Monday, January 14, 2008
I-Reporter meets multiple candidates
launchJoshua Dobias, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, loved the idea of having a "front row seat" for the presidential primaries.

Not only that, but he took full advantage of it by setting out from the beginning of the campaign to meet as many presidential candidates as possible.

An Obama supporter, Dobias still enjoyed hearing from all sides, and saw it as a "unique, awesome experience."

Dobias shook hands with all of the major party candidates except for Fred Thompson and former candidate Tommy Thompson.

launchHe also took pictures with Democrats Sen. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sens. John McCain and Sam Brownback.

And in all but one case, he wore the same lacrosse sweatshirt, for "consistency."

Well, it only happens once every four years, so why not? No word yet if Dobias plans to continue this during the general election.

You've seen what I-Reporters are sending us. Now, comment below and share your story, and send us your I-Reports as the presidential race to the finish heats up.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Wedding cake draws widespread reaction
launchWe've been doing I-Report for over a year now, and every so often, there's one that takes all of us by surprise. When Chidi Ogbuta got married on September 22nd, she probably didn't expect this either.

As I write this, the I-Report by Ogbuta showing a wedding cake made to look like her is in 5th place for "most commented stories" on CNN.com. We also saw reaction to it all around the web, including blogs by Dave Barry and VH-1.

(See the couple have their life-sized cake, and eat it too)

The bride had always wanted a doll made in her own likeness like Hollywood stars. Instead, she asked to have a personalized wedding, including a cake in her own likeness. The photo was snapped by her professional wedding photographer, Uche Ogbonna.

When the wedding guests first arrived, some thought it was a statue of the bride. Many of them took pictures of it with their cameras and cell phones.

Ogbuta said that the cake fulfilled her childhood dream, and her husband was very happy to help her with it.

And for those of you wondering, they took home the portions of the cake that were left and it lasted a full week.

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