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ALEX HOWELL, 26, rode the bench in college, but at EA Sports he’s an all-star.

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When VIPs come to town, Thomas Stutler, 45, is ready to keep an eye on their every move.

The Story of a... Serpentologist

You could say George Van Horn, 67, is snakebit, but he’s still lucky to be alive.

The Story of a... Paranormal Investigator

If the spirit moves you, Digna Quiles, 38, of Orlando Paranormal Investigations may be able to sort things out.

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Being flexible helps Afton Carraway, 30, of Orlando, keep life in balance.

The Story of a... Flair Bartender

Santiago Emeric, 26, dazzles bar patrons—as well as competition judges—with his showmanship.

The Story of a... Sword Swallower

For BILL BERRY, 34, of Orlando, it takes nerves of steel—and no gag reflex—to stomach 23 inches of steel.

The Story of a... Medical Examiner

To Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia, 54, Orange-Osceola’s chief M.E. and TV’s ‘Dr. G,’ death is the ultimate puzzle.

The Story of a... Golf Ball Diver

Water hazards at Orlando golf courses take on a whole new meaning when Mike Wooten, 47, enters them.

The Story of a... Firefighter

Seminole County fireman Andy Johnson, 25, has battled flames and fire ants, but he still hasn’t had to rescue a cat from a tree.

The Story of a... Dance Instructor

Lukasz Rogowski, 30, teaches all the right moves, which he says lead to better lives and relationships.

The Story of a... Holiday Turkey

A gobbler talks turkey about canceling Thanksgiving, the presidential pardon, PETA and Sarah Palin.

The Story of a... Beekeeper

With dozens of hives to watch over, JEAN VASICEK, 50, owner of Winter Park Honey, stays as busy as a…well, you know.

The Story of a... Storm Chaser

For Lee Nicholas, 45, of Longwood, getting in the path of lightning means he’s that much closer to capturing the perfect storm on camera.

The Story of a... Civil War Re-enactor

The battle lines are blurred for Robert Niepert, 54, of Winter Garden, who fights for both North and South as a cavalry commander.

The Story of a... Pro Wrestler

‘The Phenomenal’ AJ STYLES, 32, has won every title in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which is broadcast from Universal Studios. A longtime crowd favorite as a hero, he is now loathed as a villain.

The Story of a...Blues Singer

For Orlando singer-songwriter Ruth King, 50, hitting the big time means connecting with her audience through songs from the soul.

The Story of a... Public School Nutritionist

Lora Gilbert, 54, Orange County Public Schools’ director of food and nutrition services, caters to a lot of customers with demanding tastes.

 

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