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Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 80.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 49.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 76.



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Dr. James Andrews confirmed yesterday that Mark Sanchez has a labral tear in his right shoulder, and the New York Jets quarterback is "likely to have surgery" that would end his 2013 season, according to ESPN.  Sanchez still was trying to make a final decision on whether to have the surgery now to repair the tear and instability in the shoulder following his injury in the team's third preseason game, the sources said.  He could opt to rehab the shoulder in an effort to play at some point this season, sources said, but still likely would need surgery at the end of the year.


Brian Fletcher led off the bottom of the ninth inning by lining a pitch over the wall in right-center field to give the Omaha Storm Chasers a 2-1 victory over Salt Lake at Werner Park.  Earlier yesterday, in the completion of Tuesday’s suspended game, Ben Broussard’s eighth-inning single lifted the Chasers to a 3-2 win.  Omaha has won seven straight games, five in a row in the playoffs, four straight in come-from-behind fashion, and now the last three on their final at-bat.  The rest of the best-of-five series will be played in Salt Lake, starting with Game Three on Friday at 7:35.  The Storm Chasers are just one win away from a second Pacific Coast League title in three seasons.


Local Schedule:  Fremont at Nfk High (FB-7:00); Nfk High Vs. Omaha NW-5:00; Vs. Omaha Benson-5:45 (Nfk VB Tri.); LHNE Vs. Lyons Decatur NE-7:30; Vs. Laurel/Concord/Coleridge-8:30 (Wakefield VB Inv.); Nfk Cath at Wahoo High (VB-6:30); O’Neill at Nfk High (SB-5:00); LHNE Vs. West Point-Beemer-5:45; Vs. Twin River-7:00 (Twin River SB Tri.); Nfk High at Lincoln SE Inv. At Holmes GC (GG-9:00 AM); St. Mary’s at Nebraska (VB-7:00).


Friday Night:  High School football action has second ranked in Class ‘C-1’ 2-0 Boone Central/Newman Grove visiting top ranked 2-0 Norfolk Catholic at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, 1-0 Howells/Dodge hosts 2-0 Randolph at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.


Local Scores:  Iowa Central CC 25-25-25 NECC 22-23-20 (VB).



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The familiar name for the disease rubella is German Measles


News Briefs:

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer announced yesterday that she opposes military intervention in Syria. Fischer said "All along, I have called for the President to present the American people with a coherent plan for military action in Syria. While the president made an impassioned moral case in last night’s address, his argument regarding a significant U.S. national interest remains weak.” The President has withdrawn his request that Congress authorize military action in Syria. 


The Norfolk Area United Way campaign for 2014 kicked off yesterday – with a report from the Pacesetter Division. The Pacesetter Division represents the largest employers in Norfolk, and starts working about a month before the general campaign. Some Pacesetter firms have already completed their drives, and reported nearly $164,000 in contributions.  That represents 40-percent of the Pacesetter goal, and more than 30-percent of the total goal of $537,700.


Nebraska Public Power District won't need a rate increase next year after all. President and CEO Pat Pope told the utility's directors at their meeting yesterday in Columbus that strong summer revenue streams and expense cuts eliminated the need for any rate hikes.  In July NPPD said it would be lowering its rate increases to 2 percent next year from an earlier forecast of 3.5 percent.  NPPD helps serve an estimated 600,000 Nebraskans in 86 counties with retail or wholesale electric power.


Center Court at the Sunset Plaza Mall was full of people yesterday morning – but you could have heard a pin drop as the colors were advanced at the site of the “Remembering Our Fallen” display. Pictures and information about 83 Nebraskans who have given their lives in the War on Terror are featured in the display – including Northeast Nebraskans Joshua Ford of Pender, Edward Iwan of Albion, Joshua Mann of Winside, Jacob Schmuecker of Atkinson – and Bob Schlote of Norfolk. The exhibit will be on display during regular mall hours through September 17th.


Hunters may begin donating their deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program on Sunday. Nebraska Game and Parks has contracted with meat processors across the state including: the Country Butcher of Humphrey and Melcher's Locker of Lindsay. The program combines cash donations and donated deer to produce ground venison distributed to Nebraskans in need. Learn more about the program at OutdoorNebraska.org/HHH.


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You know you’re a baby boomer when you come to the conclusion that your worst enemy is gravity.


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