Archive for July, 2008

iPhone Frustration

July 27, 2008 2 Comments

It’s that time again – I’m in search of a new cell phone. And I narrowed it down to three candidates before doing my research – the Blackjack, the Blackberry Curve and the new iPhone 3G. Next came the research. I interviewed people I knew already had each of the three phones. I read reviews […]

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KWWL Unplugged

July 26, 2008 0 Comments
KWWL Unplugged

I was looking over my photos from North Liberty and decided to post some behind-the-scenes pics. While reporters and photographers are out in the field everyday, live events like RAGBRAI give our anchors and production staff a chance to get out of the studio. It’s a lot of work to set up all the equipment […]

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The Pirate Party

July 24, 2008 0 Comments

After finishing up our live reports and packing up the equipment, it was nice to be able to wander around and relax.  A group of us carefully selected some food and sat down to enjoy the festivities. And it’s clear the riders and even the locals appreciated the chance to mingle after a hard day […]

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Craft Time

July 24, 2008 1 Comment
Craft Time

Who doesn’t love a good craft? Especially a pirate craft? I heard there was a craft area for kids and I had to go investigate. You could make pirate hats and treasure chests complete with jewels and skulls. I was pretty excited, even though I got some wierd looks for doing crafts by myself without […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

July 24, 2008 0 Comments
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I believe in recycling. And I recycle everything I can. And it’s become such a habit that I feel guilty throwing a plastic bottle away. And I remember last night, Eileen asked me if I had seen any recycling bins. And while I haven’t seen them for the past two days – it’s one of […]

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Welcome!

July 24, 2008 0 Comments
Welcome!

Riders were welcomed into town with pirate music and wristbands as they rode under a full blown pirate ship. I met Dexter Hebert, a second time RAGBRAI-er, just past the entrance. He said this was his favorite part of the day – rolling into town, seeing the warm welcome, then hanging out with his buddies. […]

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Dressing the Part

July 24, 2008 0 Comments

Walking around here you run into the occasional pirate. The locals are dressing the part. There’s even a costume contest tonight. And if anyone is going to win – I think it’s Lady Anastacia Barbosa. She stood at the entrance to town welcoming riders to North Liberty. And she even gave a shoutout just for […]

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Pirates of the Corridor

July 24, 2008 0 Comments
Pirates of the Corridor

If yesterday’s word was cowabunga – today it’s ARG! Pirate flags line every street and there are skull and crossbones everywhere. The pirates showed up in full force to welcome riders into North Liberty. Things are cloudy and it’s drizzling off and on. And while it’s not stopping the riders – I think it is […]

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Sleepy Time

July 24, 2008 0 Comments
Sleepy Time

Well, I’m starting to misspell words and the computer screen looks a bit blurry – definitely time for bed. Here’s one last picture. There was a group performing in the middle of the street during Jon Keimig’s liveshot at 10. They started with some simple juggling and as the crowd started to grow, so did […]

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Food and Fun

July 24, 2008 0 Comments
Food and Fun

Well, after my liveshot during the six newscast, we had to pack up the tent, cords, cables and wires that made it all possible. Once everything was in the truck and Ron and Eileen were on their way, I started to run around again, checking out the growing crowd. I didn’t get a chance to […]

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