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Venice's First Lady Gondolier Makes a Splash

(Newser) - A 23-year-old mother of two has overcome a grueling entrance exam and 900 years of taboos to become the first female gondolier in Venetian history, the Los Angeles Times reports. Giorgia Boscolo's entry into the profession has caused waves among the city's close-knit fraternity of gondoliers, with some fearing she... More »

Skiers Pulled From Gondolas After Tower Collapses

12 injured in accident at Canada's Whistler

(Newser) - Twelve people were injured and dozens more were stranded for hours after a gondola support tower collapsed yesterday at a British Columbia ski resort, the Vancouver Sun reports. A rep for the Whistler Blackcomb resort—which is sharing 2010 Winter Olympics duties with Vancouver—said they don't know why the... More »

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