Radio Review

04.01.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Michael Brtek, Jose Calvillo, Connie Cooper, Phyllis Fletcher, Gabriel Gauthier 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, scattered thunderstorms likely late, otherwise cloudy, high 81.  Tonight, overcast skies with scattered thunderstorms likely early, low 43.  Thursday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 63. 

Sports:

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Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he's transferring, making him the second player to leave the program in two days.  Coach Tim Miles said yesterday night he's disappointed in Smith's decision.  The guard from New Jersey, played in all 31 games as a freshman this past season, averaging 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds.  He scored a season-high 13 points in a loss to Ohio State in February.  Forward Walter Pitchford announced Monday that he would forego his senior season so he could concentrate on finishing his degree at Nebraska. 

The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team participated in yesterday’s Crofton Invitational at the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course.  The host team was the champion with a score of 353.  They won by 24 strokes.  Pierce finished second with a 377 and the Eagles were third shooting a 391.  Crofton’s Brock Mueller was the medalist carding an 81.  He won by five strokes.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Jarod Rosberg placed fifth with a 91, Josh Miller was ninth carding a 95, and Andy Lutz shot 96 to place tenth. 

The Norfolk Catholic track & field team hosted Lutheran High Northeast in a dual yesterday.  No team score was kept.  In the boys events, the Knights won ten events with Matthew Wieser winning three events.  Nick Stolze and Kale Kucera were part of three first place finishes for the Eagles.  In the girls criteria, Norfolk Catholic also won ten events.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Ari Rathke set a school record in the 800.  

Local Schedule:  Omaha Skutt at LHNE/Nfk Cath (G Socc-4:00); Nebraska at Nebraska-Omaha at Werner Park (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 2 Kearney 0 (B. Socc.); Nfk Cath/LHNE 2 Grand Island NW 0 (B. Socc.); Kearney 2 Nfk High 0 (G. Socc.); LHNE/Nfk Cath 6 Grand Island NW 0 (G. Socc.); Lincoln High 8-10 Nfk High 4-5 (Bsbl DH); Columbus 9 Nfk High 0 (G. Tenn. Dual); Nebraska 5 Creighton 1 (Bsbl); North Dakota St. 3-10 Nebraska 0-6 (SB DH); Concordia St. Paul 9-8 WSC 4-4 (Bsbl DH); Winona St. 7-12 WSC 3-2 (SB DH). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Matthew Wieser of the Norfolk Catholic track & field team.

Kwifax:

The stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch was founded in 1914 

News Briefs:

It’s not an April Fools joke; the sales and use tax within the city of Norfolk goes up half-a-cent today. The temporary tax increase was approved by voters last November to finance an addition and renovation to the Norfolk Public Library. It will be charged on all of the same items and services that are currently subject to the sales and use tax. The additional tax will end in 36 months.  Construction is set to begin in the fall of 2016.   

Some topics come before the Norfolk City Council year after year, and those were among the topics discussed during a retreat Tuesday in the City Administration Building. Councilmen discussed ordering sidewalks for pedestrian safety, gap paving versus armor coating, enforcing nuisance ordinances and the hiring of a city planner. City Administrator Shane Weidner says the council is looking for community input and support as they make these tough decisions. Among the items to be further discussed by subcommittees will be ordering sidewalks along Victory Road between Norfolk and Benjamin avenues, more aggressively enforcing ordinances against cars parked on lawns and the best ways to hard surface the remaining gravel streets in the city. 

A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges. Lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a measure that would phase in a 6-cent increase over four years, bringing Nebraska's total gas tax to 31.6 cents per gallon. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion says the fuel tax is pro-commerce and gives the state a pay-as-you-go option to pay for infrastructure. Other senators say the tax hits hardest the motorists who can afford it the least. Senators Jim Scheer of Norfolk and Paul Schumacher of Columbus support the measure; Gov. Pete Ricketts also opposes it. 

Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but less corn as that grain's profit potential remains low due to slumping prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's first report of the new crop season says farmers will plant 84.6 million acres in soybeans, up 1 percent from last year's previous record of 83.7 million acres. Corn planting will fall to 89.2 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Soybeans are favored because they cost less to grow and prices haven't fallen as quickly as corn. The report is based on 84,000 farmer surveys completed in early March. 

A Norfolk Holy Week tradition continues Thursday night as the First and Westridge United Methodist Churches present “The Living Last Supper.” First United Methodist Church’s Organizer for Program Ministries, Debbie Taylor says the play reenacts Jesus’ final night with his 12 disciples and is based on the painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The program is directed by Dottie McKeever and Jo Ellen Miller and includes dramatic lighting and special music. Taylor says the program actually dates back to the 1970s. This year’s performance is set for the Johnny Carson Theatre, Thursday night beginning at 7. You don’t need to buy a ticket, but there will be a free-will offering.  

Today's Tickler: 

You know you’re a baby boomer if you finally got your head together, now your body is falling apart.

 

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015 at 7:40 am

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