05-09-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jerry Koch, Jamie Lyall, Pat O’Gorman Jr., Nancy Schwertley, Brian Silhacek

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 71.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 47.  Thursday, mainly sunny, high 82.

 

Sports:

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Josh Hamilton homered four times and had eight RBIs as Texas blasted the Orioles 10-3 in Baltimore.  Hamilton's solo blast in the eighth made him the 16th player in major league homers to homer four times in a game, and the first since Toronto's Carlos Delgado in 2003.  Hamilton also doubled to finish with an American League-record 18 total bases.

 

The Creighton baseball team erupted offensively last night, setting a new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha record with 16 hits en route to an 8-1 win over Nebraska.  The Bluejay win prevented being swept by the Huskers in the season series.  The win improves Creighton to 19-23 overall and marks the teams third straight win.  N-U dropped their sixth game in their last ten contests to fall to 29-19 overall.  The win also gave Bluejay head coach Ed Servais his 500th career win as collegiate head coach, improving the skipper to 500-268-1.  Creighton plated three runs in the first and seventh innings.  Alex Staehely, Mike Gerber, & Scott Thornburg each had three hits and scored two runs on the evening while teammate Jake Peter drove in three runs.  Nebraska’s Michael Pritchard had four hits of the team’s eight.  The Bluejays’ Ty Blach was the winning pitcher to improve to 4-5 while the Huskers’ Tom Lemke was dealt the loss falling to 3-4.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at A-2 Dist. Meet at Lincoln High (T&F-1:30); WSC Vs. Winona St. At Mankato, MN (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.-3:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl-9:05).

 

Thursday Morning:  The Norfolk High boys soccer team takes on Omaha Creighton Prep in the opening round of the State Soccer Tournament at Morrison Stadium in Omaha at 9:00 AM.  We’ll have reports every ten minutes of real time on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97.5, & Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM.

 

Local Scores:  Sacramento 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Indiana 105 Orlando 87 (Indiana wins series 4-1); Atlanta 87 Boston 86 (2-3); Chicago 77 Philadelphia 69 (2-3); Denver 102 L.A. Lakers 99 (2-3).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Josh Coyle of the West Holt Track & Field team.

Kwifax:

Telemark is a specific type of turn in the sport of skiing.

 

News Briefs:

Damage assessments using a special type of radar are being conducted at Gavins Point Dam west of Yankton. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on the spillway slabs to see if they were damaged by record high water flows last summer.

 

Disaster preparedness is the subject of a two-day seminar in Norfolk sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Center for Preparedness. Lt. Governor Rich Sheehy -- who serves as the state's director of Homeland Security -- and Nebraska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joann Schaefer addressed the attendees at Tuesday's opening session.

 

A group of students from the University of South Dakota is accused of participating in a scheme to file false tax returns with stolen identities. Investigators say the scheme came to light after the police department investigated a man acting suspiciously at an ATM. Police report they learned the man was using a debit card that had been issued as part of a tax return to withdraw money and was concealing his identity from the ATM camera.

 

The Winnebago Tribe is buying the Atokad Downs race track in South Sioux City. Ho-Chunk officials say the deal makes sense because the tribe already has business operations near the property.

 

Hundreds of families in the Norfolk area have housing today, thanks to the agency "Neighborworks Northeast Nebraska." Executive Director Roger Nadrchal gave an update on his agency to the Norfolk City Council earlier this week.

 

Young Boys Town residents in west Omaha have elected a Texas boy as the town's new mayor and an Omaha girl as vice mayor. Anthony Cornelius, of Amarillo, won election Tuesday over four other candidates to become Boys Town's 112th mayor. The new vice mayor is Constance Hayden. Cornelius, 16, is active in track, baseball, wrestling and football. Hayden, also 16, plays basketball, soccer and softball and is a church volunteer.

 

The 8-year-old twins and their teenaged siblings are embracing modern technology, especially their iPad. Except in this case it's a family of orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island. The park is one of several zoos experimenting with computers and apes. Jungle Island's elder apes show no interest, however.

 

Today's Tickler:

How can you tell when you’re running out of invisible ink?

 

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