Radio Review 08.01.13

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Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sun develops, chance for showers & storms, high 81.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 66.  Friday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 84

 

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A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is preparing to kick Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless he accepts a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal.  The person says whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games.  A-Rod is the most prominent of 14 players linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs.

 

Saying he was "ashamed and disgusted" with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert that was caught on video and led to him getting fined.  The video of Cooper using the N-word surfaced Wednesday on the Internet.  Cooper called it the lowest of lows and said he had no excuse for directing the slur at an African-American security guard.

 

Sutton has won the Class ‘C’ American Legion Baseball State Tournament at O’Neill.  They forced a second elimination game by beating Pender 3-2 in ten innings and then shutout Pender 4-0 in the second game.   Pender finishes as the Class ‘C’ Runner-up with a 23-7 record while Sutton’s mark is 47-4.

 

Andy Sajevic of Fremont and Calvin Freeman of Table Rock finished yesterday’s third round of the 105th Nebraska Amateur at ArborLinks Golf Course tied for the lead at 2-under-par 214.  Sajevic posted 3-under-par 69 yesterday, while Freeman shot 71.  Sajevic would become the first player since Steve Friesen in 1998 to win both the Men’s Amateur and Men’s Match Play titles in the same year, while Freeman would capture his first Nebraska Golf Association championship with a win.  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret shot a 73 yesterday and is currently at 228.  Today's final round is underway.

 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Tacoma (Bsbl-9:00).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Tacoma 0 (Bsbl).

 

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News Briefs:

Nebraska farmers are anxiously awaiting the August 12th U.S. Department of Agriculture Crop Production Report. U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service workers are surveying thousands of farmers and that data will be used in the upcoming report. Another USDA survey in the works: the Objective Yield Survey where they’ll look at yields in more than 900 corn and soybean plots. That’s where officials will get their first look at plant condition, grain weights and harvest loss.

 

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is headed to an annual meeting of the nation's governors. Heineman is scheduled to leave Thursday for this year's conference in Milwaukee. The gathering of the nation's governors runs through Sunday. Organizers say the event will focus on ways states can help people with disabilities find employment. Speakers will also address ways that states can contain health care costs, help veterans and prepare their homeland security forces.

 

The dilemma facing Madison County Commissioners Tuesday: spend more tax dollars to make sure a long-promised road project is finished this year or go with the lower bid for Phase 2 of the Lindsay Road paving project and take a chance the work might not be completed until spring. Commissioner Jerry McCallum recommended looking at the situation November 1 and if engineers feel the work can't be completed before the end of November, to wait until the spring and save $47,000. Commissioners voted unanimously to go with the lower bid from Elkhorn Paving.

 

Gov. Heineman has appointed a Central City attorney as county judge in the 5th Judicial District. Stephen R. W. Twiss is an attorney at Sampson, Curry & Twiss.  He served as the part-time Deputy Merrick County Attorney for 14 years. He also served as the interim Boone County Attorney for two months in 2009. The 5th Judicial District consists of 11 eastern Nebraska counties including Boone, Colfax, and Platte.

 

Lions, tigers, clowns, acrobats, jugglers and a whole lot more will be featured Saturday when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus comes to Battle Creek. The Battle Creek Lions Club is sponsoring the one-ring event under the big top with two shows at the Battle Creek High School parking lot: 2:00 and 4:30 p..m. Circus officials invite you to come out Saturday morning for the tent raising, the unloading of animals and a tour. A midway begins at 1. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids. They’re on sale at several Battle Creek outlets.  They’ll also be available the day of the show for slightly more.  Proceeds go to help the Lions support their national, state and local causes.

 

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