November 13th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) â Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.
Republicans responded swiftly to Landrieu's maneuvering, scheduling a vote in the House on Thursday on an identical bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy, Landrieu's Republican rival in a Dec. 6 runoff.
No. 11 Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten, CFP No. 16) at No. 22 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-1, CFP No. 20), 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC)
Line: Wisconsin by 6.
Series Record: Tied 4-all.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Welcome to the Ameer Abdullah-Melvin Gordon Bowl. This is a showcase game for Nebraska's Abdullah and Wisconsin's Gordon to make statements to Heisman Trophy voters. Besides the footrace between the star running backs, the game could be crucial in determining the Big Ten West division title. The loser has a tougher road to win the West and a trip to the league title game.
Halsey â The Bessey Ranger District near Halsey will be hosting their annual Hunterâs Coffee Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST at the Bessey Recreation Area Picnic Shelter.
Kris Hill, Acting Bessey District Ranger said, âTo welcome our hunting guests for opening weekend, we are hosting the popular Hunterâs Coffee on Friday evening in the main campground. Hunters will have an opportunity to talk with local game wardens and Forest Service staff, look at maps and ask questions.â
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â A ruling this week by a federal judge could make it easier for petition-drive organizers to place statewide initiatives on the ballot without traveling to remote parts of Nebraska.
Anselmo-Merna tops Sandhills/Thedford 44-8. The AM Coyotes take on Maxwell at Maxwell Nov. 17 to see who gets to play on Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium Nov. 24 for state championship honors.
Tuesday night's playoff scores are as follows:
Class D-1 Quarterfinals
Elm Creek 30, Creighton 8
Hemingford 56, Fullerton 6
Class D-2 Quarterfinals:
Anselmo-Merna 44, Sandhills/Thedford 8
Exeter/Milligan 28, Humphrey St. Francis 26
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Kenesaw 46
Maxwell 32, Garden County 28
For more on area high school sports see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Nebraska Department of Roadsâ crews are prepared for snowplow season.
Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and will be monitoring changing conditions on the stateâs highways throughout the winter season. Motorists should be prepared too.
Know Before You Go!
âą For 24-hour-a-day, year-round Nebraska road condition and traveler information, the following options are available:
Phone: dial 511 from a cell phone or landline; if outside Nebraska, dial 800-906-9069
Lincoln, NE â November 7, 2014 â Jeremiah White of Sargent won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Nebraska Gold 9X from the Nebraska Lottery.
White purchased his winning Nebraska Gold 9X ticket at Trotterâs Whoa & Go, 301 East Edith Street in Sargent. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.
There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Nebraska Gold 9X. White was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.
SAN DIEGO, and VALHALLA, N.Y.
â Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) announced Friday (Nov. 7, 2014, an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb.
Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the plant, which generates enough renewable energy to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes.
Maxine L. Bednarski (Weldin) of Broken Bow, was born in Lincoln,
Jan. 29, 1925. Two days later she was adopted by Earl and Irene Weldin, of Broken Bow, and was to be their only child.
Maxine, or âMickie,â (what everyone called her), was raised in Broken Bow.
She was well respected for her beautiful coloratura soprano singing voice
and was a regular performer at local events. Her singing career took her to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she performed
live on the radio at the age of 17. Always the adventurer, she got her pilotâs license at the age of 19.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â Republicans expanded their majority in the Nebraska Legislature in the election, setting the stage for more debates over taxes and spending when lawmakers convene in January.
The GOP saw a net gain of five seats in Tuesday's election. The new, one-house Legislature that convenes in January will have 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and one independent.
The new Legislature is likely to be more conservative, with freshman members that include the founder of the Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association and a prominent member of Nebraska's tea party.