05-30-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Linda Alfs, Laura Nel Carlisle, Joy Mooberry, Marge O’Banion, Kelvin Putney, Merle Thelen, Erik Wilson

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny early, increasing clouds, chance for showers & storms, high 65.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 46.  Thursday, partial sun develops, high 63.

 

Sports:

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The San Antonio Spurs are in the NBA record books and halfway toward another appearance in the NBA Finals.  The Spurs led by as many as 22 in a 120-111 dismantling of the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Spurs set an NBA record with their 20th consecutive victory bridging the regular season and the playoffs as they head to Oklahoma City with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.  Tony Parker poured in 34 points on efficient 16-21 shooting to lead the Spurs.  Manu Ginobili added 20.  Rookie Kawhi Leonard added 18 points and ten rebounds for his best game in the series.  Oklahoma City's Big Three did well, but got little help.  Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 31, sixth man James Harden scored 30 and Russell Westbrook added 27 but no other Thunder player scored more than ten.  Game Three is Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

 

Bad news for the Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay, their mainstay starter the past two seasons and a two-time Cy Young award winner, is going on the disabled list because of a strained right shoulder.  The fireballer is expected to miss six to eight weeks.  He came out of Sunday's game against St. Louis after two innings due to soreness in his right shoulder that started early last week but the 2010 Cy Young Award winner has struggled this season even before that.  He coughed up a 6-0 lead by giving up eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings against Atlanta May 2.  Since then he's gone 1-3.  Overall, Halladay is 4-5 with a 3.95 ERA this season.  In other baseball news, Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower-back injury that likely will force last season's American League Cy Young runner-up to miss at least two starts.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at North Platte (Bsbl DH-4:00); Golden Girls 18’s Vs. Nemesis 98 & 97 at Lincoln League (SB DH-6:00); Kelly’s 18’s at Yankton (SB DH-6:30); Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).

 

Local Scores:  Golden Girls 18’s 6-12 Charter West, West Point 2-0 (SB DH); Iowa 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Mitchell Klooz of the Plainview boys golf team.

Kwifax:

Neil Armstrong walked about 65 feet from his landing craft during the 1st moon landing in 1969.

 

News Briefs:

Texas voters have given Mitt Romney what he wants -- the Republican presidential nomination. Romney's Texas primary win gives him more than the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination. Romney's triumph was partially overshadowed by Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who is trying to cast doubt about President Obama's birthplace.

 

Norfolk Public School eighth graders were below the state average on new writing test scores while local eleventh graders tested above the state average. The Nebraska Department of Education reports the results are based on a tougher testing process that also measured new standards that focused on college and career readiness.

 

Increased traffic on sections of Norfolk's Prospect Avenue due to construction on 25th Street has brought about some parking restrictions. No parking is allowed on the south side of Prospect between 13th and 27th Streets. Parking is also restricted on the east side of 27th Street across, from Faith Regional Health Services, between Prospect and Westside Plaza Drive.

 

Some Nebraska farmers will have to replant after storms brought tornadoes and hail - but also some much needed rain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports weather continued to affect crops in most locations with hot, dry and windy conditions, while storms in central and northeast Nebraska damaged some corn and soybean fields. Last week's heaviest rain fell in the central and northeast regions, which saw over two inches in isolated areas.

 

Global climate change appears to make our weather worse in the Midwest. A report from the non-profit environmental group Rocky Mountain Climate Organization indicates extreme storms are hitting the Midwest more frequently and the flood damage they're causing is getting worse.

 

Preliminary rounds begin today in the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition includes Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Lake Ridge, Va., the youngest speller ever. Three of last year's finalists are back for another try, and two spellers made the bee for the fifth straight year. The winner will be crowned tomorrow.

 

Today's Tickler:

Great American Comedy Festival 6/13-6/17

www.greatamericancomedyfestival.com

We have a joint account.  I put my money in, and my husband takes it out.

 

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