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With the chance to win its first Big Ten road series of the year on the line, the Nebraska baseball team delivered an 11-0 shutout against the Northwestern Wildcats yesterday.  Sophomore Derek Burkamper started and went seven strong innings, while all nine of the Husker starters tallied a hit, including three each from Ryan Boldt and Tanner Lubach.  Nebraska scored in sixth different innings on the afternoon, including multiple runs in four innings.  After not making it through the fifth inning in each of his last three starts, Burkamper put together one of his best outings of the season yesterday.  The right hander improved to 5-2 on the year setting a new career high with seven strikeouts, while allowing six hits and three walks.  Nebraska improves to 33-17 overall and 8-10 in the Big Ten while Northwestern falls to 15-31 overall and 5-13 in the conference. 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school soccer rankings.  In the Omaha World Herald, in the boys rankings, Norfolk High moves up from tenth to eighth in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ and jump from eighth to seventh in Class ‘A’.  In the Lincoln Journal Star, they move up from ninth to eighth.  The Panthers are 12-4 on the season and have won five of their last six.  They host the A-5 District Semifinals today.  Norfolk plays Lincoln High at 6:30 while Kearney takes on Omaha Westside at 4:30.  The Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran High Northeast boys fall out of both rankings in Class ‘B’. 

Local Schedule:  Lincoln High at Nfk High (A-5 B. Socc. Dist. Tourn. Semifinals-6:30); Nfk High vs. Omaha Central at Kearney (A-4 G. Socc. Dist. Tourn. Semfinals-7:00); Nfk Cath/LHNE vs. Schuyler at Wilderness Park, Columbus (B-6 B. Socc. Dist. Tourn. Semfinals-5:00); LHNE/Nfk Cath vs. Schuyler at Wilderness Park, Columbus (B-6 G. Socc. Dist. Tourn. Semifinals-5:00); South Sioux City at Nfk High (Bsbl-7:00); Nfk High vs. Columbus at Elks CC (BG Dual-4:30); LHNE & Lincoln Lutheran at Heartland Lutheran Tri. At Grand Island (BG Tri.-11:00); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (G. Tenn.-Ccd. Rain); Round Rock at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Creighton 4 Seton Hall 2 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Colorado Springs 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 9 Illinois 1 (SB); Creighton 6 Providence 3 (SB). 

NBA Playoffs:  Washington 104 Atlanta 98 (1-0); Golden St. 101 Memphis 86 (1-0). 


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News Briefs:

With just 17 days remaining on the Nebraska State Legislature’s calendar, lawmakers will continue to work into the evening hours in order to pass the state budget and debate dozens of other bills before the end of the session June 5th. Norfolk Senator Jim Scheer says bills that would increase the state’s gasoline tax and his priority bill that would impose stiffer penalties on human traffickers are among the legislation he would like to see passed.

Nebraska legislators who support a proposed minimum wage cut for student workers argue pay is less important for young employees than learning the value of hard work, but some teens say they're saving for college or helping pay families bills. They don't see a benefit to being paid less. A measure that will soon be up for final debate would lower minimum wages for "young student workers" even after Nebraska's minimum increases to $9 in 2016. Part-time high school employees 18 and under would continue earning $8 an hour until after they graduate. The measure has been touted as a way for small-town markets to provide jobs for local students without a huge increase in their costs. 

The Norfolk Police Division is planning an active campaign to remove abandoned vehicles from the city. Police Capt. Don Miller says owners will be contacted and given 30 days to move the vehicle. If a citation becomes necessary, the fine is $60 plus $48 court costs. 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has proclaimed May as Beef Month in Nebraska. The governor and other Nebraska officials recently returned from a trip in support of the Nebraska beef industry. They’ve also planned a trip to Europe this summer to promote Nebraska beef and other state exports. 

The family of a Yankton woman slain nearly a quarter century ago is making a renewed effort to find her killer. The body of Tammy Haas was found 23 years ago in a ravine along a Nebraska highway just across the South Dakota border. Nineteen years ago, a jury found her boyfriend not guilty of manslaughter. Haas' family last month hired private detectives to work on the case, using $24,000 raised through social media. Mother Nancy Haas says the family hopes someone with knowledge of the case will come forward with information. 

The annual Loyalty Day parade in Norfolk will be this afternoon at 4 p.m.  The parade is sponsored each year by Winter-Munson Post 1644 of the VFW. It is a walking parade, with participants meeting in the Salvation Army parking lot, walking east on Norfolk Ave. to 2nd Street, north on 2nd to Braasch Ave. and then back west on Braasch to 7th Street. Participants are encouraged to carry American flags. 

Today's Tickler: 

I’m finding something that takes 10 strokes off my golf game.  It’s called an eraser


Posted on May 4th, 2015 at 7:40 am

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