Dizzy Gillespie, a jazz trumpet player noted for the way his cheeks billowed out when he played, entertained at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an afternoon workshop and an evening concert in September 1972. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Dizzy Gillespie, a jazz trumpet player noted for the way his cheeks billowed out when he played, entertained at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an afternoon workshop and an evening concert in September 1972. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Lucky for Tyrone Parker, there was no snow on Christmas day 1976. Parker, a member of the Zodiacs Motorcycle Club, was headed to play Santa for underprivileged children. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Lucky for Tyrone Parker, there was no snow on Christmas day 1976. Parker, a member of the Zodiacs Motorcycle Club, was headed to play Santa for underprivileged children. THE WORLD-HERALD

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On John Wayne’s 64th birthday in 1971, World-Herald newspaper carrier Craig Anderson met the Duke on the set of “The Cowboys” in Santa Fe, N.M. The 13-year-old was one of 11 paperboys in the United States and Canada chosen through an essay contest to meet the actor and handed him a “Nebraska is Number 1” pin. THE WORLD-HERALD
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On John Wayne’s 64th birthday in 1971, World-Herald newspaper carrier Craig Anderson met the Duke on the set of “The Cowboys” in Santa Fe, N.M. The 13-year-old was one of 11 paperboys in the United States and Canada chosen through an essay contest to meet the actor and handed him a “Nebraska is Number 1” pin. THE WORLD-HERALD

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In 1953, a dog collar worn around the ankle or neck was the latest fad catching on with teen girls. Some would occasionally strings a couple collars together to use as a belt. However, ankle wearers were in the majority because it meant you were going steady — like Verene Vetwig and Paul Kausch. THE WORLD-HERALD
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In 1953, a dog collar worn around the ankle or neck was the latest fad catching on with teen girls. Some would occasionally strings a couple collars together to use as a belt. However, ankle wearers were in the majority because it meant you were going steady — like Verene Vetwig and Paul Kausch. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Jane Stender, pictured in May 1944, was one of Omaha’s first female bus drivers. She is at the wheel of one of 20 new 40-passenger buses, the first received in the city since World War II began. She worked nine-hour days, seven days a week. Her husband, Sgt. Henry Stender, was in Hawaii at the time. He planted the first American flag on Attu Island. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Jane Stender, pictured in May 1944, was one of Omaha’s first female bus drivers. She is at the wheel of one of 20 new 40-passenger buses, the first received in the city since World War II began. She worked nine-hour days, seven days a week. Her husband, Sgt. Henry Stender, was in Hawaii at the time. He planted the first American flag on Attu Island. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Vandals’ attempts to whiten the face of the Black Angel statue were erased by Roger Jensen in June 1971. The statue honors Ruth Anne Dodge, the wife of Gen. Granville Dodge, in the Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Vandals’ attempts to whiten the face of the Black Angel statue were erased by Roger Jensen in June 1971. The statue honors Ruth Anne Dodge, the wife of Gen. Granville Dodge, in the Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Boy Scout Troop 51 decorated the business district of Woodbine, Iowa, with American flags for Labor Day in 1961. With help from the Woodbine Civic Club and Elwin Vest, owner of a nursing home, the Scouts mounted 78 new 50-star flags. Freddie Corwin, 13, propped up by Danny Jackson, 12, and Lynn Purcell, 13, puts the final flag in place. Kathy Bussey and Diane Shipman, both of Council Bluffs, look on. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Boy Scout Troop 51 decorated the business district of Woodbine, Iowa, with American flags for Labor Day in 1961. With help from the Woodbine Civic Club and Elwin Vest, owner of a nursing home, the Scouts mounted 78 new 50-star flags. Freddie Corwin, 13, propped up by Danny Jackson, 12, and Lynn Purcell, 13, puts the final flag in place. Kathy Bussey and Diane Shipman, both of Council Bluffs, look on. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Omahan Gail Weinstock, 20, was on her way to Miami Beach, Fla., for the Miss Universe contest in July 1961. Weinstock was supposed to be wearing a banner but whoever made it misspelled Nebraska. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Omahan Gail Weinstock, 20, was on her way to Miami Beach, Fla., for the Miss Universe contest in July 1961. Weinstock was supposed to be wearing a banner but whoever made it misspelled Nebraska. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Stephens College, an all-girls school in Colombia, Mo., took students on a two-week trip every year and stopped at another university along the way. In 1941, the students stopped in Lincoln, and the University of Nebraska threw a tea dance for the 683 women. As the bus pulled away, Bob Robinson got the name and address of Stephens student Mary Casten. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Stephens College, an all-girls school in Colombia, Mo., took students on a two-week trip every year and stopped at another university along the way. In 1941, the students stopped in Lincoln, and the University of Nebraska threw a tea dance for the 683 women. As the bus pulled away, Bob Robinson got the name and address of Stephens student Mary Casten. THE WORLD-HERALD

