01-24-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Chris Avery, Jerry Glaser, Gene Hart, Doug Holmquist, Larry Leise, Cheri McDonald, Patty Siebrandt

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a mix of clouds & sun, high 21.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, low 17.  Friday, becoming mostly sunny, high 27.

 

Sports:

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It wasn't just an upset.  It was a blowout.  For the first time, Miami has knocked off a team ranked first in the Associated Press rankings, and the Hurricanes did it up right.  Top-ranked Duke went more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half and 25th ranked Miami routed the Blue Devils 90-63.  The Hurricanes took command with a stunning 25-1 run midway through the first half.  It's the third-worst loss ever for a team ranked first in the AP poll. 

 

Richard Carter scored 20 points to lead three players in double figures and Drake stunned 17th ranked Creighton 74-69 last night, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season.  The Bulldogs blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years.  Doug McDermott had 19 points and six boards to lead Creighton, which shot just 24% from three-point range, but McDermott had just two points in the second half and didn't touch the ball on the team’s last two possessions.  The Bulldogs improve to 9-10 overall and 3-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bluejays drop to 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the conference.

 

The Nebraska football team has landed another recruit.  Defensive back Boaz Joseph became the last commit to the Huskers according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 6’1, 190-pound Joseph’s versatility could allow him to compete at various spots in the secondary.  Nebraska’s footprint in the state of Florida this recruiting season also continues to be a story line.  NU now has four recruits from the state, tied with Ohio for the most.  Cornerback was considered a position of need down the stretch in this recruiting class, which now features 24 players.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath Vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove at Albion (GBB-8:00); LHNE at Battle Creek (GBB-7:45); LHNE at Archbishop Bergan at Fremont (WR Dual-6:30); Lincoln SW at Nfk High (G&B SW Dual-4:00).

 

Friday Evening:  The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team is at Humphrey St. Francis at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

 

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

 

Kwifax:

It is 238,000 miles from the earth to the moon

 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk Fire Division responded to a call yesterday afternoon just before 2:00.  Approximately 25 firefighters using six apparatus contained a hay fire at Coe Cattle Company 3409 South 37th Street.  A hay grinder appeared to be the cause of the fire, which was intensified by strong north winds.  The Battle Creek Fire Department assisted with personnel and a water tanker.  Coe Cattle Company staff also helped out.  Norfolk Fire Division Captain Lyle Lutt says the fire destroyed approximately 90 tons of hay.   

 

The Norfolk Fire Division has been judged as one of the state's best according to the Insurance Survey Office.  The office evaluates fire departments' entire operations including equipment, training, personnel, staffing and response times.  Insurance companies use that data to determine business and homeowners'  premiums.  The office ranks fire divisions from 1 to 10 with one being the best.  There are no Class 1 divisions in Nebraska, and Norfolk's is one of only three Class 2 divisions in Nebraska; Kearney and Omaha have the other two.  Fire Chief Scott Cordes provided that information with his annual report to the Norfolk City Council at its meeting Tuesday night.

 

The final vote will be taken tonight on proposed rules and regulations to deal with seasonal declines in groundwater levels in the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District.  The NRD Board of Directors will take up the issue at its regular meeting at 7:30 tonight in the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College.  The board agenda includes review of testimony from the January 17th public hearing, consideration of staff recommendations for the rules and regulations and designation of four sub-areas for management in Pierce, Wayne and Madison Counties.

 

The Fourth Annual Soup R Art, a fundraiser for the Norfolk Arts Center, will be held Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in the Divots DeVent Center.  Area restaurants will provide soup and dessert for sampling with participants voting for their favorites.  Area musicians will provide background music, a silent auction is planned and an iPad will be raffled off.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at the Norfolk Arts Center or for $15 at the door.

 

Omaha's school board accepted the resignation of its president last night. Vice president Marian Fey is taking over the top post after Freddie Gray stepped down.

 

A National Rifle Association lobbyist and gun owners are opposing a Nebraska bill designed to keep firearms away from unsupervised juveniles. The gun proposal by Senator Brad Ashford of Omaha was met with criticism yesterday in a hearing held by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee. Ron Jensen, who spoke on behalf of the NRA, says the NRA opposes one bill that would hold adults civilly liable for leaving guns accessible to unsupervised minors or the mentally incompetent.

 

Today's Tickler:

You know you’re getting older when you get winded playing chess.

 

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