Radio Review

04.21.14

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Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine early, then clearing, high 72.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 42.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 70. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00; Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball!

The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards have taken the openers of their respective NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.  LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat continued their bid for a three-peat by topping Charlotte 99-88.  Nene dropped in 24 points and the Wizards erased a 13-point deficit in a 102-93 triumph in Chicago. 

Game One of the NBA's Western Conference playoffs are complete following wins by the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers.  Tim Duncan finished with 27 points and the Spurs went on a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat Dallas 90-85.  LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 36 points and Damian Lillard capped his 31-point night by hitting the go-ahead free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime in the Blazers' 122-120 victory at Houston. 

The Milwaukee Brewers needed five extra innings to pick up their third straight win and improve to a major league-best 14-5.  Khris Davis homered in the 14th inning to give the Brewers a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.  The game also featured a benches-clearing melee that began after Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez admired his long drive that almost cleared the fence in the third inning.  Pitcher Gerrit Cole took exception and exchanged words with Gomez, who slid into third with a triple before approaching Cole.  Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado came from the bench and threw a punch that knocked the hat off Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.  Gomez, Snider and Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected. 

The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.  With canvasses of handwritten notes from each of the 50 states being held on the outfield warning track from the left field corner in front of the Green Monster around to the Pesky Pole, a number of victims came walking in from the left-field corner to a loud ovation.  Just over a year ago, two bombs exploded near the finish line less than a mile from Fenway Park, killing three and injuring over 260 others.  The Red Sox won last night’s game over the Orioles 6-5.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln North Star Inv. (G Tenn.-10:00); Nfk High & Columbus at Fremont Tri. (BG-4:00); Plainview at Nfk Cath at Eldorado Hills GC (BG Dual-4:00); Twin River at LHNE at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Nashville 6 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Possibly because of numerous cleanings it has undergone, the Mona Lisa is now lacking eyebrows. 

News Briefs:

The attorney representing landowners challenging the route of the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska doesn't expect the legal issues to be settled until the end of the year, at the earliest. A Nebraska judge has sided with the landowners in ruling that the legislature violated the state constitution in 2012 when it took pipeline routing authority from the Public Service Commission and gave it to the governor. Attorney Dave Domina, a Democratic candidate for U-S Senate, expects to win the suit, and the issue eventually to be handed back to the Public Service Commission. 

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education has approved a 3.35-percent salary increase for classified staff for next year. At a recent meeting, Board member Bob Waite said the schedule is similar to the way teachers are paid and can be adjusted if necessary. The Board also approved a new salary framework for administrators that Director of Business Services Bill Robinson says is transparent, cost effective and competitive. Robinson says some other districts in Nebraska have shown an interest in the schedule, which sets a range for administrative salaries, as well as longevity pay and other features. 

Federal regulations and a drainage ditch have complicated efforts to expand part of U.S. Highway 30. The federal government has deemed the ditch between Rogers and Fremont as wetlands, which are protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act. The project is intended to expand the highway from two to four lanes. Nebraska Department of Roads director Randy Peters says the state filed an appeal with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but lost. He says the state will likely move the highway's new westbound lanes farther north to avoid the ditch. 

The Nebraska State Legislature adjourned its 60-day session late last week, but that doesn’t mean the lawmakers’ work for 2014 is finished - in fact, far from it.  Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer, the vice chairman of the Education Committee, says the Education Visioning Bill is extremely complicated and covers a span a span from pre-Kindergarten through adult education. Scheer says the Education Committee will meet approximately 15 times throughout the summer, and hold three hearings - one in each of the state’s congressional districts - this fall. 

The Norfolk Men’s Chorus is celebrating a quarter century of music this year, beginning with the annual Spring Dinner Show. The Chorus is encouraging you to celebrate Christmas in April with the release of its 25th anniversary commemorative CD.  Chorus member Norman Small says the CD will be available for purchase at the Spring Dinner Show Friday and Saturday nights. The show begins at 6:00 each evening in the Lifelong Learning Center.  General ticket sales end today. Small says the CD was produced with assistance from the Northeast Community College Audio Club. It contains 11 Christmas songs and a traditional Irish blessing. 

Today's Tickler: 

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 4/25 6-8 pm

4/26: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission

He’s a man of untold wealth, and that’s because he never reports it on his income tax.

 

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014 at 7:39 am

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