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Radio Review 3-27-15

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Barb Hoover, Gina O’Gorman, Richard Pfeifer, John Schaffer, Raymond Starman, Stan Walker

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy skies with chance for rain, snow mix late, high 44. Tonight chance of precipitation,  cloudy, low 26. Saturday, clearing skies, high 56.

Sports:

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 Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.  Hernandez, the ace who led the AL with a 2.14 ERA last season, gave up one run.  He struck out four and walked none.  Hernandez retired the side in order in four of his six innings.  A leadoff double by Christian Colon followed by a wild pitch and Jarrod Dyson's sacrifice fly in the third produced the Royals' run against Hernandez.  Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie shut out the Mariners on two hits for 5 2-3 innings.  Closer Greg Holland relived and finished the sixth with a strikeout.  Ryan Jackson hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth off reliever Danny Farquhar, who is in contention for a Seattle bullpen job.

 

 T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.  Kaleb Tarczewski had 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Wildcats (34-3) weathered a major scare from the underdog Musketeers (23-14) and clamped down defensively during a game-ending 19-7 run.  Arizona is again on the brink of its first Final Four under coach Sean Miller, who led Xavier for five years until 2009.  Arizona will face top-seeded Wisconsin (34-3) on Saturday at Staples Center in a rematch of last season's West final.  Matt Stainbrook had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his final game for Xavier.

 

 Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic.  Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, rolled to a 78-39 victory over the Mountaineers on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.  The tourney's top seed and an overwhelming favorite to cut down the nets next month in Indianapolis, Kentucky (37-0) advanced to Saturday's regional final to play third-seeded Notre Dame, an 81-70 winner over Wichita State in the other semifinal.  The Fighting Irish may need to call Rudy, consult with Digger Phelps and wake up the echoes from some of those stunning upsets in football and hoops they have pulled off in the past.

 

 Local Schedule: Schuyler vs. Nfk Catholic/Lutheran High (Boys soccer-6:00); Lutheran High at Crofton Invite (Boys Golf-9:00).

 

 Local Scores: Nfk High 3 at Columbus 4 (Boys Soccer). 

Kwifax:

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News Briefs:

The results of a study of the economic impact widening Highway 275 would have on the economy of Northeast Nebraska will be in about 10 days. Josh Moenning, executive director for the group, “4 Lanes 4 Nebraska,” says Creighton Economist Dr. Ernie Goss will discuss the study April 7th in West Point and Norfolk. The public is invited to hear Goss’s comments April 7th at noon in the Nielsen Community Center in West Point, or at 3:30 p.m. in Norfolk at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce building. Madison County contributed $12,500 toward the $20,000 cost of the study.

 

A bill to authorize sale of the former Norfolk Regional Center grounds received first round approval Wednesday in the Nebraska Unicameral. LB56 is sponsored by Norfolk State Senator Jim Scheer. The bill gives Northeast Community College first right of refusal to buy the property.  An amendment was adopted to the bill clarifying that the purchase price would be “appraised value” and not “fair market value.” The full bill then advanced on a 42-0 vote. Northeast Community College would like to purchase 70 acres of the 84-acre site for a technology park. The property includes nine vacant buildings, with the only occupied building used to house sex offenders.

 

A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples. In a 24-page ruling filed Thursday in Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor granted a preliminary injunction that stays expansion of the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex couples. Texas filed suit last week to block Friday's implementation of the change. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that complying with the new regulations would have forced state agencies to either violate federal rules or a 2005 gay-marriage ban in the Texas Constitution. Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska joined the lawsuit.

 

The Madison County Commissioners have approved electronic control updates for the county jail. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board authorized Chairman Christian Ohl to execute a contract for $133,600 with Indiana company, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions to furnish the equipment, materials and labor. Maintenance Supervisor Al Brandl told commissioners that Stanley would do all of the installation work. Sheriff’s Captain Terry Kotrous says the project will take about two weeks, and prisoners will not need to be moved from the jail for the work.

 

An Antelope County couple is being sued by anti-Keystone XL pipeline group Bold Nebraska over revenue from beer sales at a summer concert near Neligh. Bold Nebraska claims that Lloyd Meis and his wife owe the organization at least $25,000 on sales of an estimated 12,000 cans of beer during the Willie Nelson-Neil Young Concert. The concert, held September 27th. on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup, was a fundraiser for Bold Nebraska. Bold Nebraska spokesman Jane Kleeb says the Meises agreed through an oral contract to pay Bold Nebraska 25-percent of total sales of $5 beer tickets. The Meises wrote a $4,000 check to Bold Nebraska, which Lloyd Meis says has not yet been cashed.

Today's Tickler:

Easter bunny quote:  Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

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