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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have worked out a seven-year, $153 million contract with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, a deal that's pending a physical. Ellsbury helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series this year, batting .344 with six RBIs, four doubles and six stolen bases in the postseason after posting a .298 average with a major league-leading 52 stolen bases during the regular season.
Ethan Wragge scored 15 points in his first start since 2010, and Creighton defeated Long Beach State 78-61 last night. The Bluejays were 10-17 from three-point range in the first half to take a 48-28 halftime lead. Doug McDermott scored a game-high 21 points to lead four players in double figures. Wragge finished 5-10 from three-point range. Creighton improves to 6-2 while Long Beach State drops to 1-8 and have now lost eight straight.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have released their preseason high school girls basketball rankings. Norfolk High is ranked sixth in Class ‘A’ in the Lincoln Journal Star and unranked in the Omaha World Herald. The Lady Panthers were 16-9 a year ago and open their season tomorrow when they visit Bellevue East. Norfolk Catholic is ranked eighth in Class ‘C-1’ in the Omaha World Herald and unranked in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Lady Knights reached the State Tournament a year ago and finished 15-10. They open their season Friday when they play either Sandy Creek or Kearney Catholic at Sandy Creek as part of the Grand Island Central Catholic Tournament.
Local Schedule: NECC at Cloud County CC at Concordia, KS (WBB-6:00); Miami at Nebraska (MBB-8:30); Nebraska at North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (WBB-5:00).
Thursday Evening: The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball squads visit Bellevue East in their opener starting with the girls game at 5:30. The boys game will follow at approximately 6:45. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: NECC 97 Dordt JV 61 (MBB); Nebraska-Omaha 100 Waldorf 66 (MBB).
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Months of study by the Nebraska State Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee have led to the conclusion that more study is needed. Committee Chairman, Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney, says the committee would likely submit broad outlines for the legislature to consider, rather than concrete proposals for the upcoming session. The committee has focused on recommending ways to lighten the property tax load on Nebraskans while leaving the state income tax rates at present levels.
Gov. Dave Heineman has canceled a Legislature-approved study on climate change, saying it would duplicate research work by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Heineman said in a letter yesterday to members of the Legislature that the move will eliminate $44,000 from the budget that was appropriated for the study. Researchers at the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources say their study, which involves reviewing others' work, will focus on identifying any human causes to climate change. That is in contrast to the state study, which was modified to require that only natural causes to climate change be examined. The university study is expected to be finished by next September.
The valuation of new building permits in the city of Norfolk is up 2,000 percent compared to this same point in the fiscal year a year ago. That’s what Prevention Manager Trent Howard told members of the Norfolk City Planning Commission this morning. He said the building permits include nine new single family houses, as well as several commercial construction permits. Howard says, at this time last fiscal year, the increased valuation from building permits in the city was $725,606. This year, building permits have been obtained for more than $17 million in new construction, additions and improvements. Howard says that is the biggest year-to-year increase he has seen, and he suspects it is the largest in the city’s history.
The Norfolk City Council has accepted a low bid of just over $205,000 from the Texas firm Alfa Laval Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, Inc. to recondition a belt filter press for the Water Pollution Control Plant. Plant Superintendent Todd Bolling told council members that the belt filter press is used to dewater solids that come into the plant. Bolling said a new press would cost about $500,000 and have the same warranty and life expectancy as the reconditioned equipment. The work will take about five months, and Bolling says his crews will run the second belt filter press at the plant extra hours during that time.
Five lending institutions in Northeast Nebraska were honored yesterday as Top 10 Lenders by USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing loan program. USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul says this has been a record year for USDA housing programs in Nebraska, with 74 approved lenders participating in Fiscal Year 2013. She says more than $124.2 million assisted 1,241 rural Nebraska households to achieve homeownership. Banks honored were Midwest Bank in Norfolk, and Charter West National Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Bank First and First National Bank and Trust, all in Columbus.
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