Radio Review

09.13.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Inez Barth, Cinda Brown, Larry Childress, Michael Cooper, Brian Cram, Allen Henriksen, Dottie McKeever, Dr. William Meyer, Wendell Newcomb, Gary Schuurmans, Suzi Wolfe 

Skywatch Weather:

Today scattered thunderstorms and cloudy skies, high 64, tonight chance of showers, low 54. Wednesday, chance of isolated storms early, cloudy skies expected, high 74.

Sports:

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Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten along with Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.  Abdullah recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 yards rushing, in the Cornhuskers' victory over Miami.  He carried a career-high 35 times and accounted for three touchdowns.  Abdullah became the Huskers' all-time leader in all-purpose yards, passing 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers.  In other Nebraska football news, it was announced yesterday that the game against Michigan State on Oct. 4 in East Lansing will be televised by ABC at 7:00.

 The Nebraska volleyball team moved up from ninth to eighth in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.  The Huskers are coming off a 1-1 week beating Creighton last Wednesday in four sets and falling to Texas in five on Saturday.  Nebraska returns to action this week when they host Iowa on Wednesday and then visit Iowa on Saturday.  Stanford remains at number one with Texas, Penn State, Washington, and Wisconsin rounding out the top five.

 The Norfolk High girls golf team won yesterday’s Thunderbird golf invitational.  They shot 377 and won by 13 strokes.  Emily Jezewski of Omaha Central was the medalist with an 84.  She won by six strokes.  Norfolk’s Mariah Yagow tied for second with a 90, teammate Allison Temple carded a 94 to place sixth, Sammi Bruening shot 96 to place eighth, and Maddy Buettner put up a 97 to place tenth.

 The Norfolk High boys tennis team competed in yesterday’s Papillion La Vista Invite.  Omaha Creighton Prep won the 24-team title with a score of 60.  They won by 20 points.  Norfolk’s Erik Wright was 0-3 in #1 Singles.  Parker Hansen finished 1-2 in #2 Singles.  Micah Gardner & Connor Herrod finished 1-2 in #1 Doubles.  Noe Garza & David Carlson were 0-3 in #2 Doubles.

 Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln North Star (SB-6:45); Nfk High at Lincoln North Star (VB-6:30); Wayne at Nfk Cath (VB-7:30); LHNE vs. Howells/Dodge at Dodge (VB-7:30); Southeast CC at NECC (VB-7:00); NECC at Midland Fall Inv. At Fremont CC (MG-10:30); Creighton at Georgetown at Washington DC (VB-6:00); WSC at Univ. of Sioux Falls (VB-7:00).

Local Scores:  Elkhorn 3 Nfk High 1 (SB).

NFL Scoreboard:  Chicago 27 N.Y. Jets 19. 

Kwifax:

The Dial telephone was patented in 1896

News Briefs:

Five representatives of the NAACP, city officials and about 20 minority residents of Norfolk met for two hours Monday night to discuss diversity and discrimination in Norfolk. Dedric Doolin, a member of the National NAACP Board says the evening produced some good conversation. Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman says she heard surprising stories about discrimination in Norfolk, and about the need to provide resources to minority citizens.  Doolin shared that hope for Norfolk to become a “more diverse and healthy community.” The Mayor’s Diversity Discussion Group came about after a July 4th parade float in Norfolk was labeled by some as racist.

 

The two candidates for the 40th District Legislative seat will face off tonight in O’Neill. Incumbent Tyson Larson of O’Neill and challenger Keith Kube of Crofton will meet at 7:30 tomorrow night in the O’Neill Community Center. Each candidate will be allowed to give a five-minute opening statement, followed by a question and answer period. At the close of the hour, each candidate will be allowed to ask his opponent one question, and the answers will be up to three-minutes long. The forum is hosted by KBRX radio in O’Neill and is open to the public.  The 40th District includes Dixon, Cedar, Knox, Boyd, Holt and Rock counties.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature. However, the USDA said in a report released Monday that only 3 percent of the state's corn had been harvested, compared with 9 percent on average by the date. The soybean harvest also lagged, with just 1 percent harvested compared with 5 percent on average by the date. The USDA says 56 percent of the winter wheat had been planted by Sunday, compared with the average of 50 percent over the past five years.

 

The campaign to renovate and expand the Norfolk Public library kicked off Monday night as a crowd of about 50 people gathered on the northeast corner of 7th Street and Norfolk Ave. to declare their intentions of voting “yes” for the half-cent sales tax that would fund the $7.4 million project. The project would provide aditional parking, updated computers and technology, increased space for kids and teens, drive-up access to the book drop and more room for books and other materials. In August, the Norfolk City Council voted to place the 36-month, half-cent sales tax on the November ballot.

 

About 500 “Ladies in Red” will grace the Divots DeVent Center Wednesday night for the 10th annual “Go Red for Women” event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate’s Director of Corporate Events, Lisa McClung says a lot of women don’t think they’re as susceptible as men to becoming victims of a heart attack, but that in reality heart disease and stroke are the number-one cause of death among women in Nebraska.  Dozens of silent auction items from concert tickets to shopping trips will be up for bid. Tickets are still available for $75 and can be purchased by calling 402-489-5115. "Go Red for Women” runs from 5 to 9 Wednesday night.

Today's Tickler:

Who says our team lacks depth?  Three of them were philosophy majors in college.

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014 at 8:09 am

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