Radio Review

05.28.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Janet Asmus, Sharon Blaser, LeRoy Heier, Twig Marston 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy  with a chance for scattered thunderstorms, high 78.  Tonight, cloudy, scattered thunderstorms, low 59.  Friday, cloudy with scattered thunderstorms, high 74. 

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 of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Golden State Warriors have reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975 by beating the Houston Rockets 104-90 last night.  Stephen Curry overcame a poor shooting night to register 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while teammate Harrison Barnes scored 13 of his 24 points in the final period.  James Harden had a terrible night for the Rockets, setting an NBA playoff record with 13 turnovers and scoring 14 points on just 2-11 shooting. 

The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Ducks 5-2 last night to force a seventh game  in the NHL's Western Conference finals Saturday at Anaheim.  Andrew Shaw scored twice, Duncan Keith had three assists and Corey Crawford handled 30 shots as the Hawks staved off elimination. Brandon Saad , Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane scored during a 3:45 span of the second period to put the Hawks ahead 3-0. 

Tim Miles has received a 21% raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.  The school released Miles' new salary yesterday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season.  He was paid $1.65 million in 2013-14.  Miles’ pay bump comes after the Cornhuskers slipped to 13-18 last season and lost their final nine games.  They had finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2013-14 and went to the NCAA tournament. 

Day One of the Boys State Golf Championships is in the books.  In Class ‘A’ at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Omaha Creighton Prep has a one stroke lead with a 296.  Individually, Lincoln Southwest’s Jack Minnick has a two-stroke lead shooting a 69.  Norfolk’s Ryan Wittler carded an 81.  In the Class ‘C’ Championship at Holmes Golf Course in Lincoln, Grand Island Central Catholic has a one-stroke lead with a 308.  Lincoln Christian’s Dana Van Ostrand has a two-stroke advantage with a 70.  Stanton’s Brook Klinetobe is tied for second at 72.  Norfolk Catholic’s Shane Mlinar & Trent Wingate shot an opening day 82 & 85 respectively.  79 golfers from the Northeast Nebraska area are taking part.  The event concludes today at 8:30 AM. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s vs. Sports Express-6:00; vs. South Lincoln Express-7:30 (Lincoln SB League); Tacoma at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  North Platte 12-6 Nfk Seniors 2-9 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Tacoma 2 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The 1st photo finish camera was installed in 1936 at Hialeah Race trace in Hialeah, Florida 

News Briefs:

Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, who supports the death penalty. Nebraska joins 18 other states and Washington, D.C., in banning the ultimate punishment. Nebraska hasn't executed an inmate since a 1997 electrocution. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers, who has fought for four decades to repeal the death penalty. 

An elderly Newman Grove couple was killed Tuesday in a crash on Hwy. 20 in Pierce County. Sheriff Rick Eberhardt reports that 88-year-old Darleen Wallin was driving south on County Rd. 544, commonly called the Bloomfield Road. She failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Hwy. 20, colliding with a semi driven by Jeffrey Petersen of Oakland and owned by Central Valley Ag.  Eberhardt says Wallin and her passenger, 93-year-old Lloyd Wallin, were killed in the 5:29 p.m. crash. Petersen was transported by LifeNet helicopter to Mercy Medical Center. No information is available at this time on his injuries or condition. 

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed a fourth case of avian influenza in the state – this one in Knox County. The Knox County case involves a flock of 3-million hens. The farm is owned by the same operator as three previously-announced Nebraska cases in Dixon County. The total number of birds affected in Nebraska now stands at 7-million. The Ag Department quarantined the Knox County facility Wednesday following a preliminary positive test for the disease. Ag Director Greg Ibach urges poultry facility operators to ensure they are maintaining the strictest biosecurity measures, 

Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue asked Wednesday to hold his bill until June 15, ensuring senators will not revisit the debate until next year. The bill made it through first-round debate with a 27-12 vote. But Garrett says the Speaker of the Legislature approached him Tuesday saying there was no longer enough support to guarantee its success. 

An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents argued that the ban protects small and independent producers. Opponents say the bill would allow major corporations to squeeze out small and independent farmers. Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala says the bill would have kept the hog industry growing as fast as in neighboring states that have outpaced Nebraska. 

Gov. Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would end Nebraska's ban on driving privileges for young people brought to the state illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program. Ricketts argued Wednesday that the bill would grant driver's licenses to an overly broad group of people in the country illegally. Lawmakers gave the measure final approval last week on a 34-9 vote, a large enough margin to override the veto. 

Today's Tickler: 

I saw his suit featured in a national magazine … Field and Stream.

 

Posted on May 28th, 2015 at 7:40 am

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