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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

May 15, 2019 GMT

AP-Nebraska stories for May 18 and May 19. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, May 18, and thereafter.


OMAHA, Neb. _ Ninety-three Millard South High School seniors graduated last Friday from college. That is correct — college. The students also will graduate from Millard South on May 25. But through a new program, the Millard South group was able to get high school and college credit for many of the same classes. Those who graduated last Friday were the first to complete the Millard South-Metro Community College partnership and earn associate degrees from Metro. By Rick Ruggles, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1011 words.



NORFOLK, Neb. _ Ten artistic additions to Norfolk have been installed as the inaugural Norfolk Sculpture Walk officially began last Saturday. The 10 sculptures that will be featured this year include life-like bronze statues, steel creations up to 7 feet in height and intricate works of stone. Eight of the sculptures will be located along Norfolk Avenue from Seventh to First streets, while one will be at the Norfolk Arts Center and the final one at Veterans Memorial Park off First Street. Traci Jeffrey, director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, said each sculpture is unique and there’s something everyone will enjoy. By Nick Gebhart, Norfolk Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 554 words.

For use Sunday, May 19, and thereafter.


LINCOLN, Neb. _ A quarter century before Dred Scott’s petition to be free from slavery was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision that further pushed the country toward civil war, a slave named Charlotte Dupuy asked a Washington, D.C. court to free her family from bondage. Her owner was Henry Clay, the sitting secretary of state, a former speaker of the House of Representatives and aspiring presidential hopeful. Known widely as the “Great Compromiser,” Clay was just the latest in a series of high-profile, slaveholding Americans living in the nation’s capital sued by their slaves for their freedom. By Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1276 words.


HASTINGS, Neb. _ A team of students at Hastings College and Sarah Swist, an assistant professor of visual arts, are trying to add a little variety to the daily routine of the college community and visitors by hanging pieces of art across the campus. The Scintilla Art Project is a monthly rotating exhibition of art pieces from national and international artists that started this March. Each piece is small enough to fit in one of the five wall-hung acrylic boxes, each in a different building on the Hastings College campus. A description of the piece and artist hang next to the art box. By Jarad Johnson, Hastings Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 636 words.