Radio Review 07.02.13

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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 84.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 55.  Wednesday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 84.



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As the Los Angeles Lakers finalized the pitch they will make to Dwight Howard this afternoon, the free-agent center met with his hometown team, the Atlanta Hawks, yesterday afternoon and met with the Golden State Warriors last night, sources told ESPN.  Howard will meet with a Mavericks contingent led by team owner Mark Cuban and star Dirk Nowitzki this morning.  While the Mavs do not have young stars like Houston or Golden State do, they are seen as a wild card in this race because they were on Howard's initial list of preferred teams last season in Orlando.


With a new hire and raises for the two assistants coming back for a second season, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles is getting close to the $720,000 he was promised according to the Omaha World Herald.  The university's three full-time assistants will make a combined $636,000.  Newcomer Kenya Hunter, hired from Georgetown three weeks ago, will make $230,000, according to salary information obtained by the newspaper.  Returning assistants Chris Harriman and Craig Smith will make $206,000 and $200,000 respectively.  Nebraska’s director of basketball operations, Jayden Olson, will be paid $87,550.  The season before Miles was hired, the Huskers paid its three assistants a combined $481,650. 


Braxton Deets, formerly of Norfolk, has qualified for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.  After making it through a local qualifier in Omaha, he competed against 39 golfers at the Long Drive Region Six Finals in St. Louis, Missouri last Saturday.  Deets, on the final ball of the nine round competition, hit a drive that went 367 yards.  That drive punched his ticket to the World Finals and was the longest drive of the day.  Deets will be in competition next at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship starting September 23rd in Mesquite, Nevada.  The week-long event will send the top eight to the Championship Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 30th.


Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Wayne (SB DH-6:30); West Point 16’s at Kellys 18’s (SB DH-6:30); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).


Local Scores:  Omaha Central Four Aces Eagles 5-0 Nfk Seniors 4-4 (Bsbl DH); Pierce Pacers 4-11 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3-14 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 2 New Orleans 1 (12 Inn.) (Bsbl).



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News Briefs:

Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman honored Fire Chief Scott Cordes and his wife Laura for saving the life of an Omaha woman last month. The Cordeses were in Omaha to attend an engagement party for their daughter. They were leaving a store at 108th and Fort Streets when they noticed a ruckus in a nearby parking lot. A panic-stricken woman was searching for anyone who knew CPR. Many people stood by but no one stepped forward until Chief Cordes arrived. Cordes says he did not expect the woman to survive, but a little less than a week later, he received a call from the victim's sister-in-law. She called Cordes her angel and explained that her sister-in-law is expected to make a full recovery.


Just hours after Chief Cordes' recognition, the Fire Division responded to a call.  Firefighters encountered heavy smoke on the main floor and fire at the bottom of the basement stairs and basement rooms in a home at 1015 South 1st Street.  It took approximately 30 firefighters and three rigs about 30 minutes to control the fire and another 60 minutes to overhaul the structure. The property is occupied and owned by Mark Krueger and his brother. The $80,000 home sustained approximately $45,000 in damage with another $20,000 to the contents. There were no injuries to firefighters or the home’s occupants.


Above normal temperatures combined with limited rainfall across the western two-thirds of Nebraska continue to stress spring planted crops and limit pasture growth. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly report Monday that corn is 78 percent good or excellent and 19 percent fair. Three percent is rated poor. Soybeans are 97 percent emerged slightly behind the 99 percent average. Two percent of the crop was blooming behind the nine percent average. The report says 78 percent is good or excellent and 20 percent fair. Only 2 percent is poor.


A new monthly survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states and business will continue to improve in the months ahead. The overall index for the region declined to 55.6 in June from 56.2 in May, but any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says business leaders expect slower growth in the next few months. Modest job growth is also expected as the hiring index dropped to 53.7 in June from May's 59.3. The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.


The second of four "Music in the Park" concerts, sponsored by the Norfolk Rotary Club, is slated for Thursday night in Skyview Park.  The band High Heel will perform from 6 until 9.  Families are invited to bring chairs, blankets and picnics.  Adult beverages will be allowed within a designated area.  Band leader Lisa Larsen says the show is family friendly, with children often invited to join the band on stage.  There's no charge to attend any of the Music in the Park concerts. 


Today's Tickler:

Why call it “rush hour” when no one is moving?


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