Radio Review 07.19.13

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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms through midday, high 94.  Tonight, becoming partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers or storms, low 65.  Saturday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 85.



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Zach Johnson takes a one-shot lead over 56-year old former British Open champ Mark O'Meara and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello into today's second round at the British Open at Muirfield.  Tom Lehman, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker are in a group two shots back.  Three-time British Open champ Tiger Woods shot a 2-under 69 to join a group that includes Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, the 19-year-old who qualified for the major after scoring his first PGA Tour win last week in the John Deere Classic.  In other scores of note, defending champion Ernie Els shot a 74, Bubba Watson opened with a 70, Tom Watson and Fred Couples shot 75's, and Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy finished with 79's.


Nebraska has completed a contract for a future home-and-home football series with the University of Cincinnati, the schools announced yesterday.  The series with Cincinnati will begin with the Bearcats visiting Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12, 2020.  The Huskers will make a return trip to Cincinnati on Sept. 13, 2025.  The scheduling agreement with Cincinnati also includes a home-and-home series in men’s basketball.  The Huskers will travel to Cincinnati in the 2013-14 campaign, with the Bearcats making a trip to Pinnacle Bank Arena during the 2014-15 season.  Nebraska also announced that it has revised its contract for future games with Northern Illinois University. 


Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced yesterday that Brian Dolan has been selected as the new head men’s basketball coach at Wayne State.  He will become the school’s 26th head coach in the 99-year history of the program.  A formal press conference to introduce Dolan as the new Wildcat head coach will be held next week with details forthcoming.  Dolan comes to Wayne State after spending the last seven seasons at Upper Iowa University.  Dolan went 3-25 in his first season with the Peacocks and helped build the program to a 20-12 record this past season and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the schools’ first-ever trip to NCAA Division II postseason play.  Dolan replaces Paul Combs, who resigned June 15 to become head coach at Carroll University in Wisconsin.


Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors Vs. South Sioux City at Columbus (A-6 Area Bsbl Tourn.-1:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Albuquerque (Bsbl-8:05).


Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Albuquerque 3 (Bsbl).



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News Briefs:

An Indiana doctor accused of killing four people with ties to the Creighton University Medical School has been extradited to Nebraska. The Douglas County Department of Corrections updated an inmate roster Thursday afternoon that lists Dr. Anthony Garcia as an inmate. He was extradited earlier in the day from southern Illinois' Jackson County Jail. Garcia, who was arrested in Illinois on Monday, faces four counts of first-degree murder in Omaha in connection to the May deaths of Roger and Mary Brumback. He is also accused of killing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family's housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, in March 2008.


A group of U.S. Senators including Nebraska's Deb Fischer and Mike Johanns, is questioning why the Department of Education will be assisting with the dissemination of information regarding healthcare reform. In a letter, the group states that this healthcare law will be felt by parents, teachers and their families but asks how the Department of Education's involvement has anything to do with their core mission to educate our nation's students. 


The number of people reporting a food-borne intestinal illness believed to have come from a contaminated vegetable has climbed to 62 in Nebraska. The cases of cyclosporiasis are confined mostly to Douglas County and are likely linked to Iowa, where 102 people in 29 counties were confirmed sick as of Thursday. Public health officials say the illness, which causes prolonged diarrhea, is rare. It comes from eating food or drinking water contaminated with feces containing the cyclospora parasite.


The family of a woman killed in a crash with a Nebraska prison inmate has filed a legal claim against the state, saying officials need to be held responsible for the prisoner who was allowed to drive a state-owned van. The claim is the first step toward a lawsuit for the death of Joyce R. Meeks, of Lincoln. Meeks was killed on June 25 when a van driven by inmate Jeremy Dobbe plowed into her minivan. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has allowed inmates to drive the vans since 1985.


Organizers behind a Hard Rock themed casino in Sioux City say they're on schedule with construction. Sioux City Entertainment said in a news release Thursday that they soon plan to demolish an old pub and video store to make way for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. Excavation will follow to prepare the site for the building foundations. An official groundbreaking ceremony is planned for mid-August. The new $120 million casino is expected to open next summer.


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