Radio Review 9-19-11

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Shirley Barnhart, Kenneth Bon, Marilyn Elwood, Kle Mather, Gary Merchant, Jennifer Skrivanek, Myron Wasson 

Skywatch Weather:

Today mostly sunny, high 79. Tonight becoming partly cloudy, slight chance of isolated showers or storm late, low 55. Tuesday a blend of clouds and sun, chance of isolated showers early, high 72.

Sports:

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American wrestler Jordan Burroughs won his first world championship title on Sunday, defeating Sedagh Saaeed Goudarzi of Iran 3-2, 4-1 in the 74-kilogram freestyle category.  The NCAA champion from Nebraska had three takedowns to rally from a 2-1 deficit in the first period and fought off his opponent’s comeback attempts in the second.  Burroughs, 23, competing in his first Senior World Championships, becomes the first United States world champion in freestyle since Bill Zadick in 2006.  Burroughs competes at 74 kilograms (163 pounds).  He becomes the third University of Nebraska wrestler to win a world title.  Burroughs joins Bill Scherr (1985) and Rulon Gardner (2001).  The win also clinched third place for the U.S. in the team race.  The United States finished with 38 points.  Russia won the title with 43 points and Iran was second with 41.  The U.S. made a quantum leap from last year, when it finished 22nd with five points.

The Norfolk Catholic football team remains first in Class “C-1” in the Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star rankings.  Both newspapers updated their rankings today.  The 3-0 Knights are coming off a 51-7 rout of David City High last Friday night.  The Defending State Champions have outscored their three opponents 158-20 this season.  They will next visit 1-2 Wayne on Friday night.  The Lutheran High Northeast football team is now ranked in both polls for the first time in school history.  They moved up from ninth to eighth in Class “C-2” in the Omaha World Herald and have entered the Lincoln Journal Star rankings at number ten.  The 3-0 Eagles whipped Wakefield last Friday night 50-13.  They have outscored their three opponents 120-29 this year.  Lutheran High Northeast will visit Omaha World Herald second ranked 3-0 Crofton on Friday night.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Elkhorn (SB-6:30); LHNE Vs. Boone Central at Albion-4:00 (Mid States Conf. SB Tourn.); Nfk High at Papillion La Vista Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:00 AM); Pierce at Nfk Cath at Skyview Lake (CC Dual-4:30).

Local Scores:  Nebraska 3 Northwestern 1 (W. Socc.); Creighton 2 Boise St. 0 (W. Socc.); Northern State 2 WSC 0 (W. Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard:  Washington 22 Arizona 21; Tennessee 26 Baltimore 13; New Orleans 30 Chicago 13; Cleveland 27 Indianapolis 19; Green Bay 30 Carolina 23; N.Y. Jets 32 Jacksonville 3; Detroit 48 Kansas City 3; Buffalo 38 Oakland 35; Pittsburgh 24 Seattle 0; Tampa Bay 24 Minnesota 20; Dallas 27 San Francisco 24 (OT); Denver 24 Cincinnati 22; Houston 23 Miami 13; New England 35 San Diego 21; Atlanta 35 Philadelphia 31.

Kwifax:

The shortest person to play in a major league baseball game was just 3’7” tall. 

News Briefs:

Apogee Retail LLC is planning a $1.3 million dollar expansion at its Columbus call center. Apogee is seeking $625,000 in forgivable loans through the city for the project. The Columbus City Council will consider the request when it meets today.

 

Mourners lined the streets of Pierce Saturday for the funeral of a Nevada National Guard soldier who was killed earlier this month in a restaurant shooting. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Christian Riege of Carson City, Nevada was buried in Page, Nebraska at his family's request. Riege was among three Nevada National Guard soldiers killed on September 6th when a lone gunman opened fire at an IHOP before turning the gun on himself.

 

Nebraska treats the transportation of mental health patients differently from medical patients. That was brought out a recent legislative hearing in Norfolk during a discussion of Emergency Protective Custody Transportation issues. Norfolk State Senator Mike Flood has introduced LR 275 -- which calls for an interim study to examine the current method of EPC transportation issues.

 

 

Todd Reckling, the director of Nebraska's child and welfare services division, has announced his resignation. Reckling said in a statement  he's stepping down for unspecified personal health reasons. His resignation is effective October 14th. Reckling's resignation comes on the heels of a severely critical state audit of Nebraska's child welfare services.

 

Students in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are getting practice working at clinics across the state. That includes several communities in northeast Nebraska such as Creighton, Norfolk, Oakland, O'Neill and Tilden.

 

"Modern Family" is the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award, repeating last year's victory. The series picked up a total of five awards at Sunday's Emmys, including supporting acting Emmys for TV parents Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell. "Mad Men" won the best drama series award. 

Today's Tickler:

I went to an unfinished furniture store & they sold me a tree

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