Radio Review 06.20.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Elia Araujo, Byron Ballantyne, Dermot Dunne, Vickie Foote, Merlin Hamilton, Glen Hoesing, LeRoy Johnson, Greg Putjenter, Wayne Sievers, John Theisen, Ann VanDiest, Kris Winter, Anthony Wisnieski

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 87.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 70.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 94.

 

Sports:

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The Stanley Cup finals are tied at two games apiece after Brent Seabrook scored at 9:51 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 6-5 win over the Bruins in Boston.  Patrick Kane scored once and had an assist for the Blackhawks, who squandered leads of 1-0, 4-2 and 5-4 after going 129 minutes without a goal.  Game Five is Saturday in Chicago.

 

Florida Gulf Coast will be the first regular-season opponent for the Nebraska men’s basketball program at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The matchup between the Huskers and the Eagles will take place on Friday, November 8, as part of opening day festivities at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The start time will be announced at a later date, but the first game at the new arena will be televised nationally in prime time on BTN.  Florida Gulf Coast was the talk of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, becoming the first 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16, knocking off second-seeded Georgetown and seventh-seeded San Diego State by double figures before falling to Florida.  The Eagles finished 26-11 and was ranked 25th in the final USA Today/Coaches poll.  Nebraska was 15-18.

 

Matt Boyd has allowed Oregon State to stay alive in the College World Series in Omaha.  Boyd tossed a four-hitter and struck out eleven as the Beavers eliminated Indiana 1-0.  Jake Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning before Oregon State won the first 1-0 game at the College World Series since 1985.  The Beavers will face Mississippi State on Friday needing to beat them twice to reach next week's finals.  Today's lone game at TD Ameritrade Park has North Carolina playing North Carolina State in a 7:00 elimination game.

 

Kayla Knopik of Papillion won the 2013 Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association State Amateur Title held at The Pines Country Club yesterday carding a 225.  This is the former Husker's second State Amateur title, previously winning in 2011.  Following seven strokes behind Knopik was UNL golfer Abbie Hunke of Snyder with a 232.  Norfolk’s Isabella Baldacci got fifth with a 236. 

 

Local Schedule:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Yankton Spitfire 5-4 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 4-5 (SB DH); Albuquerque 11-1 Omaha Storm Chasers 3-2 (Bsbl DH).

 

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In the movie “Back to the Future” the car had to reach 88 mph in order to travel through time.

 

News Briefs:

Fewer people are getting housing assistance in Norfolk and some people are receiving less assistance than in the past. Sheila Miller, executive director of the Norfolk Housing Agency, says budget cuts are to blame. She says the city had contracted with the federal government to provide assistance to 254 families in the past, but that number has been reduced to 230. Miller says non-working families are being asked to find jobs, and working families are asked to increase the hours they work each week. Miller says funding is down 31-percent this year, and further cuts are expected next year. Miller says money is now allocated on a two-person per bedroom occupancy rate, forcing some families to move to smaller homes or contribute more of the rent from their own resources.

 

Senator Deb Fischer believes President Obama is premature in his call to reduce the country's nuclear arsenal by a third.  The president called for a reduction in the stockpile of nuclear arms in both the United States and Russia during a speech in Berlin. Fischer notes the United States is reducing its nuclear capabilities in line with the START treaty. Fischer says talks have previously focused on strategic warheads, but that Russia has many more tactical warheads than the United States.

 

Timothy Miller hosted a small party at his new home in Norfolk Wednesday, with guests including Mayor Sue Fuchtman and USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul. The party was a celebration of homeownership during National Homeownership Month. The home is a Habitat for Humanity home located at 111 Maple Avenue. It was built through the efforts of several partners, including USDA, Habitat for Humanity and Northeast Community College. Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 26th home in Norfolk with ceremonies Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1408 East Benjamin Avenue. The public is invited to attend.

 

Debate has begun in the House of Representatives on a farm bill – something that body failed to do last year. Nebraska First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says there are some significant differences between the bill being discussed in the House and that passed earlier this year by the Senate. He says House bill would eliminate “categorical” eligibility for the SNAP program, meaning individuals could not be enrolled in the supplemental food program more commonly referred to as “food stamps,” just because of their participation in some other assistance program.  Fortenberry is hopeful that a bill can be passed this summer, conferenced with the Senate bill and sent on to President Obama for his signature.

 

A Clarkson woman has been hospitalized with possible head injuries after a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Stanton County.  According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, 19-year-old Kaitlyn Krause was southbound on 572nd Avenue about three miles northeast of Clarkson when she lost control of her vehicle.  It entered a ditch and struck a culvert. The vehicle went airborne and came to rest back on its wheels.  Clarkson Fire and Rescue transported Krause to the Columbus Community Hospital. Unger says it’s not clear if Krause was wearing a seatbelt.

 

Today's Tickler:

Wacky Label:  “Do not eat toner.” … on a laser printer cartridge

 

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