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The Chicago Bulls say they have signed Doug McDermott, their first-round draft pick and last season's college player of the year.  Terms of the deal involving the 6’8 forward from Creighton weren't released.  The Bulls acquired 22-year-old McDermott after Denver drafted him with the eleventh overall pick, then quickly traded him to Chicago.  As a Creighton senior last season, McDermott averaged a nation-leading 26.7 points, becoming one of eight players in NCAA history to score more than 3,000 career points. 

Creighton point guard Austin Chatman will have surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be fully recovered before the season.  The school said yesterday that Chatman would wear a cast for two months.  Chatman is the only returning starter for a team that has made the NCAA tournament three straight years. 

Wayne State Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced yesterday that head softball coach Krista Wood has stepped down to take the head coaching position at South Dakota State University.  Wood spent eight seasons at Wayne State and became the school’s all-time winningest coach posting a 270-154 overall record and a 133-60 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.  Last season, Wood guided Wayne State College to a 35-18 record, placing fourth in the NSIC with a 20-8 league mark.  Powicki added that a search for the next head softball coach at Wayne State will begin immediately. 

Fifteen years after he won the first Nebraska Amateur, David Clouse of Friend sits atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the 106th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club.  Clouse posted a second round 70 for a two-day total of 138, and leads by one stroke.  Iowa Hawkeye teammates Sam Meuret of Brunswick and Carson Schaake of Omaha had the low rounds of the day at 69.  Meuret is at 141 and Schaake has carded a 142.  Sixty-two players made the cut, and nine players are under par after 36 holes.  Also making the cut are Norfolk’s Lance Lawson (142), Wayne’s Joey Baldwin (142), Columbus’ Brady Vancura (145), O’Neill’s Kris Koelzer (146), Columbus’ Nathan Fuerhoff (150), Norfolk’s Lance Morrow (150), & Schuyler’s Clint Kracl (152). 

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A Norfolk woman was hospitalized following a one-vehicle accident near Woodland Park. According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, 35-year-old Crystal Von Kampen was driving southbound on Highway 35 near the Northeast Industrial Highway Tuesday afternoon around 4:15. Unger says Von Kampen’s vehicle left Highway 35, entered the west shoulder and struck debris in a construction zone. Hoskins/Woodland Park Fire and Rescue removed Von Kampen from the vehicle and transported her to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk for treatment. Unger says seatbelts were not in use and that the accident remains under investigation. 

At its meeting Monday night, the Norfolk City Council voted unanimously to reduce the speed limit from the west edge of the roundabout at the intersection of Highway 35 and East Norfolk Avenue to Chesnutt Street from 45 miles per hour to 35. Norfolk Police Chief Bill Mizner recommended the lower speed limit, saying motorists have to slow down to 20 miles-per-hour to enter the roundabout, then the speed limit increases to 45 for about six blocks, when it reduces to 35. Mizner recommended reducing the speed limit for the entire stretch to 35.  Mizner told us that the new speed limit will go into effect once the Street Division is able to post the appropriate signage, which Mizner says he expects to happen in the next few days. 

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of your blood. External Communications Manager Katie Marshall says summer is always a difficult time for blood donations, but especially this year. Marshall says blood donations are down eight percent.  She says all blood types are needed but especially A negative, B negative and O negative. To find a date and site of a blood drive near you, go to the web site and type in your zip code, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. 

A man missing from a Sioux City work release facility since July 12 is back in jail after he was located in a Sioux City apartment. Dexter James-Lloyd No Ear was taken into custody without incident after authorities found him Tuesday afternoon. Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Fuller says the 25-year-old No Ear was staying with a woman he knew at the apartment. He is in the Woodbury County Jail. No Ear was placed on escape status July 12 when he failed to return to a work release program. He was serving a 30-year sentence for convictions of assault on a peace officer and other charges. 

Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems. The Nebraska Department of Education announced Tuesday it would not use the test scores. Eighth and 11th-graders took an online version of the writing test in February and reported a slew of problems. State officials say at least 1,500 students from 87 districts lost work or were kicked offline. 

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is holding a series of meetings around the state this week to get input from its members on various state and federal issues and concerns. Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday night beginning at 7:30 at the Agriculture Allied Health Building on the Northeast Community College main campus and Thursday at 1:00 at the Bloomfield Community Center. 

Today's Tickler: 

“Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup!”  “That’s all right.  It’s not hot enough to burn him.”


Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014 at 7:41 am

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