LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - And, now it's time for another thrilling edition of Winners and Losers with Craig O' Neill.
Our first winners are Plastic Surgeons. Plastic surgery for upper arms is up over 1,200 percent over the last five years, as women are after that muscled, chiseled look. First Lady Michelle Obama is getting a lot of the credit.
Your Arkansas Razorbacks are winners, too. For the first time in 14 years, the Hogs have beaten seven of the nine SEC teams they've played in weekend series. The Hogs are ranked 14 as they were beating Tennessee; the men's track team was winning their 18th SEC Outdoor Track and Field title. What a weekend to be a Hog!
As hot as the Hogs were, that's how cold it was in the frozen North. Surging ice caused problems in the Saskatchewan River in Canada, and on a Lake in Minnesota, cold winds pushed the ice right up to those with lake front property. In some places the ice got up to 30 feet, making the north a loser.
We had no problems on our river, making us a winner. Lanterns floated on the river in a tribute to Arkansas mothers in a colorful springtime spectacle Sunday night near the Big Dam Bridge.
Boots are winners, but only ones firefighters filled with donations to fight Muscular Dystrophy. All the money raised here stays here.
Shorter College in North Little Rock is a winner. Cedrick Hawkins became the first student in 15 years to receive an accredited degree from Shorter College. The school dwindled in interest but is now up to 300 students, so there will be more graduates to come.
Barbara Walters is a winner. She has announced she is retiring from full-time work this summer. She's 83, and after over 50 years of TV work, she admitted she is slowing down. She's not going away completely. There will still be specials, but her announcement draws attention to a career that helped break the glass ceiling for women in broadcasting.