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The Nebraska volleyball team jumps from tenth to ninth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll after beating Minnesota and Wisconsin last week.  The 11-2 Huskers return to action this weekend when they visit Michigan and Michigan State on Friday & Saturday respectively.  The Creighton volleyball squad dropped out of the ranking after being ranked 22nd last week.  The 10-4 Bluejays lost to Butler and beat Xavier last week.  They host DePaul and Marquette on Friday and Sunday respectively.  USC is the new number one followed by Florida, Texas, Penn State, and Hawaii.


The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team concluded play at the Eagle Classic at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Iowa yesterday.  The Hawks finished fifth with a 641.  Michael Bergquist of Northeast led his team with his 14th place finish.  He shot 155.


The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated its high school volleyball rankings today.  Lutheran High Northeast falls from sixth to seventh in the Lincoln Journal Star and drops from seventh to eighth in the Omaha World Herald in Class 'C-2'.  The Class 'C-2' Defending State runner-ups are 13-6 after an 0-2 week.  They dropped matches to Crofton & O’Neill St. Mary’s last week.  The Lady Eagles' upcoming schedule has them competing in the Shelby/Rising City triangular this evening.  The play the 15-1 host team and 4-14 Clarkson/Leigh.


Local Schedule:  Nfk High at A-1 Dist. Meet at Grand Island (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk Cath at C-2 Dist. Meet at Wayne (GG-9:00 AM); LHNE Vs. Shelby/Rising City-5:30; Vs. Clarkson/Leigh-6:30 (Shelby/Rising City VB Tri.); Nfk High at Kearney (B Tenn. Dual-4:00); WSC at Nebraska/Kearney (VB-7:00).


Local Scores:  LHNE 4 West Point-Beemer 1 (SB).


NFL Scoreboard:  N.Y. Jets 30 Atlanta 28.


Major League Baseball Division Series Playoffs:  Oakland 6 Detroit 3 (2-1); St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 1 (2-2); Tampa Bay 5 Boston 4 (1-2); Los Angeles 4 Atlanta 3 (Los Angeles wins series 3-1).



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News Briefs:

The City Council has voted unanimously to restore stoplights at the intersections of Norfolk Avenue and 2nd and 3rd Streets. The lights have been covered since spring to evaluate if they are valuable enough to pay for upgrades. Councilmen Dale Coy and Jim Lange pointed out that having the lights inoperable for several months revealed a safety issue with students at downtown dance studios. Both Coy and Lange suggested that some further action be taken to deal with the situation. Lange urged parents to consider parking their vehicles and walking their children to and from dance class.


Stanton County District Judge James Kube sentenced a Stanton man Monday to more than 10 years in prison for two theft charges related to incidents that occurred in May. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says 39-year-old Mark Kuehn was sentenced to three-to-five years on one count, and a consecutive 10 years on the second count. The second count also included a charge of being a habitual criminal, and that would require that Kuehn serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole. Kuehn was arrested for thefts from two construction trailers on consecutive nights in Stanton. Unger says Kuehn still faces charges in Thurston and Cuming counties in connection with his escape from the Thurston County Jail in August.


A survey conducted by Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is finding their membership unhappy with changes in health insurance. Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says more than 700 surveys have already been returned; and 75 percent of the respondents so far are reporting significantly higher costs for premiums and higher deductibles. And Nelson says those who have visited the on-line health insurance exchange say they have found either little coverage for low premiums, or 200-to-300-percent higher premiums for their current coverage. Nelson says members that did report a premium decrease say the deductible is two to three times higher than their current plan.


An honor flight for Nebraska's Korean War veterans is scheduled for October 29th. On that day, 136 veterans will be on a plane to Washington, D.C. to see memorials dedicated to their service. Bill Williams is the event organizer. He says no government shutdown will cancel this trip. Williams says he has heard that restrooms at some of the memorials have been closed; but he says no barricades will keep them from seeing the open air memorials, even if he has to bring a wire cutter along. Williams says a lot can happen in the next three weeks, and he is hoping that issues on Capitol Hill will be resolved so the monuments can reopen.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the local advocacy agency for victims of domestic violence is holding a fundraiser Thursday evening. Bright Horizons is hosting "176 Keys - Dueling Pianos" Thursday at the Time Square Event Center at 1909 Vicki Lane. The social hour will begin at 7, with the event at 8. Tickets cost $20, with a discount for purchases of 8 or more tickets. Tickets are available at Bright Horizons in Norfolk or at the door the night of the performance.


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