05-22-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Leon Abler, Don Dammast, Gary Frederick, Karolee Gleason, Don Griggs, Tom Hoile, Jake Luhr, Jay Mathews, William Miller, Ryan Ridder, Arthur Schaffer, Troy Strom, Marjorie Summers

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 86.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 64.  Wednesday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 83.

 

Sports:

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The Big Ten Conference announced its football schedules for the 2015 and 2016 seasons yesterday, giving Nebraska fans a look at the Huskers' conference slate each of the next five seasons.  In 2015 and 2016, N-U will continue to play the other five Legends Division schools each season being Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern, along with its permanent cross-division opponent, Penn State.  In 2015 and 2016, the Huskers will face Indiana for the first time as a Big Ten opponent, and will also take on Wisconsin in each of those seasons.  Nebraska will open Big Ten play in 2015 at Minnesota on Oct. 3, followed by an off week.  N-U will play host to Northwestern, Michigan State, Indiana and Iowa at Memorial Stadium, while traveling to Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State.  The Huskers will also open conference play on the road in 2016, traveling to Northwestern on Oct. 1, before hosting Wisconsin on Oct. 8.  Following a bye week, Nebraska will play six straight weeks, including its first-ever trip to Indiana on Nov. 5, 2016.  In addition to the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten schedules announced, N-U has already completed its non-conference schedule for 2015.  They will host BYU, South Alabama and Southern Miss at Memorial Stadium, while traveling to Miami.  In 2016, the Huskers have non-conference home games with Fresno State, Tennessee and Wyoming set, with one additional non-conference game to be announced.

 

The High School State Golf Championships gets underway today at various sites at 9:30 AM.  Class “A” will hold their competition at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln.  Class “B” will compete at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney.  Class “C” will commence at the Kearney Country Club and Class “D” will hold their competition at River’s Edge Golf Club in North Platte.  Norfolk Catholic will compete as a team in the Class “C” competition.  Members include Brandon Clausen, Scott Volmer, Devon Lockman, Riley Knake, & Drew Farlee.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Payton Baker will be in action individually in the Class “C” competition as well.  71 golfers from the area will be participating.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Kearney (Bsbl DH-5:30); Creighton Vs. Indiana St. At Springfield, MO (MVC Bsbl Tourn.-12:30); Salt Lake at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).

 

Local Scores:  Salt Lake 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).

NBA Playoffs:  Oklahoma City 106 L.A. Lakers 90 (Oklahoma City wins Series 4-1); Boston 101 Philadelphia 85 (3-2).

 

Kwifax:

In tennis, the point score immediately after deuce is advantage.

 

News Briefs:

Getting across Norfolk will get a little more challenging beginning Monday, June 4th. While work continues on the reconstruction of 25th Street, Norfolk Public Works Director Dennis Smith says a resurfacing project will get underway on 13th Street/Highway 81 from Sherwood Road, north to Pasewalk Avenue. He says the work will take the better part of the summer. Department of Roads officials will hold an informational open house to discuss the project with the public. It will be held Wednesday evening at 5:30 at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

 

You may be hearing Jazz and the Blues in Norfolk's Skyview Park. The Norfolk Noon Rotary Club is proposing a series of four evening concerts next to the lake beginning in June. The Club's Josh Wolfe told the City Council Monday night, if the city approves, adults who attend would be allowed to bring in alcohol to the event, except July 7th, during the Big Bang Boom's Independence Day celebration. Those imbibing would be in a confined area and security would monitor what would come into the park and in that area. No one spoke in opposition and several Council members said it's a good idea. No action was taken on the request last night.

 

It doesn't look like Nebraskans will see a debate between U.S. Senate candidates Deb Fischer and Bob Kerrey early next month. Kerrey, the Democrat, had accepted an invitation by the American Legion Cornhusker Boys State and Girls State to debate on June 5 in Lincoln. But the campaign for Republican Fischer said she has a conflict. Fischer's campaign manager says the campaign wasn't given enough time to plan for the debate, but says she is looking forward to debating Kerrey later as the November election nears.

 

Athletic trainers from Faith Regional Health Services were recognized at a recent meeting of the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education. This is the third year of the partnership between two of the area's largest employers, and Faith Regional CEO Jim Sinek hopes more partnerships can be established in the future.

 

A popular fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be held tomorrow. The annual brat feed will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the southeast parking lot of the Sunset Plaza Mall. Relay for Life will be held June 1st and 2nd at the Johnny Carson Field at Norfolk Senior High.

 

Meeting investor Warren Buffett thrilled the young entrepreneurs who met him in Omaha like meeting their sports hero would excite many kids. The four boys who won the team competition of the "Secret Millionaire's Club" contest yesterday declared they weren't going to wash their hands again before getting home to New York because they'd just shaken hands with the billionaire.

 

Today's Tickler:

Great American Comedy Festival 6/13-6/17

www.greatamericancomedyfestival.com

The author hasn’t chosen a pen name yet, but he’s considering Papermate or Bic.

 

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