02-22-11

 

Happy Birthday Wishes to:
 Marty Adle, Betty Deitloff, Sylvia Ketelsen, Robert Kleinschmit, Gladys Maxwell, Jeanne Nelson, Jo Sohl Schmit, Charles Slahn, Dr. Shannon Spence
 
Skywatch Weather:
 Today, mostly sunny, high 37.  Tonight, becoming partly cloudy, low 23.  Wednesday, a mix of clouds & sun, high 47.
 
Sports:
 A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Denver Nuggets will send All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in a multi-player swap.  The person provided no other details of who was in the deal, but the Denver Post reports the Knicks will send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a first-round pick in 2014 to Denver, along with additional picks and cash.  New York would receive Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
 
The third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks dealt with a little turmoil yesterday before hammering Oklahoma State.  Marcus Morris scored 27 points and the Jayhawks improved to 26-2 by crushing the Cowboys 92-65.  Kansas hit eight of its first ten shots and used an 18-2 spurt to build a 52-28 halftime lead.  The easy victory came hours after junior guard Tyshawn Taylor was suspended indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.  Sophomore Elijah Johnson had 15 points and was 4-4 from three-point range while starting in place of Taylor.
 
The Norfolk High boys basketball team will host the A-4 District Tournament starting on Monday, February 28th.  The 19-4 Panthers will be matched up with 3-19 Papillion La Vista in a semifinal game at 5:30 while 14-9 Millard South will face 10-13 Omaha Burke in the other semifinal contest at 7:30.  The District Final will be held on Tuesday night. 
 
High school boys sub-district tournaments continue for Classes “C” & “D” with semifinal games tonight.  In games that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, at the C-1-8 Tournament at Norfolk High, 21-1 Norfolk Catholic meets 4-18 Battle Creek at 6:00 and 15-6 Pierce plays 9-13 Boone Central at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:40.  Elsewhere, at the C-2-8 Tournament at Wayne High School, 13-7 Hartington Cedar Catholic tangles with 8-13 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge at 6:00 and 14-9 Lutheran High Northeast faces 12-7 Stanton at 7:30.  In a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com, the 8-15 Norfolk High girls start their postseason run tonight as they battle 15-7 Millard North in an A-7 District Semifinal game at Columbus at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:35.  The first semifinal game pits 18-5 Columbus against 6-17 Millard South at 6:00.
 
Local Schedule:  Missouri at Nebraska (WBB-7:05); Creighton at Kansas at Lawrence, KS (Bsbl-3:00).
 
Kwifax:
 13% of adult conversations include curse words.
 
News Briefs:
 The search continues in Christchurch, New Zealand, for people trapped since an afternoon earthquake toppled tall buildings and the city's well-known stone cathedral. At least 65 people have been killed.
 
Local law enforcement report this morning that minor flooding was occurring in the West Point area along the banks of the Elkhorn River due to an ice jam that had formed in the area. This has prompted the National Weather Service to continue a flood advisory until noon today for all of Dodge County and central Cuming County. The river stage was estimated to be around 13-point-three feet as of 4:15 a.m. River fluctuations of one-to-two feet will be possible until the ice jam breaks free. Highway 275 near the Cuming-Dodge County line near Crowell also remained closed due to floodwaters.
 
Authorities have released the names of three family members whose bodies were found in the rubble of a suspicious fire near Ithaca in eastern Nebraska. The Saunders County Attorney has identified them as Tim Hindman, 47; his wife, Toni Hindman, 45, and their daughter, Ardena, 13.
 
Illness is forcing one area school to call off classes for the rest of the week. Zion Lutheran School in Pierce will be closed today through Friday of this week. School will resume Monday, February 28th.
 
Two members of the Nebraska Congressional Delegation will be in Norfolk Wednesday. First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will speak at the noon meeting of the Madison County Republican Party. U.S. Senator Mike Johanns will hold a town hall meeting at 4 p.m. at Prenger's Restaurant.
 
Data from the 2010 Census shows a shift in the Top 10 largest cities in South Dakota. The figures show that Brookings has overtaken Watertown as No. 4 in the state, while Yankton has surpassed Pierre as the state's seventh-largest city. Sioux Falls remains at the top of the list.
 
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has this warning: don't venture out on thin ice. The Commission's Greg Wagner says although we are back to normal temperatures for February, last week's warm weather melted ice on Nebraska's lakes, making them unsafe for ice fishing. 
 
Today's Tickler:
 Don’t let aging get you down … it’s too hard to get back up!

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