Radio Review

07.27.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

SELLING A  HOME CAN BE  TOUGH. LET ME HELP! Jenn Carnine Century 21 402-841-7316

Kevin Kortje, Kevin Langel, Myril McCracken, Faye Simpson, Robert Wessel 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly cloudy, high 91.  Tonight, cloudy, chance for scattered storms, low 72.  Tuesday, mainly clear, chance for thunderstorms early, high  86. 

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 of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Kansas City Royals are the winners in the Johnny Cueto sweepstakes.  The American League Central-leading Royals acquired the hard-throwing Cincinnati right-hander to fill the gap in their starting rotation after they lost Jason Vargas to a season-ending elbow injury last week.  In other Royals news, in a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM yesterday, Houston's Dallas Keuchel failed to get his 13th win as Kansas City beat the Astros 5-1.  Winning pitcher Yordano Ventura allowed one run on six hits to up his record to 5-7.  The right-hander, who won 14 games last year, was demoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and then recalled the next day after the Royals learned left-hander Vargas would miss the rest of the year with an elbow injury.  Kansas City is now 59-38 on the season and has a 7 ½ game lead on Minnesota in the American League Central Division. 

Having already won the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals, the United States completed the tournament yesterday with a straight-set victory over China.  The Americans avenged their five-set loss to China on July 19 by winning 25-23, 25-19, 25-18.  They ended the match with a spike by home-state star Jordan Larson-Burbach.  She had eight kills and two blocks in the match.  The Americans went 15-2 in tournament sets and captured their first Grand Prix title since 2012 with Saturday's victory over Brazil.  This was the final test for the United States before next month's first 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament being the World Cup in Japan.  In later matches for the silver and bronze medals, it was Italy against Brazil and Japan against Russia. 

Indian Creek GC in Elkhorn will host the 107th Nebraska Amateur today through Thursday.  The golf course last held the state amateur in 2006 when Husker golfer Brady Schnell won.  The 2015 edition will feature a new routing with golfers playing the Black Bird and Gray Hawk nines.  In 2006 the championship went Black Bird to Red Feather.  Among the 155 competitors include Norfolk’s Lance Lawson, Alex Strom, Luke Kluver, and Payton Baker.  Also participating are Schuyler’s Clint Kracl; Wayne’s Joey Baldwin; Homer’s Mitchell Holgate & Tyler Kirkholm; Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz; Brunswick’s Sam Meuret; Tekamah’s Preston Walford; and Plainview’s Colin Wright. 

Local Schedule:  Colorado Springs at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Colorado Springs 1 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The 1st U.S. fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane of Virginia in 1863 

News Briefs:

Government and business officials across Nebraska and other Midwestern states are pushing back against a proposal to reduce the renewable fuel standard. Gov. Pete Ricketts says the EPA is pulling the rug out from under the feet of Nebraska businesses and farmers by proposing to lower the RFS by billions of gallons per year. At a news conference in Blair, Ricketts said the cutback would harm the state’s economy and the environment. 

A Norfolk woman convicted of setting fire to a mobile home was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison, prompting her to unleash a torrent of obscenities at the judge. Twenty-eight-year-old Cassie Zoubek was sentenced Friday. She had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree arson. In sentencing her, Madison County District Judge James Kube noted Zoubek lack of remorse and her statement that she "would do it again with a big, happy face."  

Authorities say an eastern Nebraska man shot and killed his daughter's ex-boyfriend when the 22-year-old tried to talk to the woman. The Dodge County Sheriff's office says Tyler Childs, of Fremont, was fatally shot late Friday when he visited a mobile home where his ex-girlfriend was living with her parents. Sheriff Steven Hespen says Childs was confronted by his ex-girlfriend's father, 42-year-old Walter Campo.  Hespen says Campo had a handgun and Childs was shot during a confrontation. 

An Indian Health Service spokeswoman says the service's Winnebago hospital will remain open while officials access its future after losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding. The hospital was warned earlier this month that funding would be terminated because it "no longer meets the requirements for participation in the Medicare program because of deficiencies that represent an immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety." A May federal report said the hospital's inadequate treatment resulted in one death this year and harm to at least nine other patients. 

A hearing is scheduled today in the Nebraska lawsuit challenging a Canadian company's efforts to build an oil pipeline across the Plains to the Gulf Coast. The landowners are challenging the validity of the state law that authorized TransCanada's proposed route through the state for the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would carry more than 33.6 million gallons of oil daily. 

The half-cent sales tax to fund the renovation and expansion of the Norfolk Public Library kicked in April 1st and the city just recently received the first full month of revenue for the project. Norfolk City Finance Officer Randy Gates says $3.3 million is in the budget for the fiscal year that begins in October. 

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has signed an agreement to assume ownership of a segment of the Homestead Trail in southeast Nebraska. Tribal leaders signed an agreement during a ceremony Sunday to accept 19 1/2 miles of trail stretching from Beatrice to the Kansas border.  Part of the trail segment traces the route used by the tribe and Chief Standing Bear when the tribe was forced to relocate from the state to Oklahoma in 1877.  The Homestead Conservation will maintain the trail segment with $150,000 from the foundation. 

Today's Tickler: 

Thank you to our speaker.  Whatever that speech lacked in content, you more than made up in length.

 

Posted on Jul 27th, 2015 at 7:40 am

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