Radio Review 06.14.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Joanne Bichlmeier, Terry Brogren, Joel Dendinger, Theresa Farnik, Cherilynn Hubert, Frank Schwartzer, Linda Stephenson

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 85.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 68.  Saturday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 82.

 

Sports:

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

Miami and San Antonio are all tied up at 2-2 in the NBA Finals.  Behind 33 points from LeBron James and 32 from Dwyane Wade, the Heat took Game 4 109-93.  The fifth game in the series will be played in San Antonio Sunday with Game Six taking place in Miami on Tuesday.

 

Play in the opening round of the U.S. Open wasn't completed because of rain delays and darkness.  When play was called the on-course leader was Luke Donald, who was 4-under through 13 holes.  The two weather delays totaled four hours and 13 minutes.  Tiger Woods was on the course when play was stopped.  The world's top-ranked player was 2-over through 10 holes. 

 

The College World Series opening ceremonies are set for 8:30 tonight at TD Ameritrade Park. Admission is free.  ESPN baseball analyst and former major-league pitcher Orel Hershiser will be the featured speaker, and the participating teams will be introduced after an Olympic-style grand entrance.  There also will be a tribute to Dennis Poppe, who is retiring after serving as the NCAA's lead administrator at the CWS since 1988.  On Saturday, Oregon State will face Mississippi State at 2:00 and Indiana meets Louisville at 7:00.  On Sunday, North Carolina plays North Carolina State at 2:00 and LSU battles UCLA at 7:00.

 

Northeast Community College in Norfolk will host the 30th Annual Northeast Nebraska High School Basketball All-Star Classic tonight.  Tip-off time for the girls’ game is 6:00 while the boys will tip off at 8:00 in the Cox Activities Center gym.  The Girls ‘Light’ Team, includes Norfolk Catholic’s Michaela Barry & Amy Miller, and Lutheran High Northeast’s Mandi Uecker.  Norfolk High’s Bre Hagedorn will play for the ‘Dark’ team.  The Boys ‘Light’ team includes Lutheran High Northeast’s Kenny Blank & Mitch Knobbe.  The Boys ‘Dark’ team includes Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors Vs. Valley Springs, SD-10:30; Vs. Lee’s Summit, MO-3:00 (Sioux Falls Bsbl Tourn.); Kelly 18’s Vs. Columbus Fire & Ice-8:00 (Columbus Fire & Ice SB Tourn.); Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3 Yankton Lightning 0; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 8 Yankton Spitfire 7 (Extra Inn.) (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Nashville 2 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Enjoy late night comedy at Divots starting at 10 pm tonight!  Friday 6/14 at 10 pm in Divots Ballroom

The world’s 1st motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles April 2, 1902

 

News Briefs:

Four of the country's most talented comedians are through to the finals of the Viaero Great America Comedy Festival after Thursday night's semifinals at the Johnny Carson Theatre. Andy Erikson, Joe Joe Machi, Dennis Regan and Michael Issac outscored six other semifinalists. Ten more comedians take the stage Friday night for the second night of semifinals. The finals are set for Saturday night. Drew Carey will host the final and will present Steven Wright with the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. The Festival ends Sunday with Christian comedian Bob Smiley. The Friday and Saturday night shows start at 7:30, while the Sunday night show begins at 6:00. Tickets for the Friday and Sunday shows are still available at greatamericancomedyfestival.com.

 

Wesley Crisis Center will be the recipient of money raised through the first of three weekend picnics planned by the Morning Kiwanis Club. Money raised will help provide emergency shelter care for children and respite care for foster families and children with disabilities. The Morning Kiwanis will have its concession van in the Lou's Thrifty Way parking lot on South 13th Street from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, serving grilled hamburgers or hot dogs with chips and a drink for $4. The Kiwanis, with support from Lou's, will provide all of the food and supplies for the event, so every dollar spent will go directly to the Wesley Crisis Center.

 

Students and faculty at Northeast Community College in Norfolk currently have the opportunity for exchange visits with their counterparts in Denmark, China and England. But an agreement signed yesterday allows for more than exchange visits. It is a full articulation agreement with Middlesex University in northern London. Pam Saalfeld, associate dean of humanities, arts and social sciences at Northeast, says students will be able to take their first two years of a four-year degree at Northeast, and finish up at the London institution. The agreement between the two schools was signed via video conference yesterday.

 

The Northeast Community College Board of Governors has approved a recommendation to name a new patio area on the Norfolk campus “Paradise Courtyard” after former college president Dr. Michael Paradise. Paradise was president in 1968 when the move began to merge the state’s junior colleges and technical colleges into the current community college system. Paradise Courtyard is a covered area with seating adjacent to the College Welcome Center. The college board voted unanimously Thursday to accept

 

A 59-year-old Battle Creek woman has been accused of misusing nearly $11,600 of her son's Social Security disability payments. Margaret Hunt is charged with felony theft by deception and intentional abuse of a vulnerable adult. The Office of the Inspector General for Social Security says Hunt was not living in Nebraska for several months while her disabled son, 30-year-old Leroy Tomes, was living alone in a trailer in Battle Creek. The office's report says Tomes was in poor health, had little heat during the winter, and not much food or medicine.

 

Today's Tickler:

In his years with this firm, he’s kept his ear to the ground.  I’m told he can sleep anywhere.

 

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