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A group of youngsters gather on the playground at St. Anthony’s School in October 1949. They are all children of displaced Lithuanians who had recently arrived in Omaha. THE WORLD-HERALD
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A group of youngsters gather on the playground at St. Anthony’s School in October 1949. They are all children of displaced Lithuanians who had recently arrived in Omaha. THE WORLD-HERALD

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In 1956, Norbert Steinauer stood at the door of the hundred-year-old cabin his grandfather Joseph built. Joseph was one of the three Steinauer brothers who came to Nebraska from Switzerland in 1852 and established the town of Steinauer. THE WORLD-HERALD
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In 1956, Norbert Steinauer stood at the door of the hundred-year-old cabin his grandfather Joseph built. Joseph was one of the three Steinauer brothers who came to Nebraska from Switzerland in 1852 and established the town of Steinauer. THE WORLD-HERALD

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In June 1961, one of Union Pacific’s largest steam locomotives paused in Council Bluffs on its way to retirement. A workman greases one of 16 drive wheels during the stop. Each wheel measures 5 feet, 8 inches in diameter. THE WORLD-HERALD

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In June 1961, one of Union Pacific’s largest steam locomotives paused in Council Bluffs on its way to retirement. A workman greases one of 16 drive wheels during the stop. Each wheel measures 5 feet, 8 inches in diameter. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerry and Willie Nelson greet well-wishers outside of the Omaha Food Bank on July 1, 1986. The two held a press conference there before Nelson’s concert at Ak-Sar-Ben that evening. Proceeds from Nelson’s concert went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Omaha. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerry and Willie Nelson greet well-wishers outside of the Omaha Food Bank on July 1, 1986. The two held a press conference there before Nelson’s concert at Ak-Sar-Ben that evening. Proceeds from Nelson’s concert went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Omaha. THE WORLD-HERALD

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In October 1949, a crowd of 2,700 watched as five women wrestlers took to the ring at the City Auditorium. The wrestlers, Shirley Strimple, Celia Blevins, Nell Stewart, Gladys Galento and Lillian Ellison, were eliminated one by one. Joe Krejci refereed the match. THE WORLD-HERALD


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In October 1949, a crowd of 2,700 watched as five women wrestlers took to the ring at the City Auditorium. The wrestlers, Shirley Strimple, Celia Blevins, Nell Stewart, Gladys Galento and Lillian Ellison, were eliminated one by one. Joe Krejci refereed the match. THE WORLD-HERALD

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A crowd of about 700 gathered in the old gymnasium at Creighton University to watch the selection show for the 1991 NCAA basketball tournament. Omahans, from left, Chris McLaughlin, Bubba Klement and Kevin McLaughlin cheer the announcement of Creighton’s first-round game. THE WORLD-HERALD
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A crowd of about 700 gathered in the old gymnasium at Creighton University to watch the selection show for the 1991 NCAA basketball tournament. Omahans, from left, Chris McLaughlin, Bubba Klement and Kevin McLaughlin cheer the announcement of Creighton’s first-round game. THE WORLD-HERALD

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