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.:A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!:.

by Stephanie Stricklen

kgw.com

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

Guess what?! Okay, you'll never guess. But, I'm thrilled to tell you that I got an email today from a gal who is part of a very special program we've featured a few times on KGW. It teaches children with disabilities how to ride a bike, and I promise.. if you spend a day with these kids you will have a refreshed perspective on life! Here is the last story I did:
http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/stories/kgw_062607_health_bicycle_camp.1877d2a2.html

Well, the program won an award from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance http://www.bta4bikes.org/ and Ann (the co-organizer of Bike First) said she was so happy she's still teary over it:
http://www.bta4bikes.org/btablog/2008/03/24/2008-Alice-B-toeclips-award-winners/

Congratulations, Ann!!!

McGorge Scott has a new super duper close up lens.. so expect some cool wildlife photos from him here in a bit.

And finally, a heartfelt thank you. 60 emails later about last Friday's breakdown and not a rude one in the bunch... I just want to run around hugging everyone, which I know sounds ridiculous. Forgive me. I'm humbled and have some amazing insight into how you watch the news. Many of you are deeply bothered by stories that involve crimes against children.. and not just a normal bothered.. but either outraged or upset to the point of tears. Almost universally, you see your own children in those stories. And while I don't have children myself, I found myself paying close attention to some sad stories we had in our newscast this morning. I was wondering if any of you were watching.

9/11 came up a lot, too. It is an event that has so plainly scarred America. But in each of those emails was a story about exactly where you were when you heard the news.

Anyway, thanks for being so kind.

sstricklen@kgw.com

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