Radio Review 06.19.13

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Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 86.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 70.  Thursday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 87.



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There will be a seventh game in the NBA Finals tomorrow in Miami after LeBron James delivered 32 points, eleven assists and ten rebounds in the Heat's 103-100 overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs led by three points late in regulation before Chris Bosh grabbed an offensive rebound and threw a pass to Ray Allen, who hit a three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to force overtime.  Mario Chalmers finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade added 14 and Bosh contributed a double-double with 14 points and eleven boards.  The Spurs appeared to be in the driver's seat several times during the game.  They led by 13 with 3:50 left in the third quarter, by five with 28 seconds remaining in regulation and by three with 2:42 to play in overtime.  Tim Duncan had 25 of his 30 points by halftime but failed to score after converting a three-point play with 4:30 left in the third quarter.


Yesterday's College World Series action in Omaha had North Carolina eliminating LSU and UCLA beating North Carolina State.  Brian Holberton homered and Trent Thornton pitched a strong seven innings to help the top-seeded Tar Heels beat the Tigers 4-2.  The victory puts North Carolina into an elimination game against the Wolfpack on Thursday at 7:00.  Nick Vander Tuig scattered four hits over seven-plus innings as the Bruins downed N.C. State 2-1 to move within one victory of next week's best-of-three finals.  Today's lone game at TD Ameritrade Park has Indiana playing Oregon State in a 7:00 elimination game.


Kayla Knopik of Papillion, the 2011 champion, carded a 75 and leads with the Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association State Amateur at the Pines Country Club with a two day total of 148.  Following Knopik was Isabella Baldacci of Norfolk with a two day total of 152.  Baldacci has shot a 77 and a 75.  Eleven time champion Susan Marchese of Omaha took Senior Medalist honors with a two day total of 159.  The final round of competition begins today with a 9:00 shotgun start.


Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Yankton (SB DH-6:30); Kellys 18’s at Arlington (SB DH-5:30); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl DH-12:05).


Local Scores:  Albion 1 Nfk Seniors 0 (Bsbl); Albuquerque 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).



Divots Concerts: Musicfest: Hairball 6/28; Bret Michaels & Vince Neil 6/29; Skillet 7/28; GooGoo Dolls 9/1

There are 4 umpires in a baseball game.


News Briefs:

Agrex Inc. held ground breaking ceremonies yesterday for a 2.6-million bushel BNSF railway shuttle loading facility in Laurel. The $20-million project will bring eight full-time jobs to the community. Laurel Economic Development Coordinator Luke Virgil says the new facility will also make grain prices more competitive in the area. The decision last year by BNSF to purchase a short line railroad that runs through Laurel paved the way for Agrex to commit to the community. The facility is expected to be completed in August 2014. Agrex also has loading facilities in Enola and Superior.


The U-S Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act last month. The legislation is designed to collect unpaid taxes from on-line merchants. At the meeting of the Norfolk City Council earlier this week, council members voted to send letters to each of Nebraska’s three members of the House of Representatives expressing support of the legislation. The city’s finance director Randy Gates says a University of Tennessee study says $23 billion in sales tax, including $118 million in Nebraska goes uncollected. On first reading, the council members voted 7-0 in favor of sending the letters in support of the legislation. Councilman Josh Moening, an employee for 1st District congressman Jeff Fortenberry, abstained.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making his first trip back to Nebraska for a speech at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska, will speak Wednesday afternoon on the challenges the Defense Department is facing. On Thursday, Secretary Hagel will visit U.S. Strategic Command on Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha for a series of briefings. Hagel will return to Washington on Thursday night. Hagel's visit comes a day after the Pentagon announced a plan to bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces.


The Lincoln City Council on Monday has approved the city's first entertainment district. It will be situated across the street from the new Pinnacle Bank Arena in the West Haymarket area. Officials say it is modeled after the Power & Light District in Kansas City, Mo., and likely will begin operation in September or October. The new district's outdoor portion will include the courtyard for the Railyard development on the east side of Canopy Street and an interior courtyard between the Canopy Street Lofts and a small hotel being built on the west side of Canopy Street. The district will be managed by Railyard Promotional Associates LLC.


The Norfolk Rotary Music in the Park series kicks off Thursday. The band for the first of the four-part series is an Omaha nine-piece group called the Confidentials. The band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Skyview Park. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Adult beverages will be permitted within a designated area. There is no charge. The 2nd concert in the series is scheduled for the 4th of July with the group the Hi-Heels.


Today's Tickler:

You know you’re getting heavy when you sit in the bathtub & the water in the toilet rises.


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