Radio Review 04.04.13

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Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 60.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, low 33.  Friday, a mix of clouds & sun, high 64.



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The current Big East will be called the American Athletic Conference starting next season.  The conference announced the decision yesterday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.  The Big East football schools were in need of a new name after they agreed to let seven basketball schools break away from the conference to start a new league this summer to be called the Big East.  The American Athletic Conference will have ten members in its first season: Rutgers, Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Memphis, Houston, SMU and Temple. 


The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team gets their season underway tonight when they take on the Round Rock Express in Texas at 7:05.  Omaha has 27 players on the roster as they will host games in their second year at Werner Park in Papillion.  Anchoring the starting rotation for the Storm Chasers will be 2012 All-Pacific Coast League pitcher Ryan Verdugo, who led his team with twelve wins.  Headlining the 13 position players will be Omaha's 2011 player of the year, Johnny Giavotella.  The Storm Chasers lost to Reno in the Pacific Coast League Championship last year.


The Norfolk Panther track & field team participated in yesterday’s Grand Island Invitational.  In the boys standings, the host team was the champion with a score of 143.  They won by 29 points.  Norfolk finished fourth with 88.25 points.  Champions for the Panthers included Jake Rowlett (Discus); and the 4X100.25 Meter Relay team of Jared McGinn, Christian Hernandez, Charles Goodman, & Rowlett.  In the girls standings, Lincoln Southeast won the crown with a score of 159 while Norfolk was second with 125.5 points.  Champions for the Lady Panthers included Claire Sintek (HJ); Erica Dover (Discus); Taleah Williams (LJ); the 4X400 Meter Relay team of Katherine Dover, Chelsea Johnson, Jaycee Bradley, & Williams.


Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Columbus at Kearney (GNAC B Socc. Tourn.-5:30); Nfk High Vs. Gering at Kearney (GNAC G Socc. Tourn.-3:30); Nfk Cath/LHNE at Columbus Scotus (B Socc.-5:00); LHNE/Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus (G Socc.-5:00); Nfk High Vs. Thurston/Cuming County at Pender (Bsbl-6:00); Nfk High at Hastings (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); Hartington CC, Stanton, & Creighton at Nfk Cath Quad at Nfk CC (B Golf-4:00); NECC at Southeast CC Inv. At Beatrice (M Golf-1:00).


Local Scores:  Kansas St. 3 Nebraska-Omaha 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 4 Creighton 3 (SB); WSC 5-8 Bemidji St. 0-4 (Bsbl DH); WSC 13-7 Upper Iowa 5-3 (SB DH).



It’s finally getting warm enough to enjoy PUTT-PUTT at Divots!  Prices from $1 - $5 all you can play!

Oreos were the best selling American cookie of the 20th Century.


News Briefs:

Funeral services will be Monday for a former Norfolk Mayor and junior high principal. 84-year-old Harley Rector died yesterday at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Rector served as mayor of Norfolk from 1992 to 2000, after retiring as principal of Norfolk Junior High. Survivors include his wife, Donna.


A 22-year-old Norfolk mother is accused of falsely reporting that her child had been abducted – and the child has been taken into protective custody. Police Captain Mike Bauer reports that police were called to 105 West Phillip at 10:41 Tuesday. He says Johna Richards reported that her 10-month-old son had been abducted. Officers searched the area, and located the infant directly south of the Richards home. He was in a car seat, covered by a blanket with a bottle on top of the blanket. The car seat belonged to Richards. Bauer says officers were able to determine that no abduction had taken place, and the infant had been outside for at least 15 minutes before police were called. Richards was arrested for false reporting and child abuse. She was taken to the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.


Tickets still remain for the Annual Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet tonight at the Divots DeVent Center. Guest speaker will be Dan Ruettiger, better known as Rudy… the inspiration behind the 1994 movie. The social hour begins tonight at 6, with the dinner at 7. Tickets cost $50 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased at the Chamber building at 609 West Norfolk Avenue.


Staff at the Norfolk Public Library will be getting some extra help this summer, thanks to an internship grant from the Federal Institute of Library Services administered through the Nebraska Library Commission. Youth Services Supervisor Karen Drevo says this year’s intern, Norfolk native and UNL graduate Amber Peterson will get experience at the Norfolk Public Library as well as libraries at Northeast Community College and Norfolk Senior High. This is the fourth consecutive year the Norfolk Library has received the intern grant, which is provided through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Eighteen other Nebraska libraries received the internship grants including those in Emerson, Ponca, Schuyler, South Sioux City and Verdigre.


Homeowners around Eldorado Hills received flyers late last month warning them that their homes’ values could substantially decline if the golf course were closed. The flyer included pictures of an Omaha golf club, Skyline Hills with captions such as “This used to be a green.” The course’s advisory board hosted a meeting Monday at the Eldorado Hills clubhouse. About 100 residents gathered to discuss the possibility of the purchase.  Another meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 15th for members who do not live around the golf course.


Today's Tickler:

The plumber said, “Your basement’s not too bad.  Just pretend you live in Venice.”


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