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Today, mostly sunny, high 64. Tonight, mostly clear, low 33. Friday, mostly sunny, high 56.
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Creighton men’s basketball senior Doug McDermott is featured on the cover of the March 17th edition of Sports Illustrated. The cover photo is intended to replicate the epic November 28, 1977 cover that features former Indiana State All-American Larry Bird, who would go on to a Hall of Fame career in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. McDermott was included in a much smaller role on the Sports Illustrated cover on March 19, 2012 as part of a collage to preview the NCAA Tournament. 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.
The Boys State Basketball Tournament gets underway at various sites in Lincoln. In the Class ‘A’ bracket at Pinnacle Bank Arena, in a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com, seventh seeded Norfolk High faces second seeded Omaha South at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40. In Class ‘C-1’ at the Devaney Center, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Boone Central/Newman Grove meets Bishop Neumann of Wahoo at 3:45. Pregame coverage at 3:25. Elsewhere in ‘C-1’, Wayne plays Cozad at 9:00 AM and Columbus Scotus takes on Kearney Catholic at 2:00. In Class ‘C-2’ at Lincoln Southeast High School, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Battle Creek tangles with Ainsworth at 2:00. Pregame coverage at 1:40. In Class ‘D-1’ at Lincoln East High School, in a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com, Randolph faces Elm Creek at 10:45. Pregame coverage at 10:25. Elsewhere in ‘D-1’, Clearwater/Orchard meets North Platte St. Patrick’s at 9:00 AM and Howells/Dodge plays Fullerton at 2:00. In Class ‘D-2’, at Lincoln Southeast High School, Bancroft/Rosalie takes on Hitchcock County at 9:00 AM.
Local Schedule: Creighton Vs DePaul at New York City, NY (BIG EAST MBB Quarerfinals-6:00); WSC Vs. Pittsburg St. (KS) at Searcy, AR (Div II WBB Central Region Tourn.-2:30); WSC Vs. St. Joseph’s (IN) at Auburndale, FL (Bsbl-8:00 AM); WSC Vs. American International (MA)-8:00 AM; Northwood (MI)-10:00 AM (SB at Clermont, FL).
Local Scores: Northern Colorado 9 Nebraska 2 (Bsbl); Wayne State 6 Tiffin (Ohio) 5 (Bsbl); West Virginia Wesleyan 7, Wayne State 4 (SB).
The first Girls Scouts of America troop was organized in 1912 in Savannah, GA
A trial date has been scheduled for a Norfolk man who was granted a new trial by the Nebraska Supreme Court. A pretrial conference is set for March 31 for De'Aris Trice, to be followed by a trial beginning May 12. In July the state's high court overturned the second-degree murder conviction of Trice. He'd been sentenced in Madison County District Court to 40 years to life in prison for killing 27-year-old Timothy Warren on Dec. 26, 2010 at a party in Norfolk. The high court said it found fault in an instruction to Trice's jury.
Girls from three Norfolk high schools will play on the same softball team for the next two years, following action by the Norfolk Public School Board this week. At Monday night’s meeting, Norfolk Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson said that Norfolk Catholic and Lutheran High Northeast had asked to co-op girls’ softball for the next two years. Thompson said Norfolk Catholic and Lutheran High currently have a softball program, but will not have enough girls to field a team after this year. Thompson says the matter was discussed by the Activities Committee, and there was no objection to the cooperative team.
A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects is hitting a roadblock in the Legislature. Opponents launched a filibuster yesterday to block the measure, which would allow Nebraska to issue up to $200 million in bonds. Nebraska has used a debt-free, pay-as-you-go system for decades, but supporters say the state could take advantage of low interest rates. Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton says she introduced the bill to accelerate work on long-delayed projects. The bill would require a fixed, 5 percent interest rate for bonds, to be issued within two years. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha calls the legislation a "boondoggle" and has vowed to kill it.
A new report says Nebraska's net tax receipts were 7.1 percent higher than expected in February. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported yesterday that the state had $258 million in receipts. The certified forecast for the month was $241 million. The revenue was boosted by higher-than-expected individual and corporate income taxes, and miscellaneous taxes. Sales and use taxes were lower than expected for the month. Net tax receipts for the current fiscal year have totaled $2.5 billion so far, which is 3.4 percent above the state's certified forecast.
More than 100 vendors are expected this weekend at the Northeast Nebraska Home and Garden Show tomorrow through Sunday at Northeast Community College’s Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex. A half-dozen seminars are planned Saturday and Sunday. They’ll cover everything from window coverings and social media to lawn tips and how to play the ukulele. For a complete list of seminars, go to the Northeast Nebraska Home and Garden Show page on Facebook. Raffle winners will receive Home and Garden bucks to spend with any of the vendors. Hours are Friday from 5-to-9, Saturday from 10-to-7 and 11-to-4 Sunday. Admission is $3, or $2 and a canned food item.
He’s the strong, silent type because he can’t talk & hold his stomach in at the same time.
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