Radio Review

04.17.14

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Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 52.  Tonight, becoming mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low 35.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 70. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00; Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The NBA's regular season ended last night.  The playoffs start Saturday with four games: Brooklyn at Toronto, Golden State at the L.A. Clippers, Atlanta at Indiana and Memphis at Oklahoma City.  On Sunday, there are four games as well: Dallas at San Antonio, Charlotte at two-time NBA champion Miami, Washington visits Chicago and Portland is at Houston. 

The Nebraska football team has landed a wide receiver recruit.  Spencer Tears of Illinois committed to Huskers yesterday.  According to the Omaha World Herald, the 6’3, 170-pounder is a three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals and Scout.  Tears’ high school coach Tony Sheehan said Tears had offers to Indiana, Purdue and several MAC schools. 

Point guard Tarin Smith of powerhouse St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, has signed a letter of intent to play at Nebraska.  The 6’2, 175-pound Smith helped the Friars to a 53-7 record in his two years as a starter and consecutive state runner-up finishes.  Nebraska coach Tim Miles said yesterday that Smith is a "complete package" as a point guard.  Smith averaged 15 points, four rebounds and four assists as a senior.  Smith picked Nebraska over Mississippi, Providence and Duquesne. 

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team won yesterday’s Ewing Invitational at Summerland Golf Course.  The Knights shot a 338 while West Holt finished second with a 350.  Norfolk Catholic’s Brandon Clausen was the medalist with an 83.  Teammate Devon Lockman was second carding an 84, Shane Mlinar took third with an 85, Derek Holmquist finished seventh shooting an 86, and Mark Uhlir was eleventh with an 87. 

Local Schedule: Nfk High at Lincoln High (G&B Socc.-5:00); Columbus at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk Cath at O’Neill Inv. (T&F-10:00); Nfk High at Hastings Inv. At Lochland CC (BG-10:00); Nfk Cath at Boone Central/Newman Grove Inv. At Albion CC (BG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Kearney Doubles Inv. (G Tenn.-9:30 AM); Creighton at Villanova at Plymouth Meeting, PA (Bsbl-2:15); Round Rock, TX at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores: Nebraska 17 Nebraska-Omaha 6 (Bsbl); Round Rock, TX 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl); WSC 7 Minnesota St. 2 (SB). 

Kwifax:

The log used by Geppetto to create Pinocchio was originally intended to make a table leg 

News Briefs:

Nebraska State Patrol says it has begun a three-stage consolidation of its dispatch centers. The patrol said in a news release that taking the centers down to three from six is expected to save $750,000. The patrol says the Norfolk center will be the first to close. Its dispatch duties will be taken over completely by the Lincoln center in mid-May. The second phase will be implemented by summer 2015. A committee will be meeting to determine which center will close next. 

A man who allegedly stole a pickup in Madison on Monday, is accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Minnesota Tuesday. The 19-year-old apparently stole a Dodge pickup, owned by Paul Nolan of Madison that was parked in front of Brady & Andy's.  Sheriff’s deputies found the pickup 400 miles away the next morning in Perley, Minnesota and pulled it over for a traffic stop. There were two occupants in the pickup, Steven Henderson and his brother 18-year-old William Henderson. Deputies arrested the younger Henderson for an outstanding warrant. As he was being taken into custody, Steven Henderson allegedly shot one of the deputies in the back. He was saved by his bullet-resistant vest. The deputy was taken to a Fargo, North Dakota hospital, treated and released. 

The short session for Nebraska's 103rd Legislature wraps up today.  District 19 Senator, Jim Scheer of Norfolk told WJAG NEWS it was three-and-a-half months of ebbs and flows. Some days, lawmakers got a lot done, but very little on other days. Scheer says there was an unusual amount of partisan bickering in the officially non-partisan legislature, particularly during the final month of the session. There will be at least 17 new members of the 104th Legislature as their predecessors are being forced out by term limits. Eight other lawmakers are seeking re-election. 

The Norfolk Public Schools will be adding staff in the coming year. At this week’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson said the district would see a reduction of about $101,000 in state aid next year, but increases in other tax revenue and conservative spending this year will enable the district to add to the elementary staff, by changing the status of three half-time instructors in the Montessori Program to full time. The Board also agreed to create a new position – dean of students – at Norfolk Senior High. Thompson said having another administrator in that building to deal with attendance and discipline issues will free the principal and assistant principals to work on the strategic goals and other priorities. 

Former Salvation Army Envoys Jim and Dee Tooley have spent the past week in Norfolk, reconnecting with a community that Jim Tooley says changed his life. The Tooleys were Corps Officers in Norfolk from 1992 to 1997. During that time, the Salvation Army started offering social programs and acquired the current building on North 7th Street. Tooley says the five years in Norfolk were the best years of his career. The Tooleys will leave Norfolk today and return to their home in Mississippi.  

Today's Tickler: 

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 4/25 6-8 pm

4/26: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission

I wrote to the IRS & inquired, “What did you do with all that money I sent you last year?”

 

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