Radio Review 05.13.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Kay Bettin, Tom Brenneman, Kathy Fick, John Fisher, Ethelyn Fossum, Sue Fuchtman, Russell Priester

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 86.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 58.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers l& storms, high 93.

 

Sports:

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Tiger Woods closed with a 2-under-par 70 to win The Players Championship at 13-under, two strokes ahead of Kevin Streelman, Swedish rookie David Lingmerth and Jeff Maggert.  Woods was in the scoring trailer when Lingmerth missed a long birdie try that would have forced a playoff.  Woods now has 78 career PGA victories after claiming his first Players Championship title in a dozen years.

 

Harrison Barnes finished with 26 points and ten rebounds as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 97-87 win against San Antonio in overtime, tying the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.  Jarrett Jack came off the bench to added 24 points and Stephen Curry had 22 for the Warriors, who trailed by eight with five minutes left in regulation.  Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who host Game Five on Tuesday.

 

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference semifinals.  Thibodeau was upset that Nazr Mohammed got ejected for shoving LeBron James to the floor and accused the Heat's superstar of flopping.  He also said calls weren't going to go the Bulls' way.

 

Former Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who announced Friday he plans to transfer to Nebraska, was booked Saturday on charges of second-degree assault from an incident Friday night, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  He started all twelve games at left guard for Colorado last season, also was charged with two counts of harassment.  A native of Arizona, Lewis told the Journal Star on Friday he planned to arrive on the Nebraska campus next month and immediately begin working out with the team.  Per NCAA transfer rules, however, he would have to sit out the 2013 season.  Lewis then would have two seasons to play for the Huskers.  Whether those plans remain intact was uncertain Sunday.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at A-3 Dist. Meet at Highlands GC, Lincoln (BG-9:00 AM); LHNE at C-3 Dist. Meet at Indian Trails CC, Beemer (BG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Kearney (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Colorado Springs (Bsbl-7:35).

 

Local Scores:  Nebraska 8 Minnesota 0 (Bsbl); Wichita St. 4 Creighton 1 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 14 Colorado Springs 4 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

BEACH BOYS CONCERT @ Divots@ Fri. 5.24, gates open 6 pm GA Tickets $40; DivotsConcertSeries.com

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News Briefs:

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers shot and killed a man who had led them on a high-speed chase through three southeast Nebraska counties and fired multiple shots at troopers. Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins says the shooting happened Friday night when troopers approached a car in Stomsburg. The car sped off, throwing a passenger identified as 31-year-old Joseph Pritchard, of Stromsburg, to the ground. Pritchard was arrested on a warrant charging him with a parole violation. Troopers chased the car through three counties, and Collins says the driver fired several shots at pursing troopers. A cruiser rammed the car, sending it into a ditch. Collins says the driver then fired several times at troopers, who returned fire and killed the man, identified Saturday as 28-year-old Nathan Brokaw, of Brainard.

 

Two men have been arrested in their suspected involvement in the theft of two construction trailers. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger reports that 38-year-old Mark Kuehn of Stanton and 48-year-old Kevin Mendenhall of rural Battle Creek were charged with the theft of over 10-thousand dollars worth of construction equipment and possession of methamphetamines. A motorcycle was also recovered from the Stanton residence in possession of Kuehn during the investigation. The motorcycle was stolen in 2011from a residence in Norfolk. Kuehn is also being charged with Terroristic Threats in a separate incident that occurred Thursday evening in Stanton. A 3rd man, 62-year-old Ernie Mastny of rural Stanton also faces charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property after stolen property was located in his possession at his residence. Both Kuehn and Mendenhall are being held in the Pierce County Jail. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

 

Socializing – with a purpose. That’s what is being offered through the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce’s Speed Networking. Chamber spokesman Monica Rotherham says Speed Networking will be offered from 3 until 5 on Thursday, May 30th in the Chamber office at 609 West Norfolk Avenue. The event is limited to the first 40 who register. Cost to take part in Speed Networking is $20 for Chamber members, and $25 for non-members. For more information, or to register, call the Chamber at (402) 371-4862.

 

A member of the Northeast Community College Board of Governors has resigned, and the process has begun to replace her. Peg Niewohner cited constraints with her work schedule in her resignation letter, and her resignation was effective April 17th. Dirk Petersen, a member of the Board of Governor’s Human Resources Committee, says a four-member committee has been set up to screen applicants for the position.

 

Several members of Congress are writing to the U-S trade representative and the commerce secretary, asking for a review of a potential threat to ethanol. The European Union has imposed an anti-dumping duty on ethanol imposed on American producers. Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, says a challenge by the World Trade Organization is needed to keep world markets open for free trade.

 

Today's Tickler:

A new computer virus is going around.  Officer workers everywhere will now be forced to play solitaire with real cards.

 

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