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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 73. Tonight, mostly clear, low 41. Friday, mainly sunny, high 69.
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Evan Longoria and Dan Johnson powered Tampa Bay into the American League playoffs last night, leading an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees while Boston was losing to Baltimore 4-3. Longoria won it with a walk-off homer in the twelfth inning after providing a three-run blast that capped a six-run eighth. Tampa Bay was one strike from a 7-6 loss until Johnson homered to force extra innings.
The St. Louis Cardinals rode Chris Carpenter's arm and bat into the National League playoffs as wild card champions. Carpenter poked an RBI single and struck out eleven in a two-hitter to lead the Cards to an 8-0 pounding of Houston. The Redbirds actually claimed the wild card after Hunter Pence hit an RBI single in the 13th inning to give Philadelphia a 4-3 win over Atlanta, ending the Braves' season.
Former Husker greats Will Shields and Roger Craig are among the 103 modern-day candidates for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as the 2012 candidates were announced yesterday. Shields, one of eleven first-year eligible candidates this year, was a twelve-time Pro Bowler and nine-time All-Pro selection for the Kansas City Chiefs during his playing career. Craig, who was one of 15 modern-era finalists in 2010, played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and Minnesota Vikings during a decorated career. A four-time All-Pro selection, he won three Super Bowl titles with the 49ers, and was the 1988 NFL Offensive Player of the Year. The list will be trimmed down to 25 semifinalist nominees and will be announced in mid-November with the 15 finalists announced in early January.
The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team participated in yesterday’s Columbus Scotus Invitational at Quail Run Golf Course. Boone Central won the team championship by eight strokes with a 362. The Lady Knights carded a 401. Boone Central’s Britany Seda was the individual champion with a 78. She won by six strokes. Norfolk Catholic’s Molly Langel was fifth with a 90 to lead her team.
Local Schedule: Plainview at LHNE (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath at West Point-Beemer (VB-7:30); Lincoln High at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Madison at LHNE (SB DH-5:30); Nfk Cath at South Sioux City Inv. (CC-4:30).
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.
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A Nebraska Army National Guard unit with a detachment in Norfolk has begun preparing for deployment to Kuwait in April. The Guard's 1057th Transportation Company is headquartered in Chadron and has another detachment in Scottsbluff. The company commander, Capt. Raymond Phillips, says about 170 soldiers from his unit will be moving equipment from Iraq to Kuwait. He also says the unit will probably provide security for other transportation units and civilian haulers.
The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to use extra caution around school buses after the second deadly crash involving a school bus in the last two weeks. A Ponca man was killed Tuesday when the vehicle he was driving struck a school bus from behind as it was stopped to pick up a student in Dixon County. A Farwell man died on September 19th when the vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a stopped school bus in Howard County.
Nebraskans will have another chance to comment on the proposed pipeline that would carry Canadian oil across the Great Plains to refineries in Texas. The U.S. State Department is planning to hold a second hearing on the $7 billion Keystone XL project in Nebraska's Sandhills today. The event from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. is likely to significantly increase Atkinson's population because the first hearing in Lincoln earlier this week attracted several hundred people.
The Norfolk Area United Way campaign for 2012 is off to a great start, with more than 56 percent of the goal reached at the midpoint of the general campaign. Chairman Bill Robinson says he is pleased with the effort so far, and encourages volunteers to make their calls before the next report meeting on October 11th.
It was a sea of red Wednesday night in Norfolk. Approximately 850 women attended the annual Go Red For Women at the Devent Center. Co-Chairman Mary Alt tells WJAG NEWS this American Heart Association fundraiser is a fun event, but it also has a serious message. Funds raised go towards research, education and programs that lead to heart health in women. Men served as celebrity waiters. The head waiter, Governor Dave Heineman, called in sick. Other waiters included: Billy Wolfe of 106 KIX and Jeffrey Steffen and Tony Maxey of Lite Rock 97.5.
A record high temperature of 90 degrees was tied in Norfolk at 4:09 Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service reports the existing record of 90 was originally established in 1922.
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