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Sarasota Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 5 years ago

Former mayors take matter into their own hands

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by: The Observer Staff

APRIL FOOLS — A group of former Sarasota mayors engaged in a headstand contest March 27, at the Sarasota High School gymnasium, to compete to see who would become the next mayor.

Thinking his wetsuit from his recent Google shark-dive expedition at Mote Marine would distribute his weight evenly and allow him to stay in the perfect headstand position, Mayor Dick Clapp thought winning was a sure thing. But former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer put everyone else to shame and held her headstand for two days, 17 hours and 47 minutes.

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