Winners & Losers: Apr. 4, 2013

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With everything on TV, Social Media and the Web, taking in all of today's news can be a lot, so let's take a step back and survey the news landscape with our own Craig O'Neill in another edition of Winners and Losers.

    The number 8 is out first big winner. Confused? Don't be. We're talking about the city of Oakland. The Raiders drafted number 8, Tyler Wilson, who is a former Hog quarterback. Okay, so Tyler went in the fourth round. Hog fans know that Oakland has gotten themselves a gutsy competitor who has the potential to surprise a lot of people.

    We're making the Sacremento Bee a loser. Why? Just two weeks after the deadly explosion in West Texas, The Sacremento Bee published an editorial cartoon of Texas Governor Rick Perry, saying business is booming, and then a cartoon of the West Texas explosion. Ugh!

    Arkansas trucking companies are winners. They had a good week on the stock market with Arkansas Best Freight and USA Truck in the top five best performing Arkansas companies.

    And, those that were truckin' around the Clinton Presidential Center are all winners. This was Saturday was the March of Dimes March for Babies. This was all about raising money to insure the health of new moms and their babies.

    The THEA Arts Festival? Winner. Miraculously, a great crowd turned out despite the threat of rain, making year number two another great success. What a great event for the growing Argenta District.

    Another winner due to the Arts is UALR. They had a fund raiser for their Arts Department Saturday Night, called Finale. They raised over $70,000 for the arts program that continues to grow.

    Camels? Losers. As a way to say thank you to France for helping fight the rebels, Mali sent French President Francois Hollande a camel. The President then had it butchered and made into a stew. One bite, and you don't need water for days! Oh! See what I did there?

    Maryssa Barron is a winner. The Central High School senior spoke at National Philanthropy Day this year. She was so polished and confident. When she was done, I joked that one day she would go by a different name. Madame President. Well today, after scholarship offers from Stanford, Wellsley, Princeton, and Yale, she selected Harvard as her college of choice next year.

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