Radio Review

10.01.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Ron Hall, Dick Hoile. Thomas Neuhalfen, Steve Ramaekers, Sharolyn Thelen, Julie Warnemunde 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, high 75.  Tonight, cloudy with scattered storms, low 53.  Thursday, cloudy with scattered storms, high 65. 

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! 

In a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM, Salvador Perez hit a walkoff single and the Kansas City Royals scored twice in the bottom of the twelfth inning to pull out a 9-8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game at Kansas City.  The Royals rallied from deficits of 7-3 and 8-7 before earning the right to face the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Division Series.  The A's were two outs away from victory until Eric Hosmer tripled and scored on an infield single by Christian Colon. 

The Oakland Raiders have selected offensive line coach Tony Sparano to replace head coach Dennis Allen, who was fired on Monday with the team 0-4 and riding a ten-game losing streak dating to last season.  Sparano previously was head coach of the Miami Dolphins, taking them to an 11-5 record and an AFC East title in his first season before compiling an 18-27 mark the next three seasons.  He was let go by the Dolphins following a 4-9 start in 2011. 

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team competed in yesterday’s Mid State Conference Meet in Hartington.  Hartington Cedar Catholic was the champion with a score of 402.  They won by seven strokes.  The Lady Knights finished sixth with a score of 433.  Boone Central/Newman Grove’s Melissa Kyncl was the medalist, shooting an 85.  She won by two strokes.  Norfolk Catholic’s Chelsey Reifert & Blair Benda finished ninth & tenth respectively with a 99 & 100. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run (GG-9:00 AM). 

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic football team visits West Point-Beemer at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, Battle Creek hosts Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Local Scores:  Columbus 8-14 Nfk High 2-6 (SB DH); Lincoln East 25-25 Nfk High 19-11; Kearney 17-27-26 Nfk High 25-27-26 (Lincoln East VB Tri.); Crofton 25-25-25 LHNE 23-13-23 (VB); Iowa Western CC 25-25-23-25 NECC 14-15-25-17 (VB); Hastings 6 Nfk High 3 (B. Tenn. Dual); NECC at Southeast CC Inv. (MG- Ccd. Rain.); Creighton 2 Missouri-Kansas City 0 (M. Socc.). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Joelle Heng of the Norfolk Catholic cross country team.

Kwifax:

Nolan Ryan struck out his 5,000th batter in 1989 

News Briefs:

When Norfolk voters go to the polls November 4th, they’ll be asked to decide whether or not to implement a half-cent sales tax for 36 months, the proceeds of which would fund the extension and renovation of the Norfolk Public Library. During a Monday night forum, Ward 1 candidates for the Norfolk City Council were asked for their opinions on the issue. Incumbent Corey Granquist says it's appropriate that the voters decide on the issue, but chose not to provide his personal opinion. Challenger Dan Spray agreed that the decision should be left to the voters, but said he supports the measure with the 36-month caveat.  News Talk WJAG hosted the forum. 

Beginning today, Nebraska farmers and ranchers will no longer be subject to the Nebraska sales and use tax for ag machinery repairs and replacement parts. Nebraska Farm Bureau Vice President for Government Relations Jay Rempe says Nebraska is one of eight states that collected the tax.  He says for years, dealers near the state’s borders have been at a competitive disadvantage since producers were able to travel to the neighboring states for significant savings. Senator Rempe says he expects the sales tax exemption to save producers between $9 million and $10 million annually.  

A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest prison sentencing problems, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early. Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, the committee's chairman, said Tuesday that members will look into the issue during an Oct. 10 hearing. The committee is already reviewing problems in the Department of Correctional Services, including the premature release of hundreds of inmates. The Omaha World-Herald reported Sunday that the department failed to follow a 2008 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling while rounding up those prisoners. 

Ray Lambrecht, the former Pierce Chevy dealer who collected a lifetime of cars that sold for $2.8 million last year, has died. He was 96. Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt confirmed Lambrecht died at his home Sept. 22. During one weekend last year, Lambrecht's sale of his car collection drew 30,000 people to Pierce. The History Channel gave the auction three hours of prime time, and the highway through Pierce was backed up for miles because of the sale. The sheriff visited with Lambrecht's wife last week. He said she was missing her husband and that they'd been married nearly 70 years. 

Gov. Dave Heineman has announced the recipients of this year’s “Be Prepared” awards, which recognize volunteers and community organizations for excellence in emergency preparedness and disaster response. The governor presented seven of the awards including the “Local Hero” award to Wayne County Emergency Manager, Nicholas Kemnitz. After an October 4th, 2013 tornado damaged much of Wayne, Kemnitz worked closely with other response agencies and was able to manage the incident effectively. Then earlier this year, when tornadoes damaged more of Northeast Nebraska including the towns of Pilger and Wakefield, Kemnitz drew on his experience to assist with the response efforts, providing much-needed resources to a number of agencies that were called on to respond. 

Today's Tickler: 

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone, but it was the teenager who invented the busy signal

 

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014 at 7:39 am

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