Radio Review

11.20.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Barry Bruckner, Marilyn Dieckman, Kirk Morgan 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a mix of clouds & sun, high 26.  Tonight, mainly cloudy, low 15.  Friday, overcast, high 36. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00. 

The eleventh ranked Nebraska volleyball team took care of business in a 25-11, 25-20, 26-24 sweep at Indiana last night.  With their seventh straight win, the Huskers improved to 19-7 overall and 13-4 in the Big Ten.  Kelsey Fien led a balanced attack with twelve kills and a .440 hitting percentage.  Amber Rolfzen had ten kills and hit .562, and Kadie Rolfzen had ten kills and ten digs for her second straight double-double.  Mary Pollmiller had 33 assists and four blocks with five digs.  Nebraska hit .305 and held Indiana to .114, marking the seventh straight opponent NU has held under .200 hitting.  

Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named one of ten semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award.  The award is given annually to the nation’s top running back.  This marks the second straight season Abdullah has been a semifinalist for the award.  The 5-9, 200-pound senior has produced a standout campaign in 2014.  Abdullah ranks among the top ten nationally in all-purpose yards per game (3rd), rushing touchdowns (4th), scoring (7th) and rushing yards per game (9th).  The list of semifinalists will be trimmed to three finalists on Tuesday.  The 2014 Doak Walker Award recipient will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 11 on ESPN. 

Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset 18th ranked Oklahoma 65-63 last night.  The 3-0 Bluejays used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance.  Austin Chatman hit a couple of free throws to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left, but the Sooners still had a chance after Devin Brooks missed three free throws in the last 14 seconds.  Jordan Woodard missed a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer.  Chatman had 17 points, eleven rebounds, and six assists.  

Local Schedule:  WSC vs. Central Missouri at Central Regional Tourn. At Duluth, MN (VB-5:00); Iowa Wesleyan at WSC (MBB-7:00); Utah at Creighton (WBB-7:05). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches. 

Local Scores:  Seattle 98 Nebraska-Omaha 74 (MBB); (16) Nebraska 82 Washington St. 61 (WBB); WSC 110 York College 33 (WBB). 

Kwifax:

The Walt Disney movie “Dumbo” was released in 1941 

News Briefs:

Nebraska's state tax revenue likely won't grow as fast in the future because of a law passed earlier this year.  State officials generally assume that revenue will grow at an average rate of 5 percent per year, but Fiscal Office Director Michael Calvert told a legislative committee that a new tax-bracket indexing law will slow the increases over time. The law ensures that Nebraska's income tax brackets automatically keep pace with inflation. Previously, taxpayers who received a cost-of-living increase would get bumped into a higher tax bracket, where they ended up paying more. 

The city of Norfolk will soon have a new phone system. At its meeting Monday, the city council approved the bid from Hun Tel Communications.  Information Systems Manager Jim McKenzie says the current phone system was installed in 2002; at the time, it replaced seven separate systems and began to serve all of the city's divisions across the its fiber-optic network. McKenzie told the council that as technology changes quickly, it’s impossible to know how long the new system will be in service, but he says the current system lasted 13 years and that he’d be happy if the new one lasted the same. The council voted unanimously to approve the Hun Tel bid of just over $99,000. 

Downtown Norfolk residents who live above the ground floor will no longer be required to obtain conditional-use permits for their dwellings as a result of action taken Monday by the City Council. Prevention Manager Trent Howard told the council that city staff's recommendation was based a least partially on the need for additional housing, especially downtown, as well as the fact that some residents in the area zoned as C-2 required CUPs and others did not. Howard said downtown facilities are regulated by building and fire codes, as well as other city, state and federal laws that would be placed in CUPs anyway. The Council voted unanimously to amend the land-use matrix. 

The Norfolk Men’s Chorus celebrates its 25th year with its annual Christmas Concert at the Johnny Carson Theatre, Sunday, December 7th beginning at 3 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Abbey Christian Book Store, Lou’s Thrifty Way, and Companion Animal Veterinary Clinic. All of the proceeds go to the Norfolk Good Neighbors program. The concert is sponsored in part by News Talk WJAG, Lite Rock 97.5 and 106 Kix. 

Norfolk’s newest art gallery opens its doors for the first time today.  The Nebraska Studio Gallery's grand opening is set for 5:30 to 8 tonight.  It's located at 311 W. Norfolk Avenue, next to Midwest Music.  It features prints from nine of the area’s top photographic artists in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes.  The event will include wine tasting, prize drawings and a raffle. All of the proceeds will go to the Blessings in a Backpack program. For more information, check the Nebraska Studio Gallery Facebook page. 

Today's Tickler: 

My office is so small I have to wheel my desk into the lobby just to swivel.

 

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014 at 7:38 am

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