Radio Review 05.30.13

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Linda Alfs, Laura Nel Carlisle, Joy Mooberry, Marge O’Banion, Kelvin Putney, Merle Thelen, Erik Wilson


Skywatch Weather:

Today, chance for showers & storms, high 79.  Tonight’s low 52.  Friday, partly cloudy & chance for rain, high 76.



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The 14th-seeded Nebraska softball team makes its seventh appearance in the Women’s College World Series today, opening the tournament at 11:00 against eleventh-seeded Washington in Oklahoma City.  The Huskers, the lowest remaining seed of the eight teams, earned a spot in the field by winning two of three games against three-seed Oregon in last week’s NCAA Super Regional in Eugene, Oregon.  Nebraska advanced to its seventh Women’s College World Series in school history, its first since 2002 and its third under 21st-year Head Coach Rhonda Revelle.  The Huskers are 45-14 on the season while Washington is 43-15.


Wayne State has announced the decision to suspend its men’s and women’s intercollegiate golf programs beginning in the 2013-14 season.  The suspension of these two sports affects ten student athletes with five being women and five men.  The suspension of these sports will move Wayne State from sponsoring 15 intercollegiate programs to 13.  Any student athlete who was receiving aid in the form of an athletic scholarship will maintain that scholarship through the 2013-14 academic year.  Men’s and women’s golf will still be sponsored at the college, but at a club level.  This will offer current participants the continued opportunity to compete if they so desire.


Lindsay Holy Family center Kaylee Jensen has made an oral commitment to play women’s basketball at Oklahoma State beginning in the 2014-15 season according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 6’4 senior-to-be earned Class ‘D-2’ girls first-team all-state honors for the second straight season after averaging 24.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs, who reached the semifinals of the state tournament.  Jensen was a second-team all-state volleyball player as a junior and finished third in both the Class ‘D’ shot put and discus at the state track meet earlier this month.


Local Schedule:  Albion at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl-8:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).


Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Lincoln League (SB-Ccd. Rain.); Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-Ppd. Rain.).



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News Briefs:

The Norfolk Fire Division responded to 2 fires yesterday. A garage in Norfolk suffered about $3,000 in damage in a fire reported at 7:22 Wednesday morning. Norfolk Fire Captain Lyle Lutt says crews were called to 704 Nebraska Avenue, where they found moderate smoke coming from the two-car detached garage. The fire was extinguished quickly, and the fire was contained to the area of origin. Lutt says 16 firefighters and four apparatus spent about an hour at the site, overhauling the structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Lutt says the property is owned by Russell Wilcox and occupied by Sunnei Swanson. Norfolk Fire responded to a second fire at Nucor Cold Finish at 2301 West Omaha Avenue. When firefighters arrived plant workers had already successfully extinguished the fire and there was minor smoke in the building. Lyle Lutt said it took 26 firefighters and 3 apparatuses about 20 minutes to overhaul the machine and make sure the fire was out. Plant Staff assisted Norfolk Fire throughout the incident. No injuries to employees or firefighters were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the cost is yet to be determined.


The Nebraska Tourism Commission has a fun way for you to see Nebraska this summer.  The Nebraska Passport program has 80 places, events, activities and attractions across the state where you can collect stamps. including the Norfolk Arts Center, Barnstormers and the Crystal Key Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newman Grove.  The stamps lead to prizes.  Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau Director, Kim Kwapnioski says collecting all of the stamps will require a lot of summer travel. Prizes include t-shirts, lottery tickets, and digital cameras.  You can pick up a passport at the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau in the Chamber Building at 609 West Norfolk Avenue.


Eight bands highlight the 5th Annual Midwest Bike Fest tomorrow  and Saturday at the Off Road Ranch and Motocross Course southeast of Norfolk.  The event includes food vendors, a tattoo contest and free tent camping.  Ranch manager Stacy Ertzner says the poker run is from 9 to 11 Saturday morning and includes four Northeast Nebraska bars.   Four bands each day will keep participants entertained.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.  The Off Road Ranch is south of the Highway 275, Highway 24 junction between Norfolk and Stanton.


Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska says he will not run for the U.S. Senate. Fortenberry made the announcement on Wednesday. The five-term congressman says in an email message that he intends to seek re-election to the House in 2014. His announcement came days after Republican Gov. Dave Heineman announced that he would not seek the seat held by current U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns, a Republican, has chosen not to seek re-election in 2014. Heineman would have been a heavy favorite if he had entered the race, and his decision not to run has created a wide-open field. Fortenberry says the decision wasn't easy, but after deliberating with his wife and their five children, he feels it's the right choice.


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