Radio Review 04.16.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jim Ambroz, Jerry Hain, Ken Herley, Susan Risinger

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, becoming mainly cloudy, high 48.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for rain, low 38.  Wednesday, mainly cloudy, chance for rain, high 38.

 

Sports:

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At least three people were killed and more than 140 others injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon, about two hours after Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia was declared the winner.  A senior United States intelligence official said two other bombs were found near the end of the course in what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack.

 

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team competed in the first day of the Midland Spring Invite yesterday at the Fremont Country Club.  Iowa Western Community College is in the lead with a score of 299.  They lead by 15 strokes.  The Hawks currently sits in sixth place in the nine team event with a 340.  Iowa Western’s Jose Pelayo has the individual lead with a 70.  He leads by five strokes.  Kenny Kuchar of Northeast is tied for 18th with an 81 to lead the team.  Today’s final day of competition will be held at the Pines in Valley.

 

The Norfolk High girls tennis team participated in yesterday’s Lincoln North Star Invitational.  The Lady Panthers won the event with 48 points.  The host team was second with 38.  Emily Kortje was first in #1 Singles with a 4-0 record.  Kayla Fowler was first in #2 Singles with a 4-0 mark.  Emma Kwapnioski & Whitney Schutt were first in #1 Doubles with a 4-0 record.  McKenzie Essley & Logan Maggart were first in #2 Doubles with a 4-0 mark.  It’s the first tournament that Norfolk has won since 2004.

 

Local Schedule:  Millard West at Nfk High (B Socc.-6:45); Lincoln NE at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); LHNE at Laurel/Concord/Coleridge Inv. At Laurel (T&F-2:00); Nfk High at Hastings Inv. At Lochland CC (BG-10:00); Sioux City Heelan at Nfk High (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); NECC at Midland Univ. Inv. At Fremont (MG-12:00); Arkansas at Nebraska (Bsbl DH-3:05); Kansas at Creighton (Bsbl-6:30); Iowa at Nebraska-Omaha (Bsbl-2:00); WSC at Univ. Of Sioux Falls (SB DH-3:00); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); Nfk Cath at O’Neill Inv. (T&F-Ccd.).

 

Local Scores:  Columbus Lakeview 3 Nfk Cath/LHNE 1 (B Socc.); LHNE/Nfk Cath 2 Columbus Lakeview 1 (G Socc.); Plainview 170 Nfk Cath 182 (B Golf Dual); Minnesota Duluth 1-6 WSC 0-4 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Nashville 2 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Enjoy Live Music Every Wed Night @ the Sandbar & Grill featuring Jim Casey & Don Petersen 5:30-9:30

Being a Duke ranks higher than an Earl

 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk City Council has denied a request for a zoning change that was tabled from two earlier meetings. At Monday night’s meeting, the council voted 2 to 6 to deny a change of zoning for a portion of property on East Norfolk Avenue that is home to the Budget Inn. Part of the property is zoned C-3, commercial service district, but part of the lot is in a residentially-zoned area. C-3 would be the appropriate designation for a motel. Several councilmen say they want a plan for the lot before they approve any zoning change. Al Rajee of Cornhusker Auto owns the former Mary’s Café site east of the Budget Inn. He has complained for several years that the motel is actually a long-term stay residence and in violation of code, whether the property is zoned C-3 or residential. He told the council last night that this zoning request provides an opportunity for the council to finally deal with the situation. Attorney Jeff Hrouda represented the owners of the Budget Inn, Mota Ambaji Inc. He says the zoning change is needed for his client to rebuild or tear down the motel or to sell the property. The city has issued a cease and desist order requiring the owners of Budget Inn to bring their operation into compliance with the city’s definition of a motel. That order has been appealed.

 

Nebraska's veterans' home in Norfolk received a perfect score on an annual U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care survey. The state's Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that the home received the highest score for the second year in a row. The department runs the home. A team of nurses, dietitians and a life safety code expert evaluated the environment of the facility, and the level of care and services the veterans receive. The evaluators say the facility had no deficiencies. The facility's administrator Jerry Eisenhauer says support from staff, service organizations and volunteers helps maintain consistently high standards of care at the veterans' home

 

A Norfolk man's dream of starting a private school in his native African country of Malawi is closer to reality. Joe Mtika says a building has been found, the school has been registered with the Malawi government, and a principal has been hired. Mtika says he now needs some financial assistance for the school. Mtika says the school should be able to sustain itself with tuition once it's up and running. He expects about 100 students this fall and plans to provide an American-style education for as many as 300 students. The school will originally be for grades six through 12, but eventually will also include grades kindergarten through five. If you'd like to contribute to the project, you may mail checks to either First Presbyterian Church or BankFirst. Online donations will be accepted at the web site norfolkprivateschools.wix.com.

 

Nearly every student who graduated from Northeast Community College in 2012 is employed or continuing their education. Terri Heggemeyer, director of career services at Northeast says 99 percent the graduates are either employed or continuing their education.

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/3 6-8 pm

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

In Minnesota, it’s illegal to tease skunks.  Also very stupid!

 

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