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Today, mostly cloudy early, then clearing, high 69. Tonight, partly cloudy, low 40. Friday, mostly sunny, high 71.
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The Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers enjoy 2-0 leads in the NBA's conference quarterfinals. LeBron James had 32 points, eight assists and six rebounds to lead the Heat past Charlotte 101-97, and LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 43 points in the Blazers' 112-105 triumph at Houston. Dallas and San Antonio are tied at a game apiece after Monta Ellis 21 points in the Mavericks' 113-92 blowout over the Spurs.
New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning of last night's 5-1 loss in Boston after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. The incident comes 13 days after the right-hander had brown goo on the lower part of the palm of his pitching hand during a 4-1 win over Boston.
The Nebraska men’s basketball team has landed another recruit. A center with a 7’4 wingspan is coming to the Husker program in Georgetown graduate transfer Moses Ayegba. According to the Omaha World Herald, he will complete his paperwork with the NU men’s basketball team today. Ayegba, a 6’9, 247-pound native of Nigeria, has one year to play and won’t have to sit out a season. He averaged 1.9 points, 2.8 rebounds in 13.1 minutes last season for Georgetown. The recruiter on Ayegba at Georgetown was Kenya Hunter, now starting his second season as an assistant at N-U. Nebraska has three scholarships available for the Class of 2014.
The Norfolk High boys soccer team has entered the Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star boys rankings. The Panthers are ranked tenth in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & ninth in Class ‘A’ in the Omaha World Herald. They are tenth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class ‘A’. Norfolk is 8-5 on the year and winners of five in a row after a 2-1 win at Millard South on Tuesday.
Local Schedule: Elkhorn at Nfk High (B. Socc.-6:15); Nfk High at Elkhorn (G. Socc.-6:45); Wayne at Nfk High (Bsbl-7:00); Nfk Cath at Pierce Inv. (T&F-3:00); Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run GC (BG-9:00 AM); LHNE Inv. At Nfk CC (BG-9:00 AM); Omaha Storm Chasers at New Orleans (Bsbl-7:00).
Local Scores: Iowa at Creighton (Bsbl-Ccd.); Nebraska at Creighton (SB-Ccd.).
In 1990, the L.A. Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s number 33.
Nebraska’ six Republican gubernatorial candidates took their places on the stage of Norfolk’s Johnny Carson Theatre last night for their final scheduled debate before the May 13th primary. Each candidate took his turn answering questions from a panel of media representatives and high school students. While all articulated similar views on many of the issues from favoring lower property taxes and reduced spending, to opposing same-sex marriage and Medicaid expansion; they used their closing statements to try to set themselves apart from the others. It was the final of three such forums staged the state GOP. The candidates met earlier this year in Papillion and Broken Bow. GOP gubernatorial candidates are State Attorney General John Bruning, State Auditor Mike Foley, State Senators Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy, Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts and western attorney and businessman Bryan Slone.
Norfolk’s first Norfolk 101: Citizens’ Academy is history. The 17 graduates were honored at this week’s City Council meeting. The group met every Tuesday night for eight weeks and visited the police and fire divisions, wastewater treatment plant, Norfolk Housing Agency and more. Class Coordinator Diane Becker says signup is underway for the second Norfolk 101 class and anyone interested should contact her at the city office.
Area citizens are invited to rock the night away tomorrow in Wayne as the Change a Life Tour comes to town to raise money for tornado relief. Pastor Josh Siebers with the Wayne United Methodist Church says the tornado may have hit Wayne more than six months ago – but the need is still there. The concert begins at 6:30 tomorrow night in the Wayne Community Activity Center. Bands include Audio Adrenalin, Kutless and Finding Favour. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. The entire ticket price will go for tornado relief and to help provide new equipment to the Wayne Fire Department.
Tomorrow is Arbor Day and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District is celebrating with a special offer. Forrester Pam Bergstrom says she and other NRD workers will be at Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area north of Stanton selling conservation-grade seedlings in bundles of 25 for $23. Species include Winterbury, Black Walnut and Hazelnut. Bergstrom says there’s also something new this year called the “Small-Acreage Package,” which includes 50 seedlings of different species for $46. Lower Elkhorn NRD representatives will be at Maskenthine tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners Plant Fair opens tomorrow night – but with a few changes. Master Gardener Robin Jones says you will find the same friendly face – just in a different place. This year's fair is scheduled for Northeast Community College's Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex; the event had traditionally been held in the Cox Activities Center Early plant sales will be featured Friday night, with educational speakers and a youth horticulture ID contest on Saturday. The event runs Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Master Gardeners Plant Fair 4/25 6-8 pm
4/26: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission
Today is National Individuality Day, so let’s join the millions of people nationwide who are celebrating.
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