09-16-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Sarah Dittmer, Mary Kuchta, Mike Mefford, Darrell Neitzke, Morgan Oliver, Kenneth Rasmussen, Dr. Keith Vrbicky

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial clearing, high 70. Tonight mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low 55. Tuesday occasional sun, chance for isolated showers, high 77

Sports:

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Nebraska has dropped out of The Associated Press & USA Today college football polls after its latest humbling loss, and the top of the rankings was unchanged after top ranked Alabama passed its first big test of the season.  The Cornhuskers, who were ranked 23rd last week, are unranked after UCLA won in Lincoln 41-21 last Saturday.  The Bruins scored the final 38 points.  Since Nebraska's record streak of 348 consecutive poll appearances ended in September 2002, there have been only two seasons (2010, 2011) in which the Huskers have been ranked every week, starting in the preseason.  The top five in the poll is Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State, and Stanford. 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated its high school football rankings today.  The Norfolk Panthers enter the Lincoln Journal Star rankings at number nine in Class ‘A’ after routing Fremont 42-17 last Thursday.  The 3-0 Panthers will entertain 2-1 tenth ranked Grand Island on Thursday night.  The game can be heard on 106 KIX.  The Three-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic Knights drop from first to second in Class 'C-1' in both newspapers after falling to new number one Boone Central/Newman Grove 28-22 last Friday.  The 2-1 Knights will visit 1-1 Madison on Friday night at 7:00.  Lutheran High Northeast jumps from fourth to third in the Omaha World Herald and move up from fifth to fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class 'C-2'.  The 2-0 Eagles whipped Wisner/Pilger on the road 41-8 last Friday.  Lutheran High Northeast will host 0-2 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge on Friday at 7:00.

Local Schedule:  David City Aquinas at LHNE (SB-6:00); Nfk High at Fremont at Fremont GC (GG Dual-4:15); Nfk Cath at O’Neill Inv. (GG-10:00); LHNE at Neligh/Oakdale Inv. (CC-4:30).

 

Local Scores:  William & Mary 3 Creighton 2 (2 OT) (M Socc.); Nebraska 2 San Diego 1 (W Socc.); Creighton 2 Montana 1 (OT) (W Socc.); Augustana 4 WSC 1 (W Socc.).

 

NFL Scoreboard:  Buffalo 24 Carolina 23; Baltimore 14 Cleveland 6; Kansas City 17 Dallas 16; Miami 24 Indianapolis 20; Chicago 31 Minnesota 30; San Diego 33 Philadelphia 30; Atlanta 31 St. Louis 24; Houston 30 Tennessee 24 (OT); Green Bay 38 Washington 20; Arizona 25 Detroit 21; New Orleans 16 Tampa Bay 14; Denver 41 N.Y. Giants 23; Oakland 19 Jacksonville 9; Seattle 29 San Francisco 3.

Kwifax:

FOREIGNER concert 9/27 @ Divots!  Doors @ 6pm; Show @ 7 pm.  Get tickets @ Etix.com or 888.355.0553

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News Briefs:

A scabies outbreak has been reported at a Norfolk nursing home, and the home is now under quarantine. The Norfolk Daily News reports that the quarantine at Heritage of Bel Air is in place until tomorrow.  Until then, families may call their loved ones, but are not allowed to visit. Bel Air administrator Jan Zierke says all residents have been treated with a medicated cream and were showered Friday. Rooms also are being disinfected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says scabies is a skin infection caused by microscopic human itch mites that can travel from person to person. They burrow under the first layer of skin and lay their eggs. Scabies causes intense itching and looks like heat rash.

 

Among the items on tonight’s Norfolk City Council agenda is a hearing on two downtown stoplights that have been inoperable for about four months. The stoplights at the intersections of Norfolk Avenue with 2nd and 3rd streets have been covered and replaced by stop signs for north-south traffic.  A study is being conducted to see if the lights can be removed permanently, or if they should be updated and returned to service. Tonight’s meeting begins at 5:30 in the City Council Chambers at 309 North 5th Street.  After the meeting, Mayor Sue Fuchtman and at least one councilman from each of the city’s four wards will remain to have coffee with citizens and visit about their concerns.

 

One of the five men seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Nebraska was in Norfolk last week, meeting with voters and local officials.  Beau McCoy of Omaha says taxes have been an issue for all five years he has served in the Nebraska legislature, and he thinks it will be a big topic in the gubernatorial campaign.  He says it is also important to control state spending and provide skilled jobs that keep and attract young people.  McCoy says his experience as the owner of a small business sets him apart from the other GOP candidates – Charlie Janssen of Fremont, Pete Ricketts of Omaha, Tom Carlson of Holdrege and Mike Foley of Lincoln.

 

One of the most important deadlines of the Affordable Care Act - sometimes referred to as Obamacare – is two weeks away.  October 1st is the day that individuals can enroll in insurance programs on the online marketplaces. The website is heathcare.gov, and Martin Swanson with the Nebraska Department of Insurance says it is the largest non-defense information technology project in history. J.P. Sabby says it is through the online marketplace that individuals will determine if they qualify for tax subsidies to help pay for insurance or qualify for programs like Medicaid. Sabby and Swanson made their comments during a recent meeting for individuals and small business owners in Norfolk. They cautioned about avoiding scams. They said to be sure you are on the correct website – heathcare.gov – and not some bogus site designed to phish for personal information.

 

Undergoing treatment for alcohol or drug addiction or a mental illness is a difficult task. That’s why the professionals at Behavioral Health Specialists and Sunrise Place in Norfolk are celebrating Recovery Week. Sunrise Place Director Brooke Pelster-Hess says B-H-S and Sunrise will display pinwheels in front of their buildings to create visual awareness and to honor each of the clients who has undergone treatment in the last year.  A Recovery Rally will wrap up the week-long celebration Saturday at Sunrise Place: 923 East Norfolk Avenue from noon to 3. The afternoon will include guest speakers, snacks, live music and children’s games.

Today's Tickler:

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