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SPORTS "WW n, Wedhdny. July 2i, 1997 Page design: Chuck Oram kt" -Uncoh Journal Star Fawe hoping deal finalized by Friday ASSOCIATED PRESS Brett Favre said his agent is flying into Green Bay on Thursday night in hopes of wrapping up a contract extension that would make him the NFL's highest-paid player. The impending deal is worth between $44 million and $49 million over seven years and includes a signing bonus of between $10 million and $11 million. Even on the low end, Favre's deal would bump Detroit's Barry Sanders, who signed a reported six-year, $34 million deal on Sunday to become the league's highest-paid player. James "Bus" Cook, Favre's Hat-tiesburg, Miss.-based attorney, and Mike Reinfeldt, the Packers chief financial officer, are working out the final details of the deal that would replace the last two years of the five-year, $19 million contract Favre signed in 1994. Since then, the 27-year-old quarterback has won consecutive MVP awards and guided Green Bay to its first Super Bowl title in 29 seasons. The sides have been working on a new deal for nearly two years. Favre said he hopes to have the extension done in time for the Super Bowl champions' exhibition opener against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night. "Well, we hope so," Favre said as he walked off the practice field Tuesday. "I haven't signed it yet I'm hoping it will be done. Bus is going to come in Thursday and we're going to talk to them Friday and see if we can't get it done. But we haven't locked anything up concrete." Musgrave retires Veteran backup quarterback Bill Musgrave surprised the Denver Broncos by announcing his retirement, virtually assuring Bubby Bris-ter of making the roster. Musgrave, who played in six games last season including one start but who had slipped to fourth on the initial depth chart issued at training camp, told coach Mike Sha-Dahan he was quitting. "Bill called me last night," Shana- BeebeFormer Chadron State College Continued from Page 1C I'm just carefree. "I'm still the same old competitive Don Beebe where I'm going to beat them every time I step on the field, diving for balls. But the difference is it doesn't make or break me anymore." The 32-year-old receiver has made a career of making the roster when nobody thought he would. But he's never been in this tight a race. Behind Robert Brooks, who is returning from knee surgery, and Antonio Freeman, there are several players vying with Beebe for backup duty: veterans Derrick Mayes, Qa-dry Ismail, Terry Mickens and Bill Schroeder, and rookies Chris Miller, Eric Matthews and Ronnie Anderson. ThompSOnHusker shot putter eager Continued from Page 1C Thompson, who won the shot put title at both the NCAA indoor and outdoor meets last season. "I'm ranked 13th, but if I can throw 19 meters (62-5), which is what I'm shooting for and have been shooting for all year, I think it will place me pretty high." Thompson is one of seven members of the United States women's team who are still competing on the collegiate level. And even though she still has an outdoor season of eligibility remaining at Nebraska, Albertsinjuri es force retirement Continued from Page 1C cated his right shoulder when he played at the University of Nebraska. Alberts was told to report to training camp with other veterans last Thursday but he never appeared. He has had a series of injuries since winning the Dick Butkus award as the nation's best college linebacker in 1994. Over the three seasons he played in 29 games, starting seven, and missed 20. He made 103 tackles. He has had a dislocated right elbow, a concussion, a partially dislocated left shoulder and a hamstring injury since signing a six-year contract valued at $8.15 million in 1994. He had pondered retirement before training camp began, but he and the Colts failed to reach agreement over the team's bid to recoup a portion of his $3,275 million signing bonus. "Trev gave his all when he came out on the field, so you have to feel bad for him because he really loved football," defensive lineman Bernard Whittington said. NFL Notes han said Tuesday. "He's 30 years old and he's fighting for that No. 3 spot and he didn't really know if he was going to be on the team or not He decided to retire. He's going to go to graduate school and kind of get on with his life. "He wants to coach. I thought he was a lot smarter than that." Shanahan said the decision "really surprised me. He worked extremely hard in the offseason to overcome the shoulder surgery he had. I think the world of Bill Musgrave. He's just a class act Whatever he pursues he's going to be successful at" Musgrave, who had played for Shanahan in San Francisco, dislocated his throwing shoulder in the regular-season finale last Dec. 22. His passes in training camp lacked velocity, and Blister, who signed in the offseason as a free agent, moved ahead of him