Radio Review 06.11.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Jerry Bohn, Dale Clipston, Sandy Ditter, Jacob Schmeckpeper, Pattie Schuckman

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 92.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 68.  Wednesday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 80.

 

Sports:

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A person familiar with the situation says quarterback Tim Tebow will sign with the New England Patriots and join their minicamp today.  Tebow spent last season with the New York Jets and was released in April after barely playing behind struggling starter Mark Sanchez.

 

Seven teams have now nailed down a position in the College World Series.  Oregon State and Mississippi State joined Indiana, North Carolina State, Louisville, LSU, and UCLA after earning wins yesterday in Super Regional action.  North Carolina will take on South Carolina at 11:00 today after inclement weather postponed yesterday’s game.  The College World Series starts on Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

 

Lutheran High Northeast has named Norfolk Catholic assistant coach Josh Clark as head boys basketball coach.  Clark was an assistant under Knights coach Shane Anderson since 2008-2009.  During that span, Norfolk Catholic recorded a 100-28 record and a state championship in 2010-2011.  Clark replaces Greg Rathke as head coach who just completed his 13th year.  Last year’s Lutheran High Northeast squad finished 21-6 and lost in the opening round of the State Tournament to eventual state champion Southern Valley.  The coaching change is the third in the last month for the Eagles as girls basketball coach Shannon Pospisil resigned and was replaced by Darin Suckstorf.  The school had also announced that wrestling coach Henry Aschoff resigned and former Lutheran High Northeast wrestler Jesse Peters accepted the coaching position.

 

Northeast Community College in Norfolk will host the 30th Annual Northeast Nebraska High School All-Star Classic basketball games on Friday.  Tip-off time for the girls’ game is 6:00 while the boys will tip off at 8:00 in the Cox Activities Center gym.  The Girls ‘Light’ Team, includes Norfolk Catholic’s Michaela Barry & Amy Miller, and Lutheran High Northeast’s Mandi Uecker.  Norfolk High’s Bre Hagedorn will play for the ‘Dark’ team.  The Boys ‘Light’ team includes Lutheran High Northeast’s Kenny Blank & Mitch Knobbe.  The Boys ‘Dark’ team includes Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake.

 

Local Schedule:  Wayne at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl DH-5:45); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 10 Nashville 7 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Get your tickets for the Comedy festival’s Amateur comedy finals&dinner show:  Wed 6.12 5:30 @ Divots

A lobster has 10 claws including the 2 front claws

 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education has approved the bid for roofing work at the Senior High – but not without some controversy. At last month’s study-session, representatives of local roofing companies objected to the process being used to repair or replace roofs throughout the district. Local roofers said the specs were put out too late for them to get the work on this year’s calendar, basically eliminating them from contention. At Monday night’s meeting of the Board, an adjusted bid of $315,761 was approved through Heartland Roofing for Toney’s Roofing to do the work. A little more than $11,000 was subtracted from the bid because of additional supervision costs the district had not been authorized. The bid was accepted on a five-to-one vote, with Bob Waite voting against the bid.

 

A virus that can kill nine out of ten piglets in every herd has been confirmed in eight states, including two that border Nebraska. Veterinarian Dr. Howard Hill, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council, says diagnostic labs in Iowa and Minnesota have confirmed 103 cases of the virus so far. Tests have confirmed the virus, known as PEDV, is present in swine herds in Iowa and Colorado, as well as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Oklahoma. There is no vaccine for the virus.

 

Nebraska's net state revenue dipped below projections in May, but is still above the amount expected for the fiscal year that ends on July 1. The state Department of Revenue reported Monday that net receipts in May totaled $339 million, less than 2 percent below the state forecast of $345 million. Net individual income and sales-and-use tax receipts were above projections, while net corporate and miscellaneous were below. Net general fund receipts for the current fiscal year were nearly $3.7 billion, almost 8 percent above the certified forecast of $3.4 billion. The comparisons are based on a forecast by the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board in February.

 

Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for improper use of a state cell phone as part of a settlement with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. Commission members voted 8-0 to impose the civil penalty after ruling that Sheehy had used the phone for purposes other than state business. Sheehy's attorney said Monday that the ruling came late last week. Sheehy, a Republican, has already reimbursed the state $500 for thousands of calls he had with four women other than his wife on the phone. He resigned in February and bowed out of the 2014 governor's race after the calls came to light. Sheehy's former wife filed for divorce in 2012, and the divorce became final April 30.

 

Today's Tickler:

He suffers from split hairs.  His split a long time ago.

 

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