2-21-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to: 

Nancy Boche, Gary Brodecky, Linda Cross, Connie Ingram, Kevin Johnson, Linda Varn

 

Skywatch Weather: 

Today, cloudy slight chance of snow showers through midday, breezy, high 20. Tonight partly cloudy, low 11. Tuesday a blend of clouds and sun, high 35.

 

Sports: 

 Kobe Bryant has joined Bob Petit as the only players to be named the MVP in four NBA All-Star games after scoring 37 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead the West past the East 148-143.  Kevin Durant finished with 34 points and Pau Gasol added 17 to help the West overcome LeBron James' triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.  Bryant didn't score in the final 6:48, falling short of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star game record of 42 points in 1962.

 

Trevor Bayne has become the youngest winner of the Daytona 500, doing it the day after his 20th birthday.  Bayne finished just 0.118 seconds ahead of Carl Edwards, allowing NASCAR pioneers Leonard and Glen Wood to end a ten-year losing streak as team owners.  The race had a record 74 lead changes among 22 drivers, and a record 16 cautions that knocked out many of the leaders.

 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated certain criteria of their High School Basketball Rankings.  The Norfolk Catholic boys remain second in Class “C-1” in both polls after wins last week over Bennington 71-49 & Hartington Cedar Catholic 70-51.  The Knights are 21-1 on the season and will play either 1-21 Madison or 3-18 Battle Creek on Tuesday in the C-1-8 Sub-District Semifinals at Norfolk High at 6:00.  The Norfolk Panther boys basketball team has dropped from third to fourth in the Omaha World Herald in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A”.  The 19-4 Panthers split two games over the weekend, beating Elkhorn South at home on Friday 73-57 and then were upset at Lincoln Southeast 57-54 on Saturday.  The Omaha World Herald has reported that the Panthers will host the A-4 District Tournament.  Norfolk High will be matched up with 3-19 Papillion La Vista in a semifinal game while 14-9 Millard South will face 10-13 Omaha Burke in the other semifinal contest.  The NSAA will announce the official pairings today.

 

Tuesday Evening:  We’ve got a triple header of high school basketball.  In the semifinals of the Boys C-1-8 Sub-District Tournament from Norfolk High School, Norfolk Catholic meets either Battle Creek or Madison at 6:00 and Pierce takes on Boone Central at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, the Norfolk High girls battle Millard North in an A-7 District Semifinal Game from Columbus at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:35 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 16 Missouri St. 4 (Bsbl); Cansius 4 Creighton 1 (Bsbl); Nebraska 6 Tennessee Tech 0 (SB); (13) Nebraska 21 (17) Iowa St. 14

Kwifax: 

 A trip through the average drive-through takes about 116 seconds.

 

News Briefs: 

 A flood warning continues on the Loup River near Genoa in Nance County. The National Weather Service reports the river stage as of 8:45 Sunday night was 8.5 feet. Flood stage is nine feet. There is an ice jam at the Highway 39 bridge which is funneling the water through a narrow channel. There is a possibility of a new and more extensive ice jam should this small channel of water again become clogged.

 

Local officials continued to report minor flooding along the Elkhorn River due to ice jams in central Cuming and northern Dodge counties as of last Sunday afternoon. Dodge and Cuming County sheriff's offices report that Highway 275 at Crowell is closed due to flooding. 

 

Authorities say the bodies of three people were found in the debris of a suspicious fire near Ithaca in eastern Nebraska. Firefighters were called to an acreage property about a mile south of town a little after 11 a.m. on Sunday. Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff says the debris and the ground around the house are being treated as a crime scene. The names of the three people have not been released, but they are believed to have been a father, mother and teenage daughter. Autopsies are scheduled for today.

 

The Legislature's Education Committee has killed a bill that would have required illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state college tuition. Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen's bill would have repealed a 5-year-old state law that currently allows students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally to pay in-state tuition. Janssen introduced a similar measure last year that did not advance. He has said the state law conflicts with federal law and that he doesn't think taxpayers should subsidize tuition for illegal immigrants.

 

A Lincoln native has helped build a humanoid robot for the International Space Station. Kevin Bass now lives in the Houston area. He will watch space shuttle Discovery take off Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, with Robonaut 2 aboard. The robot will help with small tasks, like cleaning and repairs, to free astronauts for important work.

 

A West Point woman will be honored next month for her quick actions in saving a man from drowning while he was fishing in a pond in her hometown. The American red Cross will honor Cameron Klitz, 20, who rescued Joe Lee, 46, after his canoe tipped over last May.

 

 

Today's Tickler: 

Then there was the worker in the orange juice factory who was fired because he couldn’t concentrate.

Happy Birthday Wishes to: 

Nancy Boche, Gary Brodecky, Linda Cross, Connie Ingram, Kevin Johnson, Linda Varn

 

Skywatch Weather: 

Today, cloudy slight chance of snow showers through midday, breezy, high 20. Tonight partly cloudy, low 11. Tuesday a blend of clouds and sun, high 35.

