02-24-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:
 Robert Baker, Jerry Blackman, Donald Bordeau, Curt Copple, Lyle Moeller, Becky Neuhalfen, Russ Sila, James Stratton
 
Skywatch Weather:
 Today, mostly cloudy, chance for 1-3” of snow, high 27.  Tonight, mainly cloudy, chance of snow showers, dusting up to 1”, low 13.  Friday, cloudy, chance for 1-2” of snow, high 22.
 
Sports:
 ESPN Radio now at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00!
 
Jacob Pullen scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and Kansas State held off Nebraska's late comeback bid to win 61-57 last night.  The Wildcats won for the fifth time in six games and took sole possession of fifth place in the Big XII.  Nebraska, coming off its weekend upset of fifth ranked Texas, lost for the first time in four games and had a dent put in its NCAA tournament hopes.  The Wildcats made 7-10 from the line in the last 1:01.  Nebraska was 3-9 on free throws in the last 4:00.  Lance Jeter led Nebraska with eleven points.  Nebraska falls to 18-9 overall and 6-7 in the Big XII while Kansas State moves to 19-9 overall and 7-6 in the conference.
 
The Norfolk Panthers will be represented at the State Swimming & Diving Meet starting today at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.  Diving competition starts at 9:30 AM.  The Panthers will be represented by seven boys & six girls.  Competing for the boys include, Stephen Meuret, Austin Hall, Joseph Meuret, Patrick Meuret, Trevor Spence, Landon Nelson, & Dylan Maas.  In competition for the girls are MacKenzie Ritter, Morgan Broekemeier, Mariah Blecher, Sydney Reed, Brittany Albin, & Marie Bauer.
 
Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath Vs. Pierce at Nfk High (BBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Final-7:00).
 
Thursday Evening:  The 22-1 Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team faces 16-6 Pierce in the C-1-8 Sub-District Final from Norfolk High School at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
 
Friday Night:  The 13-9 Norfolk Catholic girls meet 17-9 Wayne at Stanton in the C-1-4 District Final for the right to the State Tournament at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
 
Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com from 9:05-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.
 
Local Scores:  Wichita St. 67 Creighton 65 (MBB).
 
Kwifax:
 The average cost of a man’s haircut is $17.50
 
News Briefs:
 Governor Dave Heineman says so far he has not seen meaningful change suggested for the committee on industrial relations related to issues from state union workers. He says he will not sign a bill that does not show meaningful change and that would mean the issue would go to a vote of the people. Heineman says the situation in Nebraska differs from what's happening in Wisconsin because public employees are paying towards their benefits.
 
A state lawmaker who wants to eliminate Nebraska's practice of splitting electoral votes says the system weakens the state's influence in presidential elections. Sen. Beau McCoy says his proposal would force presidential candidates to campaign in the entire state, not just population centers. The Omaha Republican wants to move the state to a winner-take-all system, which is used by all states but Nebraska and Maine.
 
A winter weather advisory has been issued for portions of southeast Nebraska from 9:00 this morning to 9:00 tonight. The National Weather Service reports light snow is expected to overspread southeast Nebraska before noon and increase in intensity during the afternoon. The snow will taper to flurries or end in the evening. Two-to-four inches of snow could fall in that portion of the state. Northeast Nebraska is not under an advisory, but one-to-three inches of snow could fall here today, with one-to-two inches on Friday.
 
Up to 12 companies are expected to submit bids to supply field turf on the multi-million-dollar renovation of Norfolk's Veterans Memorial Park. The DRL group is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council once the bids are opened a week from today.
 
Gov. Dave Heineman has named Lt. Col. David Sankey of Lincoln to serve as the next Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. The 23 year State Patrol veteran will replace retiring Col. Bryan Tuma and will assume command on March 1. Sankey, 47, has served as assistant superintendent the past two years.
 
Miss America Teresa Scanlan received keys to two cities and shared insights into her faith as she returned home to Nebraska. She told students at Community Christian School in Scottsbluff on Wednesday that they should dream big and not be afraid to be different. Her brother Adam attends the school. Scanlan is also scheduled to make appearances on Friday in North Platte and Saturday in La Vista. She won the Miss America title last month, the first Miss Nebraska to do so.
 
Today's Tickler:
 You know you’re getting older when you talk about the good old days & nobody’s qualified to call you a liar.

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