01-09-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Bruce Burge, Julie Daniel, Fred Schellpeper, Larry Smalley, Ron Unger

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 44.  Tonight, mostly clear early, then increasing clouds, low 27.  Thursday, mostly cloudy, chance for rain, mixing with freezing rain, high 40.

 

Sports:

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Robert Griffin III will have knee surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his right knee and to see if there's damage to a second ligament.  Baylor coach Art Briles confirmed to The Associated Press that the Redskins rookie quarterback has a torn lateral collateral ligament.  He says the surgery will determine whether Griffin has damaged the ACL in that knee.  A torn LCL requires a rehabilitation period of several months, possibly extending into training camp and the start of next season.  A torn ACL is a more severe injury, typically requiring nine to twelve months of recovery.  Griffin tore his ACL in the same knee while playing for Baylor in the third game of the 2009 season and missed the rest of the year.

 

Ethan Wragge matched career highs with 22 points and six three-pointers and the 13th ranked Creighton men’s basketball team got off to a blistering start on its way to a 91-61 victory over Drake last night.  Doug McDermott added 16 points and seven boards, Jahenns Manigat had 13 points and five assists, and Grant Gibbs added ten points for the Bluejays.  Creighton won their ninth straight game.  The Bluejays who made a season-high 16 three-pointers, led by 30 points in the first half and by 35 late in the second.  The Bluejays are now 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bulldogs drop to 6-9 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

 

Local Schedule:  Southeast CC at NECC (W&M BB-6:00); Nebraska at Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI (MBB-6:00).

 

Thursday Evening:  The Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team visits Battle Creek at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

 

Local Scores:  LHNE 53 Crofton 49 (BBB); Columbus Scotus 65 Nfk Cath 52 (BBB); Nfk Cath 55 Columbus Scotus 40 (GBB); Crofton 41 LHNE 14 (GBB); Nfk High 45 Columbus 24 (WR Dual); Nfk High 123 Columbus 63 (B. Swim Dual); Columbus 90 Nfk High 86 (G. Swim Dual).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Derrick Hostert of the O’Neill boys basketball team.

Kwifax:

In 1889, the first permit was issued to drive a car through Central Park in New York.

 

News Briefs:

he failure of a piece of equipment at Norfolk's Solid Waste Transfer Station has caused some headaches for city staff and waste haulers.  At this week's Norfolk City Council meeting, Solid Waste Manager Gary Lund said the equipment - called a knuckle boom - failed in early December, and the staff has been working to find a replacement.  The city council gave the operations manager authority to proceed with the purchase, declaring the situation an emergency.  Lund says the new knuckle boom will cost about $150,000 and should be installed before spring.

 

A proposed storage unit on the west side of Norfolk would be impacted by the new storm water regulations approved by the City Council in late 2012.  Mejstrik Property, LLC wants to build storage units on the property along 31st and 32nd Streets west of Faith Regional Health Services.  At Tuesday's meeting of the Norfolk Planning Commission, some neighbors expressed concern about runoff from the proposed development.  Some residential neighbors to the property wrote letters in support of the proposal.

 

Officials say a child from Lancaster County in southeast Nebraska has died from the flu. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said yesterday that the child's death is the second attributed to the flu this season.

 

Nebraska lawmakers are preparing for looming battles over taxes, spending and Medicaid this year with a smaller Republican majority in the officially nonpartisan Legislature. The Legislature will convene today with 11 freshman lawmakers - nearly one fourth of all members. That brings the total to 30 Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents.

 

A Nevada man caught hauling 136 pounds of pot through Nebraska in early 2011 has been sentenced to prison. The Lincoln Journal Star reports Michael Doyle, of Reno, Nevada, was sentenced yesterday to two to four years in prison. A Nebraska state trooper confiscated the drugs during a March 2011 traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln.

 

The Nebraska Court of Appeals says a man convicted nearly four decades ago of rape should be allowed to seek new DNA testing in the case. Juneal Pratt is serving 32-to-90 years for the rape, sexual assault and robbery of two Iowa sisters at an Omaha motel in 1975. The appeals court ruled yesterday.

 

Today's Tickler:

He would be rich & famous except for 2 things .. he’s broke & nobody knows him.

 

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