Radio Review 07.23.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Steve Bossard, LuAnn Carter, Allan Heimes, Florence Larson

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers or storms early, then redeveloping late, high 81.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers or storms early, low 57.  Wednesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 85.

 

Sports:

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Ryan Braun is the first player to receive a suspension stemming from Major League Baseball's investigation of players reportedly linked to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.  The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season, causing him to miss the team's final 65 games.  MLB Commissioner Bud Selig cited Braun for multiple "violations" of baseball's drug program and labor contract.

 

University of Nebraska junior Jamal Turner was honored yesterday, as he was chosen to the Jet Award watch list.  The Jet Award honors the best return specialist in college football.  Drawing its name from former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers, who was the 1972 Heisman winner and one of the top kick returners in NCAA history.  Turner was one of the Huskers’ top all-purpose threats in 2012, accounting for 607 all-purpose yards as a sophomore.  Turner is one of six Big Ten players on the Jet Award watch List.  From the initial watch list, a list of twelve semifinalists will be announced at the end of October and the list will be whittled down to four finalists in November with a winner announced in December.

 

The Nebraska Coaches Association annual all-star Girls & Boys Basketball games were played last night at Lincoln North Star High School.  The Blues routed the Reds 98-49 in the 34th annual girls game.  Representing Northeast Nebraska for the contest was Norfolk Catholic's Michaela Barry and Crofton's Bridget Arens for the Blues while Emerson/Hubbard's Marisa Blanke and former Norfolk Catholic player Therin Baum played for the Reds.  Baum recently graduated from Kearney Catholic.  Arens had 16 points while Barry totaled ten for the Blues.  Blanke had five points and Baum scored two in the loss for the Reds.  In the boys 45th annual contest, the Reds hammered the Blues 112-85.  Wausa's Marcus Claussen and South Sioux City's Nate Rogers represented the area in the boys game for the Blues.  Rogers had twelve points in the loss while Claussen was named the NCA Most Valuable Teammate for the Blues.

 

Local Schedule:  Oklahoma City at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Oklahoma City 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Tickets on sale now for Skillet Concert at Divots on July 28th!  www.divotsconcertseries.com 888.355.0553

“The Fisherman’s Ring” is worn by the Pope.

 

News Briefs:

An Indiana doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school is scheduled to make his first appearance in a Nebraska court. A bond hearing for Dr. Anthony Garcia is set for Tuesday morning. Garcia is currently being held without bond in the violent killings of four people in two separate attacks carried out five years apart. Garcia, who was arrested in Illinois last week, was extradited Thursday to a jail in Omaha. He faces four counts of first-degree murder in Omaha in connection to the May deaths of Creighton University pathologist Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary. Garcia is also accused of killing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family's housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, in March 2008.

 

Two Norfolk men were taken into custody following a pursuit Saturday night that included helicopter surveillance.  Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Deb Collins reports that about 9 p.m. Saturday night, a trooper attempted a traffic stop near TaHaZouka Park on Highway 81 south of Norfolk. The vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Luis Morales of Norfolk, failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued. A Nebraska State Patrol helicopter was used to maintain visual contact with the vehicle and stop sticks were placed at the intersection of 49th Street and Highway 275 to flatten the vehicle’s front tires. The vehicle came to rest in a field southeast of the intersection. Morales and his passenger, 20-year-old Alejandro Morales, were taken into custody without incident.

 

When the Missionary Benedictine Sisters divested their interests in Faith Regional Health Services in 2008, some of the money received was used to endow nursing scholarships. This year, two single mothers from Northeast Nebraska, Sofia Artigas of Norfolk and Lindsey Sievers of Randolph are sharing $2,700 and will attend Northeast Community College beginning this fall. Sister Pia Portmann says the awarding of the scholarships goes hand-in-hand with the sisters’ mission of helping the poor and marginalized.  The sisters have also helped to fund nursing scholarships for their members serving in India, Kenya and Uganda. The Benedictine Sisters came to Northeast Nebraska from Germany 90 years ago.

 

Some of Norfolk’s and Northeast Nebraska’s greatest musicians of all time are getting together at the Divots DeVent Center this weekend for the 20th anniversary of Nebraska Rocks. Footloose, the Glaser Brothers and the Dylan Bloom Band are just a few of the acts scheduled to perform. Norfolk music legend Jim Casey it’s a way to celebrate the area's rich music history. Casey will perform with the Lightning Band Friday and the Smoke Ring Saturday. Dick Allison and The Strollers are also on the card. Doors open at 5 p.m. with music from 6 to midnight each night. Tickets are $16 in advance and can be purchased at the Norfolk Lodge and Suites, both Norfolk HyVee locations and on-line at e-tix. They’ll also be available for $21 at the door.

 

The Wayne County Fair kicks off Wednesday with a free night and a special tribute to veterans. The fair runs through Sunday; scheduled entertainment includes tractor pulls, the Nebraska Bush Pullers, mud drags, a demolition derby and a Tate Stevens concert with special guest Craig Campbell. 

 

Today's Tickler:

I came from a family of pioneers.  My mother invented guilt in 1933.

 

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