Radio Review

01.29.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Bill Goodell, Ray Moore, Laura Tilson, Dale Voigt, David Scarf, John Harmon, Byron Horst, Heidi Merritt, Louise Hronek, Aaron Fehringer 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast, high 37.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 17.  Friday, mainly clear, high 44. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM amp; 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00!

Kyrie Irving set a Quicken Loans record by scoring a career-high 55 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned their eighth straight win, 99-94 against Portland.  The game was tied at 94 until Irving drained a three-pointer with 6.4 seconds left.  The Cavs won without LeBron James, who missed the game with a sprained right wrist and could miss Friday's contest against Sacramento. 

A member of the Northeast Community College men's basketball team has been named Division I Player of the Week by the National Junior College Athletic Association.  Jalen Bradley, a 6' 1" guard from Norfolk, is averaging 18.4 points per game for the Hawks.  The former Norfolk Panther standout earned the honor after stellar performances during the span, including a win over a nationally ranked team.  Last Saturday, Bradley led Northeast in scoring 42 points in a 134-128 overtime win over previously ninth ranked Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, IA.  He scored 33 of his points n the second half.  Bradley also connected on five three-point shots and was 11-12 from the free throw line.  In a recent game against Marshalltown of Iowa, he scored 23 points in an 84-77 win.  Bradley scored 17 of his 23 points came in the second half.  The 19-4 Hawks return to action on Saturday when they host Iowa Western Community College at 7:00. 

Local Schedule:  Lincoln SW at Nfk High (G&B SW Dual-4:00); Nfk Cath vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove at Albion (GBB-8:00); Nfk Cath at Madison (WR Dual-7:00); LHNE at Battle Creek (GBB-7:45); Illinois at Nebraska (WBB-7:00); Nebraska-Omaha at Ft. Wayne Univ., IN (WBB-6:00). 

Tonight:  The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball squad team goes to Albion to play Boone Central/Newman Grove at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. 

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball squad visits Humphrey St. Francis at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, the Battle Creek girls & boys host Boone Central/Newman Grove starting with the girls contest at 6:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately on 5:40 Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Local Scores:  Creighton 77 St. John’s 74 (MBB); South Dakota St. 86 Nebraska-Omaha 64 (MBB). 

Kwifax:

Income tax was introduced in the UK in 1799 

News Briefs:

A Nebraska Board of Education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The board voted 6-2 for member Pat McPherson to resign. Top elected officials have called on McPherson to step down in response to repeated comments on his blog that referred to President Barack Obama as a "half-breed." McPherson has disavowed the posts and said he did not write them. He read a statement saying he is not a racist, and will not allow the controversy to overturn an election. The resolution approved by the board says the "storm of attention and outrage" over the posting is likely to continue and distract from its mission. 

Northeast Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps testified at the state capitol earlier this week, on Senator Al Davis’s LB144, that proposes to lower property taxes in several ways. Chipps says the part of the bill that most concerns him is the proposal to gradually lower the tax-levy authority for community colleges from 11.25 cents per hundred dollars of valuation to 6.25 cents over the next four fiscal years. Chipps says he'll continue to urge the legislature to go back to the original funding concept for community colleges, with 40 percent of revenue coming from property taxes, 40 percent from state funding, and 20 percent from tuition and fees. 

Norfolk City Councilman Josh Moenning says, contrary to an assumption made by an Omaha World-Herald reporter, he continues to live in Norfolk.  In an article about a position created in the Ricketts Administration for Moenning’s wife, Jessica, the World-Herald reported that the Moennings lived in Norfolk “until recently.” The story on the World-Herald online site has been changed to say that Josh Moenning continues to live in Norfolk. Josh Moenning told News Talk WJAG that he continues to live at 1202 West Norfolk Avenue and maintains an office in the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce building for the 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska group. 

The Madison County Board of Commissioners has approved a lease to provide a day reporting center in Norfolk for at risk youth who are under the supervision of the Madison County Juvenile Accountability Unit. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved a lease for space in The Centrum at 4th Street and Braasch Avenue. County Attorney Joe Smith explained that the space would be used by several organizations that work with youth, including Norfolk Public Schools. Smith expects the program to be set up in about 10 days. He says that Diversion and the Juvenile Accountability Program will remain headquartered in his office in Madison, but some of their services might be provided in the new Norfolk facility. 

Troopers from Nebraska State Patrol Troop B - Norfolk will conduct a special enforcement selective Friday in several counties along the Highway 81 corridor in northeast Nebraska. The special enforcement, in conjunction with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, will include high visibility patrols along Highway 81 from Columbus to the Nebraska-South Dakota state line. The high visibility patrols are designed to reduce the potential for crashes through voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws. 

Today's Tickler: 

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at boxing.

 

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015 at 7:38 am

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