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Radio Review 5-6-15

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  The Nebraska football team has landed their first quarterback recruit in the Mike Riley era.  The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Terry Wilson, a 6-3, 190-pound prospect from Del City, Oklahoma, became the fifth Husker commit in the 2016 recruiting class last night.  Rated a unanimous three-star by the recruiting sites, he received offers included Indiana, Arizona State, Texas Tech, Colorado, Memphis, San Diego State, UNLV and Houston, among others.


 For the second straight season, the Nebraska men’s basketball program has tapped into the transfer pipeline to land a former Top 50 national recruit from a noted power.  The Omaha World Herald reports that Anton Gill, who just finished his sophomore season at Louisville, chose the Huskers yesterday over Georgetown and East Carolina as the spot to continue his career.  The 6’3, 190-pound guard from North Carolina, will sit out 2015-16 as a transfer, then have two years of eligibility.  At Louisville, he never cracked the regular playing rotation in his two years.

 The Lutheran High Northeast/Norfolk Catholic girls soccer team’s season has come to an end.  The squad dropped a 5-0 decision to Columbus Scotus in yesterday’s B-6 District Final at Wilderness Park in Columbus.  Their final record is 9-7.


 The Norfolk High boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Lincoln Southwest Invitational at Wilderness Ridge.  Fremont was the team champion with a score of 312.  They won by six strokes.  Norfolk finished seventh out of twelve teams with a 349.  Lincoln Southeast’s Max Kiely was the medalist carding a 70.  He won by three strokes.  The Panthers’ Ryan Wittler finished sixth with a 77.  


 Local Schedule:  Kearney at Nfk High (A-5 B. Socc. Dist. Final-6:30); Nfk High at Kearney (A-4 G. Socc. Dist. Final-6:00); WSC vs. Minnesota-Duluth at Sioux Falls, SD (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.-11:00); Round Rock, TX at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-11:05).


 Local Scores:  Archbishop Bergan 9-2 Nfk High 4-0 (Bsbl DH); Grand Island 8 Nfk High 1 (G. Tenn. Dual); Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Round Rock, TX 1 (Bsbl).


 NBA Playoffs: Atlanta 106 Washington 90 (1-1); Memphis 97 Golden St. 90 (1-1).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Rachel Rauner of the Wayne track & field team.


The first U.S. commercial bank opened in Philadelphia in 1782

News Briefs:

Senators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago. The Legislature voted 32-7 Tuesday to approve Bradley Rice of Elkhorn. Rice was part of a panel that denied several promotions to a female sergeant between 2004 and 2005. The sergeant said the rejections were based on gender rather than her qualifications. Opponents say Rice has not been forthcoming about the remarks, and the agency already fails to recruit and retain women and minorities. Supporters say his comments were a one-time mistake.


Nebraska lawmakers have declined to re-confirm the state's chief medical officer, citing his past conflicts with members of the Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 on Tuesday for Dr. Joseph Acierno, three votes short of the minimum support required. Acierno was appointed by then-Gov. Dave Heineman in 2013 and re-appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts in December. Some lawmakers who worked with Acierno say he hasn't cooperated with them in the past, and accused him of displaying a sarcastic and demeaning attitude. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue says Acierno was defensive when confronted with problems in the department.


Nebraska lawmakers have confirmed three key executives within the Department of Health and Human Services. Senators on Tuesday voted in favor of Courtney Phillips as the department's CEO, Calder Lynch as the state Medicaid director, and John Hilgert as director of the Division of Veterans' Homes. Phillips and Lynch come to Nebraska from Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals. Hilgert has served as director of the Division of Veterans' Homes since 2007. He also serves as director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs.


The Norfolk Planning Commission has a new member and new leadership. At Tuesday’s meeting, Vice-Chairman Brian Lundy welcomed the new member, Dan Spray. Spray replaces J.J. Snodgrass, who resigned last month. Snodgrass had been serving as chairman of the Commission, and members this morning elected Lundy to replace him. Sue Beckman was named vice-chairman.


An application to rezone property east of Madison to allow for construction of several houses was withdrawn Tuesday, allowing the developer to resubmit the plan with some modifications at a later date. Mark Podliska wants to change the zoning on the property from agriculture intensive to rural residential for a proposed housing development. Neighbors object to the development, saying it would interfere with their ability to hunt on their own property and might affect their ability to irrigate. By withdrawing the application, Podliska can make changes to deal with the neighbors’ objections and resubmit the application with no time constraints.


Two Norfolk city councilmen voted Monday night against accepting the low bid for a wheel loader tractor. Councilmen Shane Clausen and Corey Granquist voted against accepting the low bid from Bobcat of Omaha for a Doosan, preferring the Case tractor offered by Titan Machinery. City Administrator Shane Weidner said he believed rejecting the low bid in this case could damage the city’s reputation with vendors. The Council accepted the low bid on a 5-2 vote. 

Today's Tickler:

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