05-07-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Becky Felgate, Dan Fuerhoff, Marilyn Heier, LaJean Hofmann, Craig Maguire, Susan Schneider, Waunita Tibbs

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, becoming partly cloudy, chance for showers, high 68.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 41.  Tuesday, partly cloudy, high 68.

 

Sports:

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Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski drove to Victory Lane after a green-white checkered finish in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.  Keselowski used a huge push from runner-up Kyle Busch to pass leader Matt Kenseth after the final restart and went on to claim his second win of the year on the Sprint Cup circuit. Kenseth had to settle for third place.  It was the first restrictor-plate race since the season-opening Daytona 500.

 

Albert Pujols finally hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest power drought of his career yesterday in a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.  Pujols connected in the fifth inning for his first American League homer and the 446th overall.  The three-time National League MVP had gone 33 games and 139 at-bats dating to last year without a home run in the regular season.  He had a three-homer game for the champion St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and hit seven home runs in spring training.

 

The Norfolk High boys soccer team has drawn the eight-seed in the State Soccer Tournament and will meet top seed Omaha Creighton Prep on Thursday morning in the opening round at 9:00 at Omaha’s Morrison Stadium at Creighton University.  The Panthers are 12-6 on the season after upsetting Omaha World Herald fifth ranked Millard West 1-0 in overtime at the A-4 District Final at Buell Stadium in Omaha last Thursday.  Norfolk has won five in a row.  The Defending State Champion Junior Jays of Omaha Creighton Prep is 19-1 on the season and have won three matches in a row after a 5-1 victory last Wednesday in their district final over Bellevue East.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Sioux City North (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Bancroft/Rosalie Vs. LHNE at Fairplay GC (B. Golf Dual-2:00); Oklahoma City at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-11:05).

 

Local Scores:  Indiana 7-9 Nebraska 5-6 (Bsbl DH); Creighton 4 Bradley 2 (Bsbl); WSC 11-11 Concordia St. Paul 6-2 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 10 Oklahoma City 7 (Bsbl); Indiana 4 Nebraska 2 (SB); Creighton 5 Missouri St. 4 (SB).

 

NBA Playoff Scores:  Philadelphia 89 Chicago 82 (3-1); New York 89 Miami 87 (1-3); Boston 101 Atlanta 79 (3-1); L.A. Lakers 92 Denver 88 (3-1).

 

Kwifax:

In the series “Star Trek”, Spock’s blood is green.

 

News Briefs:

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A small Nebraska school district will continue its tradition of a student-led prayer during graduation despite pressure from ACLU Nebraska to end the practice. The parent committee organizing next Sunday's ceremony say the Columbus Lakeview High School's graduating seniors have requested the prayer be included in the program. The ACLU sent a letter to the 685-student school district in November complaining the prayers at graduation ceremonies violated students' First Amendment right to religious freedom.

 

Nebraska's assistant football coach Ron Brown says he won't testify at a public hearing on a proposed Lincoln ordinance to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. Brown says his Christian beliefs led him to express his opposition to homosexuality. Brown says he would never discriminate against gay players.

 

It took two dozen firefighters three-and-a-half hours to get a Norfolk house fire under control over the weekend. Fire Captain Lyle Lutt says excessive heat with moderate smoke and fire were reported inside the house at 211 South 9th Street around 2:00 Saturday morning. He says the fire quickly spread into the ceiling and walls, and was difficult to fight because of the type of construction and location of the fire within the structure. The cause is still under investigation. Lutt says the fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the house which was under renovation.

 

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have rejected a proposal that would have required annual updates on how the company is preparing to replace Warren Buffett, 81. The resolution submitted by the AFL-CIO attracted about 32,000 votes while 672,000 votes were cast against the idea. Buffett says Berkshire's board spends more time on succession planning than any other subject.

 

The Nebraska Medical Center could have been mistaken for a zoo after a special patient was brought in for treatment of fractured jaw. A 27-year-old silverback gorilla named Motuba was brought in Saturday for a CAT scan after a scuffle with another gorilla.

 

Norfolk's newspaper is marking a milestone in 2012 -- 125 years of service to the region. William Huse, started the Norfolk Daily News May 1st, 1887. Current publisher Jerry Huse says his great grandfather would be amazed to see the newspaper as it is today. He tells WJAG NEWS keeping the paper locally owned is the key to its success. Huse says the secret of it all is the people who put it together day in and day out. The Norfolk Daily News hosted open house celebrations Friday and Saturday to mark the event.

 

Today's Tickler:

This morning I had a long talk with my boss.  Actually, he had a long talk.  I had a long listen.

 

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