Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 1:27 pm
"The Elfstedentoch Is Not Yet," proclaims the event's official website (translated from the Dutch), ending hopes of thousands of skaters and fans who hoped the rare national contest might be staged for the first time in 15 years.
Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 10:31 am
I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that another bank down the street had given my 3-year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly asked her what gifts my own bank would be willing to offer to compete for the affections of my daughter. Then I said, "Oh, you probably don't like it when I mention the competition when I'm in here, eh?"
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