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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 87. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 66. Saturday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 93.
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LeBron James was named MVP of the NBA Finals after leading the Miami Heat to the title in five games following a convincing 121-106 win over Oklahoma City last night. It's the second title in six seasons for the Heat but the first for James, who led the rout with 26 points, eleven rebounds and 13 assists.
Arizona converted three errors into a six-run first inning and advanced to the College World Series finals with a 10-3 victory over Florida State yesterday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The Wildcats won Bracket One and will open the best-of-three finals Sunday. Arizona will be playing for its fourth national championship and first since 1986. South Carolina rode a two-hitter by Michael Roth to a 4-1 victory that sends Kent State packing from the College World Series. The two-time defending champion Gamecocks then beat Arkansas 2-0 in the nightcap. They need to beat the Razorbacks again tonight at 8:00 to make it back to the championship round.
Norfolk High has announced the hiring of three new coaches. Sarah Klug has been named head Volleyball coach for the program. Prior to coming to Norfolk High, she served as assistant volleyball coach at Columbus High School for the past two seasons. Klug graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic and went to Mount Marty College where she played volleyball for two seasons. Injuries cut her career short. Klug replaces Michelle Fisher. Cassie Manhart has been named Girls Cross Country coach. She is a recent graduate of Nebraska-Lincoln. Manhart participated in Cross Country at Central City High School and one year at Doane College. Aaron Bradley has been named Boys Cross Country coach. He brings 22 years of Cross Country/Track & Field coaching experience and 27 years of coaching experience overall. Bradley graduated from Nebraska-Lincoln and received his Masters from Wayne State. Manhart and Bradley replace Lyle Moeller, who retired from the position after 37 years.
Local Schedule: Nfk Seniors Vs. Yankton, S.D.-9:30 AM; Vs. Beresford, S.D.-11:30 (Dakota Wood Bat Tourn. At Yankton, S.D.); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Wahoo Tourn. (SB); Kellys 18’s at Mitchell, S.D. Tourn. (SB); Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 4 Nemesis 97 2; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 5 Nemesis 98 3 (Lincoln SB League); Wayne 12-2 Kellys 18’s 1-0 (SB DH); Memphis 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (11 Inn.) (Bsbl).
Tiger Woods legal name is Eldrick
Nebraska State Patrol investigators have found human remains near Chadron in the wake of a murder confession by a gunman who died following a standoff with police last week. Authorities said Andres Gonzalez told negotiators during the June 12th standoff in Alliance that he killed Joshua Bullock of Denver. The Colorado man's burned pickup truck was found by a rancher 50 miles from Alliance on December 14th, near Chadron. DNA testing will be used to confirm the identity of the remains.
A Norfolk business is looking at a $1.5-million expansion. Don McHugh of Scrap Mart told members of the City Planning Commission this week that his company wants to construct a new facility north of Norfolk to accept metal products.
A June survey report says growth in rural areas of Nebraska and other Midwestern and Western states has slowed. The Rural Mainstreet Index has hit its lowest level of the year but still suggests growth in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the global economic slowdown and a stronger dollar have pushed agriculture and energy prices lower.
The Santee Farmers Market opens tomorrow near the Ohiya Casino east of Niobrara. Center for Rural Affairs Farmers Market Coordinator Sandy Patton says this will be a combination farmers' market and flea market, with the main focus on healthier eating. There is no charge for vendors.
Approximately 250 people are seeing northeast and north central Nebraska by bicycle this week. The 25th Tour de Nebraska kicked off on Wednesday in Madison -- with stops on the 310 mile journey in Wakefield, Wausa, O'Neill and Neligh. Today, the Tour takes its longest one day ride on the trip -- 71 miles from Wausa to O'Neill. After a ride to Neligh on Saturday, the Tour ends Sunday back in Madison.
It was a perfect evening for music in the park. A nice crowd turned out Thursday night at Norfolk's Skyview Lake for the first in a series of summer jazz and blues concerts sponsored by the Norfolk Rotary Club. The Rotary's Josh Wolfe says he was pleased with the turnout of about 500 people. The next concert will be held Saturday July 7th during Big Bang Boom's "Boomfest." Others are planned July 20th and August 10th.
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