09-08-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

William Alexander, karri Beyer, Jim Beuel, Kelly Faist, Jeanne Rix, Jill Roenfeldt, Eva Seda

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 79.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 51.  Friday, mainly sunny, high 81.

 

Sports:

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Nebraska's first six games of the Big Ten Conference men's basketball season will be against teams that played in last year's NCAA Tournament.  That includes two games with Wisconsin, which comes to Lincoln on Dec. 27 to open the Huskers' inaugural Big Ten season.  After announcing five conference games Tuesday in which NU will appear on the ESPN family of networks, the Big Ten released the remainder of their schedule yesterday.  The Big Ten Network will televise every Nebraska conference game that's not on an ESPN network.  Also, the Big Ten Network announced it will televise two Husker home non conference games, Rhode Island on Nov. 20 and Oregon on Nov. 23.  NU opens with two home games the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.  After the visit from Wisconsin, Nebraska will host Michigan State on New Year's Eve.  Defending Big Ten champion Ohio State visits Lincoln on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

The Norfolk High cross country team participated in yesterday’s Fremont Invitational.  No team score was kept.  Individually, Marissa Moore placed second and Emily Kumm was third in the Girls 11-12 Race.  Timothy Metcalf was seventh and Ben Protzman placed eighth in the Boys 11-12 Race.  Caleb Schmidt took tenth in the Boys 9-10 Race.

 

Local Schedule:  West Point-Beemer at Nfk Cath (FB-7:00); Nfk High at Omaha Benson Tri. (VB-5:00); Nfk Cath at Wahoo High (VB-7:30); LHNE Vs. Stanton-7:30; Vs. Laurel/Concord/Coleridge-8:30 (Wakefield VB Inv.); LHNE at Twin River (SB DH-6:30); Nfk High at Lincoln SE Inv. (GG-8:30 AM); Creighton at Nebraska (VB-7:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, Texas (American Conf. Bsbl Champ. Series Game 2-7:05).

 

Tonight:  We’ll air the documentary of the 2010 Class “C-1” Champion Norfolk Catholic football team “One Team One Mission” at 6:00 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  We’ll follow the documentary with Norfolk Catholic hosting West Point-Beemer at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30.

 

Friday Night:  The 1-1 Norfolk Panther football team entertains 1-1 Omaha Benson 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 at Hy-Vee East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Round Rock 0 (Game One of the American Conference Championship Series).

 

Kwifax:

There are over 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.

 

News Briefs:

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson has lobbed harsh criticism at Congress, dubbing recent partisan bickering as "job-killing gridlock". The Nebraska Democrat says partisan gridlock is holding up transportation and aviation bills, trade agreements and the 2012 budget.

 

The state auditor says Nebraska's effort to privatize child welfare services has increased costs by 27 percent over the last two years. And he says an audit has revealed millions of dollars in overpayments to one service provider. The head of the child welfare agency disputes the findings and allegations that it hasn't cooperated with the auditors.

 

A U.S. State Department consultant's report says Canadian tar sands oil will almost certainly move to U.S. refineries even if a $7 billion pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf Coast fails to get federal approval. The report from EnSys Energy & Systems Inc. says if the proposed Keystone XL pipeline or a similar pipeline project is halted, the oil would still likely move to U.S. refineries by rail, barge or trucks.

 

A local home recreation business is in the process of purchasing a former Norfolk elementary school building. The owner of Tropical Waters appeared before the City Planning Commission Wednesday seeking a zoning change request on the former Montessori school building at 1001 S. Victory Road. The request for a change from residential to C-1 Local Business District has been forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.

 

Some of the best beef animals in Northeast Nebraska will be on display Sunday during the 62nd annual Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Beef Expo. 4-H and FFA youth from the area will vie for champion honors in the market steer and market heifer divisions, and trophies will also be awarded in three age divisions for showmanship.

 

The annual ALS Walk in Norfolk will be held Sunday afternoon at Skyview Lake. The walk will help raise awareness of the disease as well as money for respite care and patient services.

 

A moose in Sweden is resting comfortably after a drunken escapade. Per Johansson says he heard a roar from his neighbor's garden and saw a moose kicking about in a tree. He says the animal likely got drunk from eating fermented apples and had to be cut out of the tree by police and rescue services. Johansson says the episode has taken a lot out of the moose. Two days later she's still resting in the garden.

 

Today's Tickler:

He majored in communication & minored in philosophy.  Now he can wonder out loud.

 

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