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      One of the perks of being in the news business is the community events in which you TMre asked to take part. Recently, I had the privilege to speak at the University of Toledo. Being at the university, I thought I was going to address college students. Not exactly! I was speaking to high school kids| 500 of them! All of the sudden, I flashed back some 10 years to my days as a mouthy high school teen. There is just something about this age group that makes me very nervous. My speech was originally geared towards a slightly more mature audience. I had to dig a little deeper into my memory banks to remember what it was like to be a teen. Just how hard it was, how uncomfortable you felt being in your own skin, just how much pressure was put on you to succeed. I liked high school, but it was certainly not the best years of my life. Thankfully, I was able to tell a few stories about my past experiences from which I hoped some of the kids learned something. There were a few talkers, but when you TMre dealing with 500 teens, good luck keeping everyone TMs attention.

      Pick up your putter! The Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio held its annual Practically a Golf Tournament at Franklin Park Mall. I TMm proud to say NBC 24 was well represented. The team was led by our captain, Meteorologist Michael Schlesinger, David Custer, Arielle Berlin and me. We TMre not the best putt-putters, but we did have a lot of fun. David and I even chalked up a hole in one each! It was nice hanging out with co-workers and doing something other than talk about work. If you TMve never had the opportunity to interact with co-workers outside the office, I suggest you give it a try. It TMs amazing how real someone can be when the cameras aren TMt on. Go team 24!

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