09-28-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Leon Chapman, Carey Hahn, Sandra McConnell

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 85.  Tonight, becoming partly to mostly cloudy, low 52.  Thursday, a blend of clouds & sun early, then clearing, high 72.

 

Sports:

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The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team participated in yesterday’s Mid States Conference Meet hosted by Boone Central High School.  The host team was the champion with a 370, Norfolk Catholic took second with a 380, and Wayne was third with a 405.  Individually, Boone Central’s Brittany Sedan was the medalist with an 82 while teammate Amy Halers was second with an 83.  Norfolk Catholic’s Paige Marsden placed fourth with an 88, Lexis McCoy finished seventh with a 96, Molly Lange was eighth with a 97, and Hannah Baldacci took ninth with a 99.

 

The Norfolk High JV, Norfolk Catholic, and Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams held a triangular yesterday at Skyview Lake.  The Norfolk High JV claimed the boys race with 11 points while Norfolk Catholic totaled 31.  The Norfolk High JV’s Caleb Schmidt won the race in 18:56 while teammate Zach Huffier was second in 19:10.  Norfolk Catholic took the girls race with 16 points while the Norfolk High JV finished with 20.  Norfolk Catholic’s Nicole Asch off was the champion in 17:49 with teammate Jennifer Blank finishing second in 18:53.  Lutheran High Northeast did not field enough runners to record a team score.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run GC (GG-9:00 AM).

 

Friday Night:  The 2-3 Norfolk High football team hosts 4-1 Kearney at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  We’ll have reports on the Norfolk Catholic/Madison game starting at 3:30.

 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

 

Local Scores:  LHNE 25-25-25 Crofton 12-7-12 (VB); Kearney 25-25 Nfk High 14-14; Lincoln East 21-25-25 Nfk High 25-20-21 (Lincoln East VB Tri.); Columbus 9-9 Nfk High 1-1 (SB DH); Columbus 5 Nfk High 4 (B. Tenn. Dual); Augustan 25-25-18-21-15 WSC 18-19-25-25-12 (VB).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Kylee Jensen of the Lindsay Holy Family volleyball team.

Kwifax:

The average man’s brain weighs 3.08 pounds; a woman’s weighs 2.86 pounds.

 

News Briefs:

It was a lively meeting in Lincoln pitting business and union representatives against environmentalists in a debate over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Critics say the Canadian oil pipeline could foul a source of drinking water for about 2 million people. But supporters say it'll lead to thousands of jobs. The State Department is hosting several meetings in the affected states. The next is Thursday in Atkinson.

 

Another wind farm will soon be under construction in Northeast Nebraska. Knox County Supervisors have approved plans for the Crofton Bluffs Wind Project. A total of 22 wind turbines will be built on a 10-acre site north of Bloomfield.

 

Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 72 illnesses and 13 deaths are linked to the tainted fruit. State and local officials say they are investigating three additional deaths that may be connected. The death toll released by the CDC Tuesday includes newly confirmed deaths in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas.

 

Three men have been named co-chairmen of the Norfolk Area Sports Council, a 12-member body charged with bringing more sports and fine arts activities to Norfolk. Troy Uhlir, Steve Morton and Arnie Robinson will head up the council, an arm of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau. For more information on the Sports Council and membership opportunities, check the website SportsInNorfolk.com

 

800 women are expected to attend tonight's Go Red for Women event in Norfolk, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Among the celebrity waiters will be Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

 

Tourists and locals in nation's capital are staring at the top of the Washington Monument. For several hours an engineer was perched atop the 555-foot monument setting up a rope system that will be used by a rappelling team. They'll look for damage from last month's earthquake.

 

Today's Tickler:

Bible Characters’ Greatest Hits:  Elijah:  “Up, Up and Away”

 

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