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by Randy Cassingham

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The Shadow Knows
Police in Punxsutawney, Pa., aren’t taking any chances. They’ve called in the state police and National Guard troops to help guard “Punxsutawney Phil” — the groundhog that supposedly predicts how long winter will last. “We just never know what may pop up in these times, so we are getting prepared,” said a state police spokesman. Some local residents wanted the festivities canceled after terrorist attacks in New York, but “there was only one year we did not have the event and that was in 1942 because we did not want to give our World War II enemies any favorable weather forecasts,” said an event organizer. The troops will keep the crowds under control, and will search onlookers. (Reuters) ...If there’s six more weeks of winter, the terrorists have won.
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