Groundhog Day http://www.kunc.org en Don't Blame Punxsutawney Phil: Handler Got Spring Prediction Wrong http://www.kunc.org/post/dont-blame-punxsutawney-phil-handler-got-spring-prediction-wrong What exactly is "groundhog-ese" and how the heck would we know if it was mistranslated?<p>Check the weather outside.<p>We were supposed to get an early spring this year, according to Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog weather forecaster. Now Phil's handler says he misunderstood what the groundhog told him in the super-secret language on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day. "I'm the guy that did it; I'll be the fall guy. <a href="http://www.covnews.com/section/163/article/38882/">It's not Phil's fault</a>," Bill Deeley told the <em>Associated Press</em>. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:44:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 42047 at http://www.kunc.org Don't Blame Punxsutawney Phil: Handler Got Spring Prediction Wrong Was Punxsutawney Phil Wrong? Prosecutor Says He Misrepresented Spring http://www.kunc.org/post/was-punxsutawney-phil-wrong-prosecutor-says-he-misrepresented-spring Here's the gist of what the most famous groundhog in the world told us on Feb. 2:<p><em>Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs,</em><p><em>Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators,</em><p><em>Weather Prophet without Peer,</em><p><em>was awakened from his burrow at 7:28 am</em><p><em>with a tap of the President's cane....</em><p><em>And so ye faithful,</em><p><em>there is no shadow to see</em><p><em>An early Spring for you and me.</em><p><em> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 41914 at http://www.kunc.org Was Punxsutawney Phil Wrong? Prosecutor Says He Misrepresented Spring Hey Punxsutawney Phil, What Happened To That Early Spring? http://www.kunc.org/post/hey-punxsutawney-phil-what-happened-early-spring "An early spring for you and me."<p>So <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/02/170927350/spring-is-nigh-punxsutawney-phil-predicts-an-early-end-to-winter" target="_blank">said Punxsutawney Phil back on Groundhog Day (Feb. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41751 at http://www.kunc.org Hey Punxsutawney Phil, What Happened To That Early Spring? The Tobolowsky Files: Memories of Groundhog Day http://www.kunc.org/post/tobolowsky-files-memories-groundhog-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’ll bet you remember a time when it did actually snow in February. When the whole country was tired of winter and looked forward to a little tradition called Groundhog Day.</span></p><p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:45:00 +0000 BreOnna Tindall 39610 at http://www.kunc.org The Tobolowsky Files: Memories of Groundhog Day Spring Is Nigh! Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early End To Winter http://www.kunc.org/post/spring-nigh-punxsutawney-phil-predicts-early-end-winter "An early spring for you and me," is this year's prediction from Punxsutawney Phil, the premiere Groundhog Day forecaster.<p>With an estimated 35,000 spectators watching him Saturday morning, the groundhog — or as he is known to his followers, "the seer of seers" — did not see his shadow.<p>Each year on Feb. 2, the tradition is the same. Thousands chant his name. An entourage, which includes a bodyguard, a handler and a protector, awaken him from his burrow. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:45:00 +0000 39641 at http://www.kunc.org Spring Is Nigh! Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early End To Winter