Radio Review

02-10-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Dotty Blair, Jim Bradford Jr., Jim Brummer, Dan Busse, Dallas Hinnerichs, Nick Hoesing, Larry E. Hoffman, James Keller, Becky Miller, Jack Prater 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy, high 31.  Tonight, cloudy, low 14.   Thursday, cloudy, high 32. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00. 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he's a bad loser and isn't apologizing for his post-Super Bowl news conference.  The NFL MVP gave short one and two-word answers and abruptly left his interview podium after a short period of taking questions.  While cleaning out his locker at the team facility, Newton told reporters, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser." He went on to say, he wouldn't conform to anyone else's standards. 

The red-hot Golden State Warriors are now 47-4, the best record after 51 games in NBA history.  The Warriors won their tenth game in a row by beating Houston 123-110 behind Steph Curry's 35 points and nine assists.  Harrison Barnes was the go-to guy late for the Warriors.  He scored 17 of his 19 in the fourth quarter.  The Warriors are now 24-0 at home.  They're riding a 42-game home winning streak at Oracle Arena.  James Harden led all scorers with 37 for the Rockets after being scoreless in the fourth quarter. 

Maurice Watson has a career-high 32 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals and Creighton rode a fast start to a 70-56 upset of fifth Xavier last night.  The Bluejays used an early 16-0 run to take a 17-point lead nine minutes into the game and then held off the Musketeers after they pulled within five with six minutes left.  Watson scored 22 points in the second half and finished Xavier off with a bank-in high off the glass, a layup and then a steal and layup to make it 66-53 with 1:54 to play.  The Bluejays are now 16-9 overall and 7-5 in the BIG EAST while Xavier drops to 21-3 overall and 9-3 in the conference. 

Local Schedule:  Central CC at NECC (W&M BB-6:00); Nebraska at Wisconsin at Madison, WI (MBB-6:00); South Dakota St. at Nebraska-Omaha (MBB-7:00). 

Thursday Night:  The Hartington Cedar Catholic girls & boys basketball teams host Battle Creek starting with the girls game at 6:15.  Pregame coverage at 5:55 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock.com. 

Local Scores:  LHNE 70 Creighton 62 (BBB); LHNE 52 Creighton 31 (GBB); West Point Guardian Angels CC 45 Nfk Cath 32 (GBB). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Caleb Gebhardt of the Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team.

Kwifax:

February is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month 

News Briefs:

Gov. Pete Rickett’s property tax plan is drawing praise from Nebraska's farming community and opposition from school officials, who would face new restrictions on their budget authority. Both sides argued their case Tuesday to the Legislature's Education Committee, which is reviewing one of two bills introduced on the governor's behalf. Farmers testified that property taxes have increased even though the economy has weakened. School officials say the state should increase its funding for K-12 education. 

Some significant road and street construction is planned in and around Norfolk during the next construction year. The Norfolk Planning Commission approved a One and Six-Year Street Plan Tuesday morning that includes reconstruction of 8th Street between Michigan and Omaha avenues, and the Norfolk Avenue bridge project. Also Tuesday morning, the Madison County Board approved the One and Six-Year Road plan that includes 16 road projects and 19 structure replacements with a price tag of about $4 million. 

A Hastings beef processor – WR Reserves – will send the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since that country placed a ban on U.S. beef imports in 2003. Israel is one of the last countries to open its doors to U.S. beef following the finding of a confirmed case of BSE in the U.S. in December of 2003. 

Many Norfolk Public Schools students undoubtedly enjoyed a couple of days off last week due to the blizzard - the second and third snow days this school year. But at Monday night’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent, Dr. Jami Jo Thompson reminded students, parents and board members alike that just one more snow day will mean extra classes in the spring. Board policy requires that if the district declares more than three snow days, it must make up two days at the end of the year. 

Stories about high lead levels in drinking water in Flint, Mich. may have caused some to wonder just how safe is Norfolk’s drinking water. City of Norfolk Water and Sewer Director Dennis Watts says there is no danger of lead poisoning from the city’s water supply. He says tests show lead levels no higher than 4.23 parts per billion, while the EPA allows up to 15 parts per billion. 

Norfolk junior and senior high school students will get to help tell the story of their home town’s first 150 years. The students are currently working on a book with the working title “Norfolk From A to Z.” English students are doing the research and art students are providing the illustrations for everything from D for the Daily News and S for Skyview Lake. 

A nearly 100-year-old mid-winter tradition has already begun. Area girl scouts are selling cookies door-to-door and starting Friday, they’ll be setting up cookie booths at local stores and community events.  In Norfolk, troop members will sell cookies at Lou’s Thrifty Way and Walmart. 

The Antelope County board of supervisors again takes up a proposed wind farm that has met with some resistance from area residents in Wednesday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

 

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016 at 7:49 am

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