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A person knowledgeable about the situation has told The Associated Press that Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies was traded late yesterday to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects. It was a stunning swap of star shortstops. In addition to Tulowitzki, the Rockies sent 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays. Along with Reyes, the Rockies picked up rookie reliever Miguel Castro and two minor league pitchers.
The New York Mets have bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics. Clippard has gone 1-3 with 17 saves and a 2.79 ERA in 38 2/3 innings since he was acquired by the A's from Washington last winter. The Mets also received $1 million from the Athletics and sent minor league hurler Casey Meisner to Oakland.
The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. She played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking position for a men's professional sports league. Welter coached linebackers and special teams for the Revolution last season, becoming the first woman to coach in a men's pro football league.
Brian Csipkes of Gretna fired a 4-under 68 and leads after the first round of the 107th Nebraska Amateur at Indian Creek Golf Course. Csipkes took advantage of good scoring conditions in the morning wave, playing his first nine in 32 (-4), and leads by a stroke over Omaha's Alex Schaake. Schaake, the 2015 Nebraska Junior Amateur Champion, was the only player to break par in the afternoon wave with a 3-under 69. Brunswick’s Sam Meuret shot a 2-under 70. He is currently tied for third place. Other scores among the 153 golfers include: Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz (73); Wayne’s Joey Baldwin (76); Norfolk’s Lance Lawson (77); Tekemah’s Preston Walford (78); Schuyler’s Clint Kracl (79); Norfolk’s Luke Kluver (79); Norfolk’s Alex Strom (79); Homer’s Mitchell Holgate (80); Plainview’s Colin Wright (82); Homer’s Tyler Kirkholm (83); and Norfolk’s Payton Baker (92).
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Colorado Springs 2 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).
The original meaning of the word “silly” means “blessed” or “happy.”
A judge has scheduled an Oct. 19 trial date on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. District Judge Mark Kozisek set the date during a hearing on Monday in O'Neill. In January TransCanada filed legal papers in nine Nebraska counties to invoke eminent domain for the land that's needed to construct, operate and maintain the pipeline. Pipeline opponents also want to overturn a state law that allowed then-Gov. Dave Heineman to approve the pipeline's route through the state in 2013.
Hopes of approving a long-term transportation bill could run into political reality this week. Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer says a six-year transportation bill would ease federal regulations on projects posing little if any environment concerns, leaving regulations up to the states. But the House opposes the Senate bill, mostly because the Senate bill would revive the Export-Import Bank, a source of contention between the two chambers. The House seems to favor a five-month deal, giving time for further negotiations.
Norfolk City Finance Director Randy Gates says he adjusted expected sales tax revenue for the coming year differently than usual, trying to factor out the increase in this year’s budget related to hail-storm repairs. At Monday's final budget review session, Gates said the occupation tax also saw a hail-related increase, and that money will help facilitate an early pay off of the recreation bonds used for improvements to Veterans Memorial and TaHaZouka parks.
Nebraska's farm income is predicted to drop substantially from a year ago. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben says this is due in part to the dramatic drop in commodity prices. He says Nebraska's economy weathered the recession quite well due to success in the farm sector, but the tables have turned. However, Lubben says results from the Nebraska Rural Poll show optimism remains very strong for the future.
A City of Norfolk app allows you to pay your water bill or download an audio book. It shows a map of the city’s trail system, and has videos of city council meetings. The Norfolk Area Connected app is available free for both Apple and Android devices. Anyone with questions may call City Communications Director Diane Becker at 402-844-2034.
Norfolk’s Midtown Health Services has added a pediatrician to its team of healthcare professionals. Dr. Emily Vuchetich comes to Norfolk from Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Center in Omaha. Midtown Executive Director Kathy Nordby says Dr. Vuchetich brings an excellent blend of education and experience and has a passion for providing medical care to the youngest patients.
Norfolk’s Aquaventure water park will hold adult swim classes beginning Monday night, Aug. 3. Manager P.J. Evans says they’re for both experienced swimmers who would like to exercise and work on their technique, and for those learning to swim. They’ll run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights for two weeks. For more information, go to the City of Norfolk’s web page: CI.Norfolk.NE.US/Parks, and then click “Aquaventure."
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