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Thursday, February 3, 2011

NEWS - Star groundhog predicts spring


PHILADELPHIA – America’s most famous groundhog predicted on Wednesday that spring isn’t far away. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from a tree stump at dawn and, unusually, did not see his shadow, signaling that spring is near. The rodent’s “prognostication” each February 2 is an annual tradition that was brought to the United States by German immigrants. If the groundhog is judged to see its shadow, tradition holds that there will be six more weeks of winter. An estimated 5,000 people watched the 125th edition of the groundhog ceremony.