Radio Review

05-31-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Marv Gibson, Melinda Kee, Darlene Korthals, Henry Kuhn, Robert Lindsteadt, Jerry Olson, Warren Reimer 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy, high 75.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 51.  Wednesday, mainly clear, 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 for Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the second straight year after becoming the tenth team to win a series after trailing 3-1.  Stephen Curry hit seven three-pointers and scored 36 points as the Warriors downed Oklahoma City 96-88 to capture the Western Conference Final.  Klay Thompson had 21 points for the Warriors, who trailed by six before outscoring the Thunder by 17 in the third quarter. 

Nick Bonino scored with 2:33 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over San Jose in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final.  Rookies Bryan Rust and Connor Sheary scored 62 seconds apart in the first period to put the Pens up 2-0, but the Sharks tied it on goals by Tomas Hertl and Patrick Marleau in the second period.  Martin Jones kept the Sharks in the game by making 17 of his 38 saves in the final period. 

Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and tiebreaking two-run single, Tanner Roark threw seven sharp innings and the Washington Nationals held on for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies last night.  Bryce Harper left the game shortly after taking a fastball off the outside part of his right knee in the seventh.  The reigning National League MVP went to first base, got doubled off on Murphy's fly out to left and was replaced by Chris Heisey in right field in the bottom half.  Harper had recently been mired in a slump. 

Nebraska is in the NCAA Baseball Tournament and assigned to the regional in Clemson, South Carolina.  The 37-20 Cornhuskers are a three seed and will meet second seeded 36-20 Oklahoma State on Friday at 11:00.  The other first-round game pits four-seed 30-29 Western Carolina against top-seeded 42-18 Clemson at 6:00.  The Huskers have won eleven of their past 15 games but were anxious about an at-large bid after going 0-2 in the Big Ten Tournament.  NCAA selection committee chairman Joel Erdman says Nebraska was among the last three teams picked.  The other two were Southeast Louisiana and South Alabama.  Creighton missed out on the tournament despite their 38-17 record. 

Local Schedule:  Columbus at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl DH-5:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Colorado Springs (Bsbl-8:05). 

Local Scores:  El Paso 12 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The average American will eat nearly 3,000 peanut butter  & jelly sandwiches in their lifetime. 

News Briefs:

Madison voters will go to the polls Tuesday, July 19th for a special recall election of Mayor Alvin Brandl. The Madison City Council set the date at a special session Thursday that was prompted when Madison County Clerk Nancy Scheer informed Brandl and the Council that enough signatures had been gathered to force a recall.  Councilmen Robert Jurgens, Brett Freudenburg and Rob Fite voted unanimously for the July 19th date. Councilman Jeff Prather was absent. 

Governor Pete Ricketts and leaders of many of the state’s agricultural groups are calling for passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement before Congress. Ricketts says one of the major components of the TPP is the reduction in tariffs and its resulting benefits for Nebraska. The governor also says passage of the trade deal could contribute more than 1,700 new jobs in Nebraska in addition to another $378-million to the state's economy. 

Road planners are considering "super two" highways as ways to stretch Nebraska's highway dollars. The two-lane highways have wider shoulders and an extra passing lane every five miles or so. Nebraska Roads Department engineers say the design could increase traffic flow at less than half the price of a new four-lane highway. The department hasn't yet announced where super twos might be used. State officials have encouraged communities to consider super twos as alternatives for lower-priority projects. 

Nebraska GOP Executive Director Bud Synhorst says the race is over now that enough unbound delegates have committed to Trump to put him over the top. Though many Nebraska Republicans have grumbled about Trump, most notably Senator Ben Sasse, Synhorst expects Nebraska Republicans to come together in an effort to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. 

About 160 people gathered on a beautiful Memorial Day morning the Norfolk Veterans Home’s Heroes Perk, for Norfolk’s annual Memorial Day observance. The State’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander, Mike Medina of Fairbury, gave the keynote address. Medina said Memorial Day is an opportunity to acknowledge what is felt most deeply, but expressed the least. Norfolk’s VFW Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, their auxiliaries and the Legion Riders hosted the program. 

Each fall for the last ten years, the Norfolk Family YMCA has offered a tackle-football program for third through sixth graders, but YMCA Executive Director Randy Hagedorn says rumors have been circulating that the Y is dropping tackle football in favor of a flag-football program. Hagedorn wants to set the record straight and emphasized that the Norfolk Y will offer tackle football again this fall. 

Norfolk skateboarding enthusiasts are working hard to raise the funds necessary to build a new skate park on the same grounds as the current venue at Veterans Memorial Park. New Skate Park Committee member Anthony Thompson says the current park was built in 2004, and has served the community well, but it’s worn out. Thompson says it was built with pre-fab wooden ramps, but that modern skate parks are all concrete. He says the committee is in the process of acquiring 501(c)3 status as part of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund. 

The Norfolk Veterans Home served as the site for Norfolk’s annual Memorial Day observances on Monday morning. Read all about them in Tuesday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Two large companies are pursuing him … Visa & MasterCard

 

Posted on May 31st, 2016 at 7:54 am

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