Radio Review

03.06.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

George Andrew, Thomas Fennessy, Leon Gentrup, Ross Stoffer, Doug Trampe, Lisa Becker, Michael Dreher, Don Konopasek, Troy Uhlir 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly clear, high 56.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 30.  Saturday, mainly clear, high 55. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM amp; 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00!

Natalie Romeo hit seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points, both career highs, to lead seventh-seeded Nebraska to an 86-71 win over Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.  

The Norfolk High girls’ basketball team upset Omaha Benson yesterday 46-37 win on Thursday afternoon, giving top-ranked Omaha Benson its first loss of the season and halting its 45-game winning streak.  Jaycee Bradley led the Panthers with 34 points, with 20 of those points coming at the free throw line, setting a Class ‘A’ record.  Norfolk is now 14-12 and advances to the semi-final against Bellevue West tonight at 7 in the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game will be carried on 106 Kix and 106kix.com, with the pregame at 6:40. 

Sixteen first-half turnovers didn't change Norfolk Catholic's game plan or cause the Knights to settle. They kept attacking, earning 50 trips to the free-throw line while pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 66-56 win over Wahoo Neumann in opening round action of the Class C1 state tournament at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Thursday.  The Knights finished 61 percent from the line with Maddie Love's 12 of 21 effort leading the way. In the fourth quarter, after erasing a 40-36 deficit late in the third quarter to take a 45-44 lead, the Knights took 24 trips to the line and cashed in on 14.  Senior, Geena Piper finished with team-highs of 17 points and 19 rebounds while blocking three shots. Haley Thiele finished her career for the Cavaliers with a game-high 20 points. Norfolk Catholic advances to the semi-finals for Class C-1 to play Kearney Catholic at 10:45 this morning in the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game can be heard on LiteRock 97.5 and LiteRock97.com with pregame starting at 10:25. 

Local Scores: Norfolk 46 Omaha Benson 37 (WBB); Pierce 56 Minden 48 (WBB); Norfolk Catholic 66 Bishop Neumann 56 (WBB); Crofton 58 Ponca 27 (WBB); West Point Central Catholic 78 Yutan 46(WBB); Humphrey St. Francis 58  Dundy County-Stratton 59 (WBB); Howells/Dodge 55 Emerson/Hubbard 43 (WBB); O’Neill St. Mary’s 75  Friend 73 (WBB); Fullerton 46 Blue Hill 61 (WBB); Stuart 59 Mullen 37 (WBB); Wynot 66 Hampton 48 (WBB). 

Kwifax:

Susan B. Anthony once said the invention of the bicycle did more to emancipate women than anything in the world 

News Briefs:

A federal appeals court has allowed Nebraska's gay marriage ban to stay in place, putting a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban on hold. The decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means that Nebraska's ban will continue to be recognized until an appeal in the case is decided. Had the appeals court ruled in favor of the lower court, Nebraska would have been ordered to recognize gay marriages and civil unions starting Monday. The appeals court decision came days after Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a motion to keep U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's ruling striking down Nebraska's ban from taking effect next week.

 Doctors are starting to see more patients with the flu but it is not the same strain that made so many people sick earlier this year. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine in Omaha and says an A strain sickened people earlier this season but now more people are coming down with strain B. Dr. Rupp says this strain was included in the vaccine and it is still not too late to get a flu shot. 

Nebraska has one of the worst radon emission rates in the country and the Unicameral is considering a bill that could eventually lead to all new homes in the state being built with radon-resistant measures. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the third-leading cause of cancer in Nebraska, behind smoking and second-hand smoke. Passive systems that remove radon gas from homes cost around $250, but more advanced active systems can run four times as much. 

Music, art, food and more are planned for tonight's First Friday at the Norfolk Arts Center. Arts Center Director Kara Weander-Gaster says the music tonight will be bluegrass and folk, and two spoken word artists plan to attend. Food will be served, and a cash bar is available. Weander-Gaster says student art work will be on display tonight, and some will be for sale. First Friday runs from 7 until 10 tonight at the Arts Center. Cost to attend is $5 for Arts Center members and $10 for non-members. Anyone who joins the Arts Center tonight will be admitted free to the First Friday activities. 

Today's Tickler: 

You know you’re a redneck when you know how many bales of hay your car will hold

 

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015 at 7:37 am

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