Radio Review

12.24.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Phillip Davis, Kimberly Frowick, Glen Herbolsheimer, Renee Halsey, Milda Klawonn, Mary Luhr 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast, high 35.   Tonight, partly cloudy, low 24.  Thursday, partly cloudy, high 39. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00. 

Terran Petteway scored seven of his game-high 17 points in overtime as Nebraska edged Loyola Marymount 50-42 in a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday. Petteway scored 11 points after halftime, Shavon Shields had 13, and Walter Pitchford added 10 for the Cornhuskers (7-4). The game was tied at 35 at the end of regulation. Loyola Marymount took a 37-35 lead early in the extra period, but Nebraska scored the next 10 points, including a pair of Petteway 3-pointers, and made five of six free throws in the final 31 seconds. 

The Creighton baseball team was picked to finish second in the BIG EAST preseason poll, while Reagan Fowler and Matt Warren continued to add to their preseason award collection earning BIG EAST Preseason Player and Co-Pitcher of the Year yesterday.  For the second-straight season, the voting for preseason favorite was split by just one vote, this time in favor of St. John’s, who was the BIG EAST baseball coaches’ decision for number one with 32 total points, three first-place votes.  Creighton, last year’s regular-season champion was picked second with 31 points.  The Bluejays and Seton Hall split the final four first-place votes evenly.  Creighton and Seton Hall split the major player awards with Bluejay juniors Reagan Fowler picked as Preseason Player of the Year and Matt Warren voted Preseason Co-Pitcher of the Year.  Warren split the honors with Seton Hall junior Luke Cahill.  

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is The Associated Press college football player of the year in a landslide vote reminiscent of his Heisman Trophy romp. Mariota received 49 of the 54 votes submitted by the AP Top 25 media panel. 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  This week, Joe Tjaden will talk high school boys basketball with Norfolk High’s Ben Ries & Lutheran High Northeast’s Darin Suckstorf.  Girls hoops will be a topic with Norfolk Catholic’s Tim Kassmeier & Northeast Hawks coach Matt Svehla.  We’ll also hear from Norfolk Catholic wrestling Coach Jason Konicek & Norfolk High swim coach Dave Nelson. 

Tuesday Afternoon:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams face either Columbus or Hastings in the second day of the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament in Hastings.  The girls game starts at 5:30 followed by the boys contest at 7:15.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com. 

Kwifax:

With more than 450 figures, the world’s largest diorama of the Nativity is found in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. 

News Briefs:

Nebraska's population continued to grow steadily this year, but the rate of growth may not be enough to ensure the state will keep all three of its U.S. House seats after the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau released new estimates showing that Nebraska's population had grown to 1.88 million by July 1 of this year. The state's population was roughly 0.7 percent higher than the July 2013 estimate of 1.87 million. The nationwide population grew at a similar rate to 318.9 million this year, but states in the South and West grew at a more brisk pace above 1 percent. The state has now gained population for 27 consecutive years. 

A March trial has been scheduled for a Verdigre man accused of killing his wife. Sixty-six-year-old Phillip Privett has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and use of a weapon. He's accused of shooting to death his wife, 66-year-old Linda Privett, at their home in Verdigre. His trial is scheduled to begin March 2. Court documents say deputies who were called to the Privett's' home on Oct. 20 found Linda Privett dead. Deputies say Phillip Privett also was in the home, visibly shaken and telling officers that he shot his wife in the face. 

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that lets the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska collect a liquor tax on business owners in Pender.  A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf. He said in February that Pender is inside the Omaha Reservation and thus is subject to the tribe's liquor regulations. Those regulations require licenses for businesses that sell alcohol and a 10 percent tax on alcohol purchases. A group of Pender retailers sued in federal court in 2007, arguing that they weren't subject to the tribe's regulations because the land upon which their businesses sat was not part of the reservation. 

The Norfolk Men’s Chorus' 25th annual Christmas Concert raised nearly $6,000 for the Norfolk Good Neighbors program. Chorus spokesman Norman Small says the final ticket sales total was $5,733. He says this is the 24th year that a donation has been made to the Good Neighbors and that the total donation over those 24 years has been $84,174. Small says a limited number of Men’s Chorus Christmas CDs are still available at The Abbey on the Hwy. 275 bypass. 

The American Red Cross is providing incentives for those who give blood between now and January 4th.  Red Cross blood donors will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last and in Norfolk, local business have donated raffle prizes and gift certificates. Red Cross Communications Manager Katie Marshall says blood donations are down around the holidays but the need for blood remains constant.  Marshall says all blood types are needed but especially O negative, the universal donor, along with A negative and B negative. There are two Red Cross blood drives scheduled for Norfolk between Christmas and New Year's: Saturday from 8 to 2 a.m. and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Red Cross Blood Station: 2612 W. Norfolk Ave. 

Today's Tickler: 

What do you call an elf who sings?  A wrapper!

 

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