01-21-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Christine Lampert, Dr. James Murphy, Lyle Schwartz, Valdene Tietgen, Jim Widhalm

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, high 13.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance of flurries, low 4.  Tuesday, partial sunshine, high 26

 

Sports:

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Joe Flacco threw three second half touchdown passes to lead Baltimore to a 28-13 win over New England in the AFC title game.  The Ravens shutout Tom Brady and the Patriots offense in the second half to earn a trip to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

 

Frank Gore scored the second of his two touchdowns in the middle of the fourth quarter to give San Francisco a 28-24 comeback win over Atlanta in the NFC title game.  Gore's go ahead score capped an NFC championship game record comeback for the 49ers who trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter.

 

For the first time in Super Bowl history brothers will be the opposing head coaches in the NFL's title game.  Jim Harbaugh  led San Francisco to the NFC title in just his second year with the team, while John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens won the AFC title beating New England.

 

Two people familiar with the decision says the Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen.  One person said the Maloofs are selling all 65 percent of their share for $525 million to Hansen, who will move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name.  The Maloofs will still be allowed to look at other bids until the league approves the sale. 

 

The Omaha World Herald updated their high school boys & girls basketball rankings for Classes “A” & “B”.  The Norfolk Lady Panthers remain ninth in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A”.  The 12-3 Lady Panthers swept two games last week with a 67-58 win at Omaha Burke on Thursday and a 42-36 home win over North Platte on Saturday.

 

Tuesday Evening:  The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams visits Midland Lutheran College in Fremont to take on Lourdes Central Catholic in a 6:00 doubleheader starting with the girls game.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 84 Minnesota 63 (WBB).

 

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News Briefs:

An 83-year-old Norfolk man was killed and five people, including four from Canada, were injured in a crash Friday evening north of Norfolk on Highway 81. Pierce County Attorney Verlyn Luebbe reports that Ralph N. Schmidt was the driver of a northbound pickup that was struck by a southbound SUV. Authorities believe the SUV crossed the center line and struck Schmidt's pickup. The accident occurred about a mile and one-fourth north of the junction of Highways 81 and 98. Robbie Heinemann, 70, of Norfolk, a passenger in Schmidt's pickup, was critically injured and taken from Faith Regional in Norfolk to a Sioux City hospital. The driver of the SUV, Sara Krahn, 60, of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, was life flighted from the scene to a Sioux City hospital. Three passengers in the Krahn vehicle, Isaac Krahn, 61, Lisa Sawatsky, 30,  and Jordan Sawatsky, 3, all of Winkler were taken to Faith Regional in Norfolk.  Both Lisa and Jordan Sawatsky were treated and released.

 

Bob Hastings, director of teaching and learning with the Norfolk Public Schools is one of four finalists for the superintendent's post in Gering.  Hastings has been with the Norfolk district for 12 years, serving as an elementary principal before joining the central administration team.  He was previously with the Scottsbluff schools where he spent seven years as a teacher and principal.

 

Norfolk Police Captain Leon Chapman reports three burglaries Thursday morning in Norfolk, including Fast Mart at 315 West Omaha Avenue, the Knights of Columbus at 105 Elm Avenue and Firestone Tire and Service Center at 201 Norfolk Avenue.  Chapman reports change taken from a safe in Safe Mart's back room and unsuccessful attempt to rob the ATM.  A safe was stolen from the KC Hall and an undetermined amount of cash and checks taken, and at Firestone, an attempt was made to burglarize a storage unit.  Earlier in the week, a safe was stolen from the First Presbyterian Church with an undetermined amount of cash and checks taken. 

 

A Ewing man accused of a double murder in Antelope County has been moved from the Madison Jail to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center at the Department of Corrections in Lincoln.  Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore says the decision to move 33-year-old Matthew Hinrichsen was an administrative decision made by the sheriff and Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler.  Hinrichsen is accused of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of Victoria Vargaas and Gabino Alex Vargas Granillo. 

 

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has unveiled two proposed tax reform measures that would eliminate or reduce state income taxes. The larger plan unveiled Friday would eliminate the state's income tax on corporations and individuals, while getting rid of $2.4 billion in sales tax breaks that Nebraska currently allows. Among the exemptions identified for elimination are those for some business inputs, manufacturing machinery, medical equipment and medicine, prescription drugs, ag machinery and chemicals. Previously exempt organizations like churches may also be affected. The second bill would eliminate corporate income taxes and provide an exemption for retirement income.

 

Today's Tickler:

My car breaks down so often, I bought the perfect second car .. a tow truck

 

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