident said noise from the eruption made it hard to sleep, and that ash was aggravating her child’s asthma.

Vanuatu’s restive Manaro Voui volcano erupted with such force that residents across the entire island of Ambae were told to evacuate for the second time in less than a year.

Vanishing Penguins

The population of king penguins in what was once the world’s largest colony has plummeted by nearly The hybrid was traveling with a single 90 percent over the last 35 melon-headed whale, and the pair was years, and scientists say they don’t “found associating with rough-toothed know why. dolphins.” The team says that the single male hybrid doesn’t mean a new The Île aux Cochons colony in the southern Indian Ocean was also species is emerging. once the second-largest colony of all penguins. But satellite images revealed Iceberg Jam the number of birds there dropped A massive chunk of Antarctic from 502,400 breeding pairs in 1982 ice that broke off the Larsen to 59,200 in April 2017. C ice shelf about a year ago has become stuck, and it’s now



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Nearly 2 million king penguins once inhabited France’s remote Île aux Cochons, as seen in this 1982 photo by Henri Weimerskirch.

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Douglas County Has First 2018 West Nile Case The first human case of West Nile Virus in Douglas County for 2018 has been confirmed. A woman over 50 years of age was hospitalized and has been released.

recommendations for protecting yourself from mosquito bites,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. To protect yourself from mosquito bites you can: • Apply a mosquito repellant containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Be sure to follow label instructions. • Minimize your activities outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. • Wear loose, long-sleeved shirts, plus pants, shoes and socks when you are outdoors.

In addition to the human case, high populations of mosquitoes and multiple pools of infected mosquitoes have been found at a monitoring site between downtown Omaha and Eppley Airfield. Late summer and early fall are typically when West Nile virus To prevent mosquitoes from increasing where you live: cases begin to increase. • Remove all standing water near your home, “That news means everyone in • Empty buckets and pet dishes the community should follow the


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daily and bird baths on a weekly basis. • Clear weeds and anything else that may obstruct water from draining properly. • Follow proper swimming pool maintenance procedures and keep water moving in ponds or fountains. Most people who are infected by a mosquito have no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms. Less than one in 150 people who are bitten by an infected mosquito will have a serious illness. People more than 50 years old and others with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to the disease and are more likely to suffer serious consequences. “The West Nile virus will be a concern until the first hard frost,” Dr. Pour said.

“Please take steps to protect yourself and those around you.” Until next week, “Stay Healthy Omaha!”

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done a nice job running around out there. He’s a very smart football player. System aside he’s just very football savvy. He can guide those young safeties and help them out but that’s a great asset to have in that room.”

Football Season Just Around the Corner

Staying in the secondary, Chinander said Central Florida transfer Tre Neal has been a valuable addition. Neal brings a great understanding of the defensive scheme, as he played two seasons under Chinander at UCF. Neal joined Nebraska after graduating from UCF this summer.

“We’ve already seen it,” Chinander said about Neal’s knowledge of the system. “He knows the answer to the question. A lot of the time the way I teach is I By Focus Omaha present them with a problem, and I let The Nebraska football team practiced that problem occur then we give them for just over two hours on Tuesday out- the solution. He knows the answers to the question so a lot of times already side on the Ed and Joyanne Gass those kids have been able to make a practice fields in shoulder pads and new call, we haven’t even put it in yet, helmets. but Tre will tell them ‘Hey this is what Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander is going to happen, here’s what we’re going to do’ so having him in the room addressed the media after practice, has allowed the teaching at safety and commenting on the addition of new corner to raise to a higher level, and players since the spring. he knows what we expect for practice so he can guide them in the drills and “There’s a lot of new pieces, the older different segments.” guys must have done a great job of teaching the younger guys and the The Huskers will take their first day off young guys have put some work in because they are playing at a high level of fall camp on Tuesday before returnright now. With the young guys and the ing to the practice field on Wednesnew guys we’ve added playing at a high day morning. Nebraska kicks off its season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against level, the competition has increased everywhere,” Chinander said. “It’s been Akron at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. CT. really good for the entire defense to be honest with you. We look like a completely different unit on both sides I think than in the spring.” He also commented on the progress of defensive back Aaron Williams, as the senior returns from injury. “I think Aaron has done a nice job,” Chinander said. “Right now we’ve been watching him obviously, taking some hits off of him because he’s coming back and all those kind of things. He’s


