Radio Review 05.03.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Gregg Borgmann, Delores Coolidge, Cindy Fox, Teresa Goodrich, Steve McNally, Angela Means, Peggy Voigt

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny early, increasing clouds, high 50.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low 38.  Saturday, mainly cloudy, chance for showers, high 49.

 

Sports:

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The Norfolk High track & field team participated at yesterday’s Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Meet at Kearney.  In the boys standings, the host team was the champion with 221 points.  They won by 140 points.  Norfolk was seventh with 15 points.  In the girls standings, Kearney was the champion with 137 points.  The Lady Panthers were second with 113.  First place finishers for Norfolk were Taleah Williams (200); Chelsea Johnson (300H); Taylor Thompson (HJ); & Tricia Svoboda (Discus).

 

The Norfolk Catholic track & field teams won their own invitational yesterday.  The NC boys totaled 148 points winning by 61 points.  Lutheran High Northeast was fourth with 72 points.  First place finishers for the Knights were Kegan Ehlers (100 & 200); Jordan Bellar (LJ); & Beau Schommer (Shot Put).  Claiming first for the Eagles were Dalton Bichlmeier (Discus); Kale Kucera (400); & the 4X100 Relay Team.  In the girls standings, Norfolk Catholic was the champion with 139 points.  They won by 44 points.  Lutheran High Northeast placed fourth with 53 points.  Champions for the Lady Knights were Abby Beller (PV); Amy Miller (800); Bailey Barnes (300H); the 4X800 & 4X400 Relay Teams.  Winning events for the Lady Eagles were Ari Rathke (400) & Megan Gebhardt (LJ).  Setting meet records were Michaela Dendinger (Shot Put & Discus) & the O’Neill Boys 4X800 Relay team.  Pierce’ Jaci Brahmer tied the meet record in the High Jump.

 

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team participated at yesterday’s Battle Creek Invitational at Evergreen Hill Golf Course.  Hartington Cedar Catholic was the team champion with a score of 359 while Battle Creek was second with a 365.  The Knights placed third with a 371.  Hartington Cedar Catholic’s Dalton Lammers was the medalist with an 85.  Lammers beat runner-up Riley Knake of Norfolk Catholic in a playoff.  Also for the Knights, Mark Uhlir placed fourth with an 88, Jarod Marsden was 13th with a 95, and Derek Holmquist took 15th place with a 96.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at GNAC Meet at Lochland CC, Hastings (BG-10:00); LHNE at Wakefield Inv. At Logan Valley GC (BG-Ppd. To Monday).

 

Local Scores:  Upper Iowa 9-2 Wayne St. 6-12 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 1 New Orleans 0 (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Brooklyn 95 Chicago 92 (3-3); Golden St. 92 Denver 88 (Golden St. Wins series 4-2).

 

Kwifax:

Bruizin Betty’s Roller Derby-Sat 5/4 @ the DeVent Center!  Doors open@6 pm, starts@ 7 pm; $10 @ door

Spanning the western U.S., the Morrison Formation is a well-known source of dinosaur fossils.

 

News Briefs:

The hunt for a man suspected of shooting a police officer in northwest Iowa has spread to Omaha. Officers surrounded a block about a mile west of downtown Omaha on Thursday night, but Jamal Dean wasn't found during the 90-minute search. He's suspected of shooting Sioux City Police Officer Kevin McCormick. Authorities believe Dean has ties to the Omaha area. Police say McCormick pulled over a car on Monday afternoon in Sioux City. McCormick was still in his cruiser when a man stepped out of the car and opened fire with a rifle. McCormick was hit in the head by a bullet fragment. He's been released from a hospital. A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of Dean.

 

Weather permitting, Monday, grading work currently underway along Nebraska Highway 35 near Woodland Park will be moving adjacent to the highway. Drivers are urged to use caution as large, slow-moving equipment will be in close proximity to the roadway.

 

Lawmakers have passed a new sentencing range of 40 years to life for murders that were committed by a juvenile. The bill won final approval on Thursday, 38-1. The measure was introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. The proposal represented a compromise between lawmakers who supported 30-year minimum sentence, and others who pushed for at least 60 years. It also allows judges to consider mitigating factors in a case, including a juvenile's maturity and efforts toward rehabilitation. The bill now goes to Gov. Dave Heineman.

 

After weeks of rehearsing, drama students at Norfolk Senior High School and Lutheran High Northeast present plays this weekend.  Norfolk High is bringing the C.S. Lewis classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to the Johnny Carson Theatre stage. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 each night. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students.  Lutheran High Northeast presents "The Uninvited” a thriller and mystery all in one.  A student matinee is set for Friday afternoon at 1:30, and the main performance is Saturday night at 7:00 at the Andrews Activities Center on the school campus at 2010 North 37th Street. There’s no set admission price, but they will be accepting free-will donations to help with the costs of the production.

 

Three law enforcement agencies collected more than 7,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs at a recent event. Attorney General Jon Bruning announced that the collection event was held last Saturday by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Grand Island and Lincoln police departments as part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The agencies collected nearly 7,400 pounds of unused medication.

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/3 6-8 pm

5/4: 9-3 @ NECC Cox Activity Center Free admission

Ever wonder what happened to Preparations A through G?

 

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