Radio Review 05.20.13
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Today, partial clearing at times, chance for showers, high 72. Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low 50. Tuesday, mainly cloudy, chance for showers, high 68.
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Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs whipped the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 in Game One of the NBA's Western Conference finals. Kawhi Leonard added 18 points for the Spurs, who shot 53% from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers. Grizzlies All-Star Zach Randolph missed his first seven shots and scored his only points on a tip-in with 9:26 left in the game.
The Nebraska & Creighton baseball teams get set for conference tournaments starting this week. Third seeded Nebraska will take on sixth-seeded Michigan in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday at 3:35. The Huskers are 25-28 overall and 15-9 in the conference while the Wolverines are 29-25 overall and 14-10 in the Big Ten. Creighton is the three seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament starting on Tuesday at 9:00 AM at Normal, Illinois. They will play sixth-seeded Indiana State. The Bluejays are 30-16 overall and 13-8 in the conference while the Sycamores are 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the conference. In other Creighton baseball news, sophomore Jake Peter was one of twelve players named a finalist for the John Olerud Two-way Player of the Year Award. The award recognizes players who excel both on the mound and in the field.
The 14th seeded Nebraska softball team fought through three weather delays and a tough 13th ranked Stanford squad to win its first regional championship since 2002 with a 10-5 victory over the Cardinal in the NCAA Lincoln Regional Championship Game yesterday in Lincoln. With the win, 43-13 Nebraska advanced to the first Super Regional in school history. The Huskers will have three seed 49-9 Oregon on the road in the Eugene Super Regional. The three-game series will start on Saturday at 7:00.
Local Schedule: Tucson at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Las Vegas 3 (Bsbl).
Congratulations Bailey Ehlers of the Norfolk Catholic Track & Field team! She is the Class “B” Girls High Jump Champion!
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Weather permitting, starting today, crews will begin stalling permanent pavement markings on the Norfolk South project along 13th Street from Pasewalk Avenue to Sherwood Road. Department of Roads officials say the work will require lane closures and should be completed within a week. Then beginning tomorrow, a traffic switch is scheduled for the roundabout project at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 35 and Victory Road. Eastbound traffic on East Norfolk Avenue will be routed to the westbound lane and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Motorists are used to caution while traveling through all construction zones.
An effort to repeal the local option sales tax could get a big boost today when the legislature reconvenes. Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha has succeeded in maneuvering his bill to the legislative floor...and on the verge of being attached to another tax bill. Senator Jim Scheer of Norfolk says the debate should be delayed until after a special committee conducts its thorough review of the state tax system. Still, it appears Chambers has the votes he needs to pass his amendment to another tax bill.
Officials from the city of Norfolk, the Norfolk Arts Center and Norfolk Junior High School gathered at Central Park Friday morning to officially dedicate two new beautification projects. Last month junior high art students in Jackie Ruzicka’s classroom worked with Omaha artist Gerard Pefung to arrive at the concept for a mural on the restroom building. Then last week, Julie Wisch’s science students planted butterfly bushes, beebalm and blanket flowers to create a butterfly garden. Junior High principal, Michael Hart says it’s critical for his students to be part of the community. Members of the community, guided by Arts Center officials, will continue to renovate Central Park throughout the year, Including a re-design of the stage, which will be used this summer for concerts and movies.
The annual Relay for Life Brat Feed will be held Wednesday in the Sunset Plaza Parking lot. Relay Chairman Danelle McKeown says brats will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost will be $4 for a brat, chips and a pop, with an extra brat available for one dollar. Tables and chairs will be set up for those who want to eat their brat lunches on site, and a drive through lane will be available for those who want to take the tasty sandwiches back to the office or to their homes. All money raised will be donated to the Norfolk Area Relay for Life, scheduled overnight May 31st and June 1st at the track at Norfolk Senior High.
At the 6th Annual Landon Bos Memorial Bicycle Rodeo parents were able to pick up child DNA kits to use in they are lost or abducted. Children 12-and-under were also able to receive helmet fittings, have their bikes inspected, and learn about the rules of the road. Free bike licensing was also offered. Police Chief Bill Mizner says licensing bikes makes it easier for officers to identify the owners if they're lost or stolen. For those who missed out on getting their bikes licensed for free, Mizner said that residents can still get that done at the city office for a fee. Nearly 200 kids took part.
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