Winners & Losers: Apr. 8, 2013

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's time for another round of Winners and Losers! Let's get started!

    This is a complicated story. ExxonMobil gets a loser tag this week because it's their mess, and they've had a lot of explaining to do. And, the residents of the Northwoods subdivision reluctantly get the loser tag, as they wait to see when they can move back in. But, Mayflower gets a winners tag because of their fast action which protected their lake. How the town came together is remarkable.

    [READ: News updates on the Mayflower Oil Spill]

    From old pipes to old legs...In Spain two 95-year-old veterans ran the 100-meter dash. Emiel Pauwels would show a dogged determination to come from behind and win it. They're both winners!

    Marion Stangler is a winner. The 90-year-old decided to go skydiving from 14,000 feet up. Friends from her retirement community in Pensacola Florida were there to cheer her on.

    No more cheers for our next guy. Mike Rice, the former coach at Rutgers, was fired for some behind the scenes fireworks that were so out of control he lost his job. Video released showed him putting his hands on his players and calling them some pretty foul names. His athletic director was fired as well.

    On the flip side, Rick Pittino, the head coach at Louisville, is a winner. He got word last week that he's being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. This was after he got word that his son Richard had just gotten the head coaching job at Wisconsin; and on Saturday, as Pittino's team was beating Witchita State, his racehorse named Goldencents was winning the Santa Anita Derby and is headed to the Kentucky Derby. Monday, Pittino's team plays for the national championship. Wow!

    The only person left with a better week then he is Yeongwoo Hwang, of the Arkansas School for Mathmatics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs. He scored a perfect 36 on his ACT, which is the rarest of all academic achievements.

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