Mary Robb Jackson, KDKA TV News, does a story on Obama's victory in the D party nomination process.
Erik at Pittsburgh's first PodCamp
Sen. Obama became the D party presidential candidate by getting enough delegates to the convention in early June, 2008.
Grant and Erik on the first day of school in September 2008. Grant goes to 5th grade at Phillips and Erik goes to 8th grade at Frick.
Campaign 08 -- Middle School Children reacto to Obama's Nomination....
Students at Pittsburgh Frick International Studies Academy, 6, 7, 8.
J.C. 8th grade student in PPS Frick
Hillary didn't win.
C.D., 7th grade student.
John McCain, R, presidential candidate.
Well, Erik, what do you have to say?
Erik Rauterkus speaks to KDKA TV 2 -- with his school mates / running mates.
Erik Rauterkus on the TV news. The keys to victory, Senator Obama must get the blue collar vote. And, ...
Hillary needs to tell her supports to pull for Senator Obama -- for the good of the election.
Erik Rauterkus -- this will be interesting and a treat to see in our lifetime.
.... From the mouths of babes. These kids had more to say with keen insights than many adults I know. MRJ had just been to Pitt's Political Science Department -- and got nothing from them.
Erik and the Golden Gate Bridge
This bird is a bit of a pest. They live in packs. They love junk food. But, they are protected.
Erik crosses the finish line at the SUUSI fun run at Va Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 2006. He got 2nd (or was it 3rd) overall.
Erik's haloween get-up.
Cap reads: HKU Swim Team. It was a gift from a shared workout at Hong Kong University.
Erik and the girls.
Erik was interviewed for a special on The History Channel. Film was taken on the South Side.
Erik does comments at Old Faithful.
Airport in Chengdu, China
At a playground with exercise equipment in Chengdu.
Visiting a rec center in Chengdu. These kids are fit and can move.
Exercise equipment of all types are throughout the parks in China.
Erik and his swim coach on the pool deck in China in Chengdu.
Swimmer for the Carlynton Swim Club. Erik uses perscription goggles.
At the Green Tree Swim Pool
Erik's date on his birthday as we went to Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
Resting in Ohio between prelims and finals.
Erik at 2007 summer league swim championships. He won all three events and set a new Crafton record in the 50 breast.
Mark Rauterkus and Erik Rauterkus, bikers.
Erik Rauterkus on the Jail Trail -- for Pittsburgh 250.
Erik at swim pool in California
Apartment in HK's DB
Exiting the scrambler.