09-02-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jeff Jones, Lyle Kathol, Andrea Larson

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 76.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 62.  Saturday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 78.

 

Sports:

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The Titans and Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension, ending the three-time Pro Bowl running back's holdout.  According to a person familiar with the deal, Johnson will be under contract for the next six years, and the revised deal is worth $53.5 million with $30 million guaranteed.  After leading the NFL in yards rushing the past three seasons, Johnson refused to report to the camp without a new deal.

 

The Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams opened their seasons at the Wisner/Pilger Invitational yesterday.  The Norfolk Catholic girls won the “B” & “C” division with a team score of 30.  Madison/Humphrey St. Francis was second with a mark of 34.  Breanna Brockhaus of Madison/Humphrey St. Francis was the champion in 17:49.  Norfolk Catholic’s Nicole Aschoff placed second, Jennifer Blank was seventh, Morgan Hauser took eighth, Abby Beller was 13th, and Megan Aschoff placed 15th.  The Norfolk Catholic boys placed third in their criteria with 44 points.  Wayne was the team champion with 19 points while South Sioux City was second with 29.  Individually, Wayne’s Quentin Jorgensen was the champion in 18:19.  Norfolk Catholic’s Jared Maguire was fourth, Matthew Wieser placed eleventh, and Ryan Olmer took 14th.  In the Class “D” Boys Race, Lutheran High Northeast’s Ryan Bodlak placed fifth.

 

Local Schedule:  Lincoln NE at Nfk High (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath at Columbus Lakeview (FB-7:00); LHNE at Laurel/Concord/Coleridge (FB-7:00); Nfk High Vs. Northwest-4:30; Vs. Ogallala-5:30; Vs. Bennington-6:45 (Beatrice VB Inv.); Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Papillion La Vista South Inv. (CC-3:00); Nfk Cath at Plainview (GG Dual-3:30).

 

Tonight:  The 0-1 Norfolk High football team hosts 1-0 Lincoln Northeast at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  This Week:  Nfk High’ Tom Olson & Chuck Hughes; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Gail Borgmann; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf, & Pierce football coach Mark Brahmer.

 

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 25-25 Pierce 19-13; Nfk Cath 25-25 Schuyler 19-12 (Schuyler VB Tri.); LHNE 25-25 Pender 14-8; LHNE 25-25 Scribner/Snyder 9-9 (NEN VB Classic); Nfk High 10-10 Fremont 0-9 (SB DH); Nebraska-Kearney 41 WSC 20 (FB); Round Rock 9 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Cows can detect smells up to six miles away.

 

News Briefs:

A busy travel holiday is underway, but industry experts say the number of travelers will be down about 2.5 percent across the nation compared to Labor Day weekend last year. Gene LaDoucer, spokesman for AAA Nebraska, says the economic slowdown is coupled with an increase in travel costs compared with last year, including a 13 percent increase in airfares and a dollar-higher per gallon prices for gasoline.

 

A spokesman for the Keystone XL Pipeline says he is looking forward to talking with Governor Dave Heineman about his opposition to the route chosen for the project. Jeff Rauh tells WJAG NEWS the route has been evaluated and analyzed for the past three years, and the science supports the proposed location in western Nebraska.

 

Kathy Nordby has been named as the new executive director of the Norfolk Community Health Care Clinic. Nordby, currently the director of the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, will replace Kim Kwapnioski who stepped down last month to head the Norfolk Visitor's Bureau. Nordby will begin her new position in October. Karen Weidner, chairman of the clinic board, says Nordby has a long history with the Norfolk Community Health Care Clinic. Nordby is a former member of the board and Weidner says she understands the history of the clinic, the needs of the population it serves and the unique characteristic of Madison County.

 

An interchange on Interstate 29 in Sioux City has reopened for the first time in nearly three months. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the I-29 and Hamilton Boulevard interchange is fully open again to traffic. The ramps had been closed since early June because of Missouri River flooding.

 

Police at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are investigating the possible theft of up to 9 tons of sand. The sand, which belongs to NGC Group, was taken between Friday and Monday. Backer says it's valued at $1,200. Police won't say how they think the sand was removed.

 

More students - and more students who graduate in four years. Those are the goals set out yesterday by UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman in his annual State of the University address.

 

Today's Tickler:

The 2nd law of business:  Be wary of any company whose annual report is done in pencil.

 

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