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When you look at me, which type of athlete do you think I was in high school – a basketball player or a figure skater?
I ask because on many occasions, the Dauphin County Court Administrator would introduce me as “Oksana Baiul,” the slight, graceful Ukrainian figure skater who won the gold medal at the 1994 Olympics.
I know what you’re thinking … how could anyone confuse Tiva with an Olympic figure skater?
Linda K. McSwain is an official court reporter from Mobile, Ala., with more than 20 years of experience as a freelance and official court reporter. McSwain has also worked as a freelance reporter taking depositions and covering public hearings.