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Off the 8s: WTOP staffer recounts 'Bachelor' audition

Love is hard to find in the big city. Sometimes you have to think big. WTOP staffer Chris Cichon writes about his audition for "The Bachelor."

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:27am EDT

Off the 8's: Achieving balance on the trapeze

While most young adults settle in to watch a movie, meet friends for a drink or have dinner at a local restaurant after work, WTOP Editor Samantha Loss spends her evenings hanging upside-down.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 10:41am EDT

Off the 8's: Unplugging is hard to do

Mike Moss tried to stay away from his Apple products for a whole day. Did he make it?

Monday - 03/10/2014, 06:45am EDT

Off the 8's: When tragedy strikes home

I found a variation of that famous line from "The Godfather: Part II" repeatedly escape my lips Saturday when I heard about the shooting at the Columbia mall.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:26pm EST

Beyond the 8's: WTOP's Man About Town hangs up his tux, retires

Bob Madigan reflects on his experiences during his past 20 years at WTOP.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 08:40am EST
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Off the 8's: A New Year's resolution that doesn't involve sweating

It doesn't take much to get motivated. But it does take a lot to stay that way.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 10:33am EST

Off the 8's: The Grinch who worked on Christmas

Not everyone is drinking out of a giant cup of Christmas cheer this year. But before you go hounding "the grinches," stop and think about why people might be low on spirit.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:11am EST

Off the 8's: Grateful for grandparents

WTOP's Debra Feinstein reflects on the memories of her grandparents around the holiday season.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 10:36am EST

Off the 8's: Watching dad deliver the news the president had been killed

Fifty years after President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Americans are remembering where they were when they learned he had been assassinated. WTOP'S Kate Ryan and her family learned from their dad, who was one of three men anchoring NBC New's live coverage during that long, terrible weekend.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:16pm EST
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Off the 8's: Completing the circle, a 'marathon for the soul'

We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST

All dressed up and heavily sweating: A Halloween story

Dressing up as a kid for Halloween was fun, but in college, costumes got awkward. Now, this WTOP editor is on a mission to stop the fuss.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 01:50pm EDT
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Off the 8s: Driving far for a good cause

Most of us drive a car because we have to get to work or run errands. We sit in traffic, honk and complain about how bad the other driver is. But what about driving for fun -- experiencing the thrill of taking a back road or just stopping to see something you've never seen before?

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 08:56am EDT

Off the 8's: Memories of the Boston Marathon

There will always be a Boston Marathon. By the Lord's grace, I'll get back there and have a wicked good time.

Sunday - 04/21/2013, 09:52am EDT

Off the 8s: Returning to running

I've been in a serious on-and-off-again relationship for 12 years. It's complicated.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 09:19am EDT

Army: Recruiter's marriage was already under investigation

Investigators are reaching out to young women who might have interacted with Army Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 05:46pm EDT

The Boogeyman: An American nightmare, a D.C. native

"Watch out for the Boogeyman!" It's a phrase commonly used in horror films and taunting childhood games. But the real Boogeyman has local ties.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:31pm EDT
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4 young men killed in head-on collision

The four were 18 and 19. All graduated from Kent Island High School.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 08:26am EDT

Off the 8's: A car with a history, but no radio

A radio reporter and anchor who drives a car with a rich history, but no radio.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 09:12am EDT

Off the 8's: No ifs, ands or 'butts' -- get screened

WTOP editor Mike Jakaitis thought he was being nice by donating blood. The gesture ended up saving his life.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:04am EDT

Off the 8's: Please, you call this winter?

After 22 winters in Michigan, a little snow in Washington isn't going to faze me.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 11:12am EST
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