Radio Review

12.22.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Mark Blank, Mary J. Cassner, Chuck Coolidge, Mike Joy, Joan Kollars, Rich Prokopec, Jean Tichota, Darral Voecks 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast, high mid 40’s with a chance for mixed precipitation.  Tonight, cloudy, low 28, mixed precipitation likely changing to all snow.  Tuesday, overcast with a chance of 1” of snow, high 30. 

Sports:

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

Seattle tops the NFC West at 11-4 after Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch led the Seahawks' offense in a 35-6 pounding of Arizona.  Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 88 yards and another score.  Lynch rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard scoring burst in the fourth quarter. 

The Dallas Cowboys are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 after Tony Romo threw four of the Cowboys' five touchdown passes in a 42-7 laugher against Indianapolis.  Romo was almost perfect yesterday, completing 18 of his 20 passes for 218 yards and no interceptions before sitting out the fourth quarter.  He broke Troy Aikman's team record for passing yards as the Cowboys clinched the NFC East while ending Philadelphia's playoff hopes. 

Colin Voss had 16 points and eight rebounds to help North Texas hold on and beat Creighton 62-58 yesterday.  The Bluejays nearly overcame a 17-point deficit, using a 31-6 run capped by back-to-back three pointers by Toby Hegner and Isaiah Zierden, to pull within 57-55 with 1:19 left but couldn’t get closer.  Creighton couldn't answer, missing four three-point attempts.  Taylor then made four more from the line to seal it for the Mean Green.  Hegner scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures for the Bluejays.  Creighton drops to 9-4 while the Mean Green improve to 6-4. 

Local Schedule:  LHNE vs. Winnebago (G&B Shootout on the Elkhorn Tourn. At Wisner (G&B-2:30); Nebraska vs. Hawaii (Diamond Head MBB Classic at Honolulu-Midnight); Kansas at Creighton (WBB-6:05). 

This Afternoon:  The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams take on Winnebago at the Shootout on the Elkhorn Tournament at Wisner.  The girls game starts at 2:15 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com followed by the boys contest at 4:00 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com. 

Local Scores:  Nebraska-Omaha 77 Texas-Pan American 72 (MBB). 

NFL Scoreboard:  Atlanta 30 New Orleans 14; Houston 25 Baltimore 13; Carolina 17 Cleveland 13; Detroit 20 Chicago 14; Green Bay 20 Tampa Bay 3; Pittsburgh 20 Kansas City 12; Miami 37 Minnesota 35; New England 17 N.Y. Jets 16; N.Y. Giants 37 St. Louis 27; Oakland 26 Buffalo 24. 

Kwifax:

Franklin Pierce was the first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree. 

News Briefs:

A Norfolk man will lead the Nebraska State Home Builders Association for the first time in the organization's more than 50-year history. The NSHBA installed Don Wisnieski as its President earlier this month.  The NSHBA is the voice of the building industry in Nebraska and provides education and information to government officials, their members and the people of Nebraska. 

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison for the shooting death of a Norfolk teenager in 2011. 24-year-old Daniel Hofmann was sentenced Thursday in Pierce County District Court. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in October, when he admitted to shooting his friend, 18-year-old Wesley Kuester, in April 2011. Three other charges were dropped as part of the deal. Authorities say Hofmann shot Kuester with a shotgun while they were playing with guns after drinking. Hofmann had faced up to 25 years in prison. 

An Omaha man accused of choking his son at a Norfolk wrestling meet has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for the January incident. Thirty-eight-year-old DeAndrew Stapleton was also sentenced Friday in Madison County District Court to two years' probation. Stapleton pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of strangulation. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a second felony child abuse charge. Police said they believed Stapleton had been drinking when he grabbed his teenage son by the neck following the match. Other adults intervened, and the boy vomited after Stapleton let go of his neck. At his sentencing, Stapleton tearfully apologized to his children. His attorney said Stapleton completed anger management and parenting courses. 

The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four-day last week of all four NU campuses. Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. She leads or is active on a number of federal committees related to science, federal research assistance and electronic government, and works closely with academic, small business and scientific communities. The other finalists who all visited Nebraska earlier include Dr. George Ross, president of Central Michigan University. Dr. Hank Bounds, commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and Dr. Michael Martin, chancellor of the Colorado State University System. 

Pilger has received a donation of 50 flags and 10 decorative cases to help replace what was lost in the June 16 tornado. Lt. Gov. John Nelson and officials from Woodman of the World presented the flags to Pilger officials Friday to replace ones the town used for ceremonies at its cemetery. The city's previous flags were stored inside city offices that were heavily damaged by the storm. Pilger Village Clerk Kim Nieman says the new flags will look beautiful at the cemetery. Midwest Bank of Pilger also gave the town a check for $400. The bank collected individual donations to help replace the lost flags. 

Today's Tickler: 

For kids, the best way to get a puppy for Christmas is to beg for a baby brother

 

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