on the depth chart, with second-year pro Jeff Lewis installed as No. 2 behind John Elway. Desmond Howard injured Desmond Howard, signed by the Oakland Raiders as a free agent to take over punt and kickoff return duties, missed two workouts Tuesday while nursing a slight hamstring strain. Howard, who signed a four-year, $6 million deal with the Raiders after being selected the Super Bowl MVP for Green Bay in January, was listed as day-to-day. Raiders Coach Joe Bugel said Howard "tweaked his hamstring" in practice Monday and was held out of Tuesday's workouts as a precautionary measure. Cowboys discussing lawsuit Michael Irvin and Erik Williams of the Dallas Cowboys were excused from practice Tuesday while they participated in mediation with lawyers from a Dallas-Fort Worth television station. Irvin's attorney, Royce West, Coach Mike Holmgren said Beebe has been as impressive as ever so far, but so have a lot of receivers. "I don't have to see Don a lot in the preseasoa We all know what he can do," Holmgren said. "He still has his speed. He's a big-play receiver. But it's competitive. Right now I can't tell you what's going to happen." Beebe can. "Believe me, if God wants me on this team, it doesn't matter what's going on, I'll be on this team, OK?" Beebe said. "And if He doesn't, I'll be successful somewhere else doing something else." Beebe wanted to make sure fans don't mistake his contentment with complacency. Thompson is ready to devote more energy to her budding track career. She views the world championships as a segue from being a collegiate athlete to a professional "I think it's a perfect transition for me," Thompson said. "I've been thrown into the world championships this summer and I'm still in college, and not a lot of people get to do this while they're still in college So I feel really privileged." Nebraska assistant track coach Mark Colligan doesn't think Thomp Journal ra . Friday 11 AM 1 AM; Saturday 9 AM 1 AM; - An ': Admission is free lil 6:30. $5 cover charge OWnflOWEi : Friday and Safurday nighfs. Unsolra i2th & o st July 25, 26, 27 Come taste Ihe fun! Call 434-6900 for more informolion or fo volunfcer. July Jomm it produced by Updownlownen. All profits are returned lo ifie community. v.v-"v. v-f.;Tf'V ASSOCIATED PRESS Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre reacts after overthrowing a pass to receiver Quadry Ismail during practice Tuesday at the team's training camp in Green Bay, Wis. confirmed the players were involved in mediation with television station KXAS, which the players are suing for defamation of character. The suit stems from the reporting of rape allegations made against the two by Nina Shahravan, who later recanted. West said he was not involved in Tuesday's proceedings and could not provide any details. Peter Ginsberg, another attorney for Irvin, who was involved in the mediation did not wish to comment on the proceedings. Carolina signs Clark The Carolina Panthers, looking to add depth to a corps of outside linebackers depleted by the holdout of Kevin Greene, signed free agent Se-dric Gark on Tuesday. star putting career, "Complacency is not a word in my vocabulary," he said. "If I'm playing chess against my mom, I'm going to win. And I'll give her a kiss on the cheek and tell her thanks for playing," Beebe said. "If I'm on the field playing or whatever I'm doing after football, I'm going to try to be the best that I can be. "So, if I'm still in pads and out here practicing, I'm trying to make this team and I'm going to try to make some big plays like I did last year and help this team go to the Super Bowl." Beebe contributed 1,102 all-purpose yards to the Super Bowl champions last season. Add his veteran leadership, 4.3-second speed in the 40, and his ability to be a threat on both offense and kick returns and Beebe looked like he'd be very marketable in the offseason. to take her talents son should worry about making such amove just yet. "A world-class performer is going to perform on that level week in and week out," Colligan said. "Tressa has shown she has the ability to throw like a world-class athlete but not on a consistent basis yet. She's hinting she could be ready by next summer, but right now she should take it one step at a time." Thompson earned the last spot on the U.S. team when she finished behind six-time champion Connie Price-Smith and former UCLA Star! III mm &r :' Sr. '-- . - . -i Clark, 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds, was drafted in the seventh round out of Tulsa last year by the Oakland Raiders. He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad before being picked up by the Baltimore Ravens late in the season. Tuesday marked the fourth day of a training camp holdout by Greene, who wants a raise after leading the NFL with 14Vi sacks last season. Greene, who is scheduled to make between $650,000 and $1.6 million this season, depending on performance