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Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 71.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 45.  Wednesday, partial sunshine, high 67.



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Eric Crouch remains hopeful that he'll play again this season for the Omaha Nighthawks in spite of having to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday.  The Omaha World Herald reported that the quarterback tore the meniscus in his knee in the fourth quarter of the Nighthawks' season-opening loss to Virginia on Sept. 15.  Omaha placed the 32-year-old Crouch on its 30-day injured reserve list yesterday.  The Nighthawks have five regular-season games remaining after this week's bye.  Crouch said he's been told rehab following the surgery could take from four to six weeks.  Crouch, returning to professional football after a four-year absence, completed 8-23 passes for 99 yards and rushed six times for 22 yards against the Destroyers.  He said he was running the football in the fourth quarter when he heard a crack or pop in his knee. 


The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remains number one in the Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star rankings.  Both newspapers updated their rankings today.  The Class “C-2” Defending State Champions are 13-0 on the season after going 2-0 this past week with wins over Creighton & Hartington Cedar Catholic.  They will be in action this week when they host 7-1 Howells tonight, entertain 6-4 O’Neill on Thursday, and then face 2-7 Crofton & 11-2 Norfolk Catholic on Saturday at Norfolk Catholic’s triangular.


The Norfolk High boys tennis team participated in the Papillion La Vista Invitational yesterday.  Lincoln Southeast won the 23 team tournament with 54 points.  Norfolk totaled six points.  Jackson Kube went 0-2 in #1 Singles.  Tyler Juhlin had an 0-2 mark in #2 Singles.  Drew Dudley & Mitch Dudley went 1-1 in #1 Doubles.  Keaton Kreikemeier & Keith Finn had a 2-2 record in #2 Doubles.


Local Schedule:  Lincoln North Star at Nfk High (VB-6:30); Nfk Cath at Wayne (VB-7:30); Howells at LHNE (VB-7:30); LHNE Vs. O’Neill at Albion (Mid States Conf. Tourn. Third Place Game-5:00); Univ. Of Sioux Falls at WSC (VB-7:00).


Local Scores:  Elkhorn 11 Nfk High 1 (SB); LHNE 10 Boone Central 4; West Point Guardian Angels 4 LHNE 1 (Mid States Conf. SB Tourn.); Pierce 14 Nfk Cath 25 (B. CC Dual); Nfk Cath 16 Pierce 27 (G. CC Dual).


NFL Scoreboard:  N.Y. Giants 28 St. Louis 16.



In 1960, only 12% of homes in the U.S. had central air conditioning.  Today about 90% do.


News Briefs:

Opponents to TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline say a recent public opinion poll shows Nebraskans have deep concerns about the oil pipeline. Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Chapter of the Sierra Club report survey results show 47-percent of those polled oppose the pipeline.


While Norfolk citizens saw quite bit of work take place this summer at Veterans Memorial Park, another major park has undergone its own renovation. Parks Director Pat Mrsny says five major renovations have been or are underway at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park. He told the City Council Monday night that includes 1,100 feet of new pavement, a totally renovated campground, expansion of a ball field, removal of the former caretaker's house, and moving the former concession stand shelter at Memorial Field to near Ta-Ha-Zouka's main entrance.


The City Council has approved a zoning change on land that once housed a Norfolk elementary school building. Richard Braun, owner of Tropical Waters, sought a change from single family residential to C-1 Local Business District at 1001 South Victory Road -- the former Montessori School building. Tropical Waters sells and services hot tubs, pool tables and other family recreational items.


Construction work is set to begin on Interstate 80 west of Lincoln. The Nebraska Department of Roads says the $9.3 million project to fix repair about 14 miles of the highway will begin today. The work is expected to slow traffic in the areas for roughly a year.


The Norfolk Police Division is the recipient of funding from the Norfolk American Legion Auxiliary. A $12,525  check has been presented to the Division to go towards its K-9 unit and five new cameras.


Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne and his wife are being honored today by Lutheran Family Services. The Osbornes are being recognized for their commitment to their faith and their service to young people in Nebraska and beyond. The couple founded the Teammates mentoring program in 1991 to provide support for school-aged children.


Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season. The holiday season can account for about 40 percent of a toy seller's annual profit. The marketing and research company NPD Group says in 2010, U.S. toy sales rose 2 percent to $21.87 billion.


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Were it not for camping, the world would be full of malnourished mosquitoes


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