Radio Review 07.31.13
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Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers or storms developing, high 84. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers or storms, low 63. Thursday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 82.
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Boston picked up right-hander Jake Peavy from the White Sox as part of a three-team, seven player trade. The former Cy Young Award winner is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA. As part of the deal, Avisail Garcia goes from Detroit to the White Sox and Jose Inglesias goes from the Red Sox to Detroit.
Wayne State College held a joint press conference yesterday to introduce new men’s basketball coach Brian Dolan and new women’s soccer coach Tom Cliff to the media and Wayne community. Dolan becomes the 26th head men’s basketball coach in the program’s 99-year history and replaces Paul Combs, who resigned June 15th to become the head coach at Carroll University in Wisconsin after going 54-58 in four seasons with the Wildcats. Dolan comes to Wayne State after spending the last seven seasons at Upper Iowa University. Tom Cliff is the seventh women’s soccer coach at Wayne State in the programs’ 16-year history. He takes over the reins from Molly Grisham, who stepped down on June 6 to become the head coach at the University of Illinois-Springfield after going 20-45-9 in four seasons with the Wildcats.
The Class ‘C’ American Legion Baseball State Tournament will wrap up today at O’Neill. In games yesterday, Sutton outlasted St. Paul 12-6 in 12 innings and Pender eliminated Malcolm 9-6. Pender will face Sutton in the championship game today at 5:00 with an if necessary game to follow.
The first-ever Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic, which was held earlier in June, surpassed its expectations and is looking forward to bigger and better opportunities, according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council. Next summer’s football game will be played on Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 at Norfolk’s Veteran’s Memorial Field. It was also announced that the City of Norfolk and the Board of Directors have pledged to keep the All-Star game in Norfolk for at least the next five years. Faith Regional Health Services, which served as the inaugural title sponsor, has made the same commitment for the next three years. The event is exploring options to include band, cheerleaders and dance for next year’s game.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Tacoma (Bsbl-9:00).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Tacoma 1 (Bsbl).
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Iowa and Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 178 people in both states. Outbreaks of the same illness have been reported elsewhere in the U.S., but it's not clear if prepackaged salad mix is also linked to those. Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness. Nebraska officials say the salad mix came through national distribution channels.
The Madison County Board of Commissioners looked at preliminary budget numbers yesterday and early indications are for a budget that will not increase much. Board Chairman Lee Klein says one of the largest increases requested comes from the probation office, which needs to increase its staff by 37 percent to deal with a change in state policy on juvenile offenders. Klein says the idea is to place fewer juveniles in detention, since even a 24-hour stay in a detention center significantly increases the likelihood that the juvenile will be incarcerated as an adult.
A series of four meetings has been scheduled to discuss the Nebraska Public Power District’s future 345,000-volt transmission line from Hoskins to Neligh. Topics to be discussed include the need for the project, engineering aspects, the line route selection and the easement acquisition process. Hearings are set for Monday from 1 to 3 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Stanton and from 7 to 9 at Northeast Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk. Tuesday’s meetings are scheduled from 1 to 3 at the American Legion in Neligh and at Pierce Junior-Senior High School from 7 to 9. Hour-long open houses are scheduled before each meeting.
A national leader in corporate site selection has listed Nebraska in the top 10 most business-friendly states for 2013. Governor Dave Heineman says the recognition from Pollina Corporate Real Estate is the result of efforts to modernize, the Nebraska Advantage Act and tax relief approved six years ago.
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns took to the floor of the Senate to object to the spending plan recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Johanns, a Republican and a minority member on the committee, says the spending targets set by the act can be reached. He accuses majority Democrats of budgeting $91 billion more than authorized by the Budget Control Act for political reasons.
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