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Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
— We might as well nickname Scott Walker “Winnie McLuckie.”
The retired Dayton street maintenance worker has been called to play the “Live with Kelly” trivia contest a whopping six times in the past 11 years.
He’s won grand prize trips three of those times.
The part-time Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum security guard’s last victory came on the morning of March 14.
His seven-night, six-day trip to the all-inclusive Buccaneer resort in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is valued at $9,500.
LIVE with Kelly airs 9 a.m. Monday to Friday on WHIO-7.
Walker has been enjoying the ride, which has also included trips to St. Lucia and the Bahamas.
“It is just kind of surprising to to me that they keep calling,” Walker said. “It seems like they call every year or every two years.”
This time around, Walker correctly guessed that actor Stanley Tucci made martinis for “Live” host Kelly Ripa and guest host Michael Weatherly of CBS’ “Bull.”
HOW DID HE WIN ALL THOSE TIMES?
Since retiring, entering to be on the contest and watching and recording the show has been part of his routine.
“It is almost like an addiction,” he said.
If “Live with Kelly” happens to call -- as it has those 11 times -- Walker reviews his recording and takes notes.
He noted that the contest often relates to the show’s first guest.
>> MORE: Why Ellen DeGeneres loves Dayton
Walker won a trip to St. Lucia on “Live!” last year, and went on that trip alone in January after his companion could not make the trip. He said he made friends and had a great time.
He and his now-late wife Connie went on the trip he won to the Bahamas.
“She always called it her happy place,” Walker said.
Walker is also a frequent K99.1FM contest winner.
Like this news organization, K99.1FM is a Cox Media Group Company.
Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:03 PM
— The highest bar in Dayton is now even higher.
The Racquet Club, located at 40 North Main St. on the 29th floor of the Kettering Tower, opened a lounge above the bar a few months ago, Jocelin Dean, the club’s membership director said.
Thanks to the addition, the club’s 29 Stories Lounge is now 29½ stories tall, Dean said.
It is a feather in an already-high hat.
“We already were the tallest building in Dayton. We already have that distinction of being the tallest (bar),” Dean said.
>> RELATED: 3 things to know about Kettering Tower
The lounge’s space had held bleachers overlooking the club’s squash courts.
“It was just dead wasted space,” Dean said. “We figured there had to be a better use for it.”
A hallway wall was also moved to open up the front of the bar, and new seating was added.
The renovations are part of $250,000 in work undertook at the club during the past three years.
Dean said additional changes will be made based on member feedback and use.
“It is a space that is always being tweaked,” she said.
The club is working with members to determine the right funiture and function of the space, Dean said.
The club’s 29 Stories Lounge was completed in 2011 to address member requests for a more causal setting to take clients and for after work socializing and networking.
Such a space had been suggested since shortly after the club — the brainchild of Virginia Kettering — opened in 1971.
>> RELATED: Inside the Dayton Racquet Club: towering venue ‘squashing’ misconceptions, drawing new members (May 10, 2013)
The 29th Stories Lounge is restricted to members and their guests, but Dean said there are several public events held annually.
“Anybody who is curious to see what the bar looks like can always contact me for a tour,” she said.
Racquet Club membership ranges from $60 to $200 a month, depending on included features.
>> RELATED: Dayton Walk of Fame member Virginia Kettering
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
— Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old.
The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine.
“I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy,” Seymour captioned the image on Instagram.
“I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more,” she wrote.
I'm THRILLED to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy. 🐰I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more! Click the link in my bio now to read the article! 😊And don't forget to catch me on "Let's Get Physical" tonight at 8:30|7:30c on @PopTV! 📷: @feaverish
This is the “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star’s third spread in “Playboy.”
The legendary actress told the magazine that her age hasn’t diminished her confidence.
“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger” she said.
“Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’ There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have,” she added. “Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
And there’s no doubt that she’s all natural.
“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it,” she explained.
“So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:36 PM
— Kylie Jenner may be one of many Snapchat users who isn’t happy about the app’s redesign.
The 20-year-old new mom asked her followers on Tuesday if anyone else no longer uses the app.
“So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she wrote. “Ugh this is so sad.”
sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
Bloomberg reported that the timing of the tweet may have caused a drop in stock for Snap Inc., the company that owns Snapchat.
“Shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner,” the publication said.
According to a Wednesday tweet from Reuters, the drop in Snap’s stock adds up to about $1.5 billion lost in market value.
Ten minutes after the first tweet, Jenner said she still has love for the app.
“Still love you tho snap,” she tweeted. “My first love.”
still love you tho snap ... my first love— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:51 PM
— Congratulations are in order for actress Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly expecting her first child.
E! News, citing several unnamed sources, reported that the 39-year-old actress is pregnant.
McAdams has not commented on the report, but she has been vocal about becoming a mother in the past.
“Having a few (kids) would be great,” she told People in 2009. “My mom is a great inspiration to me. She’s a nurse and very nurturing and gentle. She lets me be who I am. Hopefully I can take on those qualities and be as great as her.”