Radio Review 04.29.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Debra Commerford, Linda Dahlkoetter, Roger Love, Chris Mancini, Clarey Prim, Kelly Stewart, Debbie Wagner

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine early, then clearing, chance for showers, high 77.  Tonight, mostly clear early, then increasing clouds, low 54.  Tuesday, mostly cloudy, chance for showers, high 65.

 

Sports:

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The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs were able to sweep themselves into the NBA's conference semifinals yesterday, but the New York Knicks were extended to a fifth game by Boston.  LeBron James poured in 30 points as the Heat beat Milwaukee 88-77, Tony Parker had a game-high 23 points in the Spurs' 103-82 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jason Terry scored the last six points in the Celtics' 97-90 overtime win against the Knicks.  Stephen Curry hit six of the Warriors' eleven three-pointers and finished with a game-high 31 points as Golden State beat Denver 115-101 to take a 3-1 series lead.

 

The Big Ten says it is going to an East and West alignment for divisions and a nine-game football schedule format for conference play.  Big Ten presidents and chancellors approved the moves yesterday.  The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning "Legends" and "Leaders" will be a thing of the past.  Teams will go from playing eight conference games to nine in 2016.  Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers will be in the East division.  The West will consist of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.  Schools will play six division games plus two against teams from the other division in 2014 and 2015.  In 2016, they'll play three cross-division games.  Indiana and Purdue will meet on an annual basis.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath/LHNE Vs. South Sioux City at Wilderness Park-Columbus (B-4 Dist. Boys Socc. Tourn.-6:00); LHNE/Nfk Cath Vs. Columbus High at Wilderness Park-Columbus (B-4 Dist. Girls Socc. Tourn.-6:00); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (G Tenn.-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Columbus at Elks CC (BG Dual-4:30); Nfk Cath at Boone Central Inv. At Albion CC (BG-9:00 AM); LHNE & Heartland Lutheran at Lincoln Lutheran (BG Tri.-1:00); NECC at Iowa Lakes Inv. At Okoboji, IA (MG-10:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at New Orleans (Bsbl-7:00).

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 3 Rutgers 1 (Bsbl); Oklahoma St. 6 Creighton 5 (Bsbl); Nebraska-Omaha 19 North Dakota St. 11 (Bsbl); (11) Minnesota St. 8-1 WSC 1-3 (Bsbl DH); Iowa 10 Omaha Storm Chasers 6 (Bsbl); (16) Nebraska 7 (9) Michigan 4 (SB); Creighton 3-5 Missouri St. 1-10 (SB DH); Western Illinois 4 Nebraska-Omaha 3 (SB); WSC 2-0 Univ. Of Mary 0-4 (SB DH).

 

Kwifax:

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

The tick bites that cause Lyme disease typically form a reddish rash with a bull’s-eye shape.

 

News Briefs:

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane crashed at approximately 8:00 PM Saturday night. The small aircraft had just departed the Norfolk Airport on a return flight to Millard Airport near Omaha. The Madison County Sherriff's Office released the names of the two killed in the crash: 26 year old Dale Butler, the plane's pilot, of Omaha and his passenger, 24 year old Amy Brobst of Fort Collins, Colorado. The crash was reported Saturday evening south of 557th Ave. and Sherwood Road. The plane came to rest in a soybean field along a grove of trees two miles east of U.S. Highway 81.  FAA officials said the plane struck a power line before crashing into some trees, but the cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.

 

A new father who shook and injured his 2-week-old daughter has been sentenced to the six months he has already served in jail. 22-year-old Justin Gore, of Norfolk, was sentenced Thursday to time served. He also was ordered to take anger management and parenting classes. The baby was taken to a hospital for vomiting and diarrhea in September. A doctor called police to report bruising and cranial bleeding, consistent with an infant being shaken or struck. Gore told the detective he had been up for long hours and he shook the baby when she wouldn't stop crying. A lawyer for Gore says there appears to be no lasting injuries to the girl from the shaking.

 

Three months after a truck splashed into the Missouri River during a police chase, no one wants to pay the cost of removing the sunken vehicle. The situation is frustrating for riverfront landowner who has to keep looking at the truck that's covered by about a foot of water near Sloan, Iowa. Usually when vehicles wind up in the river, the owner or his insurance company pays the $6,000-to-$8,000 bill to retrieve it. But in this case, the truck's owner, who was fleeing police at speeds over 70 mph, is either unable or unwilling to pay the bill. Land owner Don Dixon says he's tried contacting every agency he can think of for help, but hasn't had any luck.

 

May is Foster Care Month, and a celebration is planned in Norfolk.  Jackie Meyer, director for Building Blocks Community Enrichment, says a celebration will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in front of their office at 101 Wilson, just east of the Norfolk Middle School.  A short presentation on foster care and a thank you to foster families is planned at the kick-off event.  Meyer says the need for foster families is critical and anyone interested in learning more should contact Building Blocks in Norfolk, O'Neill or South Sioux City.

 

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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