incentives, is being fined $5,000 for each day of camp he misses. The Panthers have been giving most of the work at left outside linebacker, Greene's position, to rookies Tarek Saleh, a fourth-round draft choice from Wisconsin, and Matt Finkes, who was taken in the sixth round from Ohio State. life in perspective Instead, he instructed his agent, Bob LaMonte, not to entertain offers from anybody but the Packers. Delighted, they offered $400,000 for one more season, and Beebe signed it as quick as he scored a 90-yard touchdown on a kickoff return against Chicago last season. "We didn't waste our time. I said, 'Look, get it done with Green Bay. Whatever you can get, let's get it, sign it and that's it,'" Beebe said. "I've made lot of money, I've saved a lot of money. I'm financially set. "So at this point in my life, I just wanted to go to another Super Bowl and Green Bay has the best opportunity to do that. No one's ever been to six, so that's a big incentive for me. I could go down in the NFL record books. That would be kind of cool." to the world stage standout Valeyta Althouse. To get ready for the world championships, Thompson increased her training. She's been working out in the weight room three days a week, doing aerobic exercises and throwing three to four times each week for up to an hour. Most summers, Thompson cuts back on her training by trying to maintain her current strength level. "I'm trying to get it all down-pat so I can at least make a good appearance at the world championships," she said. Elwood's Arends wins junior tournament title JOURNAL STAR WRITERS nd Associated Press Brent Arends of Elwood sank a 9-foot par putt on the 18th hole to win the 1997 Boys' State Junior Stroke-Play Championship Tuesday by a stroke over J.J. Sullivan of Omaha at the Wayne County Club. Sullivan shot a closing 72 to close on Arends but Arends' second round of 5-under 67 on Monday provided enough cushion to hold on for the title despite a final-round 75. One behind Sullivan in third was Seth Porter of Hastings at 219, while Matt Carsey of Omaha slipped from two off the lead after Monday's two rounds with his 76 Tuesday to end fourth at 220. Among Lincoln golfers David Froscheiser finished in sixth, shooting 74 each day to finish with 222. David Honnens was eighth with 224, Matt Stutzman was ninth with 227 and Adam Muhleisen was tenth with 228. Other Lincoln golfers included Greg Buckley with 229, A.J. Elgert with 231, Brian Rauner with 233, Matt Cherry with 235 and Michael Honnens with 239. Chargers finish third The Lincoln Chargers girls' fast pitch softball team finished third in last weekend's 16-and-under Class B State Tournament in Hebron. The top four teams, including another Lincoln team, the Steakhouse Blazers, qualified for the ASA Class B Regional Tournament Aug. 1-3 in Norfolk. Piatkowski at UNO Former Nebraska basketball player and current Los Angeles Clipper Eric Piatkowski will be one of the featured speakers at next week's University of Nebraska at Omaha's Maverick Basketball Camp. Piatkowski will speak to the players at the camp and sign autographs on Monday, July 28. A 1994 first-round draft choice, Piatkowski averaged 6.0 points per game in his third season for the Clippers. He also hit .425 from behind the three-point arc. Piatkowski was an all-Big Eight selection and an honorable mention ail-American as a senior at Nebraska in 1993-94 when he led the Huskers to the Big Eight Tournament title. The UNO Camps are open to boys ages 7-18. Limited space is available for the Offensive Improvement Camp, July 28-31 and the Shooting Camp, August 4-7. The fee is $105. For more information or to register, call Brian Jones at 554-2606. PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Stat of Nebraska is requesting sealed proposals for Infant Formula Rebates for Health and Human Services. Requests tor the proposal and specifications Identified as "SCA-0095" may be obtained by contacting the State Purchasing Bureau. 301 Centennial Mall South, 1st floor, PO Box 94847, Lincoln, NE 4650? or telephone (402) 471-2401. Closing date for written questions regarding this RFP must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. COT July 28, 1997. Sealed Proposals must be received on or before 2:00 p.m. COT, August 12, 1997 at which time proposals will be publicly opened. 