LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Time once again to categorize and prioritize some of the stories we've seen this week.
Actually newspapers are our first entry. Loser. It came to light today that the White House has not granted a major American newspaper an interview with the President since 2011, and that one was the New York Times. That was two years ago and yet networks, cable shows, and even small medium market TV stations have had interviews. The slow downward spiral continues.
Here's a story trying to stay away from a downward spiral. Boeing 787 airplanes are losers. They keep having problems like electrical fires. The entire fleet has been grounded.
One the other hand, one flight was very successful. Joe Johnson, former Razorback, is a winner after a game-winning buzzer beater shot, which was the fourth in his career.
Wonder if Joe Johnson could do what Dr. Dribble did. Darren Weissman ran an entire marathon, which is 26.2 miles, in Fort Lauderdale dribbling basketballs the whole way. Anybody beaten by him can go on the loser list. They'll forever hear: 'Hey you lost to a man dribbling two basketballs!!'
Kentucky Derby contender Super 99 is the best runner in America and a winner. He was at Oaklawn this past Monday.
From horses to heifers, Virginia Yeatman's fourth grade class at Forest Park Elementary became winners after they raised $500 to pay for a heifer from Heifer International. The kids collected change, opened lemonade stands, and even did extra chores to raise the money.
From a classroom to a community, the town of Bismarck is a winner. They responded to a severe windstorm that destroyed the Thornton home with a pickup and cleanup and cheer up that involved over 200 volunteers from the community.
And from a community to a Mom, Celeste Knight is a winner. When she heard that an acquaintance of hers, Lisa Garner, needed a kidney, she stepped up and endured a series of tests to see if she could help. Lo and behold, she was a perfect match. Without hesitation Knight donated one of her kidneys. She said she did it because this was Mom to Mom. Save a life. Save a family.
And, one of our family members is a winner! Pam Baccam of THV 11 won the Mardi Gras award from the organization, "Arkansas Can Do." Pam's detailed, sympathetic look at people with disabilities was the reason.