Radio Review 06.27.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Steve Bettendorf, Steve Borgmann, David Brandner, Gregg Dahlheim, Julie Deering, Jan Gannon, William Hoile, Dwayne Keith, Brad Simonsen

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms early, high 88.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 63.  Friday, mainly sunny, high 87.

 

Sports:

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being held without bond after being arrested yesterday and charged with murder in the shooting death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.  Prosecutors say Lloyd had angered Hernandez at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.  The Patriots released Hernandez following his arrest.

 

Wimbledon continues after seven-time men's champion Roger Federer and 2004 women's champ Maria Sharapova were ousted in the second round yesterday.  Women's second seed Victoria Azarenka withdrew before her second-round match after being injured on Monday.  Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams play their second-round matches today.

 

The newly reconstituted Big East Conference has hired former WNBA president Val Ackerman, a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, as its commissioner.  The Big East will be headquartered in New York City and begin official operations on July 1.  Ackerman, 53, was the founding president of the WNBA and also was the first female president of USA Basketball, which won gold medals by the men's and women's teams at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.  The revamped conference announced in March that it would include Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's, Villanova and Xavier.

 

Stroke play medalist Lance Lawson of Norfolk was one of eight golfers to advance to the quarterfinals of the 46th Nebraska Match Play Championship after winning two matches yesterday at Elks Country Club in Columbus.  In the Round of 16, the second seeded Lawson ousted 15th seed David Clouse 4 and 3, who won the Nebraska Match Play in 1992 at Elks Country Club.  Lawson had beaten Will Andersen of Dakota City 3 and 1 in the Round of 32.  The first match begins at 8:00 AM, with the semifinals set for a 1:00 start.

 

Local Schedule:  Kellys 18’s Vs. West Point-5:30; Vs. Oakland at 7:00 (SB Tri. At West Point); Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Columbus 9-3 Nfk Seniors 0-1 (Bsbl DH); Rockets ’95 7 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 1; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 4 Wahoo-Calvary 2; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 15 Lady Dominators 3 (Lincoln SB League).

 

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An Olympic decathlon is held over 2 days

 

News Briefs:

Both sides of the issue seem to agree - yesterday's Supreme Court decisions supportive of gay marriage will have little impact on Nebraska. Danielle Moodie-Mills is a lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender policy expert. She says Nebraska will not be impacted by this decision, even if a same-sex couple were legally married in Iowa. Moodie-Mills says the decision will allow states that recognize same sex marriage to allow coverage of more than 1,100 federal laws, programs and benefits that include Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.

 

For Nebraskans just out of high school with no clear career path in mind - the manager of an Omaha computer system design and consultant firm says information technology jobs are in high demand.  Brody Deren is the managing director of Modis Omaha. Deren says cloud computing, big data and information security are three fields where there is a big demand for employees. He says one interesting aspect of today's I-T jobs is that firms are more interested in job skills and capability than in a college degree - and some cases, even a high school diploma.

 

Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow has told Iowa's Chuck Grassley she will not support a second extension of the farm bill.  Grassley says Stabenow is adamant that the House must pass a new bill, as is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But Grassley admits they may be using pressure tactics on the House, if only to avoid reverting to permanent 1940's farm law. Grassley says he supports the pressure. He says separating nutrition programs from commodity programs is a non-starter with the urban makeup of the House.

 

4th Street will be closed today and Friday in the village of Meadow Grove.  The area affected runs from Highway 275 on the north to a mile south of town.  No traffic, except for emergency vehicles will be allowed on the street during those two days. 

 

The Pierce Historical Society is sponsoring a Trolley Tour of Homes Sunday with two tours at 2 and 3 p.m.  The trolley will leave from the Museum Complex at Gilman Park and drive by Pierce homes with historical value.  The tour will include narration of personal stories and events.  There is no charge for the event.

 

Swimmers between the ages of 10 and 15 are invited to take part in a special "lifeguard in training" class next month at Norfolk's AquaVenture. This class will be a mini-course of what it takes to be a lifeguard and will begin July 8th. For more information, call 402-844-2010.

 

Today's Tickler:

If Americans throw rice at weddings, do the Chinese throw hot dogs?

 

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