Radio Review 04.15.13

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Lisa Callies, Ingrid Granath, Timothy Leader, Jim Pollack

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, high 50.  Tonight, mainly cloudy, chance for showers, low 30.  Tuesday, mainly cloudy, chance for showers, high 48.

 

Sports:

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An Australian rules Augusta!  Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters.  Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole.  Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup.  Scott claimed his first Major victory and made up for his performance at the end of last year's British Open, where he bogeyed the last four holes to lose by a stroke to Ernie Els.  Scott closed with a 3-under 69 for a 9-under total in becoming the first Australian to win the event.  Cabrera fired a 2-under 70 to turn the Masters into a sudden-death affair for the third time in four years.  Jason Day had the lead until he bogeyed the 16th and 17th holes.  He finished two strokes out of the playoff at minus-7, two shots better than Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman.

 

Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers staged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter for a win in their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 last night to stay in position for a playoff berth.  Steve Blake scored 23 points for the Lakers, who lead Utah by 1 ½ games for the eighth postseason spot in the Western Conference after their seventh win in eight games.  Bryant limped off the Staples Center floor with a torn Achilles tendon Friday night.  Tim Duncan had 23 points and ten rebounds for the Spurs, who have lost six straight road games.  San Antonio is likely to finish second in the West behind Oklahoma City, which holds the tiebreaker.

 

Local Schedule:  LHNE/Nfk Cath at Columbus Lakeview (G Socc.-4:30); Nfk Cath/LHNE at Columbus Lakeview (B Socc.-6:30); Nfk Cath at Plainview (BG Dual-4:00); Nfk High at Lincoln North Star Inv. (G Tenn.-10:00); NECC at Midland Univ. Inv. At Fremont (MG-12:00); WSC Vs. Minnesota-Duluth at Omaha (Bsbl DH-12:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-11:05); LHNE at Ponca Inv. (BG-Ccd.).

 

Local Scores:  Ohio St. 7 Nebraska 4 (Bsbl); Indiana St. 5 Creighton 3 (Bsbl); Nebraska-Omaha 5 Western Illinois 3 (Bsbl); WSC 4-4 Minnesota-Duluth 2-3 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 11 Nashville 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 11 Wisconsin 2 (SB); Creighton 9 Indiana St. 1 (SB); Nebraska-Omaha 3 Indiana-Purdue Univ. 0 (SB); WSC Vs. Minnesota-Duluth (SB DH-Ccd. Rain.).

 

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News Briefs:

The Northeast Community College Board of Governors has approved a purchase agreement for land for the extended campus facility in O'Neill. At last week's meeting, the board approved the purchase of nearly seven acres along Highway 275, just west of the Farm Credit Service of America building. Terry Nelson, chairman of the Facilities Committee, says the $144,000 purchase price for the land is very reasonable and is the same amount FCS paid for the land more than 10 years ago. Board member Larry Possnecker of Atkinson says all of North-Central Nebraska is excited about the new facility.

 

Among the items on Monday night's Norfolk City Council agenda is a request to rezone the property on East Norfolk Avenue where the Budget Inn is located. The item has been tabled twice - March 4th and again on March 18th - so a representative of the owner, Mota Ambaji, Inc., could be present. City Prevention Manager, Trent Howard says issues came up when fire damaged the building and owners wanted to repair and rebuild the facility. Howard says more than 50 percent of the building was damaged and in order for owners to make the needed repairs, the zoning for the area needs to be brought into compliance. Howard says part of the land is zoned as single-family residential and that another issue raised by neighbors, is that the motel is no longer used as a short-term facility. Howard says he expects the zoning to be worked out in a way that satisfies both the Budget Inn owners and the neighbors.

 

Whether you're looking for a low-cost or high-value home, there is a housing shortage in Norfolk. City Administrator Shane Weidner says the construction industry and private entities are working on the problem. Weidner says the city can help by eliminating roadblocks to construction and by helping pursue aggressive financing options.

 

A house fire Friday southeast of Norfolk is estimated to have caused over $100,000 dollars in damages. Norfolk Fire Division Lieutenant, Landon Grote, reports that the Norfolk Fire Division responded to a fire on 557th Avenue about two miles east of the airport, shortly after 11:00 Friday morning. Smoke detectors were present and working at the home, and alerted family members to the fire who then called 911. The fire damage was mainly located on the south side but heavy smoke damage spread throughout the structure. Fire Marshall Terry Siebel said the fire started on the main floor bathroom from an unattended burning candle. There were no injuries to the occupants of the home or firefighters.

 

The U-S Small Business Administration has named Petersen Ag Systems of Norfolk as Nebraska Small Business of the Year for 2013. President Henry Asch off and Vice President Keith Wiehn lead the organization. Petersen is an agricultural equipment supplier of irrigation and grain handling products with outlets in Osmond, Hartington, Fremont, and Onawa, Iowa.

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/3 6-8 pm

5/4: 9-3 @ NECC Cox Activity Center Free admission

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