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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:45 PM
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Obama 'breaks away' in Indiana
Edited on Fri Apr-11-08 06:46 PM by catgirl
Associated Press article (fun!):

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - When in Indiana, one must do the 500. The Little 500, that is the Indiana University bicycle race that inspired the 1979 movie "Breaking Away."

Barack Obama waded into Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday and was greeted by a colorful array of spandex and a raucous student body. The race announcer credited him with bringing the good weather.

Friday's race was the women's contest 32 teams in a 100-lap relay race around the stadium's quarter-mile track. This was THE sporting event in town. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, celebrating his birthday, was there. Local bars carried the race on television. And, of course, Obama and his entourage caused their own commotion.

The Illinois senator climbed to the receiving stand and waved, but he made no remarks. He then walked along the edge of the track as students and race participants strained to shake his hand or take his picture.

He signed Kruzan's birthday card an image of Obama in shorts and boxing gloves over the name "Barocky." He greeted Hoosiers women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack in the infield. And he stayed long enough to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" (hand over his heart) and watch the first few laps of the race.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080411/ap_on_el_pr/politic... ;_ylt=AjRbtqHBpjsbIn9z4GKtHQis0NUE

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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:50 PM
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1. One of my favorite movies
Edited on Fri Apr-11-08 06:50 PM by BeatleBoot
With Dennis Quaid.

It hit me hard as a teenager and inspired me to study foreign languages.

Hopefully, this article won't ruin the movie in my memory banks forever.




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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:50 PM
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2. There must be no bitter people in Indiana.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:21 PM
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3. picture
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