Radio Review 05.06.13
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Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for late showers, high 71. Tonight, partly cloudy, low 47. Tuesday, partial sunshine, chance for showers, high 71.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers were victorious in Game One of their respective NBA Conference Semifinal series. Kevin Durant scored 35 points and hit a pair of jumpers in the final minute to lift the Thunder to a 93-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers were 102-95 winners over the host team New York Knicks as David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19.
LeBron James has been named winner of the NBA's MVP Award, collecting 120 of 121 first-place votes. James has won the award two straight years and four times in his career. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony picked up the lone remaining first-place vote.
P.J. Carlesimo has been dismissed as interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets, hours after the team was eliminated by the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Carlesimo guided the Nets to a 35-19 record and a four seed in the conference playoffs after replacing Avery Johnson in December.
The Stanton 4H Senior High School Trapshooting team brought home some hardware from the 44th annual Cornhusker National Trap Shoot which took place Thursday through Saturday in Doniphan. On Saturday, the Senior #1 Squad of Derek Gansebom, Ethan Gansebom, Caleb Reigle, Landon Steffen, & Lukas Steffen won the Team Handicap State Championship in the 4H Division, besting 33 other squads. The team shot 315 out of a possible 375 targets. Nick Collins, a senior at Norfolk High, shooting on the #2 Senior squad, placed second individually in the 18-19 yard handicap, hitting 65 of 75 possible targets. Approximately 2400 shooters in grades 6-12 participated in this year’s shoot, which represents an all time participating record for the event.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Millard West (A-3 Bsbl Dist. Semifinal-1:00); Columbus & Fremont at Nfk High (BG Tri. At Nfk CC-4:30); LHNE Vs. Bancroft/Rosalie at Indian Trails GC, Beemer (BG Dual-2:00); Sioux City North at Nfk High (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); Indiana at Nebraska (Bsbl-12:05); Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-11:05); NECC at Region XI NJCAA Tourn. At Ft. Dodge, IA (MG).
Local Scores: Nebraska 3 (16) Indiana 2 (Bsbl); Creighton 9 Illinois St. 4 (11 Inn.) (Bsbl); Fort Wayne 6 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Memphis 1 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl); Penn St. 3 (14) Nebraska 2 (SB); Creighton 3 Wichita St. 1 (SB).
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Authorities say a man accused of shooting a Sioux City police officer has been captured in Texas. Police announced on Saturday that 21-year-old Jamal Dean was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in Riviera, Texas. Several agencies learned on Friday that Dean may be in Texas. They believe he was headed to the border between the United States and Mexico. He was stopped in a Dodge Durango going south on Highway 77. The manhunt for Dean began Monday. He is accused of firing several shots from a rifle at Officer Kevin McCormick during a routine traffic stop. The hunt spread to Omaha, but it turned up nothing. McCormick, who was shot in the forehead, is expected to make a full recovery.
2013 marks the YMCA’s 100th year in Norfolk and Y officials are celebrating. The current YMCA on Benjamin Avenue opened its doors in 1981. The original YMCA sat across from the McMill Building on south 4th Street in an area that today is a parking lot. The Y’s Marketing Director, Barb Preusker says open houses are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 to 1:30. Then a big celebration is scheduled for Thursday evening from 6 to 8 with hot dogs, root beer floats and bouncy houses.
What do you know about H2O? Most of us take clean drinking water for granted, but the process of getting quality water to your tap is anything but routine. This is National “Drinking Water Week” and the Norfolk Water Division invites you to its open house Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6 at the West Water Plant: 300 South 49th Street. In addition, Mayor Sue Fuchtman will proclaim this first full week of May as "Drinking Water Week."
A fight for Nebraska school-aid dollars was driven by large districts that have dwindling options to generate local revenue and small districts that pay more per-student for transportation and teachers. Both sides won concessions, even though the tentative funding formula steers most of state aid to Nebraska's largest schools. The largest schools around Omaha and Lincoln complained about flat-lined property values and larger student enrollments. Smaller schools worried about competing for teachers with Omaha, Lincoln and border states. Of Nebraska's 249 public districts, 114 will receive no equalization aid under the proposed funding formula. Those districts account for about 13 percent of students statewide. The bill has won tentative approval from lawmakers but hasn't cleared the Legislature. It's scheduled for a second vote as early as Tuesday.
The husband of Nebraska's only female former governor, Bill Orr, has died at the age of 78. Orr's son and grandson said he died at home in Lincoln early Sunday. The retired Woodmen of the World executive is remembered for the way he embraced the role of first gentleman when his wife, Kay Orr, served as governor from 1987 to 1991. Bill Orr even published a First Gentleman's Cookbook with his own recipes and contributions from Warren Buffett, Johnny Carson, Tom Osborne and actress Katharine Hepburn.
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