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Today, partial sunshine early, then clearing, high 51. Tonight, mostly clear, low 31. Thursday, mostly sunny, high 63.
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Jonathan Martin, the offensive tackle at the center of the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Martin's move cross country brings him back to the Bay Area to be reunited with his former Stanford coach, Jim Harbaugh. An investigation for the NFL determined last month that Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.
Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named the National Player of the Year by Sporting News & NBCSports.com. He leads the nation in scoring at 26.5 points per game, ranks second in field goals and third in points scored. In the process, he's moved up to seventh in NCAA history with 3,011 career points. McDermott is the nation's first player in 25 years with three straight years of 750 points or more and one of three men all-time with at least 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He was also named the District VI Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association for the second straight season. McDermott's also a First Team All-District pick for a third straight season. In addition, he previously was been honored by BleacherReport.com as its National Player of the Year.
Local Schedule: Northern Colorado at Nebraska (Bsbl-1:35); WSC Vs. Tiffin (OH) at Auburndale, FL (Bsbl-12:30); WSC Vs. West Virginia Wesleyan-10:00; Mercy College (NY)-12:00 (SB at Clermont, FL).
Thursday: The Boys State Basketball Tournament gets underway in Lincoln. Randolph meets Elm Creek at 10:45. Pregame at 10:25 on Lite Rock 97.5. Battle Creek plays Ainsworth at 2:00. Pregame at 1:40 on 106 KIX. Boone Central/Newman Grove tangles with Bishop Neumann at 3:45. Pregame at 3:25 on 106 KIX. Norfolk High plays Omaha South at 7:00 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Pregame at 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Nebraska 10 Northern Colorado 2 (Bsbl); Wayne St. (MI) 7-2 WSC 4-3 (Bsbl DH).
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:
Maggie Schulte of the Wynot Lady Blue Devils basketball team.
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Two more administrators are retiring from the Norfolk Public Schools, creating an almost complete turnaround in central administration staff in about two years. Doug Witte is retiring as Associate Superintendent of Student Services, and Frank Hebenstreit will be retiring early in 2015 as Director of Special Education. Senior High Assistant Principal Mary Luhr, will be moving to the central administration team this summer to replace Witte and that Hebenstreit will stay for the fall semester before retiring in early 2015.
Lawmakers on a Nebraska education committee are looking for new long-term goals for the state's K-12 schools and colleges. Senators voted 33-0 to advance the bill yesterday that would create a "statewide vision" for education. Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, chair of the Education Committee, says its members will reach out to various groups to help determine what the state's goals and priorities should be for education. Possible changes include changes to the state-aid formula for schools.
Governor Dave Heineman is cautioning against making too much out of a consultant’s proposal that the state needs to build three new prisons to ease overcrowding. Heineman says the state is studying closely its options to relieve state prisons that at present are 50 percent above their designed capacity. Building new prisons could cost the state up to $130 million, a price tag that has been a non-starter at the state Capitol. The consultant’s report recommends building an additional 900 beds at state prison facilities in Lincoln and Omaha. Heineman favors taking care of non-violent offenders through community treatment facilities, with supervised release after they leave. Other proposals include sending more inmates to the McCook Work Ethic Camp and having counties house some state inmates.
Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska officials are raising funds to build a $1.5 million facility that would house 35 dogs and 35 cats. The Shelter’s executive director Sydney Hurley was in Madison yesterday to speak to the Madison County Board of Commissioners, but not to ask for money; she was seeking a letter of support. Hurley says almost $500,000 has been raised so far and that they’ll break ground on the state-of-the-art, 6,300-square-foot facility, once they’ve raised $750,000. Besides serving as a temporary home for the animals, the shelter would provide veterinary services, as well as spay and neuter programs. The commissioners voted unanimously to approve the letter of support.
Humanities Nebraska has chosen Norfolk as one of two sites this year for “Nebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of America.” Each night will feature actors as late-19th Century historical figures, like Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear, discussing the issues of their day in the first person. But the Chautauqua isn’t just for adults. A Youth Chautauqua Camp is slated for Monday through Friday, June 16th through the 20th. Elkhorn Valley Museum Administrative Assistant Ali Jo Abler says kids will get to choose a Northeast Nebraska historical figure from the late 19th century. It's open to kids who have completed 4th through 8th grades, but will be limited to 20 participants. Abler says a committee will screen applications to choose the 20 who will take part.
With 3 kids, the only chance I have of having folding money in my pocket is if they put hinges on nickels.
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