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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?
Nativa P. Wood is a freelance court reporter from Mechanicsburg, Pa. Wood was an official reporter with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Harrisburg, Pa., for 35 years, with the last 10 years as chief reporter.