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Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Rule Regarding Increasing Depreciation Deduction to 100 percent, Helping American Businesses The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced proposed regulations on increasing and expanding the first year depreciation deduction for qualified property. This increased benefit will expand opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses to expense equipment purchases and make capital investments in their companies.

“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is making it easier for businesses of all sizes to grow and create jobs for hardworking Americans,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “This expensing provision will be a key driver in creating greater business investment and growth.” The TCJA expands the meaning of qualified property to include certain used depreciable property and certain film, television, or live theatrical productions. The proposed change also extends the placed-in-service date by seven years from January 1, 2021, to January 1, 2027. The deduction applies retroactively to qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017. The first year allowance is 100 percent, and is then decreased by 20 percent annually for qualified property placed in service after December 31, 2022.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed into law in December 2017, increased the first year depreciation deduction from 50 to 100 percent for qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017.


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Norm Wordekemper 402-320-6676

12074 Locust Street $171,000 MLS #21814100

Status ACTIVE Area 233 Property Subtype Detached Housing City Omaha State NE Zip 68164 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 # of Rooms 7 Tri-Level Parcel Number 1943786034 County Douglas County Sub-Area 2331


Subdivision Park West SID 2331 Assessments No # of Fireplaces 1 Garage Spaces 2 Main Floor SqFt 988 Finished Below Grade 0 Total Finished SqFt 1,638 Lot Size Range Up to 1/4 Acre Lot Dimensions 66 x 134 Living Room Size 16.7 x 13.5 Dining Room Size 11.9 x 1 Kitchen Size 13.5 x 11.8 Family Room Size 23.7 x 11.3 Rec Room Size 21.9 x 8. Master Bedroom Size 14.4 x 11.4 Bedroom #2 Size 13.8 x 10.1 Bedroom #3 Size 10.5 x 10.1 Bedroom #4 Size Laundry Room Size Year Built 1976 APPLIANCES INCLUDED Range, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dishwasher, Dryer, Disposal, Microwave ASSESSMENT INCLUDES Common Area Maint. COOLING Central Air EXTERIOR Steel Siding EXTERIOR FEATURES Porch, Patio, Storage Shed FENCE Wood, Full GARAGE TYPE Attached HEATING FUEL Gas HEATING TYPE Forced Air

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INTERIOR FEATURES Cable Available, Power Humidifier MASTER BATH TYPE 3/4 ROOF TYPE Composition SEWER AND WATER Public Water, Public Sewer Park West tri-level on level lot. Faces south. 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car. Updated vinyl windows, a/c, water heater, dishwasher, new patio & porch, new entry floor. Fenced yard (except the east side gate - have pickets). 185+ sq ft basement finished (exposed ceiling). Agent has equity. Listing Agent

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My goal is to help my clients understand the evolving nature of residential real estate in the Omaha metro area. Please give me a call. Associate Broker since 1980 & actively licensed since 1977. Longtime resident of the Omaha metro area since 1974. Well versed in the diverse and varied neighborhoods of the Omaha metro and surrounding area.

