Radio Review

05-06-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Brian Aschoff, Sue Beckman, Jerry Goodell, Lynn Hoffart, Larry Hradec, John Reding, Jullian Wiese 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly clear, high 83.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for storms late, low 53.  Saturday, cloudy, chance for thunderstorms early, 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! 

Norfolk High hosted the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Track & Field Meet yesterday.  In the boys standings, Kearney was the champion with a score of 174.  They won by 84 points.  The Panthers finished sixth with 42 points.  Kearney also won the girls championship with a score of 205.  They won by 129 points.  Norfolk placed fifth with a score of 50.  Champions for the Panthers included Madelyn Meier (200); Taylor Stoltz (HJ); TeJai Clausen (3200); & Jake Long (300 H).

Norfolk Catholic hosted their 16th annual Track & Field Invitational yesterday.  In the boys standings, the Knights were the champion with 102 points.  O’Neill was second with 100 points.  Lutheran High Northeast finished eighth with 30 points.  In the girls standings, Hartington/Newcastle was the champion with 99 points.  Norfolk Catholic finished second with 77 points and Lutheran High Northeast placed eighth with 26 points.  The Lady Eagles’ Sam Wolff won the Girls Discus.  Champions for Norfolk Catholic included Tobi Obatusin (400); Seth Ruppert (HJ & LJ); & Courtney Schindler (PV).  Schindler set the meet record in the pole vault with a mark of 11’3.  She broke the previous record by nine inches.  Four other meet records were set with Mackenzie Brandl of Stanton setting records in the 100, 200, and 400.  Hartington/Newcastle set the meet record in the 4X800 relay. 

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Battle Creek Invite at Evergreen Hills Golf Course.  Hartington Cedar Catholic was the team champion with a 330.  They won by three strokes.  The Knights shot 380.  Hartington Cedar Catholic’s Capp Bengston won a one-hole playoff over teammate Matt Schaefer and Creighton’s Bryce Zimmerer.  They all shot 81.  Norfolk Catholic’s Trey Colton carded an 89 to place 14th.  

Local Schedule:  Nfk High vs. Omaha Benson at Sherman Field, Lincoln (A-3 Dist. Bsbl Tourn.-2:30); Nfk High at GNAC Meet at Heritage Hills GC, McCook (BG-10:00); LHNE at Stanton Inv. (BG-9:00 AM); Georgetown at Creighton (Bsbl-6:30); WSC at Upper Iowa at Fayette, IA (Bsbl DH-12:00); Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Kearney 5 Nfk High 1 (G. Socc. A-6 Dist. Final); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Memphis 3 (Bsbl). 

NBA Playoffs:  Toronto 96 Miami 92 (OT) (1-1). 

Kwifax:

The first U.S. postage stamps issued in coils was in 1908 

News Briefs:

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse says America should draft an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, someone who would be an "honest leader" and "an adult." Sasse wrote in a manifesto titled "An Open Letter to Majority America," "This is America. If both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger. That's what we do," he says. Sasse, has been an outspoken critic of Trump. 

Former Gov. Dave Heineman has been chosen as Donald Trump's honorary campaign chairman in Nebraska and will appear with him and current Gov. Pete Ricketts in Omaha. The current and former governors are expected to campaign at a Trump rally Friday at Eppley Air Field. Nebraska state Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha will serve as the campaign's state chairman.  Trump is set to appear at Omaha's Eppley Airfield at 4 p.m.  

President Obama's decision to send an additional 250 troops to Syria in the fight against ISIS is being viewed with caution by two members of Nebraska’s Congressional delegation. Sen. Deb Fischer says ISIS is a threat we must meet, but that sending in additional troops is a big step. First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says any additional troop movement needs to be part of an international partnership. Fortenberry says America must lead, but as part of a coalition especially with allies in the Middle East. 

A grand jury will not indict anyone in connection to the killings of two Nebraska inmates during a prison riot. The Johnson County jury found that there was not enough evidence to file charges in the May 10, 2015 killings of Donald Peacock and Shon Collins, who were found dead in their cells after a prisoner uprising at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Both men were serving time for sexual assault convictions. 

A new taskforce of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing on the retail sector of the city’s economy. Troy Weyrich, owner of Renegade in the Sunset Plaza Mall, is chairman of the retail taskforce and says the current focus is on training employees to provide a positive shopping experience. Weyrich says a lot of consumers are shopping online so every retailer is competing with that. 

Nebraskans may soon be paying less for eggs at the grocery store as egg production operations across the state and elsewhere are recovering from last year’s outbreak of the Avian Flu. That outbreak sent egg prices skyward, but the number of laying hens nationally is now approaching pre-flu levels. Economist Annemarie Kuhns says the USDA expects retail egg prices to fall nine to ten percent this year compared to the average 2015 price. 

Today is the first Friday in May and that means another First Friday and the “full underground experience,” at the Norfolk Arts Center. The free event runs from 7 to 10 at the Arts Center and includes a drum circle, open mic, community typewriter, interactive artistic demonstrations, food and drinks.  For more information, check the web page NorfolkArtsCenter.com. 

The annual Norfolk mayor’s prayer breakfast again drew a large crowd at the DeVent Center on this morning. Read more about it in Friday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

The closest I’ve been to a diet this year is erasing food searches from my browser history.

 

Posted on May 6th, 2016 at 7:44 am

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