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by Joe Becker

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Posted on August 20, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

By Joe Becker

I just watched Stephanie Stricklen do another fantastic live shot. It was pouring down rain in China
and Steph had fun with it. It's not easy being on the road, that far from home, for that long and keep the energy up on a daily basis...but Steph has...and her Live shots and stories are always quality. She's also working with photographer Ken McCormick, who is one of the best in the business.

Stephanie Interviewed Oregon Native Ann Curry of NBC News. She mentioned that Ann used to work here at KGW. I actually worked with Ann here back in 1984 when I first started at KGW. She is very nice and a real pro.

Did you see Stephanie's live shot about her friendly bet with Kobe Bryant? Awesome.
Steph bet Kobe to a race for 100 bucks(Chinese Money), He went along with it...and Kobe won the bet. Very entertaining. Check out Steph's blog for the whole story with pictures. GREAT STUFF!

Speaking of the USA Basketball team, I was off the other day watching Team USA play Germany. The game was already over, but my son and I were watching it on DVR and didn't know the outcome. My son's buddy called while we were watching the game. How many times has someone called or texted you and ruined the game giving you the score? Well, I thought i'd be funny. The US was up by 40 midway through the third quarter and I told my son, "tell your friend not to tell us who won!." Like there was any chance team USA was going to blow a 40 point lead. Funny heh?

Just another fun Olympic moment....hoped you enjoyed it.