Radio Review

05-02-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jim Koch, Bruce Strong 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, high 62.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 41.  Tuesday, mainly clear skies, high 67. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also, the home for Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Golden State Warriors breezed to victory in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series, while the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors won Game Sevens in their respective Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.  Klay Thompson hit seven three-pointers and scored a game-high 37 points as the Warriors whipped Portland 118-106.  Goran Dragic dropped in 25 points in the Heat's 106-73 dismantling of Charlotte, and the Raptors earned an 89-84 win against Indiana behind DeMar DeRozan's 30 points. 

Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the crash-marred, Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.  Chris Buescher's car flipped three times in an early crash, and Matt Kenseth was turned upside down in the closing laps of a race that saw just 21 of 40 drivers on the lead lap.  Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray and pole-sitter Chase Elliott. 

The Nebraska men’s basketball team tapped into the transfer market for another recruit.  The Omaha World Herald reports that James Palmer, a 6’5 wing, said by phone yesterday that he will leave Miami to join the Huskers this summer.  The sophomore from Washington, D.C., will have two seasons of eligibility after sitting out the coming season.  Palmer was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.  At Miami, he played in 72 games, averaging 3.7 points in limited minutes. 

Two native Nebraskans are Lincoln Marathon champions.  Eric Noel, who has lived in California, the past two years but is a Lincoln North Star and Nebraska Wesleyan grad won the men’s race in 2:25.  Omaha physical therapist Kaci Lickteig won her second women’s Lincoln title in a course personal best of 2:48.43. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High vs. Millard South at Omaha (B. Socc. Dist. Semifinal-7:30); Nfk High vs. Omaha South at Kearney (G. Socc. Dist. Semifinal-6:45); Nfk Cath/LHNE vs. Columbus Lakeview at Wilderness Park, Columbus (G&B B-6 Dist. Tourn. Socc.-5:00); Nfk Cath at Mid State Conf. Meet at O’Neill (T&F-10:00); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (G. Tenn.-9:00 AM); Columbus at Nfk High at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:30); LHNE & Heartland Lutheran at Lincoln Lutheran Tri. (BG Tri.-1:00); NECC vs. North Iowa Area CC at Boone, IA (NJCAA Region XI-B SB Tourn.-10:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-6:35); WSC at NSIC Heptathalon/Decathalon at Mankato, MN (T&F-2:00). 

Local Scores:  Creighton 6 Villanova 5 (Bsbl); Oklahoma City at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl DH-Ppd. Rain.); Creighton at St. John’s (SB-Ccd.). 

Kwifax:

Upon opening, Disneyland’s Tomorrowland was designed to represent 1986 ..  then 31 distant years away 

News Briefs:

A 29-year-old Woodland Park woman was hospitalized Friday following a two-vehicle accident northeast of Norfolk in Stanton County. According to Stanton County Sheriff, Mike Unger, at just before 5 p.m. Friday, the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident that sent Paige Chace to the hospital. The accident on E. Eisenhower Ave. just west of Hwy. 35 occurred when a westbound car driven by 16-year-opld Jacob Malmberg of Woodland Park drove left of center and struck Chase’s eastbound SUV nearly head-on. Chace was taken to Faith Regional Health Services by Hoskins/Woodland Park Rescue for treatment. Malmberg and his juvenile passenger were not injured. Unger credits seatbelts and airbags with lessening and preventing injuries. Malmberg was cited for a Learners Permit violation. 

Wednesday is the deadline for voters to request an early ballot by mail from any Nebraska election official. A written request is needed to provide an early ballot, and an application form is available on the Madison County website. The deadline to vote in the county clerk’s office is May 9. 

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District will receive $1.15-million from the Water Sustainability Fund for projects related to water resources. At last week’s meeting of the NRD Board of Directors, General Manager Mike Sousek said the Lower Elkhorn’s grant request was ranked second overall among the large projects, and the district also received a smaller project grant. Sousek said the larger $900,000 grant will be used for direct cost-share for the flow meters now required in the district. The smaller $250,000 grant will help pay for helicopter flights to help map the district’s water geology. 

Farm groups succeeded in securing more property tax relief for Nebraska agriculture, but insist the property tax burden on agriculture remains too heavy. The Unicameral approved an additional $20 million in property tax relief for farmers and ranchers. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says agriculture still shoulders too heavy a burden to pay for public education. 

Sure there is human trafficking in third-world countries, and even in the big cities of the United States – but what about in rural areas like Northeast Nebraska? International missionary Lauren Bethel says there is no doubt – human trafficking is not just a big city problem. Bethel was one of the speakers at last weekend’s state convention of the Nebraska American Baptist Churches, which focused on the problem of human trafficking and how local churches can help the victims. First Baptist Church in Norfolk hosted the convention Friday and Saturday, and also a two-hour public conversation about the issue Friday afternoon. 

Norfolk’s VFW Post 1644 invites you to participate in this afternoon’s Loyalty Day Parade. Participants are asked to meet in the Salvation Army parking lot at the corner of 7th Street and Norfolk Ave. The approximately mile-long parade begins at 4 p.m. and will proceed east on Norfolk Avenue to 2nd Street. North on 2nd to Braasch Avenue, then west on Braasch back to the Salvation Army parking lot. The Loyalty Day parade is America’s answer to the May Day parades traditionally held by the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union. 

The race for seats on the Battle Creek school board will see a candidate eliminated in the May 10 primary election. Read about all of the candidates in Monday’s Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

We need a 12 step group for compulsive talkers.  They could call it On Anon Anon

 

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 at 7:51 am

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