Radio Review 04.05.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Doyle Busskohl, Marian Gilsdorf, Jeff Hoffart, Don Johnson, Julie Mueller, Diane Reikofski, Jane Uzzell, Mike Wulf

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a mix of clouds & sun, high 70.  Tonight, partly cloudy, slight chance for an isolated shower, low 48.  Saturday, partial sunshine, high 63.

 

Sports:

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Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they're credible.  Jacobs issued a statement yesterday in response to a report a day earlier by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts that was posted on roopstigo.com.  The story quoted former Auburn players Mike McNeil and Darvin Adams alleging they received or were offered money from coaches.  McNeil also says he had a grade changed to stay eligible.  Jacobs says Auburn takes any accusations seriously but has "no reason to believe these allegations are either accurate or credible."  Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik denied the allegations and several other players quoted in the story have said they were misquoted or misrepresented since it was published.

 

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team opened their season by winning their own triangular at the Norfolk Country Club yesterday.  The Knights shot a 176 while Stanton was second with a 179, and Hartington Cedar Catholic took third with a 180.  Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake was the medalist with a 39.  The Mustangs’ Caden Doggett was second with a 42 and teammate Brook Klinetobe was third with a 42.  In another event, the Northeast Hawks men’s golf team is in eighth place out of ten teams at the Southeast Community College Invite at the Beatrice Country Club.

 

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); Wayne at Nfk High (Bsbl-7:00); Nfk High at Kearney Inv. At Meadowlark Hills GC (BG-9:00 AM); LHNE at Crofton Inv. (BG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Lincoln North Star (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); NECC at Southeast CC Inv. At Beatrice (M Golf-12:00); Iowa at Nebraska (Bsbl-6:05); Bradley at Creighton (Bsbl-6:00); Fort Wayne at Nebraska-Omaha (Bsbl DH-1:00); WSC at Univ. Of Sioux Falls (Bsbl DH-4:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Columbus Scotus 6 Nfk Cath/LHNE 0 (B Socc.); Columbus Scotus 7 LHNE/Nfk Cath 0 (G Socc.); Nfk High 13 Thurston/Cuming County 4 (Bsbl); Nfk High 6 Hastings 3 (G Tenn. Dual); Round Rock 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).

 

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President William Henry Harrison served the shortest length of time … one month; 3.4.1841-4.4.1841

 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce has once again been nominated as a national Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Chamber President and CEO Dennis Houston made the announcement Thursday night at the chamber's annual meeting. Norfolk finished second in the ACE competition two years ago. This year's winner will be announced later this year. Also Thursday, the Norfolk Oscar was presented to former Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature Mike Flood. Mary Beth Renner received the Gerald Arkfeld Award and Don Wiznieski was the recipient of the Chairman's Award. Thirty-six businesses were honored for either starting up or completing major expansion this year. Scott Williams will serve as chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors for the coming year. He presented a plaque to outgoing chairman Mike Brogan. Guest speaker for the banquet was Daniel Ruettiger, made famous by the 1994 movie "Rudy." Rudy will meet this morning with students from Norfolk Senior High, Lutheran High Northeast and Norfolk Catholic High School. One student from each of the schools has been selected to receive a "Rudy Award" for perseverance.

 

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is concerned about the increasing violence in our nation – but she doesn’t think more gun control laws are the answer. Fischer says we need to take a hard look at mental health issues and that Hollywood needs to step up and claim some responsibility for the level of violence in the world. She says movies, television programs and violent video games all contribute to the problem. She says no laws currently being considered would have stopped the shootings in Newtown or Aurora, Colorado.

 

A Norfolk man accused of shooting another man in front of a downtown Norfolk nightclub has waived his right to a speedy trial. 28-year-old Jordan Beehn appeared in Madison County District Court this week on charges of assault in the first degree and use of a firearm to commit a felony. He’s accused of shooting Alberto Zepeda-Flores of Norfolk outside of Club Hollywood in downtown Norfolk on November 24th. Madison County Attorney Joe Smith says the injuries left Zepeda-Flores paralyzed and  “nearly non-verbal.” Beehn’s trial has been delayed, and Judge James Kube set the pretrial conference for June 4 and the trial for June 17.

 

An increase in the number of home and business alarms in Norfolk is helping the Police Division catch more burglars. Police Captain Mike Bauer says having an alarm or surveillance camera increases the odds that officers will catch the burglar in the act. Bauer says there are currently 208 intrusion alarm permits in Norfolk. In addition, the police department uses its own alarm systems to monitor 23 businesses and homes for a fee of $275 per year. Bauer says false alarms are not a huge problem, and homeowners are only assessed a fee for the response after five false alarms.

 

Today's Tickler:

He tried to deduct 30 cases of Dr. Pepper as a medical expense

 

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