Radio Review

08.22.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Marv Hall, Alyce Nelson, Charles Rowse 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for scattered thunderstorms late, high 88.  Tonight, cloudy, scattered thunderstorms likely, low 70.  Saturday, overcast, chance for scattered storms, high 88. 

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! 

The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for their playoff run.  One of the American League West leader's top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox.  He's scheduled for surgery next week.  Richards was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA this year.  It's a serious blow to the Angels, who also lost starter Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John surgery earlier this season. 

The Nebraska men’s basketball schedule has been released.  After starting Big Ten play the past two seasons with four of the first six games on the road, the Huskers will play four of the first six in 2014-15 at home.  The league opener is New Year’s Eve at Pinnacle Bank Arena against Indiana.  Nebraska returns all five starters from a 19-13 team that reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in 16 years.  In nonconference play, NU will meet 2014 NCAA tourney teams Creighton and Cincinnati at home, along with Central Arkansas, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Tennessee-Martin and Incarnate Word.  The season opener will be Nov. 16 at home.  The opponent is expected to be Northern Kentucky out of the Atlantic Sun Conference, though contracts are still being finalized. 

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team opened their 2014 campaign at the O’Neill Invitational yesterday.  The host school was the team champion with a score of 407.  Battle Creek was second with a 440, Hartington Cedar Catholic took third shooting a 450, and the Lady Knights were fourth with a 451.  Plainview’s Stephanie Sorensen was the medalist with a 90.  She beat West Holt’s Mackenzie Hale in a one-hole playoff.  Norfolk Catholic’s Chelsey Reifert led her team with a 15th place finish.  She shot 109. 

Local Schedule:  NECC vs. McCook CC-3:00; vs. NE Oklahoma A&M-5:00 (Southeast CC VB Inv. At Beatrice); Omaha Storm Chasers at Tacoma (Bsbl-9:05). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee West.  This week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Chuck Hughes; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Travis Fischer; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; & NECC’s Amanda Schultze. 

Local Scores:  Lincoln SE 10-12 Nfk High 0-1 (SB DH); Tacoma 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The NFL’s Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960. 

News Briefs:

Authorities say a Greeley man has been killed in a traffic accident in east-central Nebraska. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says Harold Wondercheck died on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at a highway junction in Boone County. The crash is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol. 

New research has determined that a deadly virus that's driving up pork prices can be spread through hog feed. Dr. Scott Dee, the study's lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned to learn Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDV, can travel through livestock feed. The virus has killed as many as seven million pigs nationwide in a little more than a year. There have been more than 4,000 cases reported in 26 states, including about 50 cases in Nebraska. Dee isn’t sure where the virus originated but believes the study’s findings can help deter future outbreaks. 

Business and agricultural groups are joining forces to campaign for a Nebraska ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on previously run horse races. The group Nebraskans for Amendment 1 has filed papers with the state.  Amendment 1 will appear on the November ballot. The measure would allow the horse-racing machines at licensed Nebraska racetracks. Group spokesman Jordan McGrain says the measure would preserve Nebraska's horse-racing tradition and generate money for education as well as the state fund that reduces property taxes.   Opponents have filed a lawsuit to try to remove the measure from the ballot. 

A Cornell University study shows every dollar invested in the Beef Check Off during the past five years returned about $11.50 to the beef industry.  Nebraska Beef Council executive director Ann Marie Bosshamer says those figures prove the program’s value.  Bosshamer says all eight of the Beef Check Off's demand-enhancing programs had positive impacts, especially the nutrition and beef safety research measures. The survey also showed that had the Check Off not been in place, beef demand would be down by nearly 16 billion pounds. 

The Nebraska State Fair opens today and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 1. This is the event's fifth year in its new home of Grand Island. At website: StateFair.org, fairgoers can find a tool that lists all the scheduled activities and lets them build a custom schedule by clicking on the events they are interested in. Adult tickets for anyone 13 and older cost $10 at the gate most days. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 cost $3 and younger children are free. But adult admission will be discounted to $5 on Monday and Wednesday of next week, and the admission charge for adults and children will be cut to $2 on Tuesday. 

Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman, the city's division managers and Norfolk City Council members are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge this afternoon beginning at 1:00 in front of the City Administration Building: 309 North 5th Street. Three members of Norfolk law enforcement took the challenge earlier this week and challenged Norfolk city officials to take the icy dump. The challenge is a fundraising and awareness campaign for research of the deadly disease, ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

Today's Tickler: 

He made his fortune early in life by selling matches to impatient Boy Scouts

 

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014 at 7:37 am

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