Radio Review 04.01.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Karen Blank, Michael Brtek, Connie Cooper, Phyllis Fletcher, Brent Jarosz, Kay Marshall

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 40.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, low 19.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 47.

 

Sports:

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Louisville put the finishing touches on the Final Four by rolling past Duke 85-63 to win the NCAA Midwest Regional.  Russ Smith scored 23 points to lead the way while Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, eleven rebounds and four blocks.  Louisville managed to pull off the overwhelming win despite seeing teammate Kevin Ware suffer a gruesome broken leg in the first half.  The Cardinals earned their second straight trip to the Final Four and will meet surprising Wichita State in the semifinals on Saturday.

 

Nik Stauskas scored 22 points as Michigan led from start to finish to beat Florida 79-59 in the South Regional title game.  The Wolverines are back in the Final Four for the first time since the early 1990's.

 

Chris Bosh hit a three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left to lift short-handed Miami over San Antonio 88-86 and give the Heat a sweep of the season series among the contenders for the best record in the NBA.  Miami played without stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade who were sidelined with injuries.

 

Rick Ankiel hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer to help Houston make its American League debut with an 8-2 win over Texas in the Major League season opener.  The Astros earned their first opening day victory since 2008 and gave Bo Porter his first win as a major league manager.

 

Monique Reid hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left and Louisville held Brittney Griner in check as Louisville stunned top-ranked and defending champ Baylor 82-81 in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Women's Tournament.  The Cardinals led most of the game and held Griner without a field goal in the first half.  She wound up with 14 points.

 

Tricia Liston scored 17 points and Duke shook off a slow start to beat Nebraska 53-45 yesterday in the semifinals of the Norfolk Regional of the Women's NCAA Tournament.  The 33-2 Blue Devils, advanced to tomorrow night's game against top-seeded Notre Dame with a berth in the Final Four on the line.  The 25-9 Cornhuskers, in the Sweet 16 for just the second time in school history, shot 30% from the field and hit just 3-24 three-point tries.  Lindsey Moore led the Cornhuskers with eleven points, but on 5-18 shooting. 

 

Local Schedule:  Grand Island CC at Nfk Cath/LHNE (B Socc.-6:00); Nfk High at Lincoln High Inv. At Highlands GC (BG-10:00); Twin River Vs. LHNE at Nfk CC (BG Dual-2:00).

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 8 Northwestern 6 (Bsbl); Nebraska-Omaha 4 Creighton 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 7 Illinois 1 (SB).

 

Kwifax:

Concert Tickets go on sale 4.12 for GOO GOO DOLLS for 9.1   @ Divots! Visit etix.com for tickets!

About 280 million laying hens produce some 60 billion eggs each year in the U.S.

 

News Briefs:

The Stanton County Sheriff's office is investigating a three-car accident Saturday night that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred about 8:00 at the north junction of Highways 275 and 15, when a car driven by Rose Duncan, age 53 of Newcastle, turned into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Preciosa Polt, age 42 of Pierce. The collision caused the Polt vehicle to strike a third vehicle that was stopped at the intersection. Both Polt and Duncan had to be extricated from the wreckage of their vehicles by Pilger Fire and Rescue, and both were taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

 

Tickets for the Goo Goo Dolls concert September 1st at Divots go on sale Friday, April 12th. Officials had previously announced those tickets would go on Sale today. The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the fifth and final concert of the Affiliated Foods, Viaero Music Festival. The festival kicks off May 24th with the Beach Boys. You can check out the rest of this summer's lineup at divots-concert-series-dot-com.

 

Some Nebraska Cornhusker football players will be in Norfolk Wednesday night - to play basketball. The game is a fundraiser for the Norfolk Noon Optimist Club. The Huskers will take on a group of Hometown Heroes. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. in the Norfolk Senior High gym. Doors open at 5:30 and admission cost is $5. The Husker Seniors will be available to sign autographs, and special t-shirts will be offered for sale. Money raised with help fund the many youth activities sponsored by the Noon Optimists.

 

Work begins today on a new roundabout at the intersection of Norfolk Avenue and Highway 35.  Construction on a new four-lane project north on Highway 35 near Woodland Park is also set to begin Monday, as is the Southeast project; road workers will begin preparing southbound lanes for paving on Highway 35 from Norfolk Avenue to Highway 275.  The Nebraska Department of Roads urges motorists to use caution traveling through those and all construction zones.  And this reminder: stoplights on Norfolk Avenue at 2nd and 3rd Streets have been turned off.  North-south traffic will have stop signs; east-west traffic will not stop. 

 

The Student Nursing Association at Northeast Community College is hosting a children's health education carnival Saturday from 9 until noon in the Lifelong Learning Center. The morning will include clowns, games and educational opportunities. There is no charge to attend. The event is funded in part through a grant from the Connie Fund as part of the youth contest of the Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska.

 

The Norfolk Arts Center Guild is hosting its 2nd Annual International Night Friday. Guild President Susan Surber says the night featuring Latin America will be filled with food, drinks and live music. Sioux Falls jazz musician Randy Newhart will play, and guild members will have some tasty Latin dishes to sample. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Arts Center or from any Guild member. All of the money raised will go to support future Arts Center programs.

 

Today's Tickler:

Why is the federal department that is in charge of everything outdoors called the Department of the Interior?

 

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