Omaha (March 24, 1932 – April 24, 1959) was a United StatesThoroughbred horse racing champion. In a racing career which lasted from 1934 through 1936, he ran twenty-two times and won nine races. He had his greatest success as a three-year-old in 1935, when he won the Triple Crown. As a four-year-old, he had success running in England, where he narrowly lost the Ascot Gold Cup.
The horse was owned by and bred William Woodward, Sr.'s famous Belair Stud in Bowie, Maryland. He was trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who also trained Omaha's sire to the Triple Crown. As a yearling, Omaha was leggy and awkward-looking but a favorite of Woodward, who reportedly considered sending the horse to England to be trained for the Epsom Derby. In the event, Omaha's move to England was postponed until 1936. He was ridden to his biggest wins by Canadian jockey Smokey Saunders.
A toy is an item that can be used for play. Toys are generally played with by children and pets. Playing with toys is an enjoyable means of training young children for life in society. Different materials are used to make toys enjoyable to all ages. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and "fly" it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment. Some toys are produced primarily as collector's items and are intended for display only.
The origin of toys is prehistoric; dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as representations of tools used by adults are readily found at archaeological sites. The origin of the word "toy" is unknown, but it is believed that it was first used in the 14th century. Toys are mainly made for children.
Playing with toys is important when it comes to growing up and learning about the world around us. Younger children use toys to discover their identity, help their bodies grow strong, learn cause and effect, explore relationships, and practice skills they will need as adults. Adults use toys to form and strengthen social bonds, teach, remember and reinforce lessons from their youth, discover their identity, exercise their minds and bodies, explore relationships, practice skills, and decorate their living spaces.
Walls Have Eyes is the fourth solo album released by British singer-songwriter Robin Gibb. It was released in November 1985 on EMI America Records in the US and Polydor Records throughout the rest of the world, and produced by Maurice Gibb and Tom Dowd. The two singles from the album, "Like a Fool" and "Toys", did not chart in the US and UK. Gibb did not release a solo album in eighteen years until 2003 with Magnet. Unlike Secret Agent that contains dance numbers, this album is containing mostly ballads.
Barry Gibb co-wrote eight of the ten songs, but he was in the studio only to contribute a part lead vocal to "Toys". The credits for the songs are precisely stated as R. B. & M. Gibb in most cases, and B. R. & M. Gibb in others. Although the songs all have Robin's signature simplicity of form, Barry's hand is evident in the improved melody lines, especially in the verses.
Like its previous album Secret Agent it was recorded in Criteria Studios rather than the Middle Ear Studio which was owned by the Bee Gees.The only regulars from previous Gibb recordings was George Terry on guitar with Steve Farris of Mr. Mister. Session musician Phil Chen was credited as the bass player on the song "Gone with the Wind".
An irresponsible young man (Leslie Zevo) wouldn't take over the company and now his father is dying. In order to get his young adult son to accept his new responsibilities, the father must force him to reclaim his toy factory from a straight-laced Army general (Lt. General Leland) that he has appointed as part of a "test of maturity."
Players are involved in a "toy war" between an army of military-style toys fought with a personalized action figure army using toys found in certain places in the game. The player will start each level only possessing a limited supply of toys, whereas the general will have a virtually unlimited supply of toys to throw at the player. These toys range from the realistic (bowling balls) to the cartoonish (i.e., peanut gun projectiles, radio-controlled cars, water balloons). Crashing a toy plane into General Zevo's windows allows players to beat the game. However, they have to navigate the plane through a scale model of Manhattan and avoid running out of power.
The others live outside of Omaha...Eugene is shown here in 1936 with his only toy, an air gun (without a barrel) that he found near a dump ... “Dear Goodfellows” — a letter from hundreds upon hundreds of underprivileged children of Omaha ... A frying pan and car without wheels are his toys ... Piles of toys mounted steadily at Omaha schools ... OMAHA WORLD-HERALD.
Eugene is shown here in 1936 with his only toy, an air gun (without a barrel) that he found near a dump ... “Dear Goodfellows” — a letter from hundreds upon hundreds of underprivileged children of Omaha ... A frying pan and car without wheels are his toys ... Piles of toys mounted steadily at Omaha schools ... OMAHA WORLD-HERALD ... Omaha.
Shoppers wove their way through Omaha's Westroads Mall Friday morning as the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season began.� ... Shoppers make their way through Omaha's Westroads Mall Friday in search of bargains ...Sheri Miller, sitting left, with Patti Workman, both of Omaha, wait outside the Omaha Toy-R-Us store at 76th and DodgeStreets.
For his contributions to journalism, he was inducted into the OmahaPress ClubHall of Fame and received a number of other honors ...Eugene is shown here in 1936 with his only toy, an air gun (without a barrel) that he found near a dump ... A frying pan and car without wheels are his toys ... Piles of toys mounted steadily at Omaha schools ... OMAHA WORLD-HERALD.
The agency, more than 100 years old, offers one-time emergency aid to Omaha-area residents in crisis ... Most of her treatments qualified for the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, a group of Omaha physicians who donate their time and services to those in need ... Piles of toys mounted steadily at Omaha schools ... OMAHA WORLD-HERALD ... Omaha.com/goodfellows.
15 on NebraskaPublicMedia, “Beyond the Baton” is a television biography of Wilkins, the longest serving conductor and music director laureate of the OmahaSymphony... “Beyond the Baton” captures the Omaha Symphony event, which Wilkins described as time when “music still flourishes and beauty gets to have the last word.”.
Looking for something fun and safe to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place today through Sunday ...Head to Fat BrainToys Saturday from 11 a.m ... Fat Brain Toys is located at 16909 Burke St ... The Omaha Public Library will host a virtual Storybook Land event Saturday from 10 a.m.
“Toys are one of the things that get put on the back burner when you have to put food on the table and keep the lights on and pay for other necessities,” Morin said ... In all three cases, the Salvation Army in Fremont was able to help provide food for families and the elderly woman and toys for the children ... 13 is the deadline for toy donations.
Here are a few facts about the red panda, which can be seen at Omaha's zoo. Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events throughout the Omaha area ... Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S ... milb.com/omaha ... Midwest Collectible Toy Show ... Omaha Firefighters Union Hall, 6005 Grover St ... Pop culture collectibles and toy show.
A woman shops at Fat BrainToys in Omaha on Thursday ...MarkCarson, co-founder and president of Omaha-based Fat Brain Toys, said the toy retailer and manufacturer has had to selectively increase prices on some items while holding the line on some of its best selling items, including its Dimpl line of silicone bubble toys.
By Susan Rodabaugh. I was raised to love, nurture and help animals feel secure ... Here are the stories… ... They had bought him toys for the ride home to Omaha, and one of the squeaky toys didn’t last five minutes, he had chewed off the head ... He gets to go to pet stores where they let the very picky dog choose his own food and toys ... He was a perfect match ... .