Radio Review 04.18.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Mark Bohac, Aimee Clausen, Robert Kelberlau, Verdean Meyer, Maralyn Reznicek

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly cloudy, 2-3” snow possible, high 36.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for a dusting of snow early, low 23.  Friday, partial sunshine, high 43.

 

Sports:

ESPN Radio now at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM & Sat & Sun at 4:00!

The NBA playoffs will open Saturday with New York hosting Boston, and Chicago visiting Brooklyn.  Defending champion and top-seeded Miami hosts Milwaukee on Sunday, and the Hawks visit the Indiana Pacers.  In the West, the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder play the Houston Rockets, San Antonio hosts the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver is home against Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers have the home-court edge against Memphis.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers moved up to the seventh seed in the West by outlasting Houston 99-95 in overtime behind Steve Blake's 24 points.  Pau Gasol had 17 points, 20 rebounds and eleven assists.  The Lakers were assured before their game of making the playoffs when the Utah Jazz lost to Memphis 86-70.

 

Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at the Bruins/Sabres NHL game paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!"  The sold-out crowd at the first major sporting event in Boston since Monday's attack lined up for metal-detecting wands and random car inspections to get into the TD Garden.  The Boston Fire Department Honor Guard brought out the United States flag to honor the first responders who rushed to the aid of the three killed and more than 170 injured by the twin bombs at the marathon finish line.  The Buffalo Sabres edged the Bruins 3-2 in a shootout.

 

KJ Bluford of the Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team has signed a national letter of intent to play for Iowa State for next season.  Bluford is a 6’2 shooting guard leading the Hawks in scoring at 17.2 points.  He shot 37% from three-point range by making 110-295.  Bluford was also recruited by Creighton, Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, and others.  He was named Second Team All Conference this year by the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 11.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Elkhorn (B Socc.-7:30); Elkhorn at Nfk High (G Socc.-7:30); Nfk High at Wayne (Bsbl-7:00); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); Nfk Cath at Pierce Inv. (T&F-Ppd. To Sat. At 8:30 AM); Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. (BG-Ppd. To Fri. At 12:00); LHNE Boys Golf Inv. (Ppd. to May 1st at 9:00 AM at Nfk CC).

 

Local Scores:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-Ppd.).

 

Kwifax:

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News Briefs:

A group of conservative Nebraska lawmakers are trying to derail a proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults. State senators successfully stalled debate on the issue Wednesday when bill supporters weren't able to secure the 33 votes required to end debate. Speaker Greg Adams of York moved the Legislature to discuss a different bill after 10-and-a-half hours of debate on Medicaid. It has not been determined when Medicaid expansion will be discussed again. Bill supporters say expanding Medicaid is needed to help working Nebraska adults who can't afford private health care, but make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. Opponents are worried that expanding Medicaid won't be fiscally sustainable long-term and fear the state doesn't have enough doctors to see more Medicaid patients.

 

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is recommending the state spend more than $2-million for an airplane. Heineman says the request is all about access to rural Nebraska. he University of Nebraska Foundation currently owns the aircraft, and state officials have been able to lease the plane when needed. But Heineman says the Foundation wants to sell the plane, forcing the state to either purchase it or explore other air transportation options. Heineman says the plane is necessary for him and other state officials to serve the western part of the state. He says he can spend seven or more hours driving to the Panhandle – or an hour and 15 minutes in the air.

 

Norfolk residents are invited to “gather at the river” Saturday morning for the fourth annual clean up along the North Fork between 1st Street and Elm Avenue. Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Green Council and the North Fork Redevelopment Group officials say plans are to pick up debris and trim some shrubs and trees along the river. Volunteers are asked to bring hand tools and power saws and to wear close-toed shoes gloves and outdoor safety gear. Those wishing to take part can register on the Chamber web site, or at 8:30 Saturday morning north of the City Auditorium. Clean up will run from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

Students at Norfolk Junior High School received brand new i-pad minis last week and it didn’t take long to start putting them to use. Officials with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce worked with Junior High leaders to organize a digital career expo. The students rotated to different classrooms throughout the afternoon, and hear presentations from representative of the 35 participating companies. But instead of receiving folders and other handouts, the students already had all of the information, including brochures, pictures and videos on their i-pads. Chamber Director Dennis Houston says making these types of presentations to junior high students is important because it won’t be long before they’ll be joining the workforce. The career expo was part of the chamber's Grow Norfolk initiative.

 

Two Northeast Community College students were honored earlier this week for their inclusion in the All-Nebraska Academic Team. Michele Sehi and Dale Hayes, Jr. were to receive their awards last week in Lincoln, but a late winter storm canceled the event. They received their medals at Tuesday night’s student leaders banquet. Hayes is an audio recording student, while Sehi is studying broadcasting; she is also employed part time at WJAG.

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/3 6-8 pm

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

Things you don’t want to hear at a Tattoo Parlor:  “We’re all out of red, so I used pink.”

 

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