Radio Review 07.05.13
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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 90. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers l& storms, low 67. Saturday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 92.
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Sabine Lisicki has had no letdown since ousting top-seed Serena Williams at Wimbledon. The German has reached the finals for the first time in a Grand Slam after beating fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. Lisicki overcame a 3-love deficit in the final set to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time just days after stunning Williams in a fourth round upset. She'll be taking on France's Marion Bartoli for the women's title. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman took just 62 minutes to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2. It will be Bartoli's second time in the title match on Wimbledon's Centre Court. Mike and Bob Bryan have moved to within a win of their fourth straight major doubles title with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 over Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Americans have won a record 14 Grand Slam tournaments. If they get the 15th this week, they'll become the first team in the Open era to hold all four major titles at the same time. The Bryans have won 23 straight matches.
Six members of the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club competed in the 48th annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, held in Rogers AR, on June 29 and 30, 2013. A total of 54 teams from across the U.S. vied for the coveted title with the Sharp Shooters finishing in 14th place. Team members included Austin Arens, of Laurel; James Simpson, of Wayne; Cameron Muhs, of Carroll; Joshua Greunke, of Winside; and Sam Perry, of Carroll. Trevin Boysen, of Laurel, was the lone alternate for the team. The National BB Gun Championship format consisted of each competitor shooting 10 shots in each of the positions of prone, standing, sitting, and kneeling. Each entrant also took a written test covering firearm safety and rules of the competition. Each position and the test had a possible perfect score of 100 points, for a total of up to 500 points. The team members scores were added together to comprise the team score. After the scores were tabulated, the Sharp Shooters accomplished goal number two in scoring a team total of 2,272 out of a possible 2,500 points. Three of the Sharp Shooters shot personal best scores in Rogers. Austin Arens shot a 377, Joshua Greunke kept pace with a 373. Trevin Boysen finished with a 327. Austin also shot a 99 in the sitting position to tie with eight other shooters for second place. The tie was broken by scoring center shots. Austin finished in fifth place in the sitting position overall. James Simpson tallied 366 points, Cameron Muhs shot a 359, with Sam Perry finishing with 353.
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Local Scores: Omaha 3; Round Rock 0 (Bsbl).
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Fireworks appear to have been the cause of two fires late Thursday night in Norfolk. At around 11:15, the Norfolk Fire Division responded to a call for an apartment complex fire at 1005 North 6th Street. Firefighters found light smoke in the 3rd floor apartment and from a hole in the building’s flat roof. As crews prepared to engage that fire, a second call came for a garage fire at 307 North 12th Street. Bystanders used a fire extinguisher to keep that fire at bay until fire crews arrived. Norfolk Fire Captain Lyle Lutt says it took 22 firefighters and five apparatus a little less than an hour to control both fires. Property damage to the apartment building is estimated to be at between $10,000 & $20,000. There was no damage was to the garage. No firefighters or civilians were injured during either of the incidents.
The former president and chief executive officer of Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk has taken a new job as president of Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. The Norfolk Daily News reports that Jim Sinek will begin his new job Aug. 12. Sinek resigned from the Norfolk hospital post in February, but remained with the hospital as an interim consultant. Sinek said he resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Concussion research will be one of the primary functions of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, which opens later this month at the University of Nebraska. The center is housed in the new $55 million building attached to Memorial Stadium that holds 38 luxury suites and an additional 6,000 seats for the football stadium. The center is the latest university-affiliated research facilities looking for better ways to diagnose and treat traumatic head injuries and make football and other sports safer. One of the projects is the development of a device that gives medical personnel the ability to accurately assess the severity of a concussion right on the sideline.
The Norfolk Council for Family Empowerment is already thinking "Back to School." Members want to make sure all students have the school supplies they need. Many families have trouble paying for school supplies, so the council asks you to purchase pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons and other school-related items. These supplies can be left in yellow "Stuff the Bus" boxes located in several Norfolk locations. Backpacks and cash are also needed for the campaign. Families who need assistance can call the Salvation Army at (402) 379-4663.
Norfolk's annual fireworks extravaganza - Big Bang Boom - is set for Saturday night at Skyview Park. The fireworks and laser show begins at 10 p.m., but before that there will be lots to do in the park. Activities begin with the YMCA Red, White and Boom obstacle course at 8 a.m. An inflatable midway will be set up beginning at 1 p.m. Many food vendors will be in the park as well. Other features include a chainsaw carver, helicopter rides and a giant static potato display. A John Denver cover band will play from 6:30 until the fireworks begin at 10. There's no charge, but donations will be accepted through the "Just a Buck" campaign.
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