Radio Review

08.20.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jerry J. Brown, Pat Clayton, William Day, Kay Gilfert, Joyce Johnson, Joe Kleinschmit, Gary Matteson, Pat Schipporeit, Dan Summers 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms early, high 91.  Tonight, overcast with a chance for thunderstorms, low 70.  Thursday, partly cloudy, chance for thunderstorms, high 88 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Ohio State says quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his throwing shoulder.  The school says he will require surgery.  The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year left practice in pain Monday after making a throw.  The senior and three-year starter partially tore the labrum in his right shoulder in a loss to Clemson at the Orange Bowl.  He had surgery, did not face contact in spring practice and was held out of several practices this month due to soreness.  Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is Miller's top backup and will likely be the starter in the Aug. 30 opener against Navy in Baltimore. 

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback as he had planned.  Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.  Pettine had been expected to announce whether Hoyer or Manziel, the hyped rookie, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh.  But the decision has been delayed and could carry through to Cleveland's third preseason game on Saturday. 

Nebraska's Ryker Fyfe has used his underdog attitude to fuel his drive to the top backup quarterback's job behind Tommy Armstrong Jr.  Fyfe's only scholarship offer coming out of Grand Island High in 2012 was from Division II Nebraska-Kearney.  He said he was confident he could play big-time college football and accepted Nebraska's invitation to walk on.  Starting his third year with the Cornhuskers, he's beaten out heralded 2013 recruit Johnny Stanton to be second on the depth chart.  22nd ranked Nebraska opens Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic. 

Wayne State Director of Athletics Mike Powicki has announced two finalists for the vacant Head Softball coaching position at the school.  Sean Cotter will visit the Wayne State campus today.  He has served as head coach at Massachusetts Lowell for the past five seasons and has a 130-122-1 record at the school.  Shelli Manson, Head Coach at Westminster College in Missouri, will be on campus Friday.  She has served the last five seasons as head coach at the NCAA Division III school and inherited a program that was last place in the conference and elevated the team to second place in 2013 and fourth place in 2014. 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Tacoma (Bsbl-9:05). 

Local Scores:  Las Vegas 10 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The Pure Food & Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act was adopted in 1906. 

News Briefs:

Norfolk voters will decide whether or not to renovate and expand the Norfolk Public Library. The Norfolk City Council voted unanimously earlier this week to place the measure of a half-cent sales tax for 36 months on the November ballot. City Administrator Shane Weidner says the city hopes to raise $7.4 million for the renovation and expansion of the nearly 40-year-old structure. Weidner says the Library’s foundation will work to raise private funds as well. The Norfolk Public Library opened its doors for the first time in 1977. 

Northeast Community College officials are ready to excavate the site of the extended campus facility in O’Neill. Lynne Koski, the college’s Vice President for Administrative Services, says for the last several months, architects have been in the process of putting together design work for the new building. Koski says the new facility is on track to open its doors for the fall 2015 semester. The new O’Neill extended campus will be located west of the Farm Credit Services building on Highway 275. 

Norfolk Public Schools students in the Class of 2014 outperformed their Nebraska peers in the ACT college-entrance exam. Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson, says Norfolk students posted an average overall composite score of 21.9 compared with the state-wide average of 21.7. Norfolk students also posted higher averages than their Nebraska peers in each of the ACT’s four subject areas: English, Math, Reading and Science. The ACT is designed to quantify students' aptitude for success during the first year of college coursework. 

Flood insurance workshops will be held this week for residents of Pilger who want to rebuild after a June tornado destroyed much of the town. Flooding rules have complicated rebuilding plans for many Pilger residents because new homes built in the town can't have basements. Pilger has been in a flood plain since 2004, so every resident who wanted to rebuild there will have to make sure the lowest level of their home is at least one foot above the likely flood level, which is sometimes referred to as a 100-year flood. One workshop will be held tonight at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger. The workshop will be repeated at the church Saturday morning at 10. 

Funeral services for long-time Norfolk realtor Jo Schmit are scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10:30 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  Schmit died Sunday at Heritage of Bel Air. She was 75. Schmit’s career with Dover Realtors began in the early 1970s and spanned 40 years. She was also active in many Norfolk and area charitable organizations and is especially remembered for her tireless work with Habitat for Humanity.  Visitation is set for this evening from  4 to 7 at Home For Funerals in Norfolk. 

Former Poison front man Bret Michaels and his band will be rockin’ Norfolk’s Divots DeVent Center Sunday night. The Rockin’ Relief concert will benefit victims of Northeast Nebraska’s June tornadoes and other storms. Michaels and members of his band helped with cleanup efforts in Pilger just days after the June 16th tornado. Divots Special Events Coordinator Shawn Severson says at that time the rocker discussed the possibility of putting on a benefit concert. Rockin’ Relief is scheduled for Sunday night at the DeVent Center beginning at 7:30; doors open at 6;30. Severson says there are only a few tickets left and they can be purchased at etix.com. 

Today's Tickler: 

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning handsprings or eating with chopsticks .. it looks easy until you try it.

 

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014 at 7:41 am

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