01-14-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Stefanie Ahlmann, Don Beiriger, Lorri Bellar, Jennifer Brooks, Jim Miller, Jane Neely, Jeanie Sellars, Jim Simonsen, Tom Upshaw, Marv Walker 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun develops, temps in the mid 30’s.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 11.  Wednesday, partial sun develops, high 39. 

Sports:

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The Tennessee Titans have found their next head coach, hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to replace Mike Munchak.  The 51-year-old Whisenhunt spent six years as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, leading them to a 45-51 record in the regular season, a 4-2 playoff mark and the team's lone Super Bowl in 2009.  He takes over a team that went 7-9 this season.

 

The Creighton men’s basketball team has appeared in the Associated Press poll at number 20 after beating DePaul last Tuesday 81-62 and Xavier on Sunday 95-89.  The 14-2 Bluejays return to action this week when they host Butler on Tuesday and visit Providence on Saturday.  Also, forward Doug McDermott was named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, and second consecutive week. 

 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school boys & girls basketball rankings for all classes.  In the boys rankings, 11-0 Norfolk High remains at number four in the Omaha World Herald & the Lincoln Journal Star.  Norfolk Catholic (6-4) enters the Lincoln Journal Star Class ‘C-1’ rankings at number nine.  In the girls rankings, Norfolk High (9-2) slips from seventh to tenth in the Lincoln Journal Star.  Norfolk Catholic (7-3) moves up from eighth to sixth in Class 'C-1' in the Omaha World Herald and remains eighth in the Lincoln Journal Star.

 

Local Schedule:  Columbus Scotus at Nfk Cath (G&B BB-6:15); LHNE at Crofton (G&B BB-6:30); Nfk High at Columbus (WR Dual-7:00); Nfk High at Columbus (G&B SW Dual-4:30); Butler at Creighton (MBB-8:05).

 

Tonight:  The Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team visits Crofton at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  We’ll have reports on the girls game beforehand.

 

Wednesday Night:  The Northeast Hawks women & men basketball teams are at Iowa Western Community College at Council Bluffs in a doubleheader starting with the women's game at 5:00 with the men’s game to follow at approximately 7:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 4:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

 

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News Briefs:

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce has a new President and CEO, and they didn't have to go far to find him. The Chamber’s Chairman, Scott Williams says Mark Zimmerer has accepted the position that has been vacant since the resignation of Dennis Houston in November. Zimmerer currently serves on the Chamber Board of Directors as well as on several in-house committees. Zimmerer most recently, served as Director of Occupational Health at Faith Regional Health Services.  

 

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning will propose a prison reform measure that would eliminate automatic "good time" credit for violent offenders. Heineman and Bruning said yesterday, they'll submit "earned time" legislation for lawmakers this year. The measure would apply to inmates convicted of murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, or one of at least seven other major crimes. The bill would require violent inmates to maintain good behavior while incarcerated and participate in rehabilitation programs. The state's "good time" system generally gives inmate one day of credit for every day served.

 

The American Red Cross is in need of your help. April Oppliger with the Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Region says the weather has caused the cancellation of many blood drives and they're asking donors to step forward to help now. Oppliger says many blood drives were cancelled and that they're more than 9,000 units short. The Red Cross is especially in need of O-positive, O-negative, B-negative and A-negative blood types. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment. Norfolk's Red Cross Blood Station is located at 2612 W. Norfolk Ave.

 

For the third consecutive year, officials with Norfolk’s Philanthropy Council are looking for young people who want to make a difference. Philanthropy Contest Chair Tammy Day says there’s still plenty of time to submit a project. Registration forms are available at PhilanthropyCouncilNE.org. Day says you’ll need to include a budget and visual display such as photos of or a video. The Youth Philanthropy Contest Family Event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, February 1st from 4 to 6 at Northeast Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center. Ten winners will receive $1,000 each. Others will be able to demonstrate their projects at the Celebrate Giving event Saturday night, February 15th, where attendees may choose to fund those projects.

 

A half-dozen presentations are on the schedule for the 27th Annual Northeast Nebraska Farm and Equipment show beginning tomorrow at the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex at Northeast Community College. Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Bill Price says his Thursday afternoon seminar will focus on helping farmers prevent theft from their operations. Price will also discuss tractor and heavy-machinery safety, as well as Department of Transportation regulations.  Price’s presentation is set for 2 p.m. Thursday. The Farm will run tomorrow from 9 to 5 and Thursday from 9 to 4.  There is no admission charge. More than 130 vendors, live demonstrations and health screenings are also on the program, which is sponsored by NewsTalk WJAG and 106KIX. 

Today's Tickler: 

If laughter is the best medicine, then this man is a wonder drug.

 

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