05-10-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Pam Carlson, Kevin Classen, Tim Denney, Evellyn Muegge, Larry Schomaker, Debra Sporleder, Marv Wilke

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly sunny, high 82.  Tonight, becoming partly cloudy, low 57.  Friday, partial sunshine, chance for showers or storms, high 66.

 

Sports:

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The eighth seeded Norfolk High boys soccer team meets top seed Omaha Creighton Prep this morning in the opening round of the State Soccer Tournament at 9:00 at Omaha’s Morrison Stadium at Creighton University.  The Panthers are 12-6 on the season and winners of five in a row.  The Defending State Champion Junior Jays are 19-1 on the year and have won three matches in a row.  We’ll have reports every ten minutes of real time on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97.5, & Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM.

 

The Norfolk High track & field team participated in yesterday’s A-2 District Meet at the Harold Scott Track in Lincoln.  The Panther boys placed third with 82 points while champion Lincoln High totaled 99 and second place Millard North finished with 91 points.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for the Panther boys are Kyle Freudenburg (2nd PV); David Holmberg (3rd PV); Tremain Monroe (3rd HJ); Alex Starkel (4th HJ); Caleb Neuhalfen (4th Shot Put); Michael Schwartz (1st Discus); Tim Metcalf (2nd 1600); Zach Hoffie (4th 1600); Ben Protzman (3rd 3200); & Corbin Marksmeier (1st 110 H & 1st 300 H).  The Norfolk girls took second in their standings with 80.5 points while champion Lincoln Pius X totaled 109.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for the Lady Panthers are Megan Dolezal (3rd PV); Amanda Ramberg (1st HJ); Taylor Thompson (3rd HJ); Monifah Curtis (2nd Shot Put & 3rd Discus); Erica Dover (4th Shot Put); Katricia Svoboda (1st Discus); Brooke Herchenbach (3rd 100); Marissa Moore (1st 1600); Chelsea Johnson (4th 300 H); Girls 1600 Meter Relay (4th).

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at B-4 Dist. Meet at Pierce (T&F-10:00); LHNE at C-5 Dist. Meet at Battle Creek (T&F-11:00); Nfk High at Sioux City East (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); WSC Vs. Minnesota St. at Mankato, MN (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.-3:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl-9:05).

 

Local Scores:  Winona St. 2 WSC 1 (NSIC Bsbl Tourn. First Round); Sacramento 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Miami 106 New York 94 (Miami wins series 4-1); Memphis 92 L.A. Clippers 80 (2-3).

 

Kwifax:

According to her official bio, Vanna White claps her hands about 720 times per Wheel of Fortune episode.

 

News Briefs:

U.S. Senate candidate Jon Bruning says cutting the federal deficit is his number one priority, and reforms in Social Security and Medicare are the only way to do that. Bruning faces Don Stenberg, Deb Fischer and Pat Flynn for the Republican Senate nomination.

 

One of the three candidates in the District 3 Board of Regents race says one way to keep tuition low is to increase enrollment. Norfolk attorney Dave Copple faces Columbus businessmen Jim Pillen and Tony Raimondo for the position vacated by Chuck Hassebrook.

 

A Swiss pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of a lethal injection drug held by Nebraska. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it won't enforce the decision. Naari AG asked Nebraska officials to quarantine its supply of sodium thiopental and return it to the company or the FDA. The company said in a recall letter that the product was "illegally diverted from the company's supply chain."

 

It was a whirlwind trip to the nation's capital for nine Norfolk citizens, part of a 32-member delegation of Chamber of Commerce members from Nebraska on a lobbying trip. Norfolk Area Chamber President Dennis Houston says one focus of the trip for the Norfolk participants has been the need to increase natural gas supplies in the area, and they have had discussions with Senator Ben Nelson and representatives of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the issue. Houston says the problem is both financial and regulatory.

 

Nebraska U.S. District Judge John Gerrard has been recognized by the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. Gerrard, who previously served as a former Nebraska Supreme Court Justice -- and practiced law in Norfolk before his appointment to the judiciary, was presented with the Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts award for his commitment to court reforms designed to better serve Nebraska's minority and immigrant populations.

 

Dore, North Dakota may sit on a desolate plain, but it isn't a ghost town anymore. An oil boom in the region and the scarcity of housing have brought a frenzy of new activity. The village was all but deserted by the mid-1970s. Now, it may not be the last such town in the so-called oil patch to see at least a temporary revival.

 

Today's Tickler:

My lawyer has never given me bad advice.  He sells it to me.

 

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