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Today, cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms, high 75. Tonight, thunderstorms likely, low 67. Thursday overcast, with scattered thunderstorms , high 77.


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Michael Sam remains on the St. Louis Rams’ roster after the team made the necessary moves to get to the league maximum of 75 players.  That Sam made it through the first round of cuts is of little surprise after he posted two sacks against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.  Through three preseason games, Sam, the first openly gay active player in NFL history, has five tackles and three sacks.  Rams coaches' film review also credits the rookie defensive end with two quarterback pressures and a quarterback hit.

American Jack Sock retired from his first-round U.S. Open match because of a right calf injury.  The Lincoln native was trailing 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to Pablo Andujar of Spain when he decided he couldn't continue yesterday.  He said he strained the calf on a slide in the second set.  Sock hopes he can recover in time for doubles.  He and Canada's Vasek Pospisil won Wimbledon in their first tournament together, upsetting the 15-time Grand Slam champion Bryan brothers in the final.  The first-round doubles match will be played today or Thursday. 


 The Northeast Hawks volleyball team has added another player to the roster.  Sophomore Sydney Whitmarsh is a 5’10” middle blocker who played at Arlington High School.  She competed for Southwest Iowa Community College in 2013.  The Hawks are 2-2 on the season after last weekend’s Southeast Community College Invitational in Beatrice.  They return to action on Friday when they host North Iowa Area Community College and Central of Columbus in a triangular.


 Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Reno (Bsbl-9:05).


 Friday Night:  The Norfolk Panther football team opens their 2014 campaign at home against South Sioux City at 7:00.  The Football Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30 on 106 KIX &  Also, Pierce opens their season at North Bend Central at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 &

Local Scores:  Nfk High 9-9 Lincoln NE 1-0 (SB DH); Battle Creek 228 Nfk Cath 275 (GG Dual); Reno 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 6 (Bsbl).


Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

  Stephanie Sorensen of the Plainview girls golf team.


24% of American adults admit to participating in illegal gambling

News Briefs:

The Madison County Board of Commissioners is looking for a new planning and zoning administrator. At its meeting yesterday. the board discussed the process of replacing John Johnson who resigned late last month. The board appointed Audrey Marks as interim zoning and planning administrator, but Chairman Lee Klein told other board members that Marks did not want the job permanently. Commissioner Christian Ohl mentioned that some communities in the county had expressed interest in cooperating with the board, but Commissioner Jerry McCallum said the board didn’t have a lot of time to wait.  The commissioners agreed to immediately advertise the opening and take applications. The planning and zoning administrator position is for both Madison and Pierce counties.


Whether the federal health care law pushed through Congress by President Obama works became a point of contention between the two main candidates for U.S. Senate during a debate at the State Fair. Democrat Dave Domina asserted the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans who otherwise couldn't afford healthcare, while Republican Ben Sasse argued the act doesn't work, because it doesn't address the real problem: a tax code biased for large firms and against farmers, ranchers and small business people.  The candidates also staked out different positions on immigration. Sasse stated a dysfunctional Washington cannot hope to pass comprehensive immigration reform, while Domina said America must embrace many of the immigrants who have made their way into the country illegally.


Officials with the Nebraska Statewide Accountability or NeSA exams have released the results from last school year.  Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says Norfolk students generally outperformed their peers statewide, and have shown steady improvement over the last four years. Thompson is especially pleased with elementary reading scores. She notes that in 2009-2010, only 63 percent of third graders read proficiently. That number improved to 91 percent this past year. Thompson says there are some areas the district will address, particularly junior high reading. Students in grades three-through-eight, as well as high school juniors were tested in four categories: reading, math, science and writing.


Two Columbus men have been accused of mail and wire fraud involving more than $4 million in counterfeit money orders and cashier's checks. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Howard Barta and 58-year-old Dennis Wood have been indicted for scheming to defraud hundreds of people who advertised items on Craigslist starting in January 2010.  Prosecutors say Barta and Wood would agree to buy the Craigslist items and then send counterfeit cashier's checks or money orders that greatly exceeded the sale prices. The sellers would be instructed to deposit the counterfeit items into their bank accounts and send back the extra money to the defendants.


The American Red Cross is still in urgent need of your blood. Communications Manager Katie Marshall says all types are needed, but especially O negative, B negative and A negative. You can find a blood drive in your area and make appointment by checking the web site or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Marshall says walk-ins are always welcome.


Today's Tickler:

He’s paranoid & feels the world is against him.  That’s not true.  Some of the smaller countries are neutral.


Posted on Aug 27th, 2014 at 8:50 am

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