Radio Review 05.08.13

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Elizabeth Gentrup, Robert Ludemann Jr., Russ McKillip, David Nelson, Karen Pochop, Skeet Starr, Lowell Uttecht, Carl Walter, Randy Walters


Skywatch Weather:

Today, becoming occasional sun, chance for showers & storms, high 70.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers or storms, low 49.  Thursday, partial sunshine, chance for showers, high 69.



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Two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, has been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.  He will become the 16th Nebraska player in the Hall, along with six former Cornhusker coaches.  Frazier and the other members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class will officially be inducted in New York City on Dec. 10.  He earned induction into the College Hall of Fame in his third year on the ballot.  Frazier is the third Husker in the past five years to be named to the Hall, joining 2009 inductee Grant Wistrom and 2011 honoree Will Shields.  Frazier is the first Nebraska quarterback to be selected for the College Football Hall of Fame. 


The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team completed their fall season by participating in the Region XI Tournament at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Iowa the last two days.  Kirkwood College of Iowa was the team champion with a score of 603.  They won by 20 strokes.  Northeast totaled a 693.  Ryan Johnson of Kirkwood was the medalist with a 147.  He won by a single stroke.  The Hawks were led by Trent Peterson’s 164.


Norfolk High will host the A-2 District Track & Field meet getting underway at 1:00 today.  Running events will start at 2:30.  Teams include Norfolk High, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln Southeast, Millard North, Omaha Bryan, Papillion La Vista, & South Sioux City.  Reports of the meet can be heard starting at 3:30 on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM, 106 KIX, & Lite Rock 97.5.


The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team holds their own invitational today at the Norfolk Country Club starting at 9:00 AM.  Teams include Lutheran High Northeast, Norfolk Catholic, Battle Creek, Bancroft/Rosalie, Madison, Pierce, Ponca, Wisner/Pilger, and JV programs from Norfolk High, Norfolk Catholic, and Lutheran High Northeast.


Local Schedule:  WSC Vs. Augustana at NSIC Tourn. At St. Cloud, MN (Bsbl-3:00); South Dakota St. At Creighton (Bsbl-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Reno (Bsbl-8:35).


Local Scores:  Nfk High 8 Fremont 1 (G Tenn. Dual); Nebraska-Omaha 6 Iowa 5 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers at Reno (Bsbl-Ppd. Rain to Thurs.).


NBA Playoffs:  N.Y. Knicks 105 Indiana 79 (1-1); Memphis 99 Oklahoma City 93 (1-1).


Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Bailey Ehlers of the Norfolk Catholic girls track & field team.


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In 2004, the NHL league became the 1st to cancel an entire season due to a labor dispute.


News Briefs:

The Norfolk City Council has rescinded the guidelines it had earlier put in place for the use of funds designed to foster the city’s economic development. The funds, generated from property tax revenues are commonly referred to as LB-840 dollars. Norfolk voters voted in May of 2010 to approve LB 840 for economic development. The Norfolk City Council later adopted program guidelines that restricted the use of those funds. The city’s Economic Development Director, Courtney Klein told the council that those guidelines have limited Economic Development’s ability to best utilize LB-840 dollars to their fullest capabilities. The council unanimously approved the resolution to repeal the guidelines, and allow the program to be governed by the voter-approved economic development plan.


A school funding compromise has been threatened by an amendment filed in the Nebraska State Legislature. Senator Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, the Education Committee chairwoman, told colleagues that compromise arose from lengthy negotiations that broke through a legislative impasse. Sullivan sees the move as a money grab and says she will oppose any attempt to change the compromise reached on school funding.


Producers who have not yet completed their Census of Agriculture forms are reminded to get those returned before the end of the month. Chris Messer with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the main collection ends in February, but many producers did not have their 2012 Income Taxes complete by then. A postcard reminder will be sent to those who have not returned their forms, and follow-up phone calls will be made. Forms can be found on line at Messer says those with questions are encouraged to call USDA’s customer service line at (888) 428-7828.


Producers concerned about the impact of late planting on yield can add another concern to their worries. Late planting can impact coverage under Federal Crop Insurance. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Tim Lemmons says the final planting date for federal crop insurance in Nebraska for nearly all counties is May 25th. After that, one percent will be deducted per day up to 20 days from any insurance payoff. Lemmons says that one percent is based on the average production history – or APH. Lemmons says it is important to plant for field conditions – not putting seed into ground that is too cold or wet. But it is also important to keep that May 25th deadline in mind and to plant in as timely a manner as possible.


Only a few weeks of school remain. That means it is time to sign up for the Norfolk Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program is free, and open to readers and “read to me’s” of all ages, infant to adult. Participants can earn awards by reading or being read to. Many free activities are planned, including pony rides, family fun night and an essay contest. Sign up begins on Monday, May 13. For more information, stop at the Norfolk Public Library during regular hours


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