WIKY Morning Show Recap Sept. 1st
**In Vincennes, there's a 46-year-old man named JAMES BOND. Seriously. And for his entire life, he says, he's, quote, "taken a lot of ribbing" because of his name.
Well, James Bond of Indiana just won a $6.5 MILLION lottery jackpot.
James Bond played the Illinois Lottery and, on August 13th, he won. He chose to take the lump sum of about $4.5 MILLION, which he collected at the Illinois lottery headquarters yesterday.
James Bond runs a construction company and says he plans to put some of his winnings into expanding his business.
As for how he got his name . . . his 64-year-old father is ALSO named James Bond. He's James Bond Senior . . . so he got the name about five or six years before IAN FLEMING created the James Bond character in 1953.
The James Bond who won the lottery is officially James Bond Junior. He doesn't have a son named James Bond the Third.
**Diane recently found herself turning into her mother. Standing in a Schnucks parking lot dressing down some kid who blew through the crosswalk in front of the store, Diane opened her mouth and out came her mother. It was startling. Well, everyone reassured Diane that it happens to everybody.
Here’s an email from Steve DeVillez - Hey! I listen to you guys between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. on my drive from the Westside to Castle H.S. where I work. I wanted to pass along the following story about the day I discovered I had become my dad.
I am the oldest of 3 siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister -- yes Diane it was rough on us boys growing up). We lived in a two-bedroom house on the Westside (my parents still live there) and after the youngest child began to walk around and was able to sleep in a "big kid's" bed my father, grandfather and uncle added on a third bedroom in what had been the attic of the house for us three boys. The house is an older house and still has the original plaster walls and ceilings, not drywall. Being 3 boys in a large bedroom with nothing to do on rainy days, or other times when we were confined to our rooms, we would often end up wrestlin' or having pillow fights with these huge homemade feather pillows we got from our great-grandparents (we could hardly swing them they were so large and heavy). We would always know when we were getting too loud because our father would come to the foot of the stairs and yell up at us, "you kids sound like you're coming through the ceiling, settle down up there!"
Now we flash forward many years. I and my brothers and sister are all married, with children of our own. We're all in town visiting and hanging out at my parents, sitting at the dining room table talking. Our children are upstairs in the upstairs bedroom playing and, of course, a wrestlin' match breaks out. At one point as we are setting at the table there is a loud thud directly overhead and the light fixture over the table shakes and I fear it may fall. Being the closest to the door to the upstairs bedroom, I jump up go to the bottom of the stairs and yell up, "you kids sound like you're coming through the ceiling, settle down up there!"
When I get back to the table, my dad and brothers are near tears from laughing. I'm about to ask them what's so funny and then it hit me like a truck, I had become my dad!!!!
**A little while back, Denny's unveiled the Fried Cheese Melt, a grilled cheese sandwich with fried mozzarella sticks stuffed between the cheese and bread. We called it GENIUS . . . but gut-busting at 895 calories.
Well . . . this sandwich makes that sandwich look like a garden salad with no croutons and low-calorie dressing on the side.
Denny's has officially unveiled their new Mac 'n Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt. This is a patty melt featuring a burger, cheddar cheese . . . and MACARONI AND CHEESE on top of it.
And this checks in at 1,690 calories . . . almost DOUBLE the calories of the Fried Cheese Melt.
There's more. You can order it with, quote, "extra ooze" . . . meaning for 69 cents more they'll put even MORE CHEESE on your sandwich.
The price on the sandwich varies by restaurant, but can start as low as $4.99.
(--Here's a picture of this blessing from heaven.)
**ABC revealed the "Dancing with the Stars" couples on "Good Morning America" yesterday. Here's the complete rundown:
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
Former "Queer Eye" star Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
David Arquette and Kym Johnson, who won last season with Hines Ward
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
Wilson Phillips legend Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Soap star and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Soccer minx Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis and Maksim's younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy
L.A. Laker Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
"Tot Mom" hater Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
And in the Culture Quiz, brought to you by Subway - 54% of men still get down on one knee to propose but 28% do it this way – how? By Text!
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