Radio Review 9-14-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Steve Hecker, Darel Heppner, Dick Long, Brenda Oswald, Brandy Prauner, Anthony Pruss 

Skywatch Weather:

Today partial sunshine, chance for scattered showers, high 57. Tonight becoming mostly clear, low 33. Thursday mostly sunny, then increasing clouds, chance of showers late, high 61.

Sports:

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The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team have taken Game One of the Pacific Coast League Championship Series.  Omaha edged Sacramento 3-2 at Werner Park last night.  Lorenzo Cain’s bloop single in the seventh inning scored David Lough all the way from first base which proved to be the decisive run.  Cain had three hits on the night.  Luis Mendoza was the winning pitcher for the Storm Chasers after striking out eight in seven innings.  He allowed only three hits and four walks.  Kelvin Herrera earned the save with two innings of work.  Game Two is tonight at Werner Park in Papillion at 7:05.

The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remains perfect after winning at Creighton last night in three sets.  Scores of the match had the Class “C-2” Defending State Champions winning 25-17, 25-12, 25-8.  Kelsey Dinkel had nine kills and six digs.  Kendra Dinkel contributed 14 digs and Megan Gebhardt had 33 set assists.  The Lady Eagles improve to 12-0.

The Norfolk Catholic cross country team competed at yesterday’s Wayne Invitational.  In the boys criteria, the host squad was the team champion with 16 points.  Pierce placed second with 35 and Norfolk Catholic was third with 47 points.  Individually, Wayne’s Quentin Jorgensen won the race in 17:03.  Teammate Tyler Ellis was second in 18:07.  Norfolk Catholic’s Jared Maguire placed third in 18:16.  The Knights’ Matthew Wieser placed sixth in 19:09.  Wayne also won the girls team race with 27 points while Norfolk Catholic placed second with 30.  The Lady Knights’ Nicole Aschoff was the champion in a time of 16:46.  Wayne’s Angie Nelson was second in 17:02.  Norfolk Catholic’s Jennifer Blank placed eighth and teammate Morgan Hauser was tenth.  Wayne’s Jared Peterson won the JV boys race while Norfolk Catholic’s Paige Schueth claimed the girls race.

Friday Night:  The 2-0 Norfolk Catholic football team visits 1-1 David City High at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

Local Scores:  Fremont 25-25 Nfk High 20-20; Lincoln SW 25-25 Nfk High 17-22 (Fremont VB Tri.); Nfk Cath 22-25-25-25 Hartington CC 25-18-18-11 (VB); Nfk High 5 Columbus 4 (B. Tenn. Dual); Nfk High 191 Fremont 202 (GG Dual); WSC 0 Emporia St. 0 (2 OT Tie) (W. Socc.).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Tait Sibbel of the O’Neill St. Mary’s football team.

Kwifax:

The average fisherman goes fishing 13 times a year.

News Briefs:

Nebraska utilities say proposed EPA restrictions on coal-fired power plants could drive electric rates higher. They say they'll have to spend millions of dollars on upgrades to comply with the rules designed to reduce smokestack pollution. They're asking Attorney General Jon Bruning to consider a lawsuit to block the rules from taking effect next year.

 

Madison County Commissioners have approved the budget for the next fiscal year with a slight increase in property taxes. County Clerk Nancy Scheer says the increase is needed because the state no longer provides aid to counties or reimbursement for state prisoners held in county jails.

 

Nebraska homeowners will be able to get state help with their property taxes this year, but the credit will shrink again. Homeowners will receive about $75 in credits for every $100,000 in property value. That's down from nearly $79 they received last year.

 

At a meeting held earlier this year to discuss possible budget cuts for the Norfolk Public Schools, it looked like fourth grade orchestra and the Norfolk FFA Chapter were both history. But Superintendent Marlene Uhing says both programs have survived budget cuts, even though staff members were eliminated in both departments. She says Norfolk has retained its own FFA Chapter, with the help of the advisor from Stanton High School. She stresses that this will not be a joint, co-op program, but rather two programs that share an advisor. Uhing says the music department has also found a way to continue to offer fourth grade orchestra even with one fewer instructor.

 

The Health and Human Services Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will hold a public hearing from 9 until 10 Thursday morning in the Norfolk City Council Chambers. The hearing will look at the current model of transporting persons placed in emergency protective custody.

 

A new group has been formed in Nebraska to support agriculture. "We Support Agriculture" is a pre-emptive strike against groups that might push an anti-agriculture agenda.

 

Nebraska hunters will be able to donate deer meat again this fall through the Deer Exchange program. The program helps feed the hungry and promotes hunting. 

Today's Tickler:

I like political jokes unless they get elected

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