radio review 11-27-15
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Nebraska and Iowa renew their traditional Black Friday showdown this afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers (5-6, 3-4) are attempting to derail No. 3 Iowa’s (11-0, 7-0) playoff hopes and reach bowl eligibility. The 2:30 game will be televised on ABC.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is adjusting its security measures at Memorial Stadium for the football game against Iowa today. Officials are asking fans to arrive early to expedite entry before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. Gates open at 1 p.m. Fans whose tickets display a gate that is closed should use the next available open gate. Fans will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection. Blankets will be permitted. The university said the security measures are not related to any specific threat and are consistent with adjustments being made at other sites following recent international events.
Jay Cutler was 19 of 31 for 200 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers in leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-13 win over the Packers at Green Bay. Cutler engineered two TD drives in the final 6:03 of the first half, tossing a three-yard scoring pass to Zach Miller before Jeremy Langford had a one-yard touchdown run that put the 5-6 Bears ahead to stay. Aaron Rodgers had first-and-goal at the Chicago 8 with 51 seconds left before throwing four straight incompletions, leaving the 7-4 Packers a half-game behind Minnesota for first place in the NFC North.
Luke Kuechly intercepted two straight Tony Romo passes in the first half and brought back the first for a 32-yard touchdown as the Carolina Panthers ripped Dallas 33-14 to improve to 11-0. Kurt Coleman returned an interception 36 yards for a TD in the first minute to put the Panthers ahead. Romo sat out the fourth quarter and will be re-evaluated on Friday after reinjuring his left collarbone during a sack.
The Detroit Lions picked up their third straight win as Matthew Stafford threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-14 pounding of Philadelphia. Stafford's favorite target was Calvin Johnson, who had eight receptions for 93 yards and three touchdowns to help the Lions improve to 4-7. Mark Sanchez passed for 199 yards and two TDs for the 4-7 Eagles.
Local Schedule: Iowa at Nebraska (FB-2:30); Mineral Area CC, MO at NECC (MBB-7:00); Nebraska vs. Cincinnati at Brooklyn, NY (MBB-5:30); Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota (MBB-2:00); Creighton vs. Northwestern at Austin, TX (WBB-7:30); Nebraska-Omaha vs. Houston Baptist at San Antonio, TX (WBB-2:00); Marquette at Creighton (BIG EAST VB Tourn. Semifinal-12:30).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West. This week: Nfk High’s Jared Oswald & Dave Nelson; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar, Shane Anderson, & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Greg Rathke; & NECC’s Dan Anderson.
Local Scores: Creighton 91 East Carolina 66 (WBB).
Celt’s refer to the plant mistletoe as an “all healer”
It was nearly three months ago that the Legislature’s Transportation Committee met in Norfolk, and got an earful about the need to complete the 30-year-old expressway system. Next week, the committee will hold the last two in its series of hearings on the state’s road system. Hearings will be held Tuesday at Bellevue University in Bellevue, and Thursday in the State Capitol in Lincoln. Both are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
A Bloomfield man has been sentenced to five to eight years in prison for stealing cattle from a feedlot. Timothy Ketelsen was sentenced Tuesday in Knox County District Court. He pleaded no contest in September to charges of tax evasion, theft and illegal sale of livestock. Court documents say Ketelsen's former boss reported that 13 head of cattle had been stolen from the feedlot. Investigators traced the cattle to a livestock market in Yankton, which paid Ketelsen for them. Investigators also say they found four other instances in which it appears Ketelsen stole cattle.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts still sees property tax relief as his top priority – and is hoping for some legislation out of the 2016 Legislature to deal with the issue. Ricketts says 26 bills dealing with property tax were introduced this year – and not one made it out of committee. The governor admits that, if reforming property tax was easy, it would be done by now. Ricketts says the legislature added to the property tax relief fund last year, sending $408-million back to property tax payers during the two-year budget cycle.
Hiring staff and building capacity are the easy goals Nebraska’s new director of corrections has set for himself and his staff. More difficult will be changing the culture of corrections. Scott Frakes tells NewsTalk WJAG he wants to change the culture for his employees, making them feel valued and respected. He also wants to change the culture for inmates and former inmates, using their knowledge of what it is like to be incarcerated to make the facility safer.
Nebraska Atty. Gen. Doug Peterson thinks some laws passed by the 2015 Legislature were short-sighted attempts to reduce prison overcrowding that actually are making the state less safe. Peterson was in Madison County earlier this week, and he met with law enforcement officers and prosecutors to see what impact last year’s legislation is having on their jobs.
University of Nebraska head football Coach Mike Riley had little to say in wake of an announcement by authorities Wednesday, that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the allegation that a woman was raped at a home shared by three of his players. The alleged incident took place earlier this month at the home of Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong, receiver Jordan Westerkamp, and tight-end Trey Foster. Nebraska hosts undefeated Iowa Friday at 2:30. The Hawkeyes come to Memorial Stadium ranked third in the nation.
Shoppers who have any energy left after today’s Black Friday shopping are encouraged to shop tomorrow at a small business. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day to encourage shopping at locally owned, small businesses.
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