01-25-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Sandy Authier, Jerry Cover, Joe Davis, Ruth Lehman, Jacque Stauffer

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 38.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 6.  Saturday, partial sunshine, high 31.

 

Sports:

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Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to an 89-86 win over Boston.  Anthony has now scored at least 20 points for 27 straight games.  Rajon Rondo paced the Celtics with 23 points, ten rebounds and eleven assists.

 

Shabazz Muhammad scored 23 points to pace UCLA to an 84-73 road win over sixth ranked Arizona.  The Bruins raced out to a 16-point lead in the first seven minutes in handing the Wildcats their second loss in 18 games.  Arizona went 5-24 from three-point range.

 

Justin Simmons scored 26 points, including five three-pointers, to pace Nebraska-Omaha to a 95-90 victory over South Dakota last night.  Simmons scored 16 points in the second half to allow the Mavericks to turn away comeback attempts by the Coyotes.  Alex Welhouse and C.J. Carter each scored 17 points for Nebraska-Omaha.  Welhouse hit four three-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds.  Teammates John Karhoff and Caleb Steffensmeier each scored 14 points.  UNO improves to 6-16 overall and 3-6 in the Summit while South Dakota falls to 8-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln SW (G&B BB-5:45); Nfk Cath at Humphrey St. Francis (BBB-7:45); Nfk Cath at Plainview Inv. (WR-12:00); LHNE at Cedar Valley Inv. At Cedar Rapids (WR-1:00); WSC at Minnesota St. At Mankato, MN (W&M BB-6:00).

 

Tonight:  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.  This Week:  Nfk High’s Ben Ries; Nfk Cath’s Tim Kassmeier & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Greg Rathke; NECC’s Matt Svehla; & Howells/Dodge boys basketball coach Cole Fischer.

 

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 47 Boone Central/Newman Grove 35 (GBB); LHNE 49 Battle Creek 37 (GBB); Archbishop Bergan 42 LHNE 28 (WR Dual); Lincoln SW 95 Nfk High 91 (B. Swim Dual); Lincoln SW 122 Nfk High 61 (G. Swim Dual); Nebraska-Omaha 95 South Dakota 90 (MBB); Nebraska 59 (25) Michigan St. 54 (WBB); Nebraska-Omaha 61 North Dakota St. 52 (WBB).

 

Kwifax:

Popular in Florida, Jai alai players use custom-made wicker baskets to hurl a ball at 150 mph.

 

News Briefs:

By a vote of 12 to 1, the board of directors of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District has approved four groundwater management quantity sub-areas and rules and regulations for controlling irrigation in those areas.  Two amendments were approved to the rules and regulations that were recommended by staff and presented at a subcommittee meeting Monday night.

 

A & R Construction of Plainview is the apparent low bidder for the next phase of the Northeast Industrial Highway. Madison County Highway Superintendent Dick Johnson says he will recommend awarding the contract at Tuesday's meeting of the county commissioners. A & R bid $5.63 million to construct a stretch of highway that will include three bridges from 1st Street in Norfolk to the Stanton County Line, where the first phase ended late last year.

 

Madison County Judge Ross Stoffer has been named the County Court Presiding Judge for the 7th Judicial District.  The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Stoffer for 2013. His name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position. Stoffer currently serves on the county court-juvenile bench and on the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Drug Court in Madison County.

 

Attorneys interested in two open judge positions in Northeast Nebraska have until 5 p.m. on Monday, February 4th to apply. The open seats have been held by District Judge Robert Ensz and County Judge Rickard Krepela. Both announced their retirements late last year.  Public hearings on the applicants for the positions will be held Monday, February 25th in the Madison County district courtroom in Madison.

 

At this week's meeting of the Planning Commission, Public Works Director Dennis Smith said bids will be opened next month for the construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Norfolk Avenue, Highway 35 and Victory Road.  The project also includes a four-lane highway form the intersection of Highways 35 and 275 to north of Woodland Park.  The city's one-year street plan includes work on Michigan Avenue between 10th and Wood Streets.

 

The Norfolk Family YMCA hosts an indoor triathlon Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd.  Participants will swim for 10 minutes, bike for 30 minutes and run for 20 minutes, with scores based on distance, time and calories burned.  Registrations are due Tuesday, January 29th and participation is limited to the first 72 to sign up. 

 

A Nebraska lawmaker has moved to repeal a law that extends state-funded prenatal care services to illegal immigrants and other low-income women. State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the repeal measure on Wednesday, about six months after the new law went into effect. Lawmakers restored services for women last year despite strong objections from Republican Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman is also seeking to defund the program in the budget that he proposed to lawmakers.

 

Today's Tickler:

I just saw the first sign of spring.  There is a list on the refrigerator door of things to do.

 

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