November 30, 1981: Some members and officials of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln band said they were unhappy with the university's decision to send them to the Orange Bowl by bus instead of by plane. At the root of the unhappiness, said Jack Snider, director of UNL bands, was that university regents' and administrators' trips were by air while 291 band and yell squad members were travelling by bus. “Where I start to get angry is when the administration people and others who have nothing to do with the football program come ahead of the band,” Snider said.
1968: Attorneys for the Omaha School District filed suit in District Court to get $1,496,885 that the State Department of Education deducted from Omaha's school aid allocation. Omaha was penalized for increasing per-pupil costs more than 8 percent. Omaha officials argued that special programs for poor and handicapped forced them to exceed the limit.
1993: Tax issues were among the chief concerns of the Nebraska Cattlemen, which was holding its annual convention at Holiday Convention Centre in Omaha. The organization's vice president, feedlot operator Logan McClelland of Allen, Neb., said cattlemen want a more equitable way of supporting government and essential services than the property-tax system. McClelland said the Nebraska Cattlemen also would like to see the Legislature eliminate the difference between home-raised breeding livestock, which is not taxed, and purchased breeding stock, which is taxed.
2002: The Sarpy County Historical Museum and its visitors were given an early Christmas gift. An anonymous donor gave enough money to cover admissions for the entire month of December, making admission free for all visitors. Gary Iske, the museum's director, said the donation was a kind gesture. “It could make the difference for somebody to come and see all the decorations who might not be able to come,” Iske said. In December, the museum will have about 25 Christmas trees on display, including a tree with official White House ornaments and a Lewis and Clark tree.