Radio Review

10.29.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Thomas Behmer, Tom Chambers Jr. 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, sunny, high 52.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 39.  Thursday, mainly clear, high 58. 

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! 

In a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM, Lorenzo Cain had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals erupted for seven runs in the second inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 and force a Game Seven in the World Series.  Mike Moustakas hit a solo homer and had two RBIs, and Eric Hosmer laced a two-run double to back rookie Yordano Ventura, who held the Giants to three hits in seven innings.  Jeremy Guthrie starts tonight for Kansas City against Tim Hudson in a rematch of Game Three, won by Kansas City 3-2.  This evening’s game can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM starting at 7:05. 

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first ranking released by the College Football Playoff selection committee.  Oregon is fifth, followed by Alabama, TCU, Michigan State, Kansas State and Notre Dame.  The final rankings will be released Dec. 7, with the top four teams reaching the first FBS playoff.  Nebraska is ranked 15th and will host Purdue at 2:30 on Saturday.  The Huskers are 7-1 overall while Purdue is 3-5. 

The Mid State Conference Volleyball Tournament continued yesterday at various sites.  In semifinal matches at Norfolk Catholic High School, Crofton beat Wayne in four sets and Pierce outlasted West Point Guardian Angels in five.  Thursday’s championship match at Norfolk Catholic will feature Crofton versus Pierce at 7:30 with the third place match pitting Wayne taking on West Point Guardian Angels at 6:00.  In consolation matches last night, Norfolk Catholic topped Hartington Cedar Catholic in four sets and Battle Creek beat Boone Central/Newman Grove in four.  On Thursday at Norfolk Catholic High School, the Lady Knights will face Battle Creek at 4:30. 

Local Schedule:  NECC at Des Moines Area CC at Des Moines, IA (VB-6:30); Marquette at Creighton (M Socc.-7:00). 

Thursday Night:  The Creighton Bulldogs hosts Twin Loup at 6:00 in the opening round of the Class ‘D-1’ Playoffs.  Pregame coverage at 5:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Local Scores:  (11) WSC 19-26-25-25 Augustana 25-24-22-16 (VB). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Haley Arens of the Crofton girls cross country team.

Kwifax:

Automobiles were first sold in a choice of colors in 1923 

News Briefs:

After another lengthy discussion, the Norfolk Mayor and Council gave approval last night to a conditional use permit that will allow stock car racing on the Off Road Ranch at 2900 Old Highway 8. Mayor Sue Fuchtman called the matter a tough decision. Councilmen discussed the conditions in the permit, and the permit process, which Councilman Josh Moenning thought was rushed and flawed. The Council voted 5-2 to approve the modified conditional use permit, with Moenning and Councilman Dick Pfeil voting no. Councilman Shane Clausen cited a conflict of interest because of a project he has in the area and abstained from voting or the discussion. 

With the election a week away, a half-dozen Republican candidates for statewide offices flew across the state yesterday on what they called a nine-city victory tour. Norfolk was stop number seven on the journey, which also included stops in Beatrice, Holdrege, Chadron and Columbus. A crowd of more than 80 gathered at the Norfolk Regional Airport's Services Hangar to hear from gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and his running mate, State Auditor Mike Foley; Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith; State Auditor candidate Charlie Janssen; and U-S Senator Deb Fischer. 

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Chuck Hassebrook believes he could win the governor’s race next week. Hassebrook says the race between him and Republican Pete Ricketts is “the most competitive race for governor of Nebraska in a generation.”   "Nebraskans lean Republican," said Hassebrook, "but we also have an independent streak and we've elected a lot of Democrats in the past because Nebraskans don't blindly follow any political party, they vote for the person, so in this race, I think people will look at me; they'll look at my track record, fighting for them and I have very high hopes of winning this race next Tuesday." 

Gov. Dave Heineman is expected to appear today before a legislative committee that's investigating Nebraska's prison problems. The committee voted unanimously to subpoena the governor to testify under oath. Lawmakers are expected to question Heineman on what he knew about some prison issues, including inmate sentences that were miscalculated. Hundreds of prisoners were prematurely released. Senators have also disputed the legality of a home confinement program approved by the state corrections director during a prisoner roundup. Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning denies the program was illegal. Senators could ask about the handling of Nikko Jenkins, a segregated inmate who begged for a mental health commitment but was instead released and went on to kill four people. 

A local accountant has been elected chairman of the board of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tony Pruss III is a shareholder in the public accounting form of Auten, Pruss and Beckmann, P.C. in Norfolk. He was the society’s chairman-elect of the board this year, and was elected president at the society’s annual meeting this week at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. Pruss is a graduate of Wayne State College and has been a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants since 1979. 

Today's Tickler: 

He was so excited when he was promoted to sixth grade that he could hardly shave without cutting himself.

 

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014 at 7:53 am

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