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News - December 24, 2010

2010's odds and ends

Dance of the year: Decorum flew out Palo Alto City Hall windows when the stakes were high enough in mid-March: convincing Google to donate a citywide fiber-optic system that runs 100 times faster than the norm. Hoping to make a lasting impression, city staff and residents exuberantly leapfrogged and jived in front of City Hall to the tune of "YMCA" by the Village People, then posted video to Facebook. Will their effort top the Duluth, Minn., mayor's jumping into a near-freezing Lake Superior? Google now says it won't decide until early 2011.

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