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For the third time, it will be Argentina-Germany in a World Cup final after the Argentines advanced to Sunday's championship with a semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a match decided by a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks. Argentina beat Germany in the 1986 World Cup final and Germany returned the favor in 1990.
A person familiar with the situation says Pat Riley has gotten his chance to convince LeBron James to stay in Miami. The person told The Associated Press that the Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP yesterday in Las Vegas, more than two weeks after James opted out of his contract and elected to become a free agent.
Restricted free agent Chandler Parsons has agreed to an offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks. The Houston Rockets will have to decide if they will match it. ESPN, citing sources close to the process, reported that it was a three-year offer worth more than $45 million. The 25-year-old Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists last season for the Rockets. He has played 213 games, starting 207, the last three years in Houston. In Dallas, the small forward would be in a frontcourt with Dirk Nowitzki and recently reacquired Tyson Chandler.
Nebraska Cornhusker wrestler James Green earned the silver medal at 154 pounds in the men’s freestyle division of the University World Championships yesterday. Green, a New Jersey native, earned a spot on the team by winning both of his matches at the University Nationals in Ohio on May 25. This year’s competition marked the second consecutive year that Green competed in the University World Championships. Green will return to Nebraska’s lineup as a senior in 2014-15. He is a three-time All-American and the reigning Big Ten champion at 157 pounds. Green placed third at the 2014 NCAA Championships after taking seventh during both his sophomore and freshman seasons.
Local Schedule: Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Nfk Seniors 6 Wayne/Wakefield 2 (Bsbl); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 8 Nebraska Nemesis 5; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3 Rockets 95’s 2 (Lincoln SB League); Iowa 2 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (14 Inn.) (Bsbl).
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More than 200 Nebraska farmers say they lost $9.7 million when the Pierce grain elevator failed earlier this year, and regulators say many of them won't recover much. Officials with the state Public Service Commission say they expect to raise $4.7 million from selling the grain the elevator held when it closed. The business also had $880,000 in bonds that will help pay claims. But the amount of compensation farmers receive will vary based on their situation. John Fecht, who oversees the commission's Grain Warehouse Division, says farmers who can prove they were storing grain at the elevator will get most, if not all, their money back. Farmers who sold $4.2 million in grain to the elevator will be lucky to receive 10 cents on every dollar they are owed.
Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., crews will begin demolition of the Wisner-Pilger Middle School building, severely damaged in last month’s tornado. Wisner-Pilger Superintendent Chad Boyer says safety will be the first concern, and those wishing to watch the demolition will be asked to remain at a safe distance. He says when the demolition is completed, some bricks will be offered at no cost. He asks that Pilger residents and alumni of the school have first chance at the keepsake bricks. Boyer does ask that any families displaced by the tornado contact his office with their new address so bus routes can be altered or other transportation arrangements can be made. He says the modular units that will house middle school students and staff are expected to arrive in Wisner sometime next week in preparation for the first day of school on August 14th.
Blue Cross – Blue Shield of Nebraska representatives were in Norfolk Tuesday night to present a Wellness Grant to the Northeast Nebraska Coalition for Suicide Education and Prevention. Rob Trebilcock is the director of marketing operations and community engagement for Blue Cross. He says the $10,000 grant is not a gift – it’s an investment. The grant will help provide both mental and physical health support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Donna Wolff, president and co-founder of the Northeast Nebraska Coalition for Suicide Education and Prevention, says part of the grant money will be used for training to start a peer-to-peer support group for youth ages 12 to 18 who have been affected by a suicide.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is traveling to Nashville for an annual meeting of the nation's governors. Heineman is scheduled to leave Thursday for this year's National Governor's Association conference. The gathering for Democratic and Republican governors runs through Sunday. Organizers say the event will focus on education, workforce development, health care, veterans and jobs. The National Governors Association represents the governors of all 50 U.S. states and five U.S. territories.
The Norfolk City Council has given its blessing to extend the city’s trails system by 200 feet. City Administrator Shane Weidner says hikers and bikers are enjoying the newly opened Elkhorn River Trail that links TaHaZouka Park with South 1st Street, but that a section between TaHaZouka Road and the Cowboy Trail trailhead seemed to be missing. Council members voted unanimously for the $11,000 project, which will be paid for with Keno dollars. TDK Construction will build the 200-foot path.
After months of urging, the boss put in a suggestion box. One of these weeks he says he’s going to put a slot in it.
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