Radio Review

07.24.14

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Each school-ager has a flower garden to tend, learn plant growth, transplanting & maintenance! Sherry's House. 402-379-0134

 Mike Abler, Marie Byram, Max Dreier, Brian Hundt 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, chance for scattered thunderstorms, high 87.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for thunderstorms early, low 71.  Friday, partly cloudy, high 91 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 last night.  The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock for his 15th and 16th homers this season. 

Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers according to The Boston Globe.  Allen, who will turn 39 on July 20, played 73 games for the Heat in the regular season and all 20 postseason games last season.  He averaged 9.3 points per game on 41% shooting in the playoffs. 

Former Nebraska basketball great Karen Jennings was admitted to the Nebraska Medical Center on Tuesday after a car accident and is listed in fair condition, according to the Omaha World Herald.  Jennings, now a real estate agent, told her spokeswoman that she was fine.  The 6’2 forward from Iowa, was a first-team All-American in 1993 and won the Margaret Wade Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding player that same year.  She’s the captain of Nebraska’s All-Century Team announced in 2000.  The four-year starter finished with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for her career. 

1999 champion David Clouse of Friend and Renen Sahr of Gordon are co-leaders following 54-holes at the 106th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club.  They are both shooting -7 (209).  At 54, Clouse looks to become the tournament's oldest winner surpassing Tom Olson of Omaha who won in 1997 at 51.  Sahr is seeking his first state title.  Seven golfers sit within five shots of the lead.  A total of 13 golfers are under-par.  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret is tied for fourth place at -3 (213).  Norfolk’s Lance Lawson and Wayne’s Joey Baldwin is at -2 (214), Norfolk’s Lance Morrow has carded a 217, O’Neill’s Kris Koelzer has shot 219, Columbus’ Nathan Fuerhoff is at 224, Columbus’ Brady Vancura has shot 225, Schuyler’s Clint Kracl is at 233.  This morning's final round is underway.  The final group with Clouse and Sahr begins play at 11:30. 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Memphis 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada opened in 1889. 

News Briefs:

The weather is finally feeling more like summer – just in time for the start of school. Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says teachers return in about two-and-a-half weeks. Thompson says half of the district’s kindergarten students will start on August 14th, with the other half beginning classes on the 15th. Freshmen will start classes at Senior High on the 14th, while sophomores, juniors and seniors will also start classes on the 15th. Thompson says letters will be sent to kindergarten parents to let them know which day is the first day of school for their student. More information can also be found on the district’s website norfolkpublicschools.org. 

Nebraska lawmakers may have to add money to the state's general fund when they convene next year. A legislative report released Wednesday says the state faces a projected shortfall of nearly $4.6 million for the new budget year that began this month.  The estimate represents the difference between the amount of money the state is expected to have in its general fund by June 30 and the amount that's required by law.  It's likely to change once the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board meets in October to predict the state's future revenue.  Despite the estimate, state officials say Nebraska's overall finances are in good shape. The state is expected to see a record-high cash reserve of $707.8 million. 

A Columbus man and his girlfriend accused of abusing his 10-month son have made plea deals. Twenty-two-year-old Juan Trejo pleaded no contest to felony child abuse after prosecutors dropped two similar charges. Twenty-two-year-old Julie Staroscik pleaded no contest to misdemeanor negligent child abuse after the charge was reduced from a felony. Trejo's sentencing date is Aug. 15. Staroscik's is Aug. 25. Authorities say Trejo fractured the boy's skull this spring by throwing him to a floor when the baby wouldn't stop crying. A doctor at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha says the boy had about 20 fractures to his skull, ribs, arms and legs in various stages of healing. Staroscik is not the boy's biological mother. 

The 11th annual Tilden Prairie Days promises to be a full weekend of fun.  It kicks off Friday night with a street dance featuring The Rumbles.  Activities get start early Saturday with an antique machinery show as well as a radio-control airplane demonstration at 9, then the parade gets underway later Saturday morning at 11.  A pancake feed and variety show highlight Sunday’s slate.  

Nebraska Rocks celebrates its 21st year Saturday night and for the first time, they'll be rockin' the "big house": the Norfolk City Auditorium. The lineup includes The Strollers, The Dynamics, Jim Casey & The All Stars, and The Smoke Ring, Jessie Clark, Big Dave Williams and a tribute to Don Sohl and The Roadrunners.  Tickets cost $15 and are on sale at both HyVee locations in Norfolk. They'll cost $20 at the door. The Nebraska Rocks rock 'n roll reunion is Saturday night from 6 to midnight. 

Today's Tickler: 

The mountain states have a great snow removal system.  It’s called August.

 

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014 at 7:42 am

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