FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
 

 

Will the real Batman please stand up? Hundreds of people wearing race T-shirts or full-blown costumes participated in the 5k Superhero Run for CASA.                                                    – Photos courtesy of CASA

Kids had fun participating in the 1K Little Heroes Run at the CASA for Douglas County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) fundraiser.
CASA Superhero Run Is a Super Success
By Dan Hall
Superhero Run Coordinator
For The Daily Record

CASA for Douglas County hosted its 4th annual 5K Superhero Run on July 12 at Turner Park Midtown Crossing.
The Superhero Foundation works with CASA organizations across the country to organize superhero themed runs to raise awareness and funding for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.  
This is the first year that the superhero theme was fully implemented for this particular run. As an organization we believe the superhero theme is an excellent fit. The slogan for the race was “Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes.”  
We view our CASA volunteers and the people who support our organization as superheroes because they are giving a voice to the segment of our community that is the most defenseless and the most in need.

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dvocacy is Rick Jeffries’ passion, in both career and volunteer work.

Business Trial Lawyer Jeffries ‘Helps
Businesses Avoid and Resolve Disputes’

By Dennis Friend
The Daily Record

Richard P. Jeffries is a serious guy, an attorney with Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. in Omaha. But call him Rick. He’s not that serious. Any conversation with him will reveal a crafty, understated wit hiding not far beneath the surface.
During this interview, he claimed he and a Cline Williams colleague “believe we can set this firm on a path toward world domination.”
One might assume the statement to be a joke, but any consideration of  his passion and dedication might convince one that he could, indeed, help move the firm toward a goal like that. The word “advocacy” comes up a lot when he talks about why he does what he does.

According to Jeffries, a career in the legal profession was his most-likely career choice almost since he was old enough to consider a profession.
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Omaha’s Bookworm Bookstore has plenty of copies of Bloody Lies on display in anticipation of John Ferak’s visit there Sunday at 1 p.m.    – Author’s photo
A CSI Scandal in the Heartlands
Reporter John Ferak Publishes ‘Bloody Lies’

By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record

Easter Sunday, 2006, Wayne and Sharmon Stock retired for the night at their Cass County farmhouse near Murdock, Neb., after a busy day with family. They would not live to see the dawn.
Person or persons unknown shot the well-known and well-liked couple to death in their bedroom.
By week’s end, two young men were in jail for the shotgun murders, one of them their nephew Matthew Livers, the other his friend Will Sampson.
Matthew, who has an IQ of 70, had confessed – under considerable duress – and implicated Will.
To be sure, the small town law enforcement officers – who were sorely lacking experience in investigating a murder – were under tremendous pressure to solve the horrendous bloody crime and to do it quickly. In their eagerness to produce the killers and soothe the community’s nerves, they latched onto the suspects in hand and concentrated all their efforts in trying to find evidence to back up their suspicions.

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Bloody Lies
Author John Ferak


Metro Book Signings
Sunday, August 3, 1 p.m.
The Bookworm Bookstore, 8702 Pacific St.
Monday, August 4, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Oakview Mall, 3333 Oak
View Drive
Wednesday, August 6, 6 p.m.
Omaha Public Library Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.
Thursday, August 7, 2 p.m.
Ralston’s Baright Public Library, 5555 S. 77th., Ralston
Thursday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.
Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth,
(Special guest in Plattsmouth, Jerry Soucie, public defender for
wrongly accused defendant Nick Sampson.)


Tony Dukes, Vice President of PM/CM at KAI









Tom Heinemann, CH2M HILL Vice President
$2 Billion Project Attracts New Firm
To Omaha to Join Construction Team

By Julien R. Fielding
The Daily Record

CH2M HILL, the global, full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm that designed the $57 million Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project for the City of Omaha, has a new partner. KAI (Kennedy Associates Incorporated) Design & Build will assist with construction management services on the aforementioned project, providing field quality assurance and administrative support.
 “CH2M HILL has a history of working with KAI in the St. Louis area, and we were pleased they were one of the minority firms submitting a proposal,” said Tom Heinemann, vice president with CH2M HILL. “We wanted to enhance the diversity of our team, and it was a rigorous evaluation process. KAI met our criteria. They are a quality company; really top notch. We are excited to be working with them.”

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For more information, go to www.ch2m.com. For more information about KAI, go to www.kai-db.com.
Mark Weber to Serve as
Nebraska Counsel for Discipline

The Nebraska Supreme Court has announced the appointment of Mark A. Weber of Omaha as Nebraska Counsel for Discipline.  He will begin his work with the Judicial Branch in September 2014.
Weber is a private practice attorney who has focused on personal injury, criminal cases, insurance litigation, and commercial work for more than 20 years.

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Attorney Eileen Hansen is spirited as she discusses her life and career at The Daily Record offices.
An Extraordinary Woman:
                An Extraordinary Life

By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record

The blonde hair may be turning silver, but the woman who sports those long tresses is as young as they come, in mind and spirit.
You may have seen her in the Douglas County Courthouse, smartly dressed and walking purposefully toward a courtroom where she will fight for someone’s right to be appointed a guardian who will serve them well.

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                                                               – Photo by Lorraine Boyd
From left: Scholarship winners Fernando Gomez, Lorena Salas, Yessica Aleman and Daisy Beltran are congratulated by Ross Pesek, creator of the “True Potential” award. Jackeline Lopez could not be present.                      
Scholars Recognized at Mexican Consulate
Never let it be said that one person can’t make a difference.
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Borgeson Attends NACo Annual Conference
Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson, Chair of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, was among 2,600 elected and appointed officials to participate in the 79th National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference.  The event focused on key issues important to counties like transportation, resiliency, healthcare, criminal justice and economic development.
 
Greater Omaha Chamber Introduces
Leadership Omaha Class 37
The Greater Omaha Chamber will launch its 37th session of Leadership Omaha with an  orientation on August 14. Established in 1978, the program is designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community. The 47 members of Class 37 are set to join a diverse network of more than 1,500 Leadership Omaha alumni.
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Susan Henricks is ICAN’s newest president and CEO, but she’s not new to the organization, having spent the past two years on the board of directors.
ICAN Message ‘All About Understanding
Yourself, So You Can Be a Better Leader’

By Elizabeth Elliott
The Daily Record

Susan Henricks has brought her extensive experience in leading large, well-known  companies to bear as the new president and CEO of the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN).





As owner of Great Plains Realty-Auction Co., Randy Fleming is carrying on the Fleming family tradition. His father Dean and two partners founded the company in 1964.
From Big to Small
Great Plains Realty-Auction Sells It All

Julien R. Fielding
The Daily Record

The name Fleming has become synonymous with auctioneering. Inducted into the National Auctioneers Association, Dean W. Fleming, CAI, worked in the industry for 43 years, before he passed away in 1996. A graduate of Iowa State, he was the former owner of and instructor at the Nebraska Auction School, and held a variety of leadership positions, including President of the Nebraska and National Auctioneers Association.

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