Radio Review 05.07.13

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Becky Felgate, Dan Fuerhoff, Marilyn Heier, LaJean Hofmann, Craig Maguire, Susan Schneider, Waunita Tibbs

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sun develops, chance for showers, high 71.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low 51.  Wednesday, occasional sun, chance for showers, high 70.

 

Sports:

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Manny Pacquiao's promoter says the eight-division champion will return to the ring Nov. 24, fighting Brandon Rios in a welterweight bout in Macau, China.  Bob Arum tells The Associated Press that Pacquiao has been focused exclusively on his political career in the Philippines since his sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.  But Arum says the 34-year-old Pacquiao also wants to keep fighting.  His team chose Rios to be Pacquiao's next opponent because of the former lightweight champion's brawling style, which should lead to an exciting fight.  Pacquiao has lost two straight fights after a 15-bout winning streak, also dropping a much-disputed decision to Timothy Bradley last year.  Pacquiao is 54-5-2 with 38 KOs while Rios is 31-1-1 with 23 KOs.

 

Two Nebraska football home games in 2013 will be played in prime time and televised nationally on BTN.  The Huskers’ season opener against Wyoming on Aug. 31 will kick off at 7:00, and NU’s home game against Southern Miss on Sept. 7 is set for a 5:00 start.  BTN will televise a total of 12 prime time Big Ten games during the season.  The 2013 campaign will mark the seventh time since 2002 that Nebraska’s season opener has been played under the lights at Memorial Stadium, but the first time since 2010.  The Huskers are 37-5 all-time in night games at Memorial Stadium, including victories in each of its past eleven night games, dating back to 2008.

 

The Norfolk High baseball team’s season came to a close on Monday after an 11-1 loss to host team Millard West in an A-3 District semifinal game.  Neal Winter took the loss.  The Panthers’ season concludes with a 5-15 record.

 

Local Schedule:  NECC at NJCAA Region XI Tourn. At Ft. Dodge, IA (MG); Nebraska-Omaha at Iowa (Bsbl-6:05); Omaha Storm Chasers at Reno (Bsbl-8:35).

 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 161 Columbus 181 (BG Dual); Bancroft/Rosalie 370 LHNE 385 (BG Dual); Nfk High 5 Sioux City North 4 (G Tenn. Dual); (16) Indiana 10 Nebraska 2 (Bsbl); Memphis 11 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (12 Inn.) (Bsbl); (14) Nebraska 2 Penn St. 0 (SB).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Chicago 93 Miami 86 (1-0); San Antonio 129 Golden St. 127 (2 OT); (1-0).

 

Kwifax:

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Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit & Miss Worm were all characters on the tv show Captain Kangaroo.

 

News Briefs:

Thirteen school children were injured, two critically following the collision of a semi-trailer truck and a school bus transporting Battle Creek Public School students in dense fog west of Norfolk. Norfolk and Battle Creek rescue units responded to the scene of the accident at about 7:30 a.m. The collision took place at the intersection of Highway 275 and 549 Avenue about five miles west of Norfolk. All of the injured were transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Two students suffered head injuries and lacerations and were transported to Omaha in critical condition. Because of dense fog, those transferred to Omaha could not be flown by LifeFlight and were transported by ground ambulance. Faith Regional officials say the 11 other children were either treated and released. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the truck was westbound on Highway 275, when it struck the northbound bus while the bus was attempting to cross the highway. Neither the truck driver, Stanley Jauer, age 63 of Hinton, Iowa, nor the driver of the bus, 73-year-old Larry Prauner of Battle Creek was injured in the accident. Both were wearing seat belts. The Nebraska State Patrol, in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate.

 

Growth in downtown Norfolk has created a good problem, but a problem nevertheless. An advisory board commissioned by the Norfolk City Council to come up with solutions for parking issues in downtown Norfolk has completed its work. James Wobblehorst, a member of the Vehicle Parking District Board told council members at Monday night’s meeting that there are now 840 individual employees and tenants operating in the area from 1st to 8th Streets and Madison to Braasch Avenues. He says the plan maintains free parking for the customers of downtown businesses. Wobblehorst says employee and resident parking would be set aside in off-street lots for which permits could be purchased. The recommended cost for the permits is $15 per quarter or $55 per year. Residents and employees who purchase permits would receive tags to place on their rear-view mirrors.

 

 Faith Regional Health Services will once again offer the "A Time to Heal" for cancer survivors, and meetings are planned this month to provide information about the program. "A Time to Heal" is a 12-week program and the next session will begin in August.  For more information, or to register for one of the informational meetings, call (402) 6434-7397.

 

Authorities say a man arrested in Texas in connection with the shooting of an Iowa police officer is fighting extradition back to the state. Twenty-one-year-old Jamal Dean has indicated to authorities that he intends to fight extradition. He is in a maximum security section of the Kleberg County Jail in Kingsville, Texas. 

 

Today's Tickler:

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