09-22-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Diane Hoff, Shon King, Heather Morotz, Linda Papstein, Lisa Stowe, Aaron Truex, Susan Westcott

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 65.  Tonight, becoming mostly clear, low 36.  Friday, mostly sunny, high 70.

 

Sports:

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Big 12 Conference commissioner Dan Beebe is working on an agreement to leave his position, the Kansas City star reported last night.  The Oklahoman newspaper reported Tuesday that the University of Oklahoma would only commit to staying in the Big 12 if the conference ousted Beebe as commissioner and added regulations on ESPN's Longhorn Network.  A source said the College Commissioner Association expected Beebe to be out and former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas would replace him.  A presidential teleconference was set for today to discuss how to secure longer-term stabilization in the conference.  The teleconference and the board's planned meeting comes after the Pac-12 decided against expansion Tuesday night. 

 

The tenth ranked Nebraska Volleyball team opened the conference schedule with a bang on last night, taking down the fifth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in five sets at the NU Coliseum.  Scores of the match were 25-18, 25-16, 23-25, 19-25, 15-10.  With 4,186 fans on their feet, Penn State could not overcome a dramatic effort by NU to win their inaugural Big Ten Conference match.  The Huskers saw Gina Mancuso lead all Nebraska hitters with 22 kills.  She tallied her fifth double-double of the season with ten digs on the night.  Morgan Broekhuis tallied the second double-double of her career with twelve kills and eleven digs.  Lauren Cook notched 53 assists, while Hannah Werth led the Huskers defensively with 13 digs.  Nebraska is now 8-1 while Penn State drops to 7-4.

 

Local Schedule:  Columbus & Lincoln High at Nfk High (VB Tri.-5:00); O’Neill at LHNE (VB-7:00); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (GG-8:30 AM); Nfk Cath at Wayne Metteer Inv. (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Yankton Inv. (CC-4:40); Simpson at WSC (VB-5:00).

 

Friday Night:  The 2-2 Norfolk High football team visits Beechner Field in Lincoln to play 2-2 Lincoln North Star 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 East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

 

Local Scores:  Creighton 2 Kentucky 0 (M. Socc.).

 

Kwifax:

The largest object ever found in the Los Angeles sewer system was a motorcycle.

 

News Briefs:

Governor Dave Heineman is urging TransCanada to reroute a proposed oil pipeline across the Ogallala Aquifer. He's told reporters that he's had candid conversations recently with TransCanada executives and has warned them about growing opposition to the pipeline route in Nebraska.

 

Fifty-two percent of the people answering this year's Rural Nebraska poll think they're better off economically than they were five years ago. That's up from 50 percent last year. The poll is based on responses from about 2,500 rural households.

 

Omaha-based investor Warren Buffett will headline a pair of campaign fundraisers for President Barack Obama in the coming weeks. Obama's re-election campaign says Buffett will help raise money for the president at an event on September 30th in New York City. The longtime Obama adviser will also headline an event on October 27th in Obama's hometown of Chicago. The President was not expected to attend either event.

 

Residents from two-dozen communities in northeast Nebraska brought in several tons of old electronics during a three-day collection event this month through the Northeast Nebraska Resource, Conservation and Development. Wednesday, the PrarieLand RC&D held a similar event at the Madison County Fairgrounds.

 

The Nebraska State Patrol is warning residents about a scam involving classified ads. Investigators say the scammer will call someone who placed a classified ad and tell that person that the credit card payment used to place the ad didn't go through. Then they ask for the card number again.

 

The 32nd Annual Norfolk Lion's Club Fall Parade will be held Saturday on the streets of downtown Norfolk. Parade Chairman Gary Johnson says they have a good line-up for this year's event including several marching bands. It begins at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Norfolk Senior High School then proceed south on Fourth Street to Madison Avenue. From there, it will turn west on Madison over to Fifth Street and then head back north to the high school. The parade will be broadcast on Cable One Channel 14.

 

Today's Tickler:

Why is it that the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

 

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