Radio Review 06.28.13
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A person with knowledge of the deal says the Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics. The trade can't be completed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed as the NBA draft ended. The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the Barclays Center crowd by picking UNLV forward Anthony Bennett as the top pick, and not one of the available seven-footers. Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade. After New Orleans took him sixth, a person familiar with the deal says the Pelicans dealt his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for a package that includes All-Star guard Jrue Holiday.
The NFL is telling its teams that any contract with Aaron Hernandez before charges against him are resolved won't be approved without a hearing by commissioner Roger Goodell. The league says the hearing would be to decide if the former New England Patriots tight end should be suspended or face other action before a resolution of the charges is reached. Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder and weapons counts in the shooting death of a friend, Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was cut by the Patriots after the arrest and before his court appearance and is being held without bail.
Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has announced that defensive end Ernest Suttles and linebacker Thomas Brown are no longer on the team. The university's athletic department said in a statement last night that it was "aware of an incident involving student-athletes which occurred off campus over the weekend." Suttles signed with the Huskers in February and was set to join the program this fall. Pelini had said in February that Suttles had a chance to be an immediate contributor as a freshman. Brown was to be a redshirt freshman this season.
Andy Sajevic of Fremont and Lance Lawson of Norfolk each defeated two opponents at Elks Country Club in Columbus yesterday to advance to the Nebraska Match Play Championship's 36 hole final. Following a 2 ½ hour weather delay during the morning's quarterfinals, Lawson opened his day with a 3 and 2 triumph over Dylan Heng of Nebraska City before taking down reigning Junior Match Play champion Carson Schaake of Omaha in 20 holes in the semifinals. The final starts at 8:00 AM today.
Local Schedule: Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Iowa 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).
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The president of Fremont's Midland University is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mike Johanns - but with some reluctance. Ben Sasse says he does not consider himself to be a politician - but others are urging him to consider running in 2014. Sasse served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health in the Bush administration, and is concerned about the American health care system. Sasse, who describes himself as a "far right Republican," plans to travel around the state the next two weeks, visiting with Nebraskans and weighing his options. He says he will announce any plans to officially enter the campaign in the second half of July.
Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns voted with the minority yesterday as the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill. Johanns says the bill rewards those here illegally with almost immediate eligibility for many benefits. Johanns says he talked with border control experts who say the will would actually weaken national security and prevent them from doing their job. The Senate approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act Thursday afternoon on a 68-to-32 vote.
The president of the Humane Society of the United States returned to Nebraska last night - and continues to insist he will not be pushing a ballot initiative in the state next year. Wayne Pacelle says HSUS is working with agriculture groups to insure that animals are treated humanely. Pacelle was in Lincoln last night for forum at the Cornhusker Hotel, hosted by the Nebraska Agriculture Council of the Humane Society of the United States.
A local extension educator is urging soybean producers to scout their fields in the next week or two for yield-robbing soybean cyst nematodes. John Wilson of Tekamah says even if soybeans were planted in late May, the cysts should be visible on the roots now. He says this is the only part of the life cycle of SCN that can be seen without a microscope. Wilson says to do a soil sample for SCN, take 15 to 20 core samples, mix them together and then take a small sample from that mixture. He says SCN are prolific egg producers and there are several generations in a single growing season. That means that a moderate problem can become severe in a very short time, even if the field is in a rotation with corn. The answer for fields infested with SCN is to plant a resistant-variety of soybeans. Wilson says test plots indicate that can increase yields on average by six bushels an acre - a significant difference at today's soybean prices.
No matter what safety precautions are taken, accidents can still happen. Nucor Steel's quick response team held a disaster drill yesterday afternoon to prepare in case an accident were to occur at the facility. Tim Wragge with the Norfolk Fire Division said this drill helped Nucor and the other participating agencies see how they would all work together. The disaster drill simulated an explosion at Nucor that resulted in injuries and death. The drill lasted approximately an hour. The call went in at 1:25 p.m. and the last mock victim was transported out of Nucor at 2:10 p.m.
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