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March 22, 2010

Creighton in the News

Club makes good health fun
Omaha World-Herald, March 20, 2010
In Demetria Ballard's fifth-grade class, children are getting a crash course on how significantly serving sizes have grown. Ballard and her students are taking part in Healthy Habits Month, a first-year project of the Fit for Life Club at Creighton University.
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Farmers prospering across the Midlands
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
Farm products represented about 6.5 percent of the gross domestic product of both states in 2008, said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss.
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Negatives are ‘less negative’
Omaha World-Herald, March 20, 2010
March was the sixth month out of the last seven that the index has increased, reaching a level more than double the 18.7 figure in March 2009, said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss. The index was 36.6 in February and has been below 50 for 25 consecutive months.
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Gurney was radiology expert
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
Funeral services for Dr. Jud Gurney, longtime professor of radiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leo Catholic Church. Gurney was on the faculty at Creighton University and the Medical College of Wisconsin before he joined UNMC's radiology faculty in 1989.
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Good deeds across the Midlands
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
Creighton University's Project CURA, a student group that sends medical supplies and medical students to places worldwide with inadequate health care, will have a silent auction fundraiser Wednesday.
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Virginia Thomas, Supreme Court spouse and conservative activist
Muckety, March 21, 2010
Supreme Court spouses don’t have to keep silent on public issues, though they generally have. Not so for Virginia L. Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas. Virginia Thomas, who is 52 and a graduate of Creighton University Law School, came to Washington to work for a Nebraska congressman.
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Screen time for the gods
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
They once inspired the lyrical poetry of the ancients, graced the panels of artisanal Greek stoneware and moved about the canvasses of the Renaissance masters. They are the Greek myths, fictional accounts of heroes and gods and monsters that are popping up all over in popular culture. But it's not just the battles that translate well to the screen, said Geoff Bakewell, an associate professor of classical studies at Creighton University.
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CU has eye out for Stags' ‘big boy'
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
A couple of minutes at Creighton's Sunday practice was all that was needed to learn one of the Bluejays' defensive priorities for Monday night's game against Fairfield.
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Bluejays’ comeback comes up short
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
The Creighton women’s basketball season ended on Sunday, but the Bluejays definitely went down swinging.
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Sinkler's long balls power Jays' offense
Omaha World-Herald, March 21, 2010
Desperate to get in some games on the opening weekend of Missouri Valley play, the Creighton softball team took the field for a home doubleheader Sunday in temperatures that felt cold, cold, cold.
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