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X-rays on Michael Vick's ribs were negative after he was knocked out of the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason game in the first quarter by a hard hit last night.  Vick was leveled by New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham after heaving a deep pass.  Vick knelt on one knee, while surrounded by medical personnel, got up and walked to the sideline under his own power with 6:01 left in the quarter.  Vick, entering his fourth season with the Eagles, was hurt on his sixth play.  He left after completing 1-3 passes for five yards and running once for five yards.  The Eagles won the preseason game 27-17.


Augusta National's membership is about to include females for the first time since the club was founded 80 years ago.  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will be presented with the club's iconic green jackets when the new season opens in October.  Augusta has been under pressure for years to admit a woman as a member.  Club chairman Billy Payne calls the admission of Rice and Moore a "joyous occasion."  The move likely ends the debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burke of the National Council of Women's Organizations urged the club to admit women.  Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years.


106 KIX & 106KIX.com has released its 2012 high school football broadcast schedule.  The docket showcases the Norfolk Panthers on four occasions, Norfolk Catholic three times, and the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles for three games.  The schedule kicks off on Friday with Class “C-1” Two-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic visiting Columbus Lakeview at 7:00.  Other games featuring the Knights are at Wahoo High and home against Pierce.  The Panthers will be covered in meetings with Kearney, Fremont, Lincoln Southwest, & Lincoln Northeast.  The Eagles will be broadcast in games with Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Hartington Cedar Catholic, & Battle Creek.  Pregame coverage will start 30 minutes before game time.


Local Schedule:  Lincoln NE at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).


Local Scores:  Nashville 9 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).



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The Norfolk City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance that targets cul-de-sacs -- three in particular in a neighborhood where homes were built when residents had only one car. The Council took action after receiving a complaint from a homeowner on 20th Drive where vehicles have been parking in the middle of the circle, killing the grass. Police Chief Bill Mizner says the ordinance would require that people no longer park their cars or trucks in the inner portion or non-paved areas of cul-de-sacs. The ordinance passed on first reading Monday night 7-0.


Some are wondering why people and not cars are on the new 25th Street bridge over Skyview Lake. City Public Works Director Dennis Smith told the City Council Monday night they had to maintain full access to the trail in order to receive Department of Roads and Federal Highway Administration park improvement funding. Meanwhile, Smith says the contractor working on the pedestrian bridge struck a ten-to-12 inch water line last Monday after noon while driving in support pilings. That forced some people in the immediate area to have no water for a time  while others in the area had low water pressure.


An audit has uncovered bidding problems and record-keeping errors at the Nebraska agency in charge of millions of dollars in state contracts. Officials in the Materiel Division of the Nebraska Department of Administration Services say they strongly dispute the findings in the report from Auditor Mike Foley's office.


This year's corn harvest is ahead of schedule with 4 percent already in compared with just 1 percent at the same time last year. The harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule in most of the corn belt because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.


Nebraska students who can't yet vote can begin gearing up for the chance to at least practice during the Nov. 2 general election. Secretary of State John Gale says registration has started for students to enroll in Nebraska Student Vote. The program combines civics instruction with a mock election in tandem with the U.S. general election. The program is for elementary, middle and high schools. The registration deadline is Oct. 19.


Nebraska's racing panel is investigating the possible use of a banned stimulant at Horsemen's Park in Omaha. A horse named Cheatin' Cowboy may have had Dermorphin in his system when he finished second in a race last month. A trainer has been suspended and fined $1,500.


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