Radio Review 05.10.13
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Pam Carlson, Kevin Classen, Tim Denney, Evelyn Muegge, Larry Schomaker, Debra Sporleder, Marv Wilke
Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 71. Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers or storms, low 43. Saturday, mainly sunny, high 63.
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#9 Minnesota State handed Wayne State a 7-0 loss Thursday evening in the NSIC/US Bank Baseball Tournament semi-finals played at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Mavericks, 33-8, now face #8 seed Bemidji State this morning at 3:30 p.m. in the winner’s bracket final while the sixth-seeded Wildcats, now 27-19, meet top-seeded St. Cloud State in an elimination game Friday morning at 11 a.m.
The Norfolk Catholic girls showed a lot of heart and several had personal bests throughout the day at the district track meet yesterday. 100 hurdles -5th Bailey Barnes, 6th Jessica Giraud, 300 hurdles- 2nd Bailey Barnes, 800 m dash-1st Amy Miller, 2nd Joelle Heng, 4x100- 2nd Michaela Barry, Rachel Weiser, Joelle Heng, Bailey Barnes, 4x400- 2nd Bailey Barnes, Amy Miller, Rachel Weiser, Joelle Heng, 4x800- 3rd Joelle Heng, Amy Miller, Karla Mendoza, Nicole Aschoff , Long jump- 1st Michaela Barry, High jump- 3rd Bailey Ehlers, Pole vault- 2nd Courtney Schindler, 3rd Abby Beller, Discus -2nd Nicole Ramaekers, 4th- Geena Piper The top 3 in individual and top 2 in relay events qualify for State Track Meet. Girls Track Coach Bill Lafleur said they had a great season and to get second at the district meet is a tremendous accomplishment for the 18 girls and coaches of the girls track team.
Local Schedule: Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team holds a triangular with Wakefield and Battle Creek at the Norfolk Country Club at 3:00 p.m. The High School State Soccer Championships continue at Morrison Stadium in Omaha. Nebraska visits Minneapolis to play the University of Minnesota at 3:05, Creighton is in Wichita, Kansas to play Wichita State at 6:30, Nebraska-Omaha plays Oakland University at Rochester, Michigan in a 1:00 p.m. Doubleheader, the Omaha Storm Chasers visit Reno at 8:35 and the Wayne State track and field team participates in the NSIC Championships at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at 10:00
Scores: Girls district track meet 1) Columbus Scotus 129 2) NC 93 3) Pierce 73 4) Blair 57 5) Boone Central 42
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Norfolk city officials thought demolition work had begun on the site of a new CVS Pharmacy in Norfolk without proper demolition permits – but that was NOT the case. City Prevention Manager Trent Howard says the activity at the corner of 13th Street and Norfolk Avenue was not authorized by CVS and some of it may have been looting. Howard says demolition permits were obtained Thursday morning. He says the permit process helps notify utilities of work that could disrupt service or even damage pipes and lines. CVS has purchased property in the southwest part of the intersection for a new pharmacy. Plans are to have the business constructed and open by October.
A preliminary federal report says a small plane hit and severed a power line before crashing south of Norfolk and killing two people aboard last month. The National Transportation Safety Board says the plane flown by 26-year-old Dale Butler, of Omaha, was airborne just two minutes before it struck the line on April 27. Witnesses had reported that the plane hit a line, and investigators found the severed line about a quarter mile from the crash site. It had been strung about 20 feet high. The plane crashed about two miles southeast of Norfolk. Also killed was Butler's passenger, 23-year-old Amy Brobst, of Fort Collins, Colo. The Piper PA-28 plane was registered to the Pro-Flite Inc. flight training school based in Omaha. FAA records say the single-engine aircraft was built in 1967.
Lawmakers have given first-round approval to a bill that makes up most of Nebraska's state budget. The bill was advanced on Thursday with a 36-0 vote. It followed nearly 16 hours of debate. The proposal is the largest of five bills that are part of the state's overall spending plan. It includes funding to keep state agencies, programs and the University of Nebraska in operation. Much of Thursday's debate focused on funding for small, specific budget items, including a home-visitation program for nurses and a railroad inspector job that hasn't been filled in years. Lawmakers also rejected an attempt to increase funding for a property-tax relief program. Lawmakers are required to approve a two-year budget before they adjourn for the year.
Northeast Community College and Nucor Corporation have been recognized as one of the top five corporate-college partnerships in the nation. The award was presented recently in San Francisco at a meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges. College President Dr. Michael Chipps says the Outstanding Corporate Partnership Award recognizes the cooperative effort that provides employees for the Nucor Detailing Center. Since 2006, the Detailing Center has grown from a core of 12 employees to nearly 80 today, and 60 percent of those employees are graduates of the Northeast Community College drafting program. Northeast increased the size of the drafting program to meet Nucor’s needs.
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