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Radio Review 3-30-15

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 Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski, and Michigan State's Tom Izzo are back in the Final Four. The Blue Devils ended Gonzaga's run in the NCAA men's basketball tournament after the Spartans ousted Louisville.  Freshman Justise Winslow drained a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with 16 points as top seeded Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 to win the South Region.  The Blue Devils turned a four-point, second-half deficit into a 60-51 lead once Winslow hit a trey with 2:28 remaining.  Matt Jones finished with 16 points for Duke, which is in the Final Four for the first time since its 2010 title run. Tyus Jones had 15 points for the Blue Devils.  Krzyzewski is going to the Final Four for the 12th time, matching UCLA's John Wooden for the most by a head coach.  Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points for the Bulldogs, who were seeking their first trip to the national semifinals.  Michigan State captured the East Region as the seventh seed, knocking off Louisville 76-70 in overtime.  Bryn Forbes opened OT with a 3-pointer that put the Spartans ahead to stay.  Travis Trice paced the Spartans with 17 points, Denzel Valentine added 15 and Forbes wound up with 14 as the Spartans won for the 12th time in their last 15 games.  Izzo has led Michigan State to seven Final Fours, including the 2000 national championship.  Wayne Blackshear scored 28 for Louisville, which was trying for its third Final Four berth in four years. 

 

 The Nebraska baseball team completed a three-game sweep of the No. 16 Texas Longhorns on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field with a 6-2 win. The Huskers have posted sweeps in each of their last three weekend series and are now 14-1 at Hawks Field in 2015.  Nebraska’s pitching staff shined over the series, limiting the Longhorns to three runs on 12 hits in 33 innings of work, including one run over the first 32 innings of the series. Nebraska’s arms notched 33 strikeouts, while issuing just five walks. The 33 punch outs are the most by a Husker staff in a three-game series since 2008, when NU totaled 43 strikeouts against Texas A&M, including 19 in the 16-inning series opener. The 33 strikeouts this weekend are the most during Darin Erstad’s coaching era.  After not scoring until the bottom of the 15th on Saturday, the Husker offense was hungry for runs on Sunday and feasted on Texas starter Chad Hollingsworth. The junior from Waco, Texas, lasted a season-low 2 and 2/3 inning after giving up six runs on 10 hits, both career highs for the 6-2 right hander.  The Huskers totaled a season-high 16 hits on the afternoon, as all nine batters notched a hit, including a pair of hits by seven different players. The Huskers are set to finish their 16-game homestand on Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. when they welcome the Creighton Bluejays to Hawks Field.

Kwifax:

The first national Presidential election in the U.S. was in 1789

News Briefs: 

Nebraska 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has added his voice to those condemning Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers for his anti-police comments. In comments provided by his office, Fortenberry asked the Legislature to censure Chambers. "Senator Chambers' long history of bullying others, his bigotry and hatred has now reached a new low," said Fortenberry. "this latest episode of condoning violence against the police is reckless and it contradicts the sacred duty of a lawmaker to protect society.. to refer to police as ISIL adds to this indignity."

 

With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget. Bills slated for debate include personal property tax legislation to benefit businesses and a $45 million annual increase for the state property tax credit fund, which reduces what property owners must pay. Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island, chairman of the Revenue Committee, says a slowdown in state revenue will make it harder to pass "home run" tax cuts, but he says lawmakers will make progress this year. Lawmakers have about $41 million for legislative items that aren't already part of the two-year budget. Gloor says major spending cuts are unlikely because of the need to fund Medicaid programs and K-12 education.

 

Officials are still trying to identify a man killed in a fiery head-on crash near South Sioux City. The crash happened late Thursday night on U.S. Highway 20. Investigators say an eastbound semitrailer and westbound car collided head-on, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. The semi driver escaped and was treated at a Sioux City hospital for minor injuries. The man in the car died at the scene. Officials have said only that they believe the man was from central Iowa. An autopsy is being conducted and is expected to help identify the victim.

 

One of the easiest ways to cut fertilizer costs while still improving yields is to increase the organic matter in the soil. That was one of the messages Darren Hefty of Ag PhD shared at Saturday’s 2nd annual Newman Grove Ag Summit, hosted by the Fellowship Bible Church. Hefty says that every one percent increase in organic matter adds 20 to 30 pounds of nitrogen, 4 to 7 pounds of phosphate, and 2 to 3 pounds of sulfur. He says one way to build organic matter is by planting crops with lots of roots. Hefty says reducing tillage also increases organic matter, as does the use of manure, planting cover crops and using biologicals.

 

The deadline to sign up for commodity programs under the 2014 Farm Bill has been extended one week. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says  farmers have until April 7th to sign up for the ARC or PLC programs. The original deadline was March 31st. The one-week extension also applies to the opportunity to update yields and base acres. Vilsack says about 98 percent of owners have already updated their yield and base acres, and roughly 90 percent of producers have enrolled in either the ARC or PLC program. This additional week will give producers time to review their data, visit their local Farm Service Agency offices and make their final decisions. 

Today's Tickler:

He asked for an Oriental rug for his birthday, & his wife got him a toupee made in Hong Kong.

Posted on Mar 30th, 2015 at 8:03 am

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