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BARRETT’S BARLEYCORN 4322 Leavenworth St. M-F 4P-6P $2.25 Domestic Bottles $3.00 Well Drinks BROKEDOWN PALCE 8805 Maple St. Happy Hour 12P-6P $4 28 oz Domestic Frozen Mugs $5 28 oz Nebraska Brewing Cardinal Pale Ale Frozen Mug BUSHWOOD LOUNGE 711 N 14th St. $1 Off Everything 3p-7p REverse Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 8p-2a CADDYSHACK 2076 N 117th Ave & 7007 S 181st St M-F 2P-6P $1 Off Beer, Wine & Wells TUES- HAPPY HOUR All Day JAIPUR BREWING CO. 10922 Elm St., Omaha, NE 68144 THURS, FRI, SAT 4P - 6P $3.45 16oz Hand Crafted Beers, Jalapeno Ale, Wheat, IPA, Raspberry Wheat. $5.95 House Wines by the Glass. $23 Bottle House Wines. $4.95 House Liquors. $5.95 Cocktails. Happy Hour Appetizers and Breads from $1.25 – $4.75 JERRY’S BAR 6301 Military Ave Happy Hour Prices ALL Day! JERZES 501 Olson Dr, Papillion, NE 68046 Daily Specials! JULIO’S 123rd & Center M-F 3P – 6P & FRI & SAT AFTER 9M $1 off all Tap Beer, $3 House Margaritas, $5 Pitchers of Bud Light & Miller Light KOZEE LOUNGE 5813 N 60th St. Daily Drink Specials!

LEAVENWORTH BAR 4556 Leavenworth St. M-F 12P-7P

$1 Off All TapBeers $4 Svedka, $4 Windsor, $4 Sauza Silver, $4 Cruzan Rum

LOOKOUT LOUNGE 320 S 72nd St. EVERY DAY 4-7, MIDNIGHT - 2 AM $2 PBR, $2.50 Domestic Bottles , $3 Wells, $3 Fireball

RAILCAR MODERN AMERICAN KITCHEN 1814 N 144th St. M-F 3:30-6:30P $4 Well Drinks $3 Off Signature Cocktails

NOSH WINE LOUNGE 1006 Dodge St. Everyday 4P- 6P Reverse HH 10P -12A $3 domestic beers and wells, $2 off Glasses of Wine, $4 House Wine MALONEY’S IRISH PUB 1830 N 72nd St. M-F 3P-7P $1.00 off any beer

SCRIPTOWN 3922 Farnam M-F 4P - 6P $1 Off Beers & $1 Off Well Drinks

THE DOWN UNDER 3530 Leavenworth St. MON-SAT 3P-7P SUNDAY-ALLDAY THERAPY BAR & GRILL 5059 S 108th St Monday-Friday 3-6pm $.50 cents off Bottles, Drafts, & Wells THE SOCIABLE INN 4917 S 136TH ST M-F 2P-7P $2.50 Pints, $2.50 Domestic Bottles

TIGER TOM’S SMITTY’S GARAGE 7103 Military Ave 7610 Dodge St. M-F 4P-6P Everyday 3P - 6P & 9P - CLOSE $12 Domestic Buckets $2.50 Domestics THURSDAYS $1 OFF Local Beer Draws

O’CONNORS IRISH PUB 1217 Howard St. M-TH- 4P-6P & FRI 2P-7P $1.00 off all Draft, Premium, and Domestic Wells PADDY’S McGOWN’S PUB & GRILL 4503 Center St. Happy Hour Specials from 3-6pm PARLIAMENT OLD MARKET 1212 Harney St. MANIC MONDAYS with D.J. Travis $2 draws, $3.50 wells, $4.50 calls THURSDAY-LADIES NIGHT $2 Domestic Drafts PARLIAMENT WEST 16939 Wright Plz EVERYDAY 3P - 7P 1/2 Price Martini’s, $2 Domestic Pints, $1 Off Other Drinks PITCH PIZZERIA 5021 Underwood Ave. 17808 Burke M-F 3P-6P $5 off any appetizer $5 off any pizza OMAHA TAP HOUSE 1401 Farnam St. & 579 N 155th Plz M-F 3P - 6P & ALL DAY SUNDAY

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Focus | August 8 - August 14 | Volume 2 Issue 32

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