WIKY Morning Show--June 13, 2011

Happy Monday! In case you missed anything, here's what happened on today's WIKY Morning Show

** The first photos of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords have been released by staffers on Facebook. And Giffords does not look like she was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in Tucson just over five months ago.  Her recovery is nothing short of a miracle!  You can check out the photos for yourself here: 

http://www.freep.com/article/20110613/NEWS07/106130405/Photos-Gabrielle-Giffords-released-ease-inquiring-minds

** Just like Amy Poehler, Conan O’Brian spoke at a college commencement, this time at Dartmouth University and we had some highlights from the speech.  He claimed that he took his job as speaker as seriously as some in the audience took an important term paper – late the night before, he started working on it.

** DJB’s wife Lora returned home Sunday from a seven day Alaskan cruise with her mom and sister.  While we were in the 95+ heat in Evansville, they enjoyed a week of 75 degree sunshine and spectacular scenery. 

** How about this? A judge has ruled against Ford - More than 3,000 Ford dealerships will split $2 billion in damages because Ford made some dealers pay higher prices than others between 1987 and 1997. Just goes to prove....the government never forgets!

** A new survey asked men and women to rank the top five moments of their lives.  Here's how it broke down. 

 For men, the top moments went:  Getting married . . . having a child . . . moving out of their parents' home . . . getting their first job . . . and then buying a home.

 For women, the top moments went:  Having a child . . . getting married . . . moving out of their parents' home . . . buying a home . . . and then getting their first job. 

 The first kiss ranked sixth on both lists. 

 The survey also found the average ages of different milestones. 

 People get their first pet at 11 . . . have their first kiss at 14 . . . get their first job at 17 . . . fall in love at 18 . . . experience heartbreak at 20 . . . leave home at 20 .  

 Establish a career at 23 . . . get married at 25 . . . buy a home at 27 . . . have a child at 27 . . . divorce at 34 . . . have a midlife crisis at 41 . . . have their first grandchild at 54 . . . and retire at 59. 

WIKY Morning Show listeners pointed out that the survey failed to mention – your first car, military service, and paying your mortgage off completely. Great stuff to think about on a Monday morning!

** We've heard in the past that Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the richest guy on the planet, is planning on giving almost all of his fortune to charity and that he isn't planning on leaving all that much to his kids.  Gates has three kids, who are currently 15, 12, and nine and when he dies, each of them will get $10 million.  Because, he says, he doesn't think that more would be “good for them.”  On the most recent "Forbes" billionaires list, Gates' net worth was estimated at$56 billion.  He's already given away$28 billion to charity through the foundation he established with his wife Melinda.  Gates said he's chosen to focus on curing malaria and not cancer because, "The world is putting massive amounts into cancer, so my wealth would have had a meaningless impact on that." 

 He did say that his kids TEASE him about his money by singing that Travie McCoy song “Billionaire” to him.  (That might be why they're not getting much)!   

** Culture Quiz for today-- Men use 95% of this, but women only use about 60%. What?  (The clothes they pack to take on vacation!)  Congrats to hall-of-famer Debbie Jackson of Evansville!  She wins a breakfast combo from Subway, plus 2 tickets to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari!