WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 8th

 

WIKY Morning Show August 8, 2011

**Two random items that we love looking for on the WIKY Morning Show are boots in the road and random stalks of corn.  The homeless boot is a story begging to be told, it seems to us.  How did it get there?  Where’s the other one?   Shoes are interesting but it’s the boots that capture our imagination.  And they seem to be everywhere.  A random corn stalk was first noticed by Diane along the Ray Becker Parkway earlier in the summer.   More reports of random corn have come through since –

Here are a couple of snapshots of a random corn stalk growing out behind Tom Schenk’s house –

 

And, this morning, an email from Lisha Pohl

I have Both!!  The boot(s) in the road had been under the overpass at 164 and 64.  This pair of boots, which looked like hiking boots, had been there several weeks, just sitting up like someone just sat them there.  Yesterday on my way home from work, I saw a man pulled over examining the boots and this morning on my way to work I noticed they were gone. He must have liked them!  LOL! 

The random stalk of corn is on Rosebudd Lane in the flower bed with the shrubs. There were 2 ears of corn on it but they are long gone.  I suspect birds dropping seeds randomly.

**The Evolution of Cool.  MSN recently published a list of words meaning “cool” over the years. 

--1910s:  Ripping, jazz.  

 

--1920s:  Bee's knees, cat's pajamas. 

 

--1930s:  Bananas, gas, solid. 

 

--1940s:  nuts, hep.  

 

--1950s:  Keen, neato, boss. 

 

--1960s:  Far-out, groovy, choice. 

 

--1970s:  Gnarly, copasetic, dig it. 

 

--1980s:  Awesome, tubular, rad. 

 

--1990s:  Fresh, phat, all that, tight. 

 

--2000s:  Crunk, beast, hot.

 

WIKY listeners reminded us of other words for cool that didn’t make this list – wicked, cool beans, peachy, tough, and when it’s so good, it’s bad.

 

**It’s hard to believe that this could happen in the 21st Century but here it is –

 

Raechel Schultz is 29 years old, and her sister Stephanie is 23.  They live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of Lily, Kentucky (--about 80 miles south of Lexington). 

 

Raechel and Stephanie are in the process of suing the federal government . . . in order to prove that they exist.  

 

Here's the story:  Raechel was born an hour away from Lily, and Stephanie was born in rural Alabama.  Both girls were delivered at home, because the family's religious beliefs prevented them from using a hospital.  (--Their specific religion wasn't released.)     

 

That meant the girls didn't get birth certificates or social security numbers.  Neither girl went to public school either, so the government has no record of them at all.   

 

Now Raechel and Stephanie are trying to get legitimate jobs, but any potential employer needs a social security number and proof of identification. 

 

The girls went to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics with the only record of their birth:  The family bible, where the dates of each family member's birth and death had been recorded.  Not surprisingly, the office couldn't accept that as proof. 

 

They won a lawsuit in 2009 and were awarded birth certificates after a DNA test proved they were the children of U.S. citizens.  But that was state court.  Now they're taking on the Fed to get social security numbers. 

 

**It’s Riley Hospital for Children Month at WIKY, celebrating 10 years of radiothons for the hospital that cares for thousands of Tri-state kids every year.  New feature this year is FirstGiving, a great way to get a team together to donate to Riley.  You can even coordinate donations in the name of a Riley kid in your family.  All the details on the Riley page at wiky.com.

 

**Culture Quiz brought to you by Subway –  Americans eat this on average 36 times per year, 20% less often than we did in 1985...what?  Salad!

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