Radio Review

06.02.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Deb Babl, Edward Cahoy, Jay Deitloff, Shirley Keyes, Douglas Kollars, Rick Nathan, Dona Reed 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, high 81.  Tonight, overcast with scattered thunderstorms, low 65.  Wednesday, overcast with scattered thunderstorms likely, high 81. 

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 of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Chicago Bulls will hold a news conference today to announce the hiring of Fred Hoiberg as head coach.  Hoiberg comes to Chicago from Iowa State, where he led the Cyclones to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and back-to-back Big XII tournament titles.  He replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was let go last week after guiding the Bulls to a 255-139 regular-season record but was 23-28 in the playoffs. 

Alabama-Birmingham President Ray Watts tells The Associated Press that he is bringing back the football program in 2016, along with bowling and rifle.  Watts decided to reverse his earlier decision after meetings with UAB supporters continued through the weekend.  He cut the programs last December after UAB commissioned a report saying it would cost $49 million over five years to field a competitive program, but he says donors have pledged to make up the estimated $17.2 million deficit. 

Lincoln native Jack Sock became the first player to take a set off nine-time champion Rafael Nadal at this French Open, but the Spaniard's dominance on clay stayed true as he defeated Sock 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in a fourth-round match at Roland Garros yesterday.  Sock, the last United States man in the draw, let out a scream in the third set after breaking Nadal with a furiously struck forehand winner.  In 70 previous matches at Roland Garros, Nadal has only ever lost once in 2009.  Sock and partner Vasek Pospisil are still alive in the doubles bracket. 

Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles' new contract also has changes in how he earns certain bonuses.  It was previously announced that the contract would extend through the 2019-20 season and that Miles would be paid just over $2 million this year.  His new bonus structure calls for him to earn $100,000 for a Big Ten regular-season or tournament championship.  Miles’ NCAA tournament bonuses remain the same, starting at $150,000 for the Cornhuskers earning a bid.  No longer will he receive bonuses for winning 20 games, finishing in the top four of the Big Ten, being coach of the year, making the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament or playing in the NIT. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Wayne (Bsbl-8:00); Emerson at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at El Paso (Bsbl-7:35). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Albuquerque 1 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The Google search term “diet” gets most used in January & least used in December 

News Briefs:

Death penalty supporters have announced a new referendum campaign to place the issue before voters following last week's legislative vote to abolish capital punishment. Organizers announced the formation Monday of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, which will gather signatures to try to overturn the new law. If approved, the issue would go before voters in the 2016 statewide election. Supporters have until Aug. 27 to submit enough signatures for a referendum. At current voter registration levels, they will need at least 56,708 signatures. 

Norfolk City Finance Director Randy Gates says the city’s sales tax receipts are up compared with last year, and at least part of the increase is because of repairs related to last June’s hail storm. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Gates said May receipts, which represent retail sales for the month of March, are up nearly four percent, while receipts so far this year are 8.43 percent above this same time last year. 

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education tried something new at its meeting last week. Board members voted online using their laptops and tablets. Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says the process is simply, and makes it easier for the board secretary to record the individual votes. The online voting will be used when the board meets in the Central Office Building, where there is no electronic voting system like the one in the City Council Chambers. 

The body of a U.S. Marine has arrived in Nebraska after he was killed while delivering relief supplies to Nepal villages devastated by earthquakes. Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz of Wilcox died last month when the helicopter he was flying crashed in Nepal. Five other Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were also killed. Lukasiewicz is survived by his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Isabelle. He and his wife are expecting a son later this month. Twenty-eight-year-old Lukasiewicz's casket arrived at Omaha's Eppley Airfield late Monday afternoon. His casket was met by fire trucks from the towns of Elba, St. Paul and Farwell, as well as two units from the Howard County Sheriff's Office. The casket then began the 135-mile journey by hearse to St. Paul, where services are to be held on Saturday. 

The Norfolk Salvation Army Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen opens tomorrow. Salvation Army Capt. R.C. Duskin says the kitchen will be open from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Central Park and Wednesdays in Johnson Park. He expects to feed about 100 kids a day. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating food or cash for the kitchen may contact Duskin at the Salvation Army Office. 

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host a free family fishing night tonight at Skyview Lake in Norfolk. Family fishing events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished, or who have not fished in years, to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing instruction, will be available for free. The Family Fishing Event will be held from 6 until 8 tonight. Watch for the Family Fishing Trailer. 

Today's Tickler: 

If you ate pasta & antipasto, would you still be hungry?

 

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:38 am

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