Radio Review 3.28.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Brock Furstenau, Erik Gamerl, Roger Nadrchal, Tom Vavak, Gene Walker

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 57.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 32.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 54.

 

Sports:

ESPN Radio now at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM & Sat & Sun at 4:00!

Luol Deng scored 28 points in 44 minutes to lead undermanned Chicago to a 101-97 win over Miami that stopped the Heat's winning streak at 27 games.  LeBron James had 32 for Miami in the physical contest.  The Heat fell six short of the NBA record for consecutive wins.

 

Creighton’s Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the second consecutive year.  He is just the 55th man to earn first team accolades twice.  McDermott is joined on the First Team by Michigan’s Trey Burke, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr., Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk.  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.

 

A former Norfolkan is going to be playing for the Wayne State men’s basketball team.  Jaron Denn, the son of Steve & Dawn Denn,  has made a verbal commitment to attend the school according to the Mankato Free Press.  Last season, Denn averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and four assists, finishing his career with 1,429 points, second in Maple River history.  He also made 211 three-pointers, second most at Maple River, and had 471 rebounds and 288 assists.  Denn missed most of his junior season with a knee injury.  Denn might redshirt his first year for the Wildcats, which finished 17-12 overall & 11-11 in the NSIC.  He’ll play either point guard or shooting guard, a decision that will be made once he gets there.  The first day of the spring signing period is April 17.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln SW (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk Cath & LHNE at Plainview Inv. (T&F-9:30 AM); Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. At Jackrabbit Run (BG-9:30 AM); Sioux City East at Nfk High (G Tenn. Dual-4:00).

 

Local Scores:  Missouri 10 Nebraska-Omaha 4 (Bsbl); Nebraska 4 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (SB); Augustana 7-3 WSC 3-7 (SB DH).

 

Kwifax:

Enjoy Divots Grand Easter Buffet this Sunday, March 31, 10:30 am-1:30pm.  For reservations 402.379.3833

Swanson was the first to market frozen meals as TV dinners in the 1950s.

 

News Briefs:

Norfolk area business, city and industry leaders routinely meet to discuss ideas to bring economic growth to Norfolk and Northeast Nebraska. The group led by the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau is looking at the possibility of an indoor recreation facility for the area. Visitors Bureau director, Kim Kwapnioski says the group is at the point where they need more information, so the next step is a feasibility study.  Kwapnioski says the study is open for bids and will likely cost about $40,000.  She hopes to secure half of the funds from government and the other half from private sources.  The Madison County Commissioners pledged $10,000 for the study.

 

Members of schools, businesses and other organizations can be a little more casual next month, and help victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault at the same time. That's the idea behind Bright Horizons' Denim Days. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and organizations that sign up will allow their employees to wear jeans to work one day a week… for a price. All of the money raised goes to Bright Horizons, which is also sponsoring the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Thursday, April 18th at Skyview Lake. Registration begins at 5:30 that evening with the walk at 6. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. The first 100 to sign up get t-shirts. For more information, call Bright Horizons at 402-379-2026.

 

Governor Dave Heineman has announced the appointment of Jim Heine of Lincoln as Fire Marshal for the State of Nebraska. Heine, 59, became Acting Fire Marshal in January. Prior to that, Heine served as Assistant Fire Marshal for six years and was a Deputy State Fire Marshal for 17 years prior to that. His appointment is effective immediately. Heine has more than 30 years of service as a volunteer firefighter, including being the Chief of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department. Heine succeeds John Falgione who recently retired.

 

With the beginning of warmer weather, motorists are being reminded to watch for motorcycles on area streets and roads.  Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Bill Price says, while most motorcyclists are responsible, the few who are irresponsible pose a danger for other vehicles.  Price urges motorists to be especially watchful for motorcycles at intersections and when passing other vehicles. 

 

The Norfolk Public Library has some classes to help inexperienced computer users.  The first class is Thursday, April 18th and covers the basics of Facebook.  The class runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  It's free, but is limited to the first eight students to sign up.  The second class is set for April 25th and covers the basics of e-mail.  For more information or to sign up, call (402) 844-2100 and ask for Ann, Amy or Judy.

 

Today's Tickler:

He’s really accident prone.  Just the other day, he cut himself on his bowling ball.

 

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