01-03-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Kathy Elkins, Dan Finkral, David Gutshall, Todd Kersten, Mike O’Gorman, Mary Preister, Martha Thompson

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a chance of flurries and freezing drizzle before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, high near 25. Tonight, mostly clear, low around 7. Friday sunny, high near 37.

 

Sports:

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BCS 21st ranked Louisville used a dominant performance to roll past third-ranked Florida 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans last night.  The Cardinals took the lead for good when Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.  Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns and was 20-32 for 266 yards against a team that ranked among the nation's top three in most passing stats.

 

Jim Boeheim has moved ahead of Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's basketball coaches.  Boeheim claimed his 903rd victory last night as Brandon Triche hit five three-pointers and scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Orange to a 78-53 win over Rutgers.  Boeheim, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories after the Blue Devils beat Davidson 67-50.

 

Junior forward Ethan Wragge made six of nine shots from three-point range for his 18 points to lead the 16th ranked Creighton men’s basketball team to a 79-72 victory over Illinois State last night.  Creighton led 42-39 at halftime, although Illinois State mounted a furious run that culminated with a three-pointer by Nick Zeisloft with two seconds left to make it a three-point game.  The Bluejays are now 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Redbirds are 9-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at Wayne (BBB-8:00); Nebraska-Omaha at Oakland Univ. At Rochester, MI (MBB-6:00).

 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

 

Saturday Evening:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visits South Sioux City for a doubleheader starting with the girls game at 5:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:25 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

 

Local Scores:  (8) Ohio St. 70 Nebraska 44 (MBB); (25) Nebraska 70 Wisconsin 52 (WBB).

 

Kwifax:

KISS member Gene Simmons speaks four languages

 

News Briefs:

Republican Deb Fischer won election to the United States Senate nearly two months ago. Today she takes the oath of office. Fischer says Congress must cut spending, set the priorities for the nation, reduce regulations and address the federal tax code.

 

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns praised his colleague, Senator Ben Nelson as Nelson leaves public office. Nelson will leave the United States Senate and return to private life after his term ends. Johanns, a Republican, says he and Nelson, a Democrat, had a good relationship throughout their political careers.

 

Nebraska's Congressional delegation was split in its vote on the last minute budget deal that averted a fall over the fiscal cliff. Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson and First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry voted for the deal, while Second District Congressman Lee Terry and Third District Representative Adrian Smith voted against the measure.

 

A state committee is hiring a new director for Nebraska's Foster Care Review Office. Kim Hawekotte will begin work January 22nd.

 

UNL Soils Fertility Specialist Charles Shapiro will discuss how the drought affected nitrogen use during the Northeast Nebraska Farm and Equipment Show January 16th and 17th in the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex in Norfolk. Shapiro is recommending that producers do soil tests in the spring before applying any nitrogen to their fields. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

 

Ice and very low water levels may halt barge traffic on the Mississippi River within days. Corps of Engineers spokesman Mike Petersen says levels will likely be too low for towboats to operate, but the answer to the request for more water is "no." A barge-workers union and governors from several states bordering the Mississippi are asking for President Obama to intervene.

 

The Nebraska State Patrol says it made 101 drunken driving arrests and stopped nearly 1,600 people for speeding during its special holiday enforcement. Troopers logged extra hours between December 14th and January 1st as part of the enforcement campaign.

 

Today's Tickler:

You know you’re a Baby Boomer if you remember when VCR’s cost $2000!

 

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