Radio Review 04.03.13

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The Norfolk Catholic track & field team participated in yesterday’s Battle Creek Invite.  In the boys standings, the Knights were the champion with a score of 122.  They won by ten points.  In the girls standings, Norfolk Catholic was the winner with 164 points.  They won by 77 points.  First place finishers for the Knights included Brandon Becker (110 HH); Beau Schommer (Shot Put & Discus); Matt Miller (TJ); Kegan Ehlers (100); Rachel Wieser (100 & 200); Michaela Barry (LJ); Abby Beller (PV); Geena Piper (Discus); Bailey Ehlers (HJ); the Girls 4X100 Relay Team of Barry, Wieser, Joelle Heng, & Karla Mendoza; the Girls 4X800 Relay Team of Nicole Aschoff; Heng, Amy Miller, & Mendoza; the Boys 4X100 Relay Team of Jordan Bellar, Nick Arlt, Becker, & Garret McCarthy;


The Lutheran High Northeast track & field team participated in yesterday’s Wayne Blue Devil Invite.  In the boys standings, Columbus Scotus was the champion with a score of 158.  They won by 81.5 points.  The Eagles finished sixth with 50 points.  In the girls standings, Columbus Scotus was the winner with 196 points.  They won by 98 points.  Lutheran High Northeast placed sixth with 16 points.  First place finishers for the Eagles included Dalton Bichlmeier (Discus), Megan Gebhardt (LJ), & the Boys 4X100 Relay Team of Kenny Blank, Arrin Rathke, Bichlmeier, & Nick Stolze.


The Norfolk Noon Optimists are presenting the Nebraska Cornhusker senior football players in a basketball game this evening against the Hometown Heroes at Norfolk Senior High School at 7:00.  Among the Husker players involved include Cameron Meredith, Courtney Osborne, Steven Osborne, Sean Fisher, KC Hyland, P.J. Smith, Mikah Kreikemeier, Tim Marlowe, Conor McDermott, and Jase Dean.  Doors open at 5:00.  Autographs are available after the game.


Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. (T&F-2:30); Nebraska-Omaha at Kansas St. At Manhattan, KS (Bsbl-6:30); Bemidji St. At WSC (Bsbl DH-1:30); Upper Iowa at WSC (SB DH-1:00).


Local Scores:  Lincoln North Star 2 Nfk High 1 (OT) (B Socc.); Columbus 6 Nfk Cath/LHNE 1 (B Socc.); Lincoln North Star 2 Nfk High 1 (G Socc.); Columbus 3 LHNE/Nfk Cath 1 (G Socc.); Grand Island 17-9 Nfk High 0-1 (Bsbl DH); Kansas St. 9 Nebraska 1 (Bsbl); Creighton 6 Kansas 4 (Bsbl).


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Rachel Wieser of the Norfolk Catholic Track & Field team.


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News Briefs:

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she couldn't vote for the budget resolution approved last week by the Senate - even though she was excited a vote was finally being taken on a budget after four years without one.  Fischer says in the end, she could not vote for a budget that included a $1-trillion tax increase and increased the national debt by an estimated $7-trillion.


Nebraska Cornhusker great Matt Davison will be the guest speaker at next week's Norfolk Salvation Army Civic Luncheon.  The luncheon will be held from 11:30 until 1:00 April 11 in the Time Square Events Center.  Those helped by the Salvation Army will also share their stories and details of the "Kids Kitchen" program will be unveiled.  Tickets for the luncheon cost $25 each, or $175 for a table of eight.  They're available at the Salvation Army office at 112 N. 7th Street, or from any member of the advisory board.


Volunteers will be needed in December to assist with the Nebraska State One-Act Competition.  Norfolk Area Visitors' Bureau Executive Director Kim Kwapnioski says the community will roll out the red carpet for the thousands of visitor expected for the event.  The contract to host the one-act competition for two years: 2013 and 2014.  Other events brought to the community through the work of the Sports Council are the state high school golf championships, the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football game in June, and last month's LEAP dance event.


Omaha City Councilwoman Jean Stothert has handily defeated Mayor Jim Suttle in the mayoral primary. Stothert grabbed 32 percent of the vote Tuesday night, compared to Suttle's 24 percent.      Stothert and Suttle both advance to the May 14 general election. Businessman Dave Nabity finished third with 17 percent of the vote, and former state Sen. Brad Ashford was fourth with 13 percent. Former City Councilman Dan Welch got about 12 percent of the vote. In the City Council races, incumbents Aimee Melton and Tim Lonergan advance to the general election. Melton got about 39 percent of the vote and Lonergan about 28 percent. Most of the current Omaha school board members on the ballot secured positions in the general election.


 A Missouri man who was convicted Feb. 8 of a 1989 Nebraska slaying wants a retrial. On Monday a judge scheduled a hearing to consider the motion by the attorney for John Oldson, of Randolph, Mo. Oldson was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Cathy Beard, of Ord. Beard disappeared in 1989. Oldson's lawyer told the judge at what was to be a sentencing hearing that Oldson deserved a new trial based on the arrest of a key defense witness four days after Oldson's conviction. Judge Karin Noakes set a hearing May 6 on the retrial motion and rescheduled sentencing for June 3. Beard's body was found near Ord in 1992. Oldson, who used to live in Ord, was interviewed in 1989 but not arrested.


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