Radio Review 07.01.13

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Randa Garden, Paul Hughes, John Kielty, Cheryl Richardson, Kathy Rogers, Rylan Stover, Susan Warneke, Brian Webb

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 82.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 56.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 84.

 

Sports:

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Chris Paul is expected to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers shortly after the team is able to officially offer it to him according to ESPN.  Paul cannot sign his new contract until July 10th but he can agree to terms before then.  ESPN reported Saturday that his representatives have told teams to not even bother pursuing the point guard when free agency begins because he planned to re-sign with the Clippers.  Paul will become the second high-profile player to sign a long-term extension with the Clippers in the last two seasons.  Blake Griffin signed a five-year, $95 million extension last summer.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers were assured they would get the last word when it came to Dwight Howard's free agency pitch process.  Turns out they got the first word as well.  Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met briefly with Howard face-to-face early this morning when NBA free agency officially opened up, ESPN reported.  The Houston Rockets also plan to meet with Howard this week.  He is scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors today and the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers tomorrow. 

 

Creighton University officially became a member of the Big East Conference at 12:01 AM today.  Creighton and fellow newcomers Butler and Xavier join a Big East that retains DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova.  The partnership was announced on March 20, 2013 in New York.  The 2013-14 academic year will be the 35th in the history of the Big East, a league synonymous with men's basketball that has evolved into a well-rounded league that competes nationally at the highest level in sports across the board. 

 

The Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s softball team won the Concordia Classic yesterday after claiming three games.  They beat the Seward Storm 6-3, the Fairbury Fusion 6-2, and Impact 7-2 to win the tournament.  Norfolk went 6-1 overall in the Classic and hit .401 as a team.  They are now 32-13-3 on the season.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Omaha Central Four Aces Eagles (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Pierce (SB DH-6:30); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Iowa 0 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish

 

News Briefs:

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident yesterday morning, that injured two Stanton residents. The accident occurred at around 9:30 on Hwy 24 near Crown Road when a westbound vehicle driven by Larry Nutter, 76 struck the rear of a fertilizer trailer being towed by a pickup. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says both Nutter and his wife, Ellen Nutter, 64 suffered head injuries and were taken to Faith Regional Health Services by Stanton and Norfolk Fire & Rescue units. The driver of the pickup Randy Anderson of rural Norfolk declined medical treatment at the scene. Seatbelts did not appear to be in use.

 

A Winnebago teen has died in a one-vehicle rollover crash. The crash happened early Saturday morning just south of the Winnebago Indian Reservation. The Nebraska State Patrol says 17-year-old Mary Miller was traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. Highway 75 around 2 a.m. when her vehicle blew a tire. Investigators say the vehicle went out of control, collided with a grove of trees, rolled and came to rest on its top in a ditch. Patrol officials say Miller was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop locations at either the Norfolk or West Point police departments. There is a posted list by the Med Return boxes of what is and is not accepted. Drugs can be in their original containers or repackaged in a plastic bag. There is no charge for the service. The Med Return box will be accessible at the Norfolk Police Division 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. In West Point, the police department lobby is open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday.

 

Several new laws will take effect in Nebraska this September because most state laws take effect three months after they are passed. Starting Sept. 6, juveniles who commit first-degree murder will face sentences ranging from 40 years to life instead of mandatory life sentences. The change was made because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Anyone convicted of human trafficking in the state will face tougher penalties if they target minors. Several other new laws already took effect. Those include a package of tax incentives for wind power and increased funding for higher education to ensure a tuition freeze at the University of Nebraska and state colleges.

 

Nebraska authorities are reminding boaters and tubers to carry a cell phone in a waterproof container after rescuing a woman from a sandbar in the Elkhorn River on Sunday. Sunday's rescue took longer than it should have because the woman didn't have a cell phone. Harlow says the woman wasn't able to communicate with authorities, so rescuers had to contact hundreds of tubers to find her. The woman told authorities that she either fell or got pushed off her tube before winding up on the sandbar. She sustained cuts and scrapes, but should be OK.

 

Today's Tickler:

Why is it that the people who forget to turn off their car headlights always remember to lock their cars?

 

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