Radio Review

07.09.14

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Children enjoy the cool country breeze under shade trees in the summer @ Sherry's House Childcare. 402-379-0134

Toni Budke, Gary Emory, Royce Gehring, Orma Lang, Jay Prauner, Rob Ronk 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly cloudy, chance for scattered showers late, high 79.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for thunderstorms, low 61.  Thursday, cloudy with a chance of isolated storms, high 80 

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! 

Germany stunned host Brazil with five goals in the first 30 minutes en route to a 7-1 victory that set a record for the most lopsided victory in World Cup semifinal history.  The Germans await the winner of today's Netherlands/Argentina match in Sunday's World Cup final. 

Donald Sterling was testy during his 90-minute appearance in the witness stand as he challenges his wife's $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.  Sterling denounced doctors who declared him to have Alzheimer's disease as "hired guns," pleading a faulty memory about some of his most controversial remarks.  He's due back on the stand today. 

The Creighton men's basketball team released its 2014-15 nonconference schedule yesterday. The 14-game schedule includes the regular-season opener against Central Arkansas, an in-state battle with Nebraska and a number of games against 2014 NCAA tournament qualifiers, including the Huskers, Oklahoma, Tulsa, North Carolina Central.  As previously announced, the Bluejays nonconference schedule includes participation in the Emerald Coast Classic, which will see the Jays host North Carolina Central before traveling to Niceville, Florida, for the final rounds of the tournament. 

University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced yesterday that senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.  The injury was discovered during an MRI examination earlier yesterday in Lincoln.  Smith will be out indefinitely, as the Husker medical staff are currently in the process of developing a timeframe for his surgery and rehabilitation.  This is the second time that Smith as torn an ACL, as he tore the ACL in his right knee in March of 2011 when he played at SMU.  Smith, a 6’8 forward suffered the injury on July 3 playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships.  As a junior, Smith played in all 32 games for the Huskers, averaging 5.4 points on 52% shooting and 4.8 rebounds per game as the Huskers’ first post player off the bench. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Wayne (Bsbl-8:00); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s vs. Nebraska Nemesis-6:00; vs. Rockets 95’s-9:00 (Lincoln SB League); Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-12:05). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Iowa 6 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Even more elite than Mensa, those who have scored at a “one in a million level” are the Mega Society 

News Briefs:

A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 30 days in the Stanton County jail for False Reporting. Forty-three year old Kevin Broberg of rural Norfolk was sentenced in Stanton County court for his actions in December of 2013 at his residence east of Norfolk.  According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, Broberg lied to law enforcement officials about the location and condition of his girlfriend Keisha Spears, whom Stanton County Sheriff’s deputies found in the residence, unresponsive, physically restrained and tied with rope. Ms. Spears was later found dead at the same residence in April of this year and her death remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s office. 

A taxpayer advocacy group says it will campaign against a ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.  Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom says it has begun a statewide effort to defeat the proposal, which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour by 2016. Voters are expected to decide the issue in the November election. The measure's supporters submitted nearly 135,000 signatures last week to place the issue on the ballot.  About 80,000 verified signatures are required for it to qualify. Nebraska's minimum wage was last increased in 2009. 

Some residents of new duplexes on Queen City Blvd. and their guests will have to find other places to park following action taken by the Norfolk City Council at its meeting Monday.  Police Chief Bill Mizner told council members that his office had received several complaints of traffic congestion at the intersection of Queen City Blvd. and Georgia Ave.  Vehicles had been parked on both sides of the street creating bottlenecks.  Mizner told the council that a subcommittee had recommended not allowing parking on either side of Queen City Boulevard from the Georgia Avenue intersection to 100 feet south. Council members voted unanimously to approve the recommendation. 

Extension is 100 years old and Madison County’s UNL Extension Office is celebrating. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act into law in 1914, creating the cooperative extension programs in which federal, state and local governments work with the land-grant universities to serve Americans across the country. Extension Educator Lee Sherry says Extension has changed a lot over the last 100 years, from serving mostly a rural clientele to one that is increasingly urban. Sherry says Extension representatives will be at the Madison County fairgrounds from 6 to 7 at the 4-H offices, serving a special ice cream developed especially for the occasion; it’s a vanilla, strawberry swirl with chocolate chunks.  Sherry says get there early, because it’s first come, first served. 

Three big nights of MidStates Championship Rodeo kick off tonight in front of the grandstand on the Madison County fairgrounds in Madison. The Madison County Fair officially opened last night with a free slack rodeo. Fair Board spokesman Linda Haack says two big concerts are planned this weekend, but the fair has lots of other fun things to do. Open class and 4-H projects, livestock, exhibits and a Heartland of America carnival is on the midway. There is no gate charge at the Madison County Fair and no charge for parking. Free shuttles help get people back and forth from the parking area. 

Today's Tickler: 

They say that old age is in your head; as anyone with bifocals, dentures, a hearing aid & a toupee already knows.

 

Posted on Jul 9th, 2014 at 7:40 am

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