Radio Review 9-15-11

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Jennifer Bayer, Marv Becker, Timothy Clausen, Sherry Dinkel, Traci Hastings, Richard Klug, Laura Kowalski, Dr. Bradley Krivohlavek, Seth Lange, Richard Moore, Carol Quick

Skywatch Weather:

Today becoming mostly cloudy, slight chance for scattered showers, high 56. Tonight mainly cloudy, low 42. Friday partial sunshine, slight chance for isolated shower early, high 60.

Sports:

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The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team is within one win of the franchise’s first league championship of any kind since 1990.  The Storm Chasers routed the Sacramento River Cats 15-4 in Game Two of last night’s Pacific Coast League Championship Series at Werner Park in Papillion.  Omaha lashed out 18 hits and Jarrod Dyson had four hits including a home run in the win.  David Lough & Clint Robinson had three hits in the victory.  Storm Chaser pitcher Vin Mazzaro earned the win.  Game Three is Friday in Sacramento, California at 9:05.

The Omaha Nighthawks football team opens their 2011 United Football League campaign tonight at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha against the Virginia Destroyers.  The Nighthawks were 3-5 a season ago while the Destroyers are an expansion team.  Both squads will feature new coaches as Omaha is coached by Joe Moglia.  Virginia is coached by former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer.  The Nighthawks roster includes Heisman Trophy winner & former Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch.  The team also includes former Husker defensive end Jay Moore & linebacker Steve Octavien along with former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett.  Crouch will share snaps at quarterback tonight with Jeremiah Masoli.

Pitcher Logan Ehlers is leaving the Nebraska baseball program.  It isn't known if Ehlers plans to transfer to another school.  Athletic department spokesman Jeremy Foote said Ehlers was enrolled this fall and participated in practices last week.  Ehlers was 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA during his abbreviated freshman season.  He struck out 20 in 29 1/3 innings.  Ehlers was suspended for more than half the regular season because of contact his adviser had with the Toronto Blue Jays in violation of NCAA rules. Ehlers was an eighth-round draft pick in 2010.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln SW (SB DH-5:00); South Sioux City at Nfk High (B. Tenn. Dual-4:30); Madison & Boone Central at Nfk Cath Tri. (VB-5:30); Hartington CC at LHNE (VB-7:30); LHNE at O’Neill (SB DH-4:00); Nfk Cath & LHNE at Columbus Scotus Inv. (CC-4:30).

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.

Kwifax:

An actor from New York won $100 in a 1936 contest designed to name  Spam

News Briefs:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic department is ending its sponsorship agreement with TransCanada. Athletic director Tom Osborne says his department has taken no position on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would run through Nebraska and other Plains States. Osborne said the pipeline has become "increasingly politicized" and that the athletic department avoids advertisements of a political nature. A spokesman for the Calgary, Alberta-based pipeline operator said the company will pursue other community sponsorships in Nebraska.

 

More people are moving into Madison County than out. David Drozd with the Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO says Madison County broke a string of six straight years of shrinking population. Platte County also has gained in population, according to the IRS.

 

A Nebraska legislative panel is looking at Kansas for an example of how to lure young people back to rural parts of the state. The Legislature's Revenue Committee will hear public input today during a hearing in Kearney. One idea set for discussion is a measure enacted in Kansas that forgives student loans over a five year period.

 

Madison County officials are planning to submit an application with the Department of Transportation to secure up to $9-million in "TIGER" funds for roads projects with exceptional safety concerns. Madison County Commission Chairman Lee Klein says if successful, the county would use the money for the new Northeast Industrial Highway north of Norfolk.

 

The annual Planned Approach to Community Health health fair will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Cox Activities Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The health fair raises awareness of a number of health issues, and provides lab tests at an economical rate. It runs from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

 

The 2012 Norfolk Area United Way campaign officially began Wednesday with a kickoff luncheon in the Lifelong Learning Center. The goal this year is $538,500. 

Today's Tickler:

History repeats itself, especially if you fail the course.

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