83234 2T July 23,27 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-139 City of Lincoln, Nebraska Intends to purchase and invites you to submit a sealed bid for: CARPET AND INSTALLATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES AT 901 1001 N.tTH STREET MEETING OR EXCEEDING CITY OF LINCOLN'S SPECIFICATIONS A pre-bld walk through Is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. at the site to review conditions and confirm measurements (Building under renovation construction). Meet at 1001 N. 6th Street, north side entrance (hard hat required). Sealed bids will be received by City of Lincoln, NE, on or before 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 13, 1997 In the office of the Purchasing Agent, Room 310, County-City Building, located at SSS South loth Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Bids will be publicly opened and read In the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Bidders should take caution If U.S. mall or moll delivery services are used for the submission of bids. Mailing should be made In sufficient time for bids to arrive in the Purchasing Division, prior to the time and date specified above. Late bids will not be considered. 83102 IT July 23 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-127 The City of Lincoln Intends to enter Into a contract and Invites you to submit a sealed proposal tor: EMPLOYEE MEDICAL EXAM MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE CITY OF LINCOLN'S SPECIFICATIONS Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Lincoln, Nebraska on or before 12:00 noon Friday, August 20, 1997 In the office of the Purchasing Agent, Room 310, CountyCity Building, located at SSS South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Proposals will be publicly opened reading only the names in the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Submitters should take caution If U.S. mall or mail delivery services are used for the submission of proposals. Mailing should be mode In sufficient time for proposals to arrive In the Purchasing Division, prior to the time and date specified above. 83103 IT July 21 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-12 The City of Lincoln, Nebraska inlands to purchase and Invites you to submit o sealed bid for: AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SIGN MAKING SYSTEM MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE CITY OF LINCOLN SPECIFICATIONS Sealed bids will be received by the City of Lincoln, Nebraska on or before 12:00 noon Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 In the office of the Purchasing Agent, Room 310, County-City Building, located at 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Bids will be publicly opened and read In the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Bidders should take caution If U.S. mall or mall delivery service are used tor the submission of bids. Mailing should be mode In sufficient time tor bids to arrive In the Purchoslng Division, prior to the time and date specified above. Late bids will not be considered. 81074 IT July 23 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-I2 The City of Lincoln intends to purchase and Invites you to submit a sealed bid for: CALIFORNIA COURT, NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION Meeting or exceeding the city of Lincoln's specifications attached. A pre-bld conference will be held at the site of 10:00 o.m., Thursday, July 31, 1997. Those attending should meet at the Intersection of 28th Street and California Court. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Sealed bids will be received by ttw City of Lincoln, Nebraska on or before 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 1997, In the office of the Purchasing Agent, Room 310, County-City Building, located at 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68S08. Bids will be publicly opened and rood In the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Bidders should take caution It U.S. mall or mall Local notes Sasse qualifies Sarah Sasse of Lincoln qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by shooting a 71 at the Kansas City Sectional at the Indian Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. The Amateur Championships will be Aug. at West Newton, Mass. Media makes picks Texas and Nebraska, who met in last season's first Big 12 championship, were picked by the media to square off again in this year's title game. Longhorns tailback Ricky Williams was picked the offensive player of the year and Cornhusker defensive lineman-linebacker Grant Wistrom was chosen the defensive player of the year in the preseason poll of reporters. The poll was released Tuesday in anticipation of the league's head coaches coming to Dallas for their annual two-day gathering with the media. Nebraska had a conference-best seven players on the preseason All-Big 12 squad. Texas had the next most with five. The predicted order of finish in the North Division was Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa State. Nebraska's other all-conference players are offensive lineman Eric Anderson, center Aaron Taylor, running back Ahman Green, defensive lineman Jason Peter, defensive back Ralph Brown and punter Jesse Kosch. Wrestlers win Two Team Nebraska members, David Miller and Zach Stalder, won their championship matches at the Junior Nationals Tuesday in Fargo, N.D. Miller from Kearney pinned Collin Robertson of Utah 1:29 into the 143-pound championship