01-22-13

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Alvin Arens, Bob Hupp, Connie Johnson, Jack Niewohner, Nancy Schulz, Gail Talbott, Rhonda Thompson, Larry Walker, Daniel Wilcox

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, considerable cloud cover, chance for flurries, high 21.  Tonight, becoming partly cloudy, chance for flurries early, low 10.  Wednesday, mostly sunny, high 30

 

Sports:

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The Creighton men’s basketball team dropped from twelfth to 17th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and fell from tenth to twelfth in the USA Today Coaches poll released yesterday.  The 17-2 Bluejays split two games in the last week, beating Northern Iowa at home last Tuesday 79-61 and then falling to Wichita State on the road last Saturday 67-64.  Duke is the new number one in the AP Top 25.  Michigan, Kansas, Syracuse, and Louisville round out the top five.  Creighton will be in action next when they visit 8-10 Drake in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday at 7:05.  The Bluejays are 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bulldogs are 2-5.

 

Nebraska freshman Shavon Shields was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week yesterday after setting a pair of career highs last week.  The freshman from Kansas, averaged 23.5 points on 72% shooting, seven rebounds and two steals per game in helping the Huskers to a 1-1 week.  Shields is the first Nebraska freshman to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week and the first NU rookie honored by the conference since Toney McCray during the 2008-09 season.

 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated their high school basketball rankings today.  In the boys basketball polls, the 14-2 Lutheran High Northeast Eagles remain number one in the Lincoln Journal Star and second in the Omaha World Herald in Class “C-2”.  In the girls rankings, the 12-3 Norfolk Lady Panthers stay at number nine in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” in the Omaha World Herald while remaining tenth in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 9-5 Norfolk Catholic Lady Knights dropped out of both rankings in Class “C-1”.

 

Local Schedule:  O’Neill at Nfk Cath (G&B BB-5:30); LHNE Vs. Lourdes CC at Midland Lutheran College (G&B BB-6:00); Fremont at Nfk High (WR Dual-7:30); Nfk High at Elkhorn (G&B SW Dual-4:30); Central CC at NECC (W&M BB-6:00); Illinois at Nebraska (MBB-7:30).

 

This 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:  Creighton 73 Missouri St. 53 (WBB).

 

Kwifax:

KISS performed their first concert in their hometown of New York City in 1976

 

News Briefs:

A subcommittee of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources Board has forwarded staff recommendations on water management areas to the full board for approval. At a meeting of the Information, Planning and Programs Subcommittee last night, Water Resources Manager Rick Wozniak outlined what staff have recommended for four water management areas located in Wayne, Pierce and Madison counties. Flow meters are being recommended, with annual allocations of 13 inches of irrigation suggested in the Wayne County area, and 14 inches in eastern Madison County. No annual allocations are recommended in the Battle Creek and Pierce sub-areas.  The full board of the Lower Elkhorn NRD will now take up the matter when they meet Thursday night at 7:30 in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast Community College Campus.

 

An increase in commercial burglaries and thefts has been reported in Norfolk and surrounding areas, and law enforcement officers are urging business owners to take some steps to help prevent burglaries. Police Captain Michael Bauer says business owners should make sure they have adequate lighting on all sides of  their buildings and parking lots, and that alarms and surveillance cameras are working properly.  Bauer also recommends keeping a minimum of cash on the premises and moving valuable merchandise and business equipment away from windows and doors to prevent "smash and grab" thefts.

 

The public's assistance is being requested to recover historical records stolen recently from First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. The Reverend Kathy Keener-Han, interim pastor at First Presbyterian, says the items were in a safe stolen January 13th from the church. Keener-Han says they are antique ledgers or minute books and of no value to anyone except members of First Presbyterian. The binders are described as volumes in maroon and khaki leather or canvas bindings. They hold the early records of the ministry of the church and cannot be replaced. Keener-Han says they may turn up in a ditch or alley, in a culvert or dumpster. Anyone who locates any of these records is asked to turn them in to either First Presbyterian Church at 10th and Madison Avenue, or the Norfolk Police Division.

 

Two area state senators have more questions than answers about Governor Dave Heineman's plan to eliminate sales tax exemptions, using the additional revenue to do away with corporate and personal income taxes. At a meeting of the Madison and Stanton County Corn Producers Monday, Columbus Senator Paul Schumacher said it is important to look at the impact of any tax shift.  Norfolk State Senator Jim Scheer says he is not in favor of changing tax policy just to improve the state's standing on some list or chart - that may change focus based on a different issue next year. Schumacher represents District 22, which includes Platte County and parts of Stanton and Colfax counties. Scheer represents District 19, which covers Madison County and the part of Stanton County that includes Woodland Park.

 

Today's Tickler:

My boss says that I’m inconsistent.  Well, maybe once in awhile, but not all the time.

 

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