Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
Crowning the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone is a tradition in Glasgow. Frustrated officials wanted to raise the 1844 statue to a height that could keep the cones off the duke's head. Removing them costs the city 160 bucks a time. But the effort to elevate the duke was stopped by a petition. Apparently to Glaswegians, Waterloo was not the duke's last crowning achievement.
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