Sunday, May 29, 2011

Route 66

Because of one man's dedication to a highway, Route 66 stills exists today. Angel Delgadillo is truly the "angel" of Route 66. After I-40 was built, Route 66 was all but forgotten--Angel couldn't let that happen. He was born in a house on Route 66 just months after it was built. He opened a barber shop, a pool hall, and now a gift shop along the route. His children are the ones who run the gift shop now but he still spends his time there; meeting tourists; and taking pictures with them. historic Route 66

Gamer Christina Aguilera

Christina admits that she's very competitive and loves to play games--anything from board games to old video games. Target is her favorite store because they carry lots of games. She plays games to pass the time even when she's on tour but finds less time to play those games now that she has a family. The type of game has changed but she still enjoys playing video games at home especially when guests come over and want to replace her name from the leader board. gaming Christina

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rookie J.T. Thomas

How do you spend your free time during a lockout when you're J.T. Thomas, a rookie with the Bears. He's spending time with his family and helping out with his 7-year-old brother. J.T. met a young girl on his brother's bus and became friends with her. Joslyn has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She had asked several boys to go with her to the 8th grade prom but was turned down by all of them. J.T. decided to step up and became her "date" for the evening. story

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A miracle after the storm

Miss Judy lost almost everything when a tornado hit her house. After seeing flying debris, she grabbed her three cats and headed to a hallway in her home. A wall fell on top of her--probably saving her life. She was rescued along with two of her cats. The third hadn't been seen for about a month. Then all of a sudden, during her interview, her third cat came strolling home. Miss Judy feels blessed--she has everything she needs now. video

Buy a house...get $45,000

Josh Ferrin bought a house for his family--their very first home. It needed some work but it was something they could call their own. While in the garage, he notice a piece of cloth hanging from the ceiling. It opened a stairway to the attic where Ferrin found rolls of money totaling about $45,000. After counting most of it, Ferrin decided to return it to it's rightful owners. story

Farewell Macho Man

Randy (Macho Man) Savage passed away on Friday, May 20. He will be missed by family, friends, and all of us wrestling fans. Macho Man

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scotty McCreery and Josh Turner

Scotty McCreery from American Idol got a surprise when he did a hometown concert. His audition song for AI was one of Josh Turner's--"Your Man." During the song, Josh Turner walked out on stage and joined Scotty. They did an impromptu duet and then sang "Long Black Train" together. The crowd went crazy as they enjoyed the unexpected treat. Scotty/Josh

Miranda and Blake are married

Last night (Saturday, May 14) Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton made it official. They were married at the Don Strange Ranch in Texas. Miranda wore her mother's wedding dress. About 500 close friends and family were there to see the couple wed. Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, the Bellamy Brothers, and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley were some of the country stars there. Cee Lo Green also attended--he's one of Blake's co-stars on "The Voice."
Lambert told US magazine that she's "married to my best friend" and is "looking forward to a lifetime of laughter."
Blake said that he "wanted to be married to Miranda the day I proposed. Finally, it's official!"

Saturday, May 14, 2011


LaCrosse and Winona are not immune--we have been hit. But this time it's not the graffiti you would normally imagine. Both cities have been "yarn bombed." A group of masked yarners were caught in Riverside Park by a City Parks and Recreation employee. No one has claimed responsibility for the Winona "yarn bombing" as of yet. Knitted scarves, hats, monster feet, carrots, etc. have adorned poles, statues, and buildings. The yarners plan to continue but will stay anonymous. They've only heard positive feedback so far from their yarn exploits. Bluffside Bombers

Two and a Half Men will continue

Ashton Kutcher has been hired to replace Charlie Sheen on the hit tv show. His character has not been named yet but his comedic acting is sure to be a plus for the show. Sheen praised Kutcher but still got in more slams. "Men"

look for suspicious card readers

Consumers have to stay ever vigilant when using credit or debit cards. Michael's stores around the country were hit by scammers who installed card skimmers on their readers; then stole thousands of dollars from unsuspecting customers. Some banks have refunded the stolen money but other victims are left waiting for their cash. scam on debit cards

Leopards, Panthers, Monkeys, and a Bear; oh my!

Officials at the Bangkok airport found a tiny zoo in the luggage of a first class passenger. A 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen was waiting to board his plain when he was taken into custody. He had been watched ever since he purchased the animals on the black market. tiny luggage zoo

Friday, May 6, 2011

food sponsor of The Kentucky Derby

Yum! Brands fast food chains are sponsors of the Kentucky Derby. That alone would not raise any eyebrows since KFC is headquartered in Louisville, KY. But when you look at their ads, it leaves a person wondering just what is so yum! Kentucky Derby Ad

houses for sale

Three famous houses are on the market--one of them is literally a steal. The house that Madonna lived in is now for sale. The asking price is $48,600 and located in a suburb in Michigan. It sustained fire damage and is in need of repairs but still a great deal for a home with 4 bedrooms. Madonna home
In Winnetka IL sits the home used for the "Home Alone" movie. This one can be had for only $2.6 million. Of course all of the booby-traps have been removed. Home Alone house
And then there's the former residence of Osama bin laden's brother. He was forced to evacuate after the 9/11 bombings and the house has been empty since. It's asking price: $1,999,000. Located in Oakland, FL which is a small quiet town just 20 miles from Orlando. house of bin laden's brother

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Unlikely hero--Giant Tortoises

Aldabra giant tortoises have been introduced to the tiny island of Ile aux Aigrettes, off the coast of the island nation of Mauritius. The indigenous tortoises are extinct and this was causing the ecosystem to degrade. The Aldabra are closely related to the original inhabitants and hopefully will restore the natural order of the island. tortoises