Radio Review

04.17.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Dale W. Ames, Tom Chambers, Terry Coolidge, Patricia Dean, Jeff Hrouda, Isaac Pfeifer, Tim Price, Walt Sunderman 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy with isolated thunderstorms, high 71.  Tonight, overcast with isolated thunderstorms, low 56.  Saturday, cloudy with isolated thunderstorms likely, high 69. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Terran Petteway is skipping his senior season at Nebraska and declaring for the NBA draft.  Petteway was the leading scorer in the Big Ten as a sophomore and was fourth this past season.  The guard's 18.1-point career scoring average ranks second in program history.  Petteway began his college career at Texas Tech.  He made his announcement yesterday from Galveston, Texas, where he was with his family following the death of his mother last week.  Petteway thanked fans for their support and said it was a "bittersweet" decision because Lincoln has become a second home to him.  Coach Tim Miles said he had hoped Petteway would return next season but he supports the decision.  Nebraska's Walter Pitchford also has declared for the draft. 

The Norfolk Catholic track & field squad competed in yesterday’s O’Neill Invite.  In the boys standings, Battle Creek was the team champion with 135 points.  They won by 33 points.  The Knights placed fourth with 80 points. Austin Becker was the lone champion for the team in the high jump.  In the girls standings, Battle Creek was the team champion with 224.5 points.  They won by 23.5 points.  The Lady Knights were third with 178.  No results were reported for the girls results. 

The Norfolk High boys golf team participated in yesterday’s Hastings Invitational.  Kearney was the team champion with a score of 303.  They won by 15 strokes.  The Panthers placed fifth with a 322.  North Platte’s Kort Steele was the medalist carding a 69.  He won by two strokes.  Norfolk’s Kellen Rossman shot 77 to place sixth and Ethan Hansen carded a 78 to place eighth. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Fremont Inv. (T&F-12:30); Nfk High at Hastings (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Nfk Cath at Hartington CC at Stanton Tri. (BG-2:30); Ohio St. at Nebraska (Bsbl-4:05); St. John’s at Creighton (Bsbl-5:00); WSC at Augustana at Sioux Falls, SD (Bsbl DH-5:00); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 2 Lincoln High 0 (B. Socc.); Nfk High 2 Lincoln High 0 (G. Socc.); Elkhorn Mt. Michael 3 Nfk Cath/LHNE 0 (B. Socc.); Columbus 7-13 Nfk High 5-3 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Memphis 4 (Bsbl); Washburn 7-5 WSC 1-7 (SB DH); Nfk High at Kearney Doubles Tourn. (G. Tenn-Ccd. Rain.). 

Kwifax:

David, Mawson & Mackay reached the south magnetic pole in 1909 

News Briefs:

A proposed overhaul of Nebraska's prison sentencing and parole laws is drawing criticism from Gov. Pete Ricketts, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, prosecutors and police.  Ricketts urged Nebraskans Thursday to contact state lawmakers and speak out against two bills that won first-round approval this week.  One would allow many felons to qualify for parole sooner, while another would abolish mandatory minimum sentences for an assortment of mid-level felonies. Stothert says her city needs the mandatory minimum laws in order to crack down on gun and drug crimes. Supporters of the bills say they're designed to create a strong incentive for inmates to change their behavior. 

A bill to repeal the death penalty won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers Thursday.  Legislators advanced the bill 30-13. If that support holds, death penalty opponents would have enough votes to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' promised veto.  Two additional votes are required, and death penalty supporters are still working to block the legislation. This year, the measure has won support from a coalition of Republicans.  Nebraska last executed someone in 1997. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, has fought for four decades years to abolish capital punishment.

The Norfolk Public Schools classrooms are full and that means there will be very few opportunities for students from other districts to option into Norfolk. At this week’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson explained that state law requires districts to set option enrollment capacities each year based on the spring enrollment projections. Thompson recommended allowing three students to opt in at the 6th grade level and two in the 9th grade. Thompson says all other levels and programs are closed to option students because they are projected to exceed set capacity. The Board unanimously adopted Thompson’s recommendations. 

The economic outlook for rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West remained negative in April even though it improved slightly from the previous month. Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet index grew to 46 in April from March's 43.6, but any score below 50 suggests a decline.  Bankers from rural areas of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed. 

If you have a medical emergency, an accident or are in a dangerous situation, call 911. But if your electricity is out, the proper number to call is 1-877-ASK-NPPD. Norfolk Police Capt. Don Miller says that, during the first 45-minutes of the power outage Sunday morning, 142 calls came into the Norfolk 911 Center. Four of those were legitimate emergencies. Seven were alarms activated by the power outage, but the other 131 were non-emergencies – mostly people asking about the power outage. 

Northeast Community College’s instrumental and vocal musicians have a special treat in store for the community this Sunday when they present their annual spring concert. The Concert Band, Concert Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles, and Ebony & Crimson will all perform selections. Admission is free. It's Sunday afternoon beginning at 2, at the Lifelong Learning Center. 

Today's Tickler: 

Master Gardeners Plant Fair  & Market   4/24 6-8 pm

4/25: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission

I don’t know what makes some meetings so dull, but whatever it is, it works.

 

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