Radio Review 05.09.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jerry Koch, Jamie Lyall, Pat O’Gorman Jr., Nancy Schwertley, Brian Silhacek, Kenny Unger

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial clearing at times, chance for showers & storms, high 66.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 46.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 71.

 

Sports:

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Norfolk High hosted the A-2 District Track & Field Meet yesterday.  In the girls standings, Millard North was the team champion with 136 points.  Kearney was second with 130.5 and Norfolk took third with 97 points.  Reaching the State Championships in Omaha next week for the Lady Panthers were Taleah Williams (2nd-200; 3rd-TJ; 2nd-LJ); Abby Protzman (2nd-3200); Megan Dolezal (4th-PV); Erica Dover (1st-Shot Put); Claire Sintek (1st-HJ); Katricia Svoboda (1st-Discus); Chelsea Johnson (2nd-300H); Farren Lovell (3rd-100H).  The Norfolk High 4X400 Relay Team of Williams, Dover, Jaycee Bradley, & Johnson placed first and set a stadium record time of 4:02.07.  In the boys standings, Kearney was the champion with 201 points.  They won by 82 points.  The Panthers placed fifth with 28.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for Norfolk were Benjamin Protzman (3rd-3200); Patrick Meuret (2nd-400); & the 4th place 4X800 relay team of Protzman, Ryan Hoffie, Austin Warren, & Zach Hoffie.  Also setting stadium records yesterday were Grand Island’s Steven Cahoy (16’0-PV) & Papillion La Vista 4X100 Relay team (41.79).

 

The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team held their own invitational yesterday at the Norfolk Country Club.  The Norfolk High JV was the team champion with a score of 326.  Norfolk Catholic placed second with a 335 and the Eagles took third with a 349.  The Panther JV’s Preston Marsh was the medalist with a 76.  He beat Lutheran High Northeast's Payton Baker in a playoff.  Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake was third shooting a 79.  The Norfolk High JV’s Brandon Clausen placed fifth with an 81, teammate Will Kersten got sixth carding an 81, Ethan Hansen placed eighth with an 84, & Chase Hopper took tenth shooting an 85.  The Knights’ Mark Uhlir placed twelfth with an 86 and Lutheran High Northeast’s Jeremy Wessel got 15th with an 88.

 

The Norfolk High boys golf team holds their own invitational today at the Norfolk Country Club starting at 9:00 AM.  Teams include Norfolk High, Columbus, Fremont, Lincoln Pius X, Lincoln Southwest, Millard North, and York.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at B-4 Dist. Meet at Pawnee Park, Columbus (T&F-10:00); LHNE at C-5 Dist. Meet at Wisner (T&F-1:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Reno (Bsbl DH-6:00).

 

Local Scores:  WSC 4 Augustana 3 (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.-Susp. In 8th Inn.); Creighton 7 South Dakota St. 1 (Bsbl); Reno 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Miami 115 Chicago 78 (1-1); Golden St. 100 San Antonio 91 (1-1).

 

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News Briefs:

A feasibility study is planned to see if an indoor sports facility is needed in Norfolk, and what size such a facility should be. Kim Kwapnioski, executive director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, says the facility would have extra gym space and other features like an indoor track, indoor pool, and space for softball and baseball. Kwapnioski says a feasibility study will be conducted to determine what size the building needs to be and if it is sustainable in Norfolk. Among those who have contributed to the cost of the study are the city of Norfolk, Madison County, the YMCA, Northeast Community College and several businesses and individuals.  Anyone interested in learning more about the proposed field house, or wishing to be on the committee working on the project, can contact Kwapnioski at the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau.

 

Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the cold weather reduced the amount of runoff from snowmelt in the past month. The corps is predicting the amount of runoff flowing into the river basin this spring to be about 79 percent of normal. So the corps will continue imposing drought conservation measures. But the corps Jody Farhat says conditions in the basin can change quickly and some areas could see flooding after heavy rains. The amount of water released out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border averaged 17,800 cubic feet per second during April.

 

Gov. Dave Heineman has honored 15 Nebraska high school seniors who garnered perfect scores on the ACT or SAT college admissions exams. Heineman traveled to Omaha's Central High School on Wednesday for the ceremony, and was joined by Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed and representatives of the ACT and SAT. The ACT contains mandatory math, science, reading, and English sections and an optional essay section. Each section is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, and a perfect overall score is 36. The SAT consists of critical reading, mathematics and writing sections. Each section receives a score on the scale of 200 to 800, for a top possible score of 2400. Only one Nebraska senior received a top score on both the ACT and SAT: Marika Svolos of Central High School.

 

Sen. Ernie Chambers has argued for months that lawmakers don't need a law to study Nebraska's tax climate, and he's presenting an alternative. The longtime state senator pitched a resolution Wednesday to the Legislature's Executive Board, which he says would accomplish the same goal as a tax-study bill now pending in the Legislature. Lawmakers have given first-round approval to the measure, which would create a Tax Modernization Commission. The idea gained some prominence after an earlier plan to eliminate or reduce Nebraska's income tax was scrapped. Chambers says lawmakers have created special committees in the past without passing laws. He says resolutions are easier to change and extend than bills, which require committee hearings.

 

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