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Gas Price Alerts

I told this story on the air today.  I saw the info below on a gas pump at Thortons.  Got a text early Wednesday and filled up.  By Thursday morning prices had gone up 20 cents a gallon.  WOW!   Here's the info from Thorton's web site on Gas Price Alerts.

I did NOT get to ride in a Hot Air balloon Friday morning.

Too windy.  But I did manage to record the story and here's the podcast.

http://wiky.com/content/mark-elliott-hot-air-balloon-non-launch-shriners...

Bowling Scramble for BlindFaith Ministries

Thanks to Rob Kerney from BlindFaith Ministies who brought breakfast in Friday morning.  Their Bowling Scramble Fundraiser at River City Recreation is June 24th.  Get your team together for a fun outing.  For more information call Grace and Peace Lutheran Church - 812-476-8201 - or write to Rob at blindfaithministries@insightbb.com

YMCA 100 Women of Evansville

I talked about this Monday on the WIKY Morning Show when I was filling in.  The YWCA of Evansville is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a salute to the 100 Women of Evansville.   Here's a link to the story in the Courier Press:

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/may/27/no-headline---27b0xywca/

Congratulations to our own Bettie Engelbrecht, co-founder of WIKY Radio, who was chosen to be one of the 100. 

BATMAN BUSTED

Okay, here's the funniest news story of the day.

I used to live in this small town in Northern Michigan, where the winters are cold and long.  Spring does bring out the crazies, but this one beats all... A guy dressed as Batman was arrested climbing on the buildings downtown.

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/pnr-batman-busted-20110511,0,3042122.story

Get advance warning when gas prices go up.

Gas prices have shot up!  I think they are up almost 70 cents since the unrest in the Middle East has begun.  But I saw something on the pump at Thornton's the other day that actually saved me money today.  They have a "Thornton's Gas Alert" text message system that I signed up for, and I got a text message this morning (Weds.) that said prices were going up today.  I filled up at 3.39 and by lunchtime, prices were 3.49!!!!

Flashback Friday A to Z

Thanks for all the calls and email about Flashback Friday A to Z.  It was fun putting it together and I got to play a lot of MY favorite songs.  If you liked it, let me know and maybe we'll do something like that again.

mark@wiky.com

The National Concern about Elderly Drivers

It's quite a coincidence today.  An 86 year old man drove his car through a Steak'n'Shake on the West Side today.  (Go to our local news page for the latest.)  And last night, ABC News featured a story about older drivers and their children.  Here's the link: 

ABC News Link

It's something my brothers, sister and I talk about all the time with an 80 year old dad. How will you handle this when it happen in your family?

Is this shirt ugly?

If you weren't listening Tuesday you won't get this.

Is this shirt ugly?  Vote now by emailing mark@wiky.com

Numbers and Monday's Afternoon Game Show Question

Monday afternoon I asked a question that caused a lot of controversy, most of it because I didn't really phrase the question very well.   Here it is:

"Take a bank, any bank and look at all the accounts that have money in them.  Look at the balances on those accounts.  Half of those balances have something in common.  What?"

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