The latest from Gobbler's Knob

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  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- When Punxsutawney Phil pops his head out of his hole on February 2 to tell people whether or not they will experience six more weeks of winter, the famous groundhog may see more than his shadow.

    Because of the September 11 terrorist attacks, security will be stepped up at Phil's home, Gobbler's Knob.

    "They'll be checking people a little more, naturally, the way conditions are," said Barney Stockdale of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

    People with backpacks or bags will be subject to a search when they go to Gobbler's Knob.

    "We'll have a good contingency of troopers there this year to ensure everyone's safety," said State Police spokesman Jamie LeVeir.

    The tight security on Groundhog Day won't be the only new thing in Punxsutawney this year. The Punxsutawney Borough Council on Monday voted to allow a charity to serve beer downtown during the festivities, despite objections that the fund-raiser would encourage drinking and rowdy behavior.

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will put up a tent large enough to fit 1,200 people and charge $10 admission.

    Groundhog Day organizers banned drinking on Gobbler's Knob in 1996.

  2. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    that groundog is really cute
  3. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    oh good. now the taliban plot to assissinate the groundhog and bring on endless winter will be thwarted.

    americans. [​IMG]
  4. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    count out the TBK as suspects (drinking ban since 96)
  5. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    knob gobbler
  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    he he he. he he he
  7. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    Thats the best halloween costume of all time.

    jeremy -she gobbles nuts like a squirrel in heat- jive
  8. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    thanks for making me laugh

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