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Radio Review 5-27-16

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Today cloudy skies scattered storms and high 74.Tonight, scattered storms, low 56.Saturday overcast with scattered thunderstorms,  high 73.


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 The Golden State Warriors have forced a Game Six in the NBA's Western Conference finals by downing the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111.  Stephen Curry finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals to help the Warriors bounce back from a pair of lopsided losses in Oklahoma City.  Kevin Durant had a game-high 40 points for the Thunder, who will host Game Six on Saturday.


A wild final frame saw the Creighton baseball team plate three runs to steal a 6-5 win from Seton Hall last night in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament.  Down 5-3 heading to the ninth inning, the 37-15 Bluejays scored three times on just one hit in the ninth inning thanks to three Pirate errors and a walk-off wild pitch on an attempted intentional walk.  Creighton’s Nicky Lopez had four hits while Daniel Woodrow collected three hits in the win.  Reliever Nick Highberger was the winning pitcher.  Seton Hall drops to 38-19.  Xavier beat St. John’s 9-8 in the other BIG EAST Tournament game.



 Logan Sowers' two-out single in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run and Caleb Baragar and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as Indiana stayed alive in the Big Ten tournament with a 6-2 victory over host Nebraska yesterday.  The 37-20 Cornhuskers went two games and out in the conference tournament for the second straight year.  Indiana had clutch hitting with two outs against Nebraska, going 6-16 with five RBIs in those situations.  Base hits by Sowers and Luke Miller made it 4-2, and Laren Eustace's homerun in the eighth made it a four-run game.  Second seeded NU managed just three runs on six hits during the two games at TD Ameritrade Park, playing without slugger Scott Schreiber in both.  The loss was Nebraska’s fifth straight in Big Ten tournament action dating back to 2014. The Huskers will find out if they qualify for an NCAA Regional Tournament when the 64-team field will be announced on Monday.  Michigan eliminated Minnesota 3-2 yesterday.  The other two games were postponed due to rain. 


 Local Schedule:  Lincoln NE Judd Brothers at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl DH-5:30); El Paso at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05); Nfk Golden Girls Gold 18’s vs. Dakota Fury-6:30; vs. Grand Island Elite-9:30 PM (USSSA Memorial Day SB Tourn. At Lincoln); WSC at NCAA Outdoor Championships at Bradenton, FL (T&F).


 Local Scores:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-Ccd. Rain.).


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News Briefs:

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors has given its blessing for another 608 miles of an Airborne Electromagnetic Survey. The Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund will pay for 60 percent of the $417,000 project, while the district will pick up the remaining 40 percent. Geologists have performed the flights over the past two summers using high-tech instrumentation that hangs like a halo below the low-flying helicopters to map the area’s groundwater. 

Region 3 of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators has honored five principals from Norfolk public schools. Norfolk High School Principal Jake Luhr and Assistant Principal Jason Settles, Bel-Air Elementary Principal Trisha Andreasen, Norfolk Middle School Principal Mike Hart, and Woodland Park Elementary Principal Scott Dodson were all honored as distinguished in their administrative positions. Dodson and Grant Elementary Principal Jo Roberts were also recognized in honor of their retirements. 

Norfolk Public Schools will likely be looking for a new kindergarten teacher for Woodland Park Elementary. At Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent, Dr. Jami Jo Thompson told board members that two kindergarten classes will be above the recommended 25 students per section. The board gave Thompson the go-ahead to advertise for a new kindergarten teacher for Woodland Park if they don’t receive enough volunteers by Tuesday. 

Norfolk Police say a phishing scam that’s been going around Nebraska has reportedly made its way to Norfolk. Captain Mike Bauer says the scam consists of receiving a text message about an account from someone claiming to be Pinnacle Bank. The message tells recipients to enter their personal and banking information on a specific website, where the information would then be stolen. Anyone who has responded to one of these messages should contact their bank and run a credit check. 

Nebraska Tourism Commission chairman John Chapo hopes to focus again on tourism after the firing of State Tourism Director Kathy McKillip. The commission voted 8-0 to dismiss McKillip after a state audit disclosed the commission has overspent its budget by more than four million dollars since it became independent in 2012. The commission will search for an interim director and then begin the search for a new one.

Nebraska high school juniors will no longer be required to take the Nebraska State Accountability or NeSA tests to evaluate their achievement. Instead, 11th graders will take a college-entrance exam, such as the ACT. The change is the result of the passing of LB930, which was introduced by Norfolk Senator Jim Scheer. Besides a significant cost savings, Scheer says college-entrance exams like the ACT also provide results that show students the areas where they’re strongest and weakest.

Warm weather and an abundance of rain is the perfect combination for mosquitoes and an increase in the mosquito population raises the threat of the West Nile Virus. Norfolk Health Inspector John Kouba says that the presence of dead birds is often seen in advance of human cases. He says the city will test three species of birds - crows, blue jays and magpies - and if you run across one of these dead birds, Kouba asks that you call the Norfolk Fire Division at 402-844-2046.

Norfolk school board members and Lower Elkhorn NRD board members were in session Thursday. Find out what decisions they made in Friday’s Norfolk Daily News.

Today's Tickler:

Anyone who thinks women talk too much has never sat thru a 6-hour Super Bowl pre-game show.

Posted on May 27th, 2016 at 8:36 am

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