Our partnership with Salon.com brings us Noah Charney and his story about marrying a Slovenian woman. Before the ceremony, he had to perform a series of tests of his manliness, including wielding an axe, sharpening a scythe and shaving bark off trees.
Zach and Alana Hutchins were brought together by a pumpkin.It started days before Halloween of his freshman year in college, when Zach and some friends broke the rules and serenaded a girl after visiting hours. It was an adrenaline-pumping experience, and for some reason, when Zach was running off with his friends, he stole a pumpkin from the girls' dorm hallway.
Andrea Richardson Stowers was 7 years old when her father Dale left on a Cold War military mission from which he never returned. Dale’s work was classified, so Andrea never found out how he died. Andrea’s mother believed it was a government cover-up and convinced herself that Dale was still alive.
After years of training, swimmer Kicker Vencill was on the verge of achieving his childhood dream of representing his country at the Olympics. But all that came crashing to a halt when a drug test came back positive for a banned substance. Like many athletes caught cheating, Kicker claimed he was innocent. But unlike most, he was in fact innocent of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Also on the show: a Catholic tradition helps a Jewish woman find her husband - a rabbi.
Stefani Barner's husband, Rob, is a technical sergeant in the Air National Guard, and he is about to head off for his second tour in Iraq. Dick sat down with Rob and Stefani to talk about how Rob's returning to Iraq will affect their family. Both Rob and Stefani are against the war, but their shared perspective hasn't made conversations about the future any easier.