Radio Review 07.03.13
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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for a shower or storm, high 84. Tonight, mostly clear, low 60. Thursday, mostly sunny, high 86.
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Homer Bailey has tossed the season's first no-hitter of the season after throwing the final no-no of 2012. Bailey did it in Cincinnati's 3-0 victory last night over San Francisco, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer to throw two no-hitters for the Reds. Gregor Blanco walked in the seventh inning to ruin Bailey's bid for a perfect game, but he also grounded to third for the game's final out.
The NCAA has awarded Creighton's Grant Gibbs a sixth season of eligibility, a huge victory for a Bluejay basketball team that is moving into the Big East next season. Gibbs led the Missouri Valley Conference in assists each of the last two seasons and will be a senior next year. Creighton is 57-14 and reached the NCAA tournament twice with Gibbs in the lineup the past two seasons. His career has been interrupted by injuries and his transfer from Gonzaga. Gibbs said after the season it was a long shot that he would receive an extra year. He averaged 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds last season and joined Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams as the nation's only players with at least 300 points, 200 assists and 145 rebounds.
Gary Chvala, boys’ basketball coach at St. Mary’s, died yesterday according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Chvala, 64, led the Cardinals to the Class D-1 state championship in 2012 with a 28-0 record and his squad was runner-up last season. He coached the last nine years at St. Mary’s in O’Neill. Chvala had a career record of 543-262. A native of Verdigre, Chvala began his teaching career at Humphrey St. Francis after graduating from the University of South Dakota-Springfield in 1971. He taught history and physical education, and also coached football and track during his 40-plus year career that included stops at Spencer and West Holt. Funeral services are pending at Biglins Mortuary in O'Neill.
Local Schedule: Kellys 18’s Vs. West Point-5:30; Vs. Arlington-7:00 (West Point SB Tri.); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Wayne Dirt Devils 2-4 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 1-7 (SB DH); New Orleans 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).
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The Madison County Board of Commissioners has agreed to a process to replace the county's public defender. Last month, the current public defender Melissa Wentling resigned, effective July 26th. After a brief discussion, the commissioners, Lee Klein, Jerry McCallum and Christian Ohl, unanimously agreed to start the application process and to conduct interviews later this month. Madison County Clerk Nancy Scheer says an ad will appear in the Norfolk Daily News and set a deadline for applications. A special meeting will likely be scheduled for sometime during the week of July 22nd where the commissioners will conduct interviews. State statute requires the board to fill the position within 45 days.
The annual Oddfellows Fourth of July begins tomorrow morning in Norfolk at 10:00. The parade route has been altered slightly because of street construction. The parade will begin at the corner of 2nd Street and Braasch Avenue, go south on 2nd to Madison Avenue, west on Madison to 5th Street, north on 5th to Prospect Avenue and then back to the VFW parking lot. There's no pre-registration. Registration begins in the VFW parking lot on the northeast corner of 4th Street and Braasch Avenue at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be available after the parade.
A Fremont teenager has been accused of drag racing with other teenagers before a fatal crash in June. Court records show 16-year-old Quinton Amundson has been charged with willful reckless driving, racing on the highway and driving left of the center line. Amundson has been charged as an adult. Three 16-year-old students were killed and another seriously hurt in the June 3 crash southeast of Fremont. Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass says Amundson was driving a Camaro and racing a Ford Mustang driven by one of the victims. The Mustang lost control and crashed. Amundson is scheduled for a July 23 arraignment in Dodge County Court.
Several school districts in Northeast Nebraska are exploring potential sharing arrangements. School boards from Hartington, Newcastle and Wynot are all in talks. Hartington superintendent Randy Anderson says they received the results of a consultant’s study just last week. The report concludes the problem of shrinking student enrollment would carry on, no matter the shape or size of any merged district. Nothing is decided as yet. All three districts will be reviewing the report to determine if they'll continue with merger talks.
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in an effort to slow the project, which is a flash point in the national battle over climate change. Landowners and other opponents are asking local officials along the pipeline route to pass resolutions opposing the project. They're hopeful the signs of local opposition will give President Obama another reason to reject the pipeline, which would carry oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast.
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