Radio Review

10.20.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Luke Miller, Karen Wattier 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, lots of sunshine, high near 71.  Tonight, clear skies, low 44.  Tuesday, clear skies, high 71. 

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! 

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has broken Brett Favre's all-time NFL record of 508 touchdown passes.  Manning now has 510 TD throws after tossing four in the Broncos' 42-17 pounding of the San Francisco 49ers.  He set the mark with his third scoring pass of the night, an eight-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas just before halftime. 

The 6-1 Nebraska football team is up three spots in the AP Top 25 & the USA Today Coaches polls following the team's 38-17 win over Northwestern.  They're now 16th in both polls.  Mississippi State is ranked first in the Associated Press Top 25.  They are followed by Florida State, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Alabama.  Nebraska returns to action on Saturday when they host 5-2 Rutgers at 11:00. 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings.  The Norfolk Panthers remain ninth in the Class ‘A’ rankings in both polls.  The 7-1 Panthers are coming off a 41-7 home rout of North Platte last Friday.  Norfolk will visit 5-3 Kearney on Friday.  The 7-1 record is Norfolk’s best mark since the 1994 Championship team.  In Class ‘C-1’, Norfolk Catholic remains second in the Lincoln Journal Star and third in the Omaha World Herald.  The 8-0 Knights are coming off a 56-20 rout of Pierce last Friday.  They will visit top ranked in both polls 8-0 Boone Central/Newman Grove in Albion on Friday night.  The game can be heard on 106 KIX.  In Class ‘C-2’, Lutheran High Northeast jumps from tenth to ninth in the Omaha World Herald and are unranked in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 6-2 Eagles defeated West Holt 29-19 on the road last Friday night.  Lutheran High Northeast will now host top ranked in both polls 8-0 Battle Creek on Friday night.  The game can be heard on 106 KIX.  The Omaha World Herald reports that Norfolk High, Norfolk Catholic, and Lutheran High Northeast have all clinched a playoff spot in their respective class. 

Local Scores:  Creighton 25-25-25 Providence 10-12-7 (VB). 

NFL Scoreboard:  Baltimore 29 Atlanta 7; Green Bay 38 Carolina 17; Indianapolis 27 Cincinnati 0; Jacksonville 24 Cleveland 6; Miami 27 Chicago 14; Buffalo 17 Minnesota 16; Detroit 24 New Orleans 23; St. Louis 28 Seattle 26; Washington 19 Tennessee 17; Kansas City 23 San Diego 20; Arizona 24 Oakland 13; Dallas 31 N.Y. Giants 21. 

Kwifax:

Only about 2% of the world population has green eyes & they are more prevalent in women. 

News Briefs:

The unemployment rate for Madison, Pierce and Stanton counties has fallen below 3 percent. A report released Friday, puts the local unemployment rate for September at 2.8 percent, down from 3 percent in August and 3.1 percent in September of 2013. The Nebraska Labor Department reports the state unemployment rate for September at 3.6 percent, matching the adjusted rates for both August and July. One year ago, the state unemployment rate for September was 3.9 percent. The preliminary national unemployment rate for September is 5.9 percent, down from August’s 6.1 percent and from the 7.2 percent reported for September of 2013. 

The field office for disaster recovery set up this spring in Wayne has closed. Bryan Tuma, assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, says NEMA and FEMA staff will continue to work on the disaster recovery process from offices in Lincoln.  He says NEMA staff will be available to help applicants as questions arise.  Tuma assures local representatives that work will continue on projects even though staff will be working from a central location in Lincoln.  The office was opened after storms, tornadoes and flooding struck Northeast Nebraska in May and June. Anyone with questions about disaster assistance is asked to call 402-471-7421. 

More than $300,000 is being granted to Nebraska nursing students to improve the health care in areas that are considered underserved.  Dr. Lynette Stamler, Associate Dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, says the grant will help a variety of students and ultimately, many more Nebraskans. The grant will help pay for tuition, supplies and a stipend for current students who are from, or who plan to return to, underserved and rural communities across the state. 

The east entrance to Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk will be closed beginning Tuesday as work continues on the Southwest Sanitary Sewer Interceptor project.  Fifth Street will be closed between Jackson and Monroe avenues, and the 5th Street entrance to Ta-Ha-Zouka will also be closed temporarily.  Motorists are urged to find alternative routes when driving in this part of town. The project consists of installation of a sanitary sewer main interceptor to better serve the south and west portions of Norfolk.  Portions of city streets are being closed temporarily as progress is made, but access to properties along the corridor is being maintained. 

Some Nebraskans are getting pretty good deals at the gas pump but Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the further west you go, the more you’ll pay.  White says Missouri has the nation's lowest-priced gas at $2.85 per gallon, while Wyoming has among the nation's highest prices. White says there are several reasons for the price drop. She says crude oil prices dropped to $79 a barrel, down from $107 in June. Several other factors include U.S. crude production is up, lower corn prices has kept ethanol prices down and there haven’t been any hurricanes to disrupt production for the two years. In Norfolk, the price for a gallon of unleaded is $2.95. 

Today's Tickler: 

Baseball:  a sport in which old players never die; they just go batty.

 

Posted on Oct 20th, 2014 at 7:37 am

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