Radio Review

12.26.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

James Arens, William Gustafsson, Jeanne Konrady, Henry Lumsden Jr., Bob Vogel 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy, chance of 1 to 2” of snow, high 29.  Tonight, overcast, chance for 2-4” of snow, low 15.  Saturday, clearing skies, high 25. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00. 

Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields each scored 22 points as Nebraska beat Ohio 72-58 on Thursday to claim fifth place in the Diamond Head Classic at Honolulu.  Petteway shot 6 of 14 from the field and 9 of 13 from the free-throw line and grabbed 10 rebounds. Shields made 7 of 14 field goals and hit all seven of his free throw attempts.  The Cornhuskers (8-4) did not trail in the game and also got 13 rebounds and eight points from David Rivers. It was their second consecutive victory and third in their last four games. 

LeBron James scored 30 points in his return to Miami yesterday, but Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half of the Heat's 101-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Russell Westbrook had a game-high 34 points and led the Oklahoma City Thunder with 11 assists in a 114-106 win at San Antonio. Jamal Crawford hit four 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past Golden State 100-86. 

The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls moved closer to Eastern Conference lead by winning yesterday. John Wall's 24 points and 11 assists led the Wizards to a 102-91 triumph against the New York Knicks. The Bulls cruised to a 113-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers as Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his old team. 

Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead unranked George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the Diamond Head Classic title game at Honolulu. 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  This week, Joe Tjaden will talk high school boys basketball with Norfolk High’s Ben Ries & Lutheran High Northeast’s Darin Suckstorf.  Girls hoops will be a topic with Norfolk Catholic’s Tim Kassmeier & Northeast Hawks coach Matt Svehla.  We’ll also hear from Norfolk Catholic wrestling Coach Jason Konicek & Norfolk High swim coach Dave Nelson. 

Tuesday Afternoon:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams face either Columbus or Hastings in the second day of the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament in Hastings.  The girls game starts at 5:30 followed by the boys contest at 7:15.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com. 

Kwifax:

Clarice is the reindeer that helps Rudolph fly at the reindeer games. 

News Briefs:

Two semis collided at a major intersection in Stanton County Wednesday morning, sending one driver to the hospital and closing the intersection for hours. Sheriff Mike Unger says the accident occurred mid-morning at the intersection of Highways 15 and 32 about 13 miles south of Pilger.  Fifty-five-year-old Mark Hyatt of Norfolk was driving a southbound semi hauling grain. Unger reports that a westbound semi loaded with pigs and driven by 39-year-old Scott Brester of Howells, pulled into the path of Hyatt’s rig. Unger says Hyatt was taken to the West Point hospital for treatment, while Brester declined treatment at the scene. About 25 of the 175 pigs in Brester’s trailer were killed in the crash or had to be put down. The intersection remained closed into the early afternoon hours.  

Cases of influenza are now considered widespread in Nebraska. State epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek says the flu season appears to be hitting its peak sooner than usual this year. Safranek says holiday gatherings can help transmit diseases like the flu, so everyone should be sure to wash their hands and avoid touching their face. If possible, avoid being around sick people. Experts do still recommend that most people get a flu shot to help build immunity and reduce the severity of the illness. But it takes about two weeks after the shot to build immunity, so getting immunized sooner would be better. 

The University of Nebraska regents are still mulling four candidates for the system's top spot. The Board of Regents met behind closed doors for two hours earlier this week to review feedback submitted by students, faculty and staff regarding the presidential finalists. Chairman Howard Hawks says board members haven't started narrowing down the candidate pool. He said a final candidate could be chosen as early as January. The four finalists were named on Nov. 3. Each has since toured the state and the system's four universities while meeting with stakeholders. The search has cost the system $211,000. 

A former military chaplain says holidays are different for soldiers and sailors, airmen and Marines.  During and after battle, they may struggle with the notions of peace and goodwill toward men.  Former Chaplain Mike Moreno who has served as a U.S. Navy and reserve chaplain, is program director of Operation Barnabus, a relief program of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod that provides support for soldiers and their families.  Moreno says many soldiers and civilians may face unsettled holidays, especially when they are coping with the loss of loved ones.  He says family and friends shouldn't be afraid to mention memories of the deceased. 

Most families with real Christmas trees are making plans to take those trees down this weekend, but an area extension educator suggests the trees be recycled to provide food and shelter for birds. Burt County’s John Wilson says it's important to first remove all tinsel and decorations from the tree, and then place it in a bucket of sand on the south or east side of your home. He says the tree can be decorated with strings of cranberries, popcorn or raisins.  Apples, oranges, bread and pine cones can also be spread with peanut butter and pressed into bird seeds, then hung deep in the tree. Wilson says once you start feeding birds in the winter, it's important to continue until spring, as birds become dependent on human sources of food. 

Today's Tickler: 

Speaker to audience after no responses:  “I’m asking for questions, not pledges!”

 

Posted on Dec 26th, 2014 at 7:42 am

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