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07.30.14

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Today, mainly clear, high 80.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 56.  Thursday, partly cloudy, high 80. 

Sports:

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Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.  Peterson revealed the terms via twitter last night.  The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.  Peterson has made the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons in the NFL, first as a kick returner then the last two seasons at cornerback, after Arizona made him the fifth pick overall out of LSU in 2011.  He had two years left on his original contract after Arizona had picked up its fifth-year option earlier this year. 

Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will not make his scheduled start today, but he has not been traded yet.  "No deal yet," a major league source with direct knowledge of Lester trade talks last night. "He could still pitch Friday for the Red Sox against the Yankees.”  Lester left the clubhouse immediately after yesterday's game.  Another source close to Lester said no one from the Red Sox had said a word to either the pitcher or his agent, Seth Levinson, regarding a trade last night.  The Pittsburgh Pirates emerged yesterday as a potential trading partner for Lester, with a source confirming that the Sox have had talks with the Pirates regarding the left-hander.  There are six teams still in the running, the source said, listing them in no particular order: the Pirates, Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Red Sox are seeking two top prospects in return and are particularly interested in outfielders. 

The Nebraska football team will wear alternate uniforms for one game.  The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Coach Bo Pelini made the announcement at Big Ten Media Days yesterday in Chicago.  Pelini said he saw the uniform a couple months ago but didn't give any hints as to the look.  Pelini said "Don't hold me to it, but I think it's the Illinois game," he said. "I think it's the Big Ten opener. I think that announcement is coming up pretty quick."  The Nebraska-Illinois game is on Sept. 27, with an 8:00 kickoff for BTN.  Nebraska wore all red alternate uniforms with a black block 'N' across the chest two years ago against Wisconsin, and black jerseys against UCLA last season. 

Local Schedule:  Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:   Hickman 13 Albion 2 (Class ‘B’ State Baseball Tourn.); Hebron 6 Pender 5 (8 Inn.) (Class ‘C’ State Baseball Tourn.); Memphis 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Charles Graham received the 1st patent for false teeth in 1822 

News Briefs:

Norfolk’s mayor and city council met last night for the first of three budget review sessions this week. City Administrator Shane Weidner said the fiscal 2015 budget has four main focus areas: public safety, economic development, quality of life and emergency preparedness. Weidner and other city officials have proposed a small property tax increase, primarily to boost those areas. City Finance Manager Randy Gates says he anticipates it to be small. "Something under two cents I would anticipate in the levy rate," said Gates.  Other budget review sessions are scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 1:30 and Friday morning at 8 in the city’s office building at 309 North 5th Street. 

Two men who will probably sit on the Madison County Board after January 1st took part in preliminary budget discussions this morning at the regular Commissioners’ meeting. Ron Schmidt and Jim Prauner won the Republican primary for their districts, and face no opposition in the fall. County Road Superintendent Dick Johnson presented preliminary budget information to the board, and says budget discussion will be on agendas for the next three regular meetings. Johnson and County Clerk Nancy Scheer serve as the budget committee. Scheer was not present at this morning’s meeting. 

Some Nebraskans are calling for an investigation of the Department of Correctional Services and possible legislative action after internal emails showed officials knew sentences were being calculated incorrectly for hundreds of prisoners and didn't correct the problem. The Omaha World-Herald reported earlier this week on emails showing corrections officials disregarding a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling last year on mandatory minimum sentences. Omaha attorney James Martin Davis says the internal emails make it clear the sentences were purposely calculated incorrectly. That could make it a criminal matter. Gov. Dave Heineman says a thorough review will be completed by a Lincoln law firm to determine what happened inside the department. 

Beginning tomorrow, the one block stretch of 5th Street in Norfolk, from Madison Avenue to Philip Avenue will be closed for construction.  Assistant City Engineer Mark Dolechek says the project is a reconstruction of the street surface and will take approximately six weeks to complete. The closing of 5th Street between Madison and Philip Avenues may force parents of Norfolk Junior High and Christ Lutheran students to find an alternative route during the first several weeks of school.  

Students in the Christensen Brozek Faltys Lemonade Camp will man a lemonade stand today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. just east of the McMill Building on the corner of 4th and Madison Avenue. The Lemonade Camp includes students in kindergarten through fifth grade who will spend the morning learning how to start and run their own business. Proceeds are traditionally donated to charity. 

Today's Tickler: 

My secretary says that a filing cabinet is a place where you can lose things alphabetically. 

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014 at 7:43 am

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