Radio Review

07.25.14

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Wallace Deets, Ed Felgate, Gregg Hausmann, Renee McClymont, Betty Oppliger, John Planer, Jerry Tomjack, Merlon Wipperling 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, high 94.  Tonight, partly cloudy, scattered thunderstorms, low 67.  Saturday, blend of clouds & sun, scattered thunderstorms, high 88 

Sports:

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Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night.  Scherzer, who is now 12-3, tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league lead in wins.  He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out eleven. It was the fourth time this season and 22nd in his career that the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner had double digits in strikeouts. 

Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson.  Appearing on NFL Network last night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday.  At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses.  It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season.  Lynch nearly skipped June's mandatory minicamp because he wants the final two years of his contract reworked.  He ultimately showed to avoid a hefty fine, but did not participate with what coach Pete Carroll said was an ankle issue. 

David Clouse of Friend stepped on the gas pedal and never looked back during yesterday's final round of the 106th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club.  He fired the round of the championship, a 6-under 66, to win his second title by seven strokes with a 275 (-13) total.  At age 54, Clouse, also the 1999 Champion, becomes the oldest winner, surpassing Tom Olson of Omaha who won in 1997 at age 51.  Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon finished eagle-par-birdie on his final three holes, part of a back nine 31 (-5), to claim Runner-Up honors, along with Low Junior Amateur honors with a 282 (-6). Wayne’s Joey Baldwin tied for seventh at 290.  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret & O’Neill’s Kris Koelzer tied for tenth at 291.  Norfolk’s Lance Morrow & Lance Lawson both shot 292.  Columbus’ Nathan Fuerhoff totaled 300, Columbus’ Brady Vancura carded a 302, and Schuyler’s Clint Kracl shot 308. 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at New Orleans (Bsbl-7:00). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Memphis 2 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Ice vending machines were introduced in Los Angeles in 1931 

News Briefs:

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Nebraska, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from June 14 to June 21. Federal funding also is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in a dozen counties including Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne. The federal money may be used for emergency work and for repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

Five public school districts in Pierce and Knox counties are considering merging, but so far officials are meeting in private to discuss the possibilities. Reporters were turned away from Wednesday's meeting of representatives from the Bloomfield, Creighton, Osmond, Plainview and Wausa districts. None of the districts sent enough board members to the meeting to require that it be made public under state law. Plainview News Publisher Brook Curtiss plans to file a complaint with the Nebraska Attorney General's office over the closed meetings. Plainview Superintendent Richard Alt says all of the districts involved will consider whether to make future meetings open to the public. 

Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns says he's pleased EPA Administration Gina McCarthy met with Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee. But Johanns says he's not optimistic the meeting will convince McCarthy to keep the EPA from regulating waterways on farms.  Johanns says there is little incentive for the President to scale back on its efforts to add federal regulations. "The Obama Administration recognizes that they only have a couple of years left," said Johanns. "I just think you're going to see a blizzard of regulations over the next two years and five months." Johanns says a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act could cost farmers in both permit fees and fines. 

The Nebraska state treasurer is reminding businesses and organizations of the Nov. 1 deadline for remitting unclaimed property to the state. Treasurer Don Stenberg says businesses and organizations must also submit unclaimed property reports by Nov. 1.  The annual report covers the fiscal year that ended June 30.  State law requires a business or organization to file a report with the Unclaimed Property Division if the total value of the unclaimed property is greater than $10.  Examples of unclaimed property include health claim payments, dividends, life insurance proceeds, stocks, safety deposit boxes and unused gift certificates. 

There are a lot of activities this weekend in Northeast Nebraska.  Tilden Prairie Days runs from Friday through Sunday.  Nebraska Rocks will rock the Norfolk City Auditorium Saturday night from 6 to midnight.  Plainview hosts its annual DCARBQ Saturday and the Wayne County Fair runs through Sunday. 

Today's Tickler: 

His company didn’t give him a gold watch for retirement, but they do call him once a week with the correct time.

 

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014 at 7:40 am

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