November 28, 1967: The Omaha School District's plan to reduce de facto segregation in Head Start classes was approved by federal anti-poverty officials. The plan would correct alleged deficiencies that delayed the program for three months, said Clyde S. Cahill Jr., attorney for the Kansas City Regional Office of Economic Opportunity. Red tape and lack of money meant classes would not start until Dec. 11 at the earliest.
1941: Thousands paraded through downtown Omaha admiring show windows and the $30,000 Christmas lighting system at 16th and Farnam Streets. The ceremonies, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated the Christmas lighting plan that was purchased on a three-year plan at $10,000 a year. A large share was contributed by the city's retailers. Mayor Dan Butler pulled the switch to turn on the lights and numerous neon figures.
1993: NU Coach Tom Osborne said Saturday the Huskers plan to practice at least twice a week each week between now and the Jan. 1 Orange Bowl. After six straight bowl losses, Osborne began looking for new ways to prepare for postseason play. In recent years, Nebraska has taken about 10 days off after the final regular-season game and another five days off the third week of December for final exams. But workouts will resume Tuesday, Osborne said, primarily to keep his option I-formation offense tuned up. “People have often said that if you run option football and you get away from it for any length of time,” Osborne said, “it seems like it doesn't come back as quickly.”
2002: The first nonstimulant drug for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder was federally approved this week, in part because of favorable clinical trials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Several institutions tested the drug, which is being marketed as Strattera by Eli Lilly and Co. But few were as involved as the NU Medical Center, which took part in 10 clinical trials over four years. The trials, funded by Eli Lilly, generally concluded that Strattera matched the effectiveness of the existing stimulants, such as Ritalin.