Radio Review 07.25.13

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Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 81.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 62.  Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 80.



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A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion on his leg injury Wednesday was reprimanded this year by New Jersey's board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.  The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners filed an order of reprimand against Dr. Michael Gross on Feb. 13 for his conduct at his Active Center for Health & Wellness.  Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.  Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.  He says he feels great.


A former University of Nebraska at Omaha football coach has been arrested in Iowa on suspicion of soliciting prostitution.  Police in Council Bluffs say former UNO head football coach Pat Behrns was one of twelve people arrested Tuesday during a sting operation at a Pottawattamie County hotel.  The 63-year-old Behrns served as the UNO Mavericks' head coach from 1994 until the century-old program was shut down in March 2011.  Before that, Behrns had been head coach of the University of North Dakota football team from 1980-1985.  Pottawattamie County Jail authorities say Behrns posted a $2,000 bond Tuesday evening to be released.


The Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Softball doubleheader was held yesterday at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln.  The teams split the twinbill as the ‘Blue’ beat the ‘Red’ 1-0 in Game One with the ‘Red’ winning the nightcap 9-3.  Norfolk High’s Paige Orwig, representing the ‘Blue’ squad, scored the winning run in Game One.  She was the lone Northeast Nebraska representative.


Hartington shutout Wakefield/Ponca 3-0 yesterday in the Nebraska American Legion Baseball Area Tournament Championship Game at Battle Creek.  The Class ‘C’ Seniors State Tournament gets underway on Saturday at O’Neill.  Area teams include the host team, Pender, and Hartington.


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


Local Scores:  Oklahoma City 11 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl).



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News Briefs:

And the winner is... Norfolk!  At its national convention Wednesday night, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce the nation's best. Norfolk Chamber Chairman and CEO Dennis Houston and Chamber Board Chairman Scott Williams were interviewed Tuesday by panel of judges made up of previous Chamber of the Year winners. Norfolk beat out two other finalists for the award: Hays, Kansas and Mayfield Graves County, Kentucky.


Officials at Faith Regional Health Services are warning of some suspicious telephone bill collection calls.  Several people informed hospital officials Tuesday that they'd received calls in which the caller posed as a representative from Faith Regional and informed them of bills that needed to be paid immediately.  The callers asked for personal information and credit card numbers.  Faith Regional officials say none of the individuals contacted had outstanding bills with the hospital.  Faith Regional's Financial Officer John Wilker says anyone who receives a questionable phone call from someone claiming to represent the hospital and requesting immediate payment should call the Business Office at (402) 644-7145.


A state lawmaker says he will propose an increase in Nebraska's minimum wage when the Legislature convenes next year.  Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha said Wednesday that he will introduce a bill to raise the rate from its current $7.25 per hour. Nordquist and five other lawmakers released statements calling on the federal government to increase its minimum wage, which is also $7.25 per hour.  The announcement is part of a series actions taking place around the nation on Wednesday, which marks the fourth anniversary of the last minimum wage increase. 


A Nebraska prison inmate who was driving a state van during a fatal crash last month has been charged with manslaughter. Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly said Wednesday that 35-year-old Jeremy Dobbe had been charged in the June 25 crash that killed 47-year-old Joyce Meeks. Tests showed Dobbe wasn't on alcohol or drugs when the accident happened, but witnesses said he was speeding and swerving. Dobbe is currently in prison for methamphetamine possession, and he as an extensive record, but he was allowed to drive other inmates to work-release assignments. The Meeks' family has already announced plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the state.


The city of Tilden will be in the spotlight this weekend as it hosts its 10th annual Prairie Days. Quilts and antique machinery will be on display all weekend. There’s also a drawing for a 1948 John Deere Sunday at 4:00. Antique, street and food vendors will be on hand all weekend. A host of entertainment is scheduled including a street dance Friday, a parade, barbeque and concert Saturday, and a fun run, pancake feed and talent show Sunday.


Today's Tickler:

A guy was sent to Leavenworth because he was making big money.  About a third of an inch too big.


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