Saturday, February 2, 2002
'Red Hot Rod' Beall
Occupation: Student athlete
Place of birth: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
1. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
I was born and raised in Steamboat. This has been great because the people here are fun and adventurous, the community is supportive of youth and the scenery is fantastic.
2. What are the best and least favorite things about living in Routt County?
The best thing about living in Routt County is having access to so many outdoor sports, both organized and individual.
The worst thing about living in Routt County is that the whole world can't be the utopia that Steamboat is.
3. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and why?
Rodney Francis Sturley Jr. He is my grandfather, my namesake, and my inspiration, but he died before I was born. It would be an honor to meet this venerable man.
Sir Issac Newton although his discoveries seem mediocre when compared to modern technological and scientific discoveries, his work set the stage for modern science. His creativity, foresight, and willingness to be unconventional were amazing.
Albert Einstein I need him to explain that whole relativity thing.
George Washington More than a president and statesman, Washington was a brilliant general and a commanding leader. With his wig and wooden teeth, he would be fun to talk to.
4. Who is the most famous person you have ever met and how did you meet him/her?
Casey Roach and I were walking down Colfax Avenue the day before the Outkast/Ludacris concert, and a huge black car pulled up beside us. Ludacris stepped out, so we followed him into a record store and got autographs.
4. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Everyone would view the glass as half full, and also take themselves much less seriously.
The United States would assume a leadership position in the world and support developing countries.
5. If you could travel to any place where would you go and why?
I would like to go to Alaska because it is the last frontier. The natural beauty seems breathtaking and the wild animals are fascinating.
6. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I plan to be a family physician. The reward of this job will be in helping people to live more comfortable lives, and in providing a sense of security so that clients will feel that no matter what, Dr. Rod will be there to help them.
Book: Victor Hugo "Les Miserables"
Song: Bob Marley "One Love"
Food: Mommy's spaghetti
Sport to watch: College basketball
Vacation spot: Basin Harbor
Recreational activity: Soccer
Pet: Kya, my purebred mutt
Movie: "Top Gun"
TV show: "Friends"
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