Radio Review 04.26.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Pam Anderson, Tonya Bousquet, Rita Cox, Daniel Frohberg, Marilyn Jensen, Bob Nelson, Todd Sock


Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 72.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 42.  Saturday, mostly sunny, high 75.



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The 19th annual Northeast Nebraska Track & Field Classic is in the books.  Norfolk High’s Taleah Williams was named the Outstanding Female Performer after winning three gold medals.  She won the long jump, the 200 meter dash, and was part of the winning 4X400 meter relay team.  Battle Creek’s Travis Wright was named the Outstanding Male Performer after claiming the 100 meter dash, was part of the winning 4X100 meter relay team, and placed sixth in the shot put.  Other event winners for Norfolk High included Benjamin Protzman (3200); Kenneth Johnson (200); Patrick Meuret (400); & Chelsea Johnson (300H).  Norfolk Catholic’s Courtney Schindler claimed the girls pole vault.  In attendance at the Classic was Olympian Pole Vaulter Jeremy Scott.  Scott is in the Norfolk High Hall of Fame.


The Norfolk High boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Capitol City Invite at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln.  Omaha Creighton Prep was the team champion in the 24-team event with a 288 winning by eight strokes.  Norfolk was tenth with a 321.  Bellevue West’s Greg Stanek was the medalist with a 68.  He won by a single stroke.  The Panthers were led by Ross Gerber’s 78.


The Columbus Lakeview Invite was held at the Elks Country Club yesterday.  Elkhorn South was the champion with a 340.  The Norfolk High JV placed second with a 346 and Norfolk Catholic got fourth with a 368.  Samuel Morse of the host team was the medalist with a 77.  He won by three strokes.  The Norfolk High JV’s Chase Hopper placed fifth with an 82, Will Kersten got tenth place with an 85, and Devan Maas took 13th with an 87.  Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake led his team with his ninth place finish.  He shot 84.


The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team claimed the Humphrey St. Francis Invitational at Steepleview Golf Course yesterday.  The Eagles shot a 364, which was four strokes better than Twin River’s 368.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Payton Baker was the medalist with an 80.  He beat the host team’s Michael Brockhaus by one stroke.  The Eagles’ Nate Stolze was seventh with a 91, Andy Lutz took twelfth place with a 96, and Keaton Alberts was 15th with a 97.  The Norfolk Catholic JV’s Mark Uhlir placed 14th with a 97.


Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Fremont (G&B Socc.-5:00); Thurston/Cuming County at Nfk High (Bsbl-6:30); Nebraska Vs. Creighton at TD Ameritrade Classic at Omaha (Bsbl-6:35).


Local Scores:  Elkhorn South 5 Nfk High 0 (Bsbl); WSC 2-11 Winona St. 0-0 (SB DH); Iowa 9 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).



Divots Concerts:  Beach Boys 5/24; Hairball 6/28; Bret Michaels & Vince Neil 6/29; Skillet 7/28; Goo Goo Dolls 9/1

Soceraphobia is the fear of parents-in-law


News Briefs:

The Legislature advanced the State Equalization Funding Bill for Nebraska's public schools yesterday 42-0.  Speaker Greg Adams had suspended debate on the bill earlier this week to give Senators time to negotiate amendments that would be agreeable to lawmakers who represent both large and small school districts.  District 19 Senator says lawmakers cleared the biggest hurdle with the change of the averaging adjustment. Scheer says trying to compare per-pupil costs for large and small school districts was problematic, so Senators agreed to apply a funding formula only to those districts with 900 or more students.  Fifty of the state's 249 school districts have 900 or more students.  The proposal sets an average five percent annual increase in state aid for schools in the next two-year budget, to restore aid that was cut in previous years. It would cost the state $908 million in the first year, and $940 million in the second.  The bill would increase the local effort rate, which lets school districts offset state aid losses through local tax dollars.


When Congress extended the 2007 Farm Bill for one year, it did not extend the decision farmers made between the DCP and ACRE programs. DCP is the Direct and Countercyclical Program, a traditional commodity support program. ACRE stands for Average Crop Revenue Election, and ties payments to market price and production.  Platte County Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek says most producers selected the DCP option four years ago because commodity prices were climbing.  Extension Educator Tim Lemmons has a spreadsheet to help farmers make the best choice for their operation. Information is also available in the Cornhusker Economics newsletter for April 10th at the web site The deadline to make the ACRE election is June 3rd, and this year only, renters do not need to coordinate with landlords on the decision.


The city of Norfolk’s Water Division begins its flushing program Sunday.  Workers will conduct flushing during the evening hours beginning at 8:30 and ending at 6:30 the next morning.  The flushing operations will take place form Sunday through Thursday morning and is scheduled to end May 2nd.  Locations affected include Faith Regional Health Services, Menards, Norfolk Catholic High School, the Water Tower, Skyview Lake and all commercial locations along 13th Street; and 7th to 13th Street on Omaha Avenue. The flushing program is designed to remove buildup of Iron and Manganese deposits in the water mains.  Water Division officials say the water is bacteria free, but it’s not recommended to consume the water if it’s extremely discolored. 


U-S Senator Mike Johanns says the Marketplace Fairness Act is fair to Nebraska businesses.  Senator Johanns says there is bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for the Act however there will likely be a battle over amendments. The Act would require online merchants to charge state and local sales tax to items sold on-line. Senator Johanns says right now people are going into Nebraska businesses, looking at items and then going home and purchasing them online to avoid the state and local taxes. Taxes collected by online merchants would be sent to individual states.


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