08-27-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Keith Christensen, Tom Dover Jr., Don Fedrick, Dr. H.D. Fiedler, Gilbert Grimm, Kenneth Hopkins, Josh Long, Lois McKeown, Jeanne Patrick, Jerry Pospisil, Keith Schaeker, John Schoenaur, William Tichota, Tami Tucker, Willis Wachter

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, dense fog possible, high 94.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 63.  Tuesday, blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 97.

 

Sports:

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Rookie Russell Wilson has earned the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback job.  That was the word from coach Pete Carroll last night after he announced that the third-round pick from Wisconsin will start when the regular season begins Sept. 9 at Arizona.  Carroll said he's been extremely impressed by Wilson's performance, not only during training camp and preseason games, but also during minicamp and the Seahawks offseason program.  Carroll says that Wilson does not seem like he's a first year player.  Matt Flynn will serve as Wilson's backup. 

 

The Indianapolis Colts may have plugged their biggest hole on defense by trading two undisclosed draft picks to Miami for cornerback Vontae Davis.  The move ends a weekend full of speculation.  Indy has been desperately looking for a second cornerback to start opposite veteran Jerraud Powers, and Davis fits the bill.  The Dolphins took Davis with the No. 25 overall pick in 2009.  In 44 career games, he has 148 tackles and nine interceptions.  

 

The fourth ranked Nebraska volleyball team swept the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-0 in front of over 7,000 fans yesterday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.  The score of the match had N-U winning 25-19, 25-21, 25-13.  With the sweep, the Huskers closed out an impressive opening weekend that included a sweep of Saint Louis and a 3-2 victory over top ranked UCLA on Saturday night.  Gina Mancuso led Nebraska on the afternoon with 15 kills on 34 swings for a .353 hitting percentage.  She also posted twelve digs.  Hannah Werth had eleven kills on 22 swings and 13 digs.  Lauren Cook recorded 35 assists and twelve digs, while Morgan Broekhuis had nine kills, four aces and six digs.  The Huskers hit .365 for the match, holding Notre Dame to a .189 hitting percentage. Nebraska out-dug the Fighting Irish 49-35, while also out-blocking them 11-7.  N-U will now hit the road for the first time during the 2012 season as they travel to Irvine, Calif., to take on Colgate and UC-Irvine on Saturday, Sept. 1.

 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 7 New Orleans 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 2 New Mexico 0 (W. Socc.); Oklahoma St. 4 Creighton 1 (W. Socc.); Nebraska-Omaha 4 Bellevue 0 (M. Socc.); Utah St. 3 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (W. Socc.).

 

Kwifax:

Walter Hunt of New York patented the first safety pin in 1849.

 

News Briefs:

The gavel comes down today on the Republican National Convention without the pomp, ceremony and rallying cries that usually accompany such events, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac. Tampa is expected to get a good drenching and GOP officials have compressed a scheduled four-day convention into three.

 

It was a deadly weekend on Northeast Nebraska roads. Two people were killed in separate accidents early Sunday morning with fog likely to blame. A Pender woman was killed near the Thurston County community after she was struck by another car while an Onawa, Iowa woman died in a head-on collision on Highway 275 near West Point. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a Schuyler woman died from injuries she suffered in a car-train collision Saturday. Also on Saturday, a Verdigre man died from injuries from an accident after he lost control of his motorcycle near Creighton the day before.

 

A 75-year-old Kansas man was killed when his antique tractor rolled on top of him at the Nebraska State Fair. Charley DeWeese of Thayer, Kansas was trying to load his 1936 John Deere tractor onto a trailer when the accident happened Sunday morning.

 

U.S. Senate hopefuls Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer tangled over immigration, Medicare spending and the Keystone XL pipeline in their first face-to-face campaign debate at the Nebraska State Fair. Saturday's sparring in Grand Island offered voters a look at key differences between the candidates. In one exchange, Kerrey said a solution on immigration requires "a move to the middle," while Fischer argued that it's a national security concern.

 

The Norfolk Public Library has nearly doubled the number of its computers designated for public use. The six new fast computers and upgraded broadband service came about through a Broadband Technology Opportunities Grant, funded with economic stimulus dollars.

 

46 first year students at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing - Northern Division in Norfolk took part in a special ceremony recently on the campus of Northeast Community College. Students donned their white coats and recited the Nightingale pledge during the Nightingale White Coat Ceremony.

 

An associate professor of veterinary science at Colorado State University is also an advocate for autism education. Dr. Temple Grandin was severely autistic as a young child, but has written several books and designs livestock handling facilities. She says early intervention is essential for young children diagnosed with autism.

 

Today's Tickler:

Success hasn’t gone to his head.  In fact, not much has gone to his head.

 

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