Snow Daze

A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
Feb. 13 2006 5:41 AM

Snow Daze

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Sunday was day two of the Olympics in Turin, and the papers all offer the usual run-downs. Yesterday's biggest upset was American speedskating champ Apolo Ohno's dismal showing in the 1,500 meter race. And Norway has pulled ahead early in the medals race; it has seven to the U.S.'s three.

Small fish to fry ... The Post reports that some very anxious ichthyologists are competing to prove who among them has discovered the world's smallest fish. The debate has mostly remained cordial, but tempers have occasionally flared: "When one [scientist] confided in an interview last week that Guinness World Records was poised to anoint his fish as the smallest, he could not conceal his sense of triumph. ... After hearing that news from a reporter, another scientist couldn't help but voice dismay."

Keelin McDonell is an assistant editor atthe New Republic.

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