 

Sports: 

 Kobe Bryant has joined Bob Petit as the only players to be named the MVP in four NBA All-Star games after scoring 37 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead the West past the East 148-143.  Kevin Durant finished with 34 points and Pau Gasol added 17 to help the West overcome LeBron James' triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.  Bryant didn't score in the final 6:48, falling short of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star game record of 42 points in 1962.

 

Trevor Bayne has become the youngest winner of the Daytona 500, doing it the day after his 20th birthday.  Bayne finished just 0.118 seconds ahead of Carl Edwards, allowing NASCAR pioneers Leonard and Glen Wood to end a ten-year losing streak as team owners.  The race had a record 74 lead changes among 22 drivers, and a record 16 cautions that knocked out many of the leaders.

 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated certain criteria of their High School Basketball Rankings.  The Norfolk Catholic boys remain second in Class “C-1” in both polls after wins last week over Bennington 71-49 & Hartington Cedar Catholic 70-51.  The Knights are 21-1 on the season and will play either 1-21 Madison or 3-18 Battle Creek on Tuesday in the C-1-8 Sub-District Semifinals at Norfolk High at 6:00.  The Norfolk Panther boys basketball team has dropped from third to fourth in the Omaha World Herald in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A”.  The 19-4 Panthers split two games over the weekend, beating Elkhorn South at home on Friday 73-57 and then were upset at Lincoln Southeast 57-54 on Saturday.  The Omaha World Herald has reported that the Panthers will host the A-4 District Tournament.  Norfolk High will be matched up with 3-19 Papillion La Vista in a semifinal game while 14-9 Millard South will face 10-13 Omaha Burke in the other semifinal contest.  The NSAA will announce the official pairings today.

 

Tuesday Evening:  We’ve got a triple header of high school basketball.  In the semifinals of the Boys C-1-8 Sub-District Tournament from Norfolk High School, Norfolk Catholic meets either Battle Creek or Madison at 6:00 and Pierce takes on Boone Central at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, the Norfolk High girls battle Millard North in an A-7 District Semifinal Game from Columbus at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:35 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 16 Missouri St. 4 (Bsbl); Cansius 4 Creighton 1 (Bsbl); Nebraska 6 Tennessee Tech 0 (SB); (13) Nebraska 21 (17) Iowa St. 14

Kwifax: 

 A trip through the average drive-through takes about 116 seconds.

 

News Briefs: 

 A flood warning continues on the Loup River near Genoa in Nance County. The National Weather Service reports the river stage as of 8:45 Sunday night was 8.5 feet. Flood stage is nine feet. There is an ice jam at the Highway 39 bridge which is funneling the water through a narrow channel. There is a possibility of a new and more extensive ice jam should this small channel of water again become clogged.

 

Local officials continued to report minor flooding along the Elkhorn River due to ice jams in central Cuming and northern Dodge counties as of last Sunday afternoon. Dodge and Cuming County sheriff's offices report that Highway 275 at Crowell is closed due to flooding. 

 

Authorities say the bodies of three people were found in the debris of a suspicious fire near Ithaca in eastern Nebraska. Firefighters were called to an acreage property about a mile south of town a little after 11 a.m. on Sunday. Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff says the debris and the ground around the house are being treated as a crime scene. The names of the three people have not been released, but they are believed to have been a father, mother and teenage daughter. Autopsies are scheduled for today.

 

The Legislature's Education Committee has killed a bill that would have required illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state college tuition. Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen's bill would have repealed a 5-year-old state law that currently allows students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally to pay in-state tuition. Janssen introduced a similar measure last year that did not advance. He has said the state law conflicts with federal law and that he doesn't think taxpayers should subsidize tuition for illegal immigrants.

 

A Lincoln native has helped build a humanoid robot for the International Space Station. Kevin Bass now lives in the Houston area. He will watch space shuttle Discovery take off Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, with Robonaut 2 aboard. The robot will help with small tasks, like cleaning and repairs, to free astronauts for important work.

 

A West Point woman will be honored next month for her quick actions in saving a man from drowning while he was fishing in a pond in her hometown. The American red Cross will honor Cameron Klitz, 20, who rescued Joe Lee, 46, after his canoe tipped over last May.

 

Today's Tickler: 

Then there was the worker in the orange juice factory who was fired because he couldn’t concentrate.

On Air

Jeffrey Steffen
6am - 10am

Radio Review Sponsors

  • Charles Robert Adams, M.D.
  • Alter Trading Corporation
  • Big Top Party Shop
  • Building Blocks Foster Care Agency
  • Faith Regional Physician Services, LLC
  • First National Bank
  • Integrated Life Choices
  • McHugh Metal
  • Nebraska SMP/NEN Area Agency on Aging
  • Overhead Door
  • Ringer Partners Management
  • Spence Chiropractic
  • Sunny Meadow Medical Clinic
  • Telebeep Wireless
  • Yoga College
  • WJAG 780 AM/KEXL Lite Rock 97.5/106 KIX Country