05-03-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Gregg Borgmann, Delores Coolidge, Cindy Fox, Teresa Goodrich, Steve McNally, Angela Means, Peggy Voigt

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 84.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 61.  Friday, a blend of clouds L& sun, chance for showers, high 88.

 

Sports:

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San Diego Chargers players and officials who knew Junior Seau are stunned over his apparent suicide yesterday at age 43.  Former Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard says he doesn't ever remember seeing the fiery twelve-time Pro Bowl linebacker ever in a down mood and is baffled by the incident.

 

Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks, striking out nine Minnesota batters and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-0 win over the Twins last night.  Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game against Seattle on April 21.

 

The Charlotte Touchdown Club, in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America, announced yesterday that Larry Jacobson will receive the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, which recognizes outstanding defensive football players from the past 40 years.  The award will be presented formally during the annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Awards Banquet on Monday, Dec. 3.  During Nebraska's 1970 and 1971 national championship seasons, Jacobson averaged almost 20 solo tackles per season and won numerous, honors including All American and the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman in 1971.  The University of Nebraska bestowed its ultimate honor on Jacobson with the retirement of his No. 75 jersey in 1994.

 

Norfolk Catholic will hold their track & field invitational today starting at 3:00.  Schools involved are Norfolk Catholic, Lutheran High Northeast, O’Neill, Pierce, Stanton, Wakefield, Wisner/Pilger, & Hartington High.  Reports on the meet can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com starting at 6:30.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Millard West at Buell Stadium, Omaha (A-4 B. Socc. Dist. Final-7:15); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  WSC 10-15 Minnesota Crookston 2-0 (Bsbl DH); Nashville 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (11 Inn.) (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoff Scores:  San Antonio 114 Utah 83 (2-0); Indiana 97 Orlando 74 (2-1); Memphis 105 L.A. Clippers 98 (1-1).

 

Kwifax:

A mother hen turns over her egg about 50 times per day

 

News Briefs:

Hail, high winds and a possible tornado caused minor damage yesterday in parts of eastern Nebraska. A house and garage were damaged in Fillmore County. Authorities are investigating whether a tornado hit the area. Two-inch hail damaged vehicles in the south-central Nebraska city of Hastings and well as in the Genoa area.

 

"Keystone XL: Just the Facts" is the topic for luncheons being held this week in communities along the proposed new route for an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Brigham McCown with United Transportation Advisors spoke at the Wednesday meeting in Neligh and will meet with citizens today in O'Neill.

 

Nebraska Public Power District held one of the last of its open house series "Behind the Outlet" Wednesday in Norfolk. It's an effort for the utility to give Nebraskans a better look at what its power generation resources may look like in 20 years. NPPD CEO Pat Pope says they will likely keep a diversified portfolio of resources of coal, nuclear and invest in additional long-term emission control equipment.

 

A state audit has found that some Nebraska school district employees haven't paid into the state's pension fund when they should have. And the audit found that one employee collected more than $33,000 in retirement benefits while continuing to get a school district paycheck. The audited pension fund covers school district employees, judges and the State Patrol.

 

Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk will host several programs for cancer patients and their families in May. A Breast Prosthesis Fitting Day will be held Monday in the Health Resource Center. Also planned this month are an I Can Cope series and a workshop called Look Good, Feel Better.

 

The Victory Road Evangelical Free Church will host tonight's National Day of Prayer observance in Norfolk. People of all faiths are invited to the 7 p.m. service. Childcare will be available on site.

 

The Norfolk Senior High spring production of Les Miserables opens tonight in the Johnny Carson Theatre. The curtain will go up at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, and Saturday. Those with Norfolk Public School activities cards will be admitted to tonight's performance at no additional charge. A dessert banquet is planned after tonight's performance to raise money for the Senior High Drama Dept.

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/4 6-8 pm

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

How can a lawyer write a document of 5000 words and call it a “brief”?

 

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