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April 22, 2010

Start Your Engines

This weekend in Ocean Shores, Wash., there will be plenty of engine revving and spinning wheels. It’s not Nascar, or Formula One. It’s the Olympus Rally: drivers in souped-up street cars race on closed public roads, over all kinds of terrain, in all kinds of weather. Bill Caswell is making a name for himself as a rally racer. Less than a year ago, Bill wore a suit and tie to work as a banker. He was laid off last May, and now Bill’s living his dream. He recently entered the WRC Corona Rally in Mexico. He raced with a 1991 BMW 318i that he found on Craigslist…and against all odds, he placed.

BUILDING A BUSINESS: KAYAK POLO

A short time back, Dick spoke with a couple who make their living as body artists. At that time, Dick asked listeners for other stories about unusual jobs. Dan and Sue Randle sent us an e-mail. They have opened a new business: a kayak polo club. Business is booming, even in the recession. The two join Dick to talk about Omaha’s fast-growing pastime.

 


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