09-17-13

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Darlene Bretschneider, John Dinkel, Gary Gsell, Debra Hoemann, Elizabeth Kemling, Kim Rowley, James Rutten, Clay Silhacek, Jo Witte 

Skywatch Weather:

Today mostly cloudy, chance of scattered showers, high 72. Tonight cloudy, low 64. Wednesday a blend of clouds and sun, breezy, high 89.

Sports: 

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Nebraska coach Bo Pelini went on a profanity-laced tirade against fans and two newspaper writers in audio that surfaced on the sports website Deadspin.  The audio posted yesterday catches Pelini speaking with Husker Sports Network play-by-play man Greg Sharpe before his postgame radio interview following Nebraska's win over Ohio State in October 2011.  The conversation was off air.  Pelini had been criticized by fans and media in the days leading to the Ohio State game for the Huskers' performance the week before in a 31-point loss at Wisconsin.  In the audio, Pelini repeatedly uses an expletive to refer to what he calls "fair-weather" fans.  Earlier yesterday, Pelini said if Tommie Frazier doesn't like how he's running the football program, he doesn't need his support. 

 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated its high school volleyball rankings today.  Lutheran High Northeast remains number one in the Lincoln Journal Star and slip from first to fifth in the Omaha World Herald.  The Class ‘C-2’ Defending State runner-up Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team is 9-2 after a 5-1 week. 

 

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team competed at yesterday’s O’Neill Invitational.  The host team was the team champion with a 414.  They won by 21 strokes.  Norfolk Catholic finished fourth with a 454.  The Lady Knights’ Ashlynn Pospisil was the medalist with an 87.  She won by five strokes.

 

The Norfolk High boys tennis team participated in the Lincoln East Invitational yesterday.  The host team was the team champion with a score of 47.  They won by seven points.  Norfolk finished fifth with a mark of 21.  Keaton Kreikemeier placed fourth in #2 Singles with a 2-2 record.  Mitch Dudley went 2-2 in #1 Singles.  Landon Marotz & Dexter Renter finished 1-3 in #1 Doubles.  Luke Prauner & Tyler Clarkson were 2-2 in #2 Doubles.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Fremont-5:00; Vs. Lincoln SW-7:30 (Nfk High VB Tri.); Hartington CC at Nfk Cath (VB-7:30); Nfk High at Lincoln SW (SB DH-5:00); Columbus at Nfk High (B Tenn. Dual-4:15); Nfk Cath at Wayne Inv. (CC-5:00); NECC at Iowa Western CC at Council Bluffs, IA (VB-7:00); NECC at Doane Inv. At Wilderness Ridge GC, Lincoln (MG-11:00).

 

Local Scores:  David City Aquinas 13 LHNE 1 (SB); Fremont 206 Nfk High 213 (GG Dual);

NFL Scoreboard:  Cincinnati 20 Pittsburgh 10.

 

 

 

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News Briefs:

Norfolk citizens have about three weeks to make their feelings known on whether two stop lights in the downtown Norfolk area should be removed or restored.  At a hearing at last night’s meeting of the Norfolk City Council, City Administrator Shane Weidner said the Police Division has conducted two speed studies of the area near the intersections of 2nd and 3rd streets with Norfolk Avenue. The lights have been covered for about the last four months and replaced by stop signs for north-south traffic. The Council took no action after the public hearing, but will decide on October 7th whether to take the lights out or have them updated and restored.

 

Norfolk firefighters extinguished a padding-mixing machine fire at the M.P. Global building on Old Hadar Road north of Norfolk. Norfolk Fire Division Captain Steve Bettendorf says the call came in at around 5:45 yesterday afternoon. He says when firefighters arrived, moderate to heavy smoke was coming from the building. Employees had evacuated the building after trying to extinguish the fire. Bettendorf says built-in extinguishing systems within the machine and building helped to keep the fire isolated. Firefighters quickly extinguished the remaining fire. There were no injuries. The damage amount is unknown.

 

An Omaha banker is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign with a vow to serve no more than two terms if elected. Pinnacle Bank chairman Sid Dinsdale pledged to serve as a "citizen senator" during a campaign stop Monday in Lincoln. The Republican hopeful cast himself as a pro-business conservative with experience in agriculture. Dinsdale also received an endorsement from former Nebraska football coach and athletic director Tom Osborne, a longtime friend and former congressman. Dinsdale is the fourth GOP candidate to jump into the primary. The candidates are looking to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who is not seeking re-election. The other candidates are Omaha attorney Bart McLeay, former State Treasurer and Norfolk native Shane Osborn, and Ben Sasse, the president of Midland University in Fremont.

 

Louis Pofahl, a field representative for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has announced plans to run for Madison County Commissioner from District 1.  Pofahl says one of his priorities will be protecting property tax payers. He says the recent run up in agricultural land prices have been a benefit to the county, but any downturn could put an unnecessary burden on property tax payers. The current District 1 Commissioner is Jerry McCallum. The Nebraska Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 

 

The second issue of the magazine Norfolk NOW is available in area hotels, restaurants, convenience stores and at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office. The magazine, published twice a year, is a joint project of the Chamber, the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau and the Norfolk Economic Development staff. Articles in the Fall-Winter 2013 issue look at advanced health care available in Norfolk, designing the future, the Oktoberfest celebration and Nebraska the movie. Mail subscriptions are available at a cost of $10 per year, and can be arranged through the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau.

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