Radio Review 06.25.13

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Today, a mix of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 93.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 67.  Wednesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 92.



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The Chicago Blackhawks pulled out a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins to claim their fifth Stanley Cup and second in four seasons.  Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart over the final 1:16 after Milan Lucic tallied with 7:49 remaining to put the Bruins ahead 2-1.  Patrick Kane came away with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.  Kane scored nine goals and 19 points in 23 games.


Adam Plutko worked six innings and Eric Filia hit a two-run single as UCLA beat Mississippi State 3-1 in Game One of the best-of-three College World Series finals in Omaha last night.  Plutko retired his first nine batters and held the Bulldogs to a run and four hits to help the Bruins get within one victory of their first national championship in baseball.  Mississippi State had its chances to tie the game or pull ahead but left runners in scoring position four of the last six innings.  Game Two is this evening at 7:00 at Rosenblatt Stadium.


Doane College Track and Field athletes were recognized yesterday for their accomplishments in the classroom as the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America teams were announced.  Among the honorees was former Norfolk Panther Brad Higgins.  He was named a First Team Academic All-American.  Higgins was named to the Second Team a year ago and closed out his career at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championships in May.  He had a season-best mark in the decathlon at the NAIA meet but missed out on All-American honors by one spot finishing ninth.  Higgins was an all-conference performer for the Tigers in the decathlon and helped the team to a sweep of the conference crowns. 


Lance Lawson of Norfolk led the 126-man field in the stroke play qualifier of the 46th Nebraska Match Play Championship with a four-under-par 67 at Elks Country Club in Columbus yesterday.  Lawson posted one of eight sub par rounds and earns the two seed in the 64-player bracket.  The first round will start this morning at 7:30.


Local Schedule:  Wakefield at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl-Ccd. Scheduling); Columbus Fire & Ice at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl DH-4:30).



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News Briefs:

The Platte County Dive and Rescue Team has recovered the body of 24-year-old Jorge Manuel of Madison. The Columbus Telegram reports that Manuel’s body was discovered floating in Lake North near Columbus at around 10 a.m. yesterday. Manuel had been missing since Saturday night when he was swimming in Lake North. Platte County Sheriff Jon Zavadil said Sheriff’s office personnel spent eight to ten hours on Saturday evening and Sunday searching for Manuel’s body. Deputies dragged the lake for hours, but couldn't send in divers because of dangerous winds and swift current conditions.


A Creston man has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a federal charge of bankruptcy fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office says U.S. District Court Judge John Gerrard sentenced 57-year-old Ross Boydston, on Monday. In March, Boydston pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud after being accused of selling livestock that had been pledged as collateral to American Mortgage Company without notifying the company of the sales and without remitting the proceeds to AMC. He also lied about the sales after filing for bankruptcy. Boydston must also pay restitution of $18,044.


Thousands of customers are still without power following a thunderstorm that caused widespread damage in the Omaha area. Omaha Public Power District said Tuesday morning that more than 10,600 of its Douglas County customers didn't have electricity. That's down considerably from the outage's peak of 52,000 late Monday morning. OPPD workers were being helped by crews from other utilities, including the Nebraska Public Power District. Winds reaching 70 mph knocked down trees and limbs, damaging vehicles, homes, businesses and other a variety of buildings on Monday before the storm blew into Iowa.


Norfolk’s Central Park will once become the center of fun this weekend with the Community Theatre production of “Cornfield of Dreams.” The usual summer melodrama is planned, along with bouncy houses, food vendors and more. The carnival starts Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30, with the melodrama on stage at 7:30. On Sunday afternoon, the carnival opens at 1, with the performance at 2. There is no charge to attend, but a $5 donation is suggested for all of the carnival games and the play.


For the 27th consecutive year the Missoula Children's Theater has come to Norfolk to conduct week-long residencies for aspiring young actors. Norfolk Arts Center Program Coordinator Melinda Kozel says more than 60 kids answered Monday morning’s casting call at Northeast Community College’s Cox Theater. The kids will rehearse “The Secret Garden” all week and put on the play during two performances Saturday at 3 and 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door: $7 for adults and $3 for children.


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