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Swimming lake’s length netted little

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George Dempsey should thank the stars that his parents did not give him some goofy name like “Susquehanna” or “Mississippi” or the poor lad might still be swimming. “I can remember my mother and father telling me more than once, ‘Your name is George and the lake’s name is George, so you should have no trouble swimming the length of it, too,’ ” Dempsey told me the other day. “Hey, I was only 7 or 8 ...

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