05-02-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Derek Bond, Pat Hughes, Jim Koch, Lois McAllister, Bruce Strong

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sun, chance for showers & storms, high 86.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 62.  Thursday, a blend of clouds l& sun, high 81.

 

Sports:

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The Boston Celtics rallied from eleven points down in the second half to stun Atlanta 87-80 and even that NBA playoff series at a game apiece.  The Celtics won without point guard Rajon Rondo, who was suspended for this game after bumping a referee in the series opener on Sunday.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers rode a 38-point effort from Kobe Bryant to beat Denver 104-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.  Lakers center Andrew Bynum had another big game with 27 points and nine boards.

    

The Philadelphia 76ers took advantage of the season-ending knee injury to reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose in Chicago to blitz the Bulls 109-92.  The Sixers shot a torrid 59% from the field with Jrue Holiday leading the way with 26 points, his career playoff high.

 

Amare Stoudemire had a small muscle repaired yesterday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Thursday night's Game Three of their first-round series against the Miami Heat.  Stoudemire met with a hand specialist in New York, a day after he cut his left hand when he punched the case surrounding a fire extinguisher after the Knicks' 104-94 loss in Miami. 

 

The Norfolk High boys golf team participated in yesterday’s Lincoln Pius X Invite at Arbor Links in Nebraska City.  Omaha Creighton Prep was the team champion with a 304.  They won by 14 strokes.  Norfolk finished 15th in the 19 team competition with a 353.  They were led by Tyler Lewis’ 84.

 

Local Schedule:  Minnesota-Crookston at WSC (Bsbl DH-12:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-12:05).

 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 2 Lincoln High 1 (A-4 B. Socc. Dist. Semifinal); Schuyler 5 LHNE 0 (B-4 B. Socc. Dist. Semifinal); Kearney 2 Nfk High 1 (A-4 G. Socc. Dist. Semifinal); Archbishop Bergan 12-12 Nfk High 3-2 (Bsbl DH); Grand Island 7 Nfk High 2 (G. Tenn. Dual); Nashville 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 (Bsbl).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Amy Miller of the Norfolk Catholic track & field team.

Kwifax:

From Detroit, MI, you can travel due south to Canada.

 

News Briefs:

Three Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson touted their conservative credentials in their last public debate before the May 15 primary. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, state Treasurer Don Stenberg and state Sen. Deb Fischer answered questions Tuesday night during a debate sponsored by The Omaha World-Herald, with all calling for reduced federal spending and the national deficit and repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

 

Voters in the city of Norfolk are urged to check their polling place location before the May 15th Primary Election. Madison County Clerk Nancy Scheer says about 8,000 voters are affected by changes in precinct boundaries mandated by the 2010 Census. Scheer says the easiest way to find your correct polling place is to follow a link from the county's web site.

 

A Norfolk man who cheated Medicare, Nebraska Medicaid and private insurers out of $1.3 million was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Mark Koehler was the business manager at Heartland Physical Therapy. Prosecutors say he submitted false reimbursement claims and used phony billings to get a $500,000 loan.

 

The federal government has awarded a $5 million grant for construction work at the East-Central District Health Department in Columbus. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the award Tuesday. The grant was part of $728 million approved for renovation and construction projects of health centers through the new federal health care law.

 

The Viaero Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk will certainly have a little "Dyn-o-mite" this year.  Comedian and television star Jimmie "JJ " Walker will be in the city in June to receive the Festival's annual "Johnny Carson Comedy Legend" award. Not only will Walker, best known for his role on the situation comedy "Good Times" receive the award, he'll also do a stand up comedy routine. Past Festival Legend Award winners include Dick Cavett, Bill Dana, Ed Asner and Cloris Leachman. Tickets and other information to the Festival are available on-line at www.greatamericancomedyfestival.com.

 

A lot of items from Japan have washed up on foreign shores following last year's earthquake and tsunami. This time it's someone's Harley-Davidson. The rusted motorcycle has turned up on a Canadian island about 4,000 miles away. It was in a large white container where its owner Ikuo Yokoyama had been storing it. He tells Japanese TV "It's miraculous." He lost three members of his family in the double disaster.

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/4 6-8 pm

5/5: 9-3 @ NECC Cox Activity Center 370.4040

The doctor gave me something to raise my low blood pressure.  His bill!

 

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