08-14-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Lloyd Avery, Betty Gors, Art Hansen, Lindsey Kudera, Sharen Luhr, Julie Morgan, Mary Plettner

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds L& sun, chance for showers & storms, high 90.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 65.  Wednesday, a mix of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 94.

 

Sports:

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The Nebraska volleyball team will enter the 2012 season ranked fourth in the AVCA Coaches Poll.  The Huskers were one of four Big Ten teams to earn a spot in the top ten, joining third ranked Penn State, seventh ranked Illinois and ninth ranked Purdue.  The Huskers welcome back a strong team in 2012 that returns All-Americans Gina Mancuso, Lauren Cook, Morgan Broekhuis and Hannah Werth.  During the 2011 season, Nebraska finished with a 25-5 record, captured its first Big Ten title in its first season in the league and made a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the 30th time.

 

Nebraska sophomore tackle Tyler Moore’s temporary leave from the football program will last at least through the 2012 season, his father confirmed last night to the Omaha World Herald.  Brian Moore said his son will redshirt, head to his home in Florida, for the fall semester and attend classes at St. Pete College.  Tyler Moore will then make a decision to continue his career at NU, Florida or Florida State.  The Gators and Seminoles both reached out to Tyler’s high school coach after learning that the 6’6, 305-pounder had left the Huskers’ program last Friday.  Brian Moore acknowledged that his son was homesick.  He declined to comment on any perceived problems with specific coaches.  A consensus four-star recruit out of high school, Tyler Moore started as a true freshman in 2011 before being replaced by senior Marcel Jones at the start of Big Ten play.  Without Moore, who started four games last season and played in nine, the Huskers have juniors Brent Qvale, Jeremiah Sirles and Andrew Rodriguez as their top three tackles.  Moore’s decision comes on the heels of NU’s announcement that Ryan Klachko had left the program.  They were two of the five offensive linemen in the Huskers’ 2011 recruiting class.

 

Tad Pospisil is tearing up the track.  Pospisil, a weekly racer, has claimed twelve of 17 Limited Late model events this year at Boone County Raceway in Albion.  The 24-year-old  must green flag his next race on Friday at Boone County to lock up his second straight championship.  Pospisil placed seventh last Friday.  Last Saturday, he took fifth at the Midwest Late model Racing Association event in McCool Junction.  On Sunday, Pospisil was fourth at the I-80 Super Late model Racing Association event in Greenwood.  His engines are a 525 crate engine and Ostrich limited late model engine.  Pospisil’s crew includes his brother Dylan Pospisil, grandfather Jerry Pospisil, and Chad Fox.

 

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

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Tucson 2 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Bill Cosby had a professional trial in football

 

News Briefs:

Nebraska's corn crop is still declining as the dry weather continues to plague key farm states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports the state saw some milder temperatures last week, but rain was spotty. The USDA reports only 31 percent of the corn is in good or excellent condition.

 

President Obama says getting a farm bill passed now is one of the most important things on the table to help those living in rural areas. Speaking in Council Bluffs, Iowa Monday, Obama said the bill needs to help farmers and ranchers respond to natural disasters and also make necessary reforms that will give them "long term certainty."

 

The president of the American Popcorn Company is concerned about this year's crop. Gary Smith says about 90-percent of the company's popcorn is grown under irrigation in Northeast Nebraska, so the drought is not having as dire an effect on popcorn as it is on field corn, but popcorn is still affected.

 

Several administrators in the Norfolk Public Schools will have new assignments this year. Superintendent Marlene Uhing says Junior High Assistant Principal Jake Luhr will be the interim Senior High Assistant Principal. And Bruce Strong will move from the Middle School to the Junior High. Luhr replaces Bill Robinson, who is serving as interim business director for the district. Angie Bauman will be the assistant principal at the Middle School, replacing Strong. New principals this year are James Lake at the High School and Michael Andreason at Washington Elementary. And Tim Kwapnioski has returned to Bel Air Elementary after serving one year as interim principal at the Senior High.

 

Students and workers in the heating and air conditioning field will be able to receive advanced training thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Northeast Community College has accepted the $400,000 grant to provide classes, short-term training and a mobile model unit for training in the 20 county area served by the college.

 

Nebraska fans will have to find another way to celebrate the Huskers' first touchdown. A nationwide helium shortage has put a 70-year tradition of releasing red balloons after the first score on hiatus.

 

Today's Tickler:

He willed his body to science and science is contesting the will.

 

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