Radio Review 3.27.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Barb Hoover, Gina O’Gorman, Richard Pfeifer, John Schaffer, Raymond Starman, Stan Walker


Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 46.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, low 25.  Thursday, partial sunshine, high 52.



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Goalkeeper Brad Guzan allowed the United States men's soccer team to earn a scoreless draw against Mexico.  The Americans earned only their second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium and moved into third place in the North And Central American region, one point behind Panama and behind Costa Rica on goal difference.


Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil says he left the Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens because he was looking to play for a winner in a different city.  Dumervil passed his physical and signed a five-year contract with the Ravens yesterday.  The addition of the big defensive end comes after the team lost free agents Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Cary Williams.


Creighton’s Doug McDermott has picked up two more individual accolades, just days after leading his team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.  He was one of 21 players named to the Lute Olson All-America Team, and also earned a spot on the NABC Division I All-District 16 Team for the second year in a row.  McDermott is second nationally in scoring at 23.2 points per game and also averaged 7.7 rebounds per game.  He shot 55% from the field, 49% from three-point range and 88% at the free-throw line.  McDermott became the eighth player in league history to win back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year accolades, and is the second to win the Most Outstanding Player honors at the MVC Tournament twice.  Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record, winning the MVC regular-season and tournament titles, before being eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday by Duke.


Local Schedule:  Nebraska-Omaha at Missouri at Columbia, MO (Bsbl-2:00); WSC at Augustana at Sioux Falls, SD (SB DH-3:00).


Local Scores:  Kearney 1 Nfk High 0 (SO) (B Socc.); Grand Island NW 3 Nfk Cath/LHNE 0 (B Socc.); Kearney 5 Nfk High 1 (G Socc.); Grand Island NW 3 LHNE/Nfk Cath 1 (G Socc.); Nfk High 6 Columbus 3 (G Tenn. Dual); Kansas St. 10 Nebraska 8 (Bsbl); Nfk High at Lincoln High (Bsbl DH-Ppd.).


Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Chelsea Johnson of the Norfolk High Track & Field team.


Sandbar & Grill:  Sign-up for Spring League Sand Volleyball beginning 4/9/13.

Based on the order of which the Constitution was ratified, Delaware was the first U.S. state.


News Briefs:

Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman invites all area citizens to attend the ninth annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Breakfast Friday morning at the Divots DeVent Center. Speaker will be Josh McDowell with Campus Ministry. He has spoken with more than 10-million youth in 113 countries over the past 50 years. Doors open at 5:30 a.m., with the serving to begin at 5:45.  Tickets cost $24 in advance and $25 at the door.  Student tickets are $15.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (402) 844-2010. 


The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the final concert of this year's Divots Concert Series. The first concert of the series is The Beach Boys on May 24, and the Goo Goo Dolls will end the five-concert series on September 1st during the Affiliated Foods - Viaero Music Festival. Other concerts this summer include Hairball on June 28th, Lita Ford, Vince Neil and Bret Michaels on June 29th and Skillet on July 28th.  Tickets for all five concerts will be available at Renegade in the Sunset Plaza Mall, Lou's Thrifty-Way, at or by calling (888) 355-0553. 


The proposal to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from the substation north of Nucor to a new substation in the Neligh area was a topic of discussion at yesterday's meeting of the Madison County Commissioners. The 50-mile-long line is designed to enhance operation of NPPD's electric transmission system and provide additional opportunities for development of renewable energy projects. The commissioners' main concern was alleviated when it was determined that the Hoskins-to-Neligh project did not conflict with county roads construction projects, particularly the Northeast Industrial Highway.


Experts say Nebraska's reserve of soil moisture is gone, compounding the continuing bad news about Nebraska's drought. Mark Svoboda, of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told a state drought task force Monday that the reserve was amassed during several years of relatively generous rainfall. The center says 96 percent of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought. State climatologist Al Dutcher says storm systems are expected to make their way across the state in the next few weeks, before cornfields are planted for the 2013 crop.


Gov. Dave Heineman says he supports competitive bidding to replace an outdated veterans' home in central Nebraska, a project that has drawn interest from both Kearney and its longtime home city of Grand Island. Heineman said in a conference call Tuesday that the 126-year-old home needs to be replaced. But he says state law requires competitive bidding for projects that cost more than $50,000. The project is expected to require $47 million in state money, which is needed to receive $74 million in federal funding. The governor says Grand Island should be "in the driver's seat" for the project, but he argued that competitive bidding was the most transparent and cost-effective approach. Grand Island and Kearney both expressed interest in the project during an Appropriations Committee hearing on Monday.


Today's Tickler:

She signed up for shop class because she thought it meant visiting different malls.


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