4 things to watch on Local 4 News Today -- Monday, May 6, 2019

Message from Brandon Roux: Again, I can't thank you all enough for your thoughts and prayers during my time off healing from back surgery. I missed work! Can you believe it? I experienced a mild form of depression losing touch with who I am and what I do. It was weird and I needed to be back. My first week was a lot of fun without a lot of sun.
We finished April with the 3rd most rain in Detroit history, and the rain is finally ending today. We feel for all of you going through troubled times do to all the rain, but know we all feel your pain here. I've had to waterproof my basement after flooding, and my wife called this morning saying there's leaking in my kitchen. What?
I hope you enjoyed Kim's new franchise 'Back To Basics' where we learned the art of the poached egg. Rhonda's Brag Book featured a Type 1 diabetic like myself. This 6-year-old is a JDRF Youth Ambassador, The Fund A Family for tonight's JDRF Promise Ball at the MGM Grand. We look forward to delivering you a great start to your day each day next week when our Tasty Tuesday will feature a Mother's Day story you'll want to see. And, we're doing some great Mother's Day Themed giveaways next week on Local 4 News Today. Make sure you tune in.


Here's what's coming up Monday, May 6, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.

All Morning -- Weather and Traffic

Thankfully, it won't be as bad as this past week, but the Local 4Casters say it won't be an entirely dry week. We'll help you prepare the kids for school and yourself for whatever you have planned for the week.

We'll also be monitoring the weather and traffic conditions. Kim DeGiulio will update you always on the 4s. 

All Morning -- Mother's Day Lookalike Contest

Do you hear this all the time: "You look JUST like your mom!" If your answer is "yes" then this is JUST for you. On Monday, we're kicking off a new contest for mother/daughter or mother/son lookalikes. 
We'll pick the top two lookalikes next week.

Our second place winner gets a Green Oak Mother's Day prize package valued at $500

  •  $100 to White House | Black Market
  • A Spa Manicure and Pedicure from One Salon Spa ($125 value)
  • 5 Class Passes to the Ride, an immersive, indoor cycling concept ($100 value)
  • $75 for a family dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • $100 to Victoria Secret
  • Our grand prize winner gets this:

 Our first place winner gets a Grand Hotel Mother's Day packaged valued at $2,300

  •  Accommodations for two (two-night stay)
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine basket
  • Grand Hotel fudge
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Baggage handling fees

So - you have to find the perfect picture, upload it to the contest page of ClickOnDetroit and watch Local 4 all next week to see if you've won.

All Morning -- Grand Prix Preps 

Start your engines! The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is less than one month away. The final touches are being put on the track on Belle Isle. We'll take you these live all Monday morning to show you what's next, what's new and what you can't miss.
You'll hear from some of the big players involved in making this great event happen.

6:10 a.m. -- Money Monday: IRAs

IRA. They're three letters you probably hear often when it comes to money and your retirement. Individual Retirement Account. But, do you know enough about them? How much should you contribute? Don't get stressed over it just yet. Our business editor Rod Meloni is an expert in IRAs and he'll layout everything you'll need to know before considering  retirement. There are rules for people above and below age 50. 


Today's Trivia Retake 

Every morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Friday's question:  Who was the first astronaut to perform a spacewalk?
  • Answer: Ed White
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

Today's Quiz 

It's hard to go anywhere these days without hearing about the popular HBO hit Game of Thrones. But, how much do you really know about it? 

National Days: May 6th 

  • National Nurses Day
  • National Beverage Day
  • National Crepe Suzette Day
  • Melanoma Monday 

A Look Back at History: May 6th

  • In 1889, the Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower.
  • In 1910, Britain's Edwardian era ended with the death of King Edward VII; he was succeeded by George V.
  • In 1935, the Works Progress Administration began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • In 1941, Comedian Bob Hope did his first USO show before an audience of servicemen as he broadcast his radio program from March Field in Riverside, California.
  • In 1942, during World War II, some 15,000 American and Filipino troops on Corregidor surrendered to Japanese forces.
  • In 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.
  • In 1981, Yale architecture student Maya Lin was named winner of a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • In 1992, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill had spoken of the "Iron Curtain"; Gorbachev said the world was still divided, between North and South, rich and poor. 
  • In 1992, Actress Marlene Dietrich died at her Paris home at age 90.
  • In 2009, Presidential candidate Barack Obama swept to a convincing victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary while Hillary Rodham Clinton eked out a win in Indiana. 
  • In 2009, Kobe Bryant won his first MVP award after leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference.
  • In 2014, Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, were rescued from a house just south of downtown Cleveland
  • In 2014, Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced by a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the previous decade
  • In 2018, Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby, pulling away in the slop, to win by 2 3/4 lengths over long shot Lookin At Lee, with another long shot, Battle of Midway, five lengths back.

Celebrity Birthdays: May 6th 

Celebrating a birthday Monday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with

  • Singer Bob Seger is 74. 
  • Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 74. 
  • Singer and comedian Lulu Roman ("Hee Haw") is 73. 
  • Actor Alan Dale ("Lost," ''Ugly Betty") is 72. 
  • Actor Ben Masters ("Passions") is 72. 
  • Actor Richard Cox ("Alpha House," ''American Tragedy") is 71. 
  • Host Tom Bergeron ("Dancing with the Stars," new "Hollywood Squares") is 64. 
  • Singer John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants is 59. 
  • Actress Julianne Phillips is 59. 
  • Actress Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") is 59. 
  • Actor George Clooney is 58. 
  • Singer-bassist Tony Scalzo of Fastball is 55. 
  • Actress Geneva Carr ("Bull") is 53. 
  • Guitarist Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish is 52. 
  • Guitarist Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters is 48. 
  • Actress Stacey Oristano ("Bunheads," ''Friday Night Lights") is 40. 
  • Actress Adrianne Palicki ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") is 36. 
  • Actress Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious") is 36. 
  • Comedian Sasheer Zamata ("Saturday Night Live") is 33. 
  • Rapper Meek Mill is 32.

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