match. Stalder from Omaha won his 165-pound match with Minnesota's Matt Barton with a 4-1 decision in overtime. In other Team Nebraska action Omaha's Kasey Kohl finished sixth at 105.5 pounds, Papillion's Tyrone Martinez beat Seward's James Ferguson at 123 pounds to finish seventh and eighth respectively, and Omaha's Bob Murphy finished eighth at 220 pounds. delivery services ore used for the submission of bids. Moiling should be mode in sufficient time for bids to arrive In the Purchasing Division, prior to the time and date specified above. Bidding documents may be examined at: The Clark Enersen Partners, 600 NBC Center, Lincoln, NE 68508 Lincoln Builder's Bureau, 5910 South 58th Strut, Lincoln, NE 68516 F.W. Dodge Corporation, 11422 Miracle Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68144 Omaha Builder's Exchange, 4255 South 94th, Omaha. NE 68127 Construction Marketing Data, 14707 California, Suite 13. Omaha, NE 68154 City Purchasing Agent's Office, County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 Bidding documents may be obtained from the office of the Architect for a deposit of S2S.00 per set, refundable. Architect will dispatch bidding documents via UPS upon receipt of an additional $10.00 for handling and postage, non-refundable. 83094 IT July 23 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-131 Lancaster County Intends to solicit bids for seeding and Invites you to submit a sealed bid for: LANCASTER COUNTY PROJECT NO. 984 SEEDING Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained In the Lancaster County Engineering Department at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, Nebraska 68528. Sealed bids will be received by the County of Lancaster, Nebraska, on or before 12:00 noon, Wednesday, August II, 1997 In the office of the Purchoslng Agent, Room 310, County-City Building located at 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Bids will be publicly opened and read in the council chambers located on the tirst floor. Bidders should take caution If U.S. mall or delivery service Is used tor submission of bids. Moiling should be mode In sufficient time for bids to arrive In the Purchoslng Department prior to the time and date specified. 83065 3T July 23, 30, August 6 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Articles of Incorporation were tiled July 11, 1997, for Nebraska Institute el Technology, Inc. with registered office at 1033 "O" Street, Suite 608, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska 68508, to ngog in any lawful purposes permitted by the Nebraska Business Corporation Act, with 81,000 authorized capital stock to be fully paid when Issued, having perpetual existence commencing with the filing of Its Articles of Incorporation; Its affairs are conducted by Its board of directors ond corporate officers. John H. Heen 1033 "O" Street, Suite (OS Lincoln, NE 68508 83037 3T July 16, 23, 30 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-12 Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Building Commission intends to purchase and invites you to submit o sealed bid for: PROPERTY DEMOLITION AND ASSOCIATED WORK FOR NEW COUNTY CITY BUILDING MEETING OR EXCEEDING BUILDING COMMISSION'S SPECIFICATIONS Sealed bids will be received by Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Building Commission on or before 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 30, 1997 In the office of the Purchoslng Agent, Room 310, Court-ty-Clty Building, located at 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Bids will be publicly opened and read In the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Bidders should take caution If U.S. mall or moll ""I." Trvl: r UMd 'he submission of bids. Mailing should be mode In sufficient time for bids to arrive In the Purchoslng Division, prior to the time and date specified above. Late bids will not be considered. 83018 2T July 16, 23 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SPECIFICATION NO. 97-106 Lancaster County intends to enter Into a contract and Invites you to submit a sealed proposal for: ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACY SERVICES FOR LANCASTER COUNTY CORRECTIONS MEETING OR EXCEEDING COUNTY SPECIFICATIONS Sealed Proposals will be received by the County on or before 12:00 noon Wednesday, Aug 6, 1997 In the office of the Purchasing Agent. Room 310, County-City Building, located at 555 South loth Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Only th nomet of responding proposers will be publicly read In the Council Chambers located on the First Floor. Proposers should take caution H U.S. mall or mall delivery services are used for the submission of response. Mailing should be made In sufficient time for response to arrive In the Purchasing Division, prior to the time and date specified obove. 83020 IT July 18, 21

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