For Texting Winner, It's All in the Thumbs

In the "sport" of text messaging, 13-year-old Morgan Pozgar of Claysburg, Pa., is a winner. By typing "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in 15 seconds, she became the LG National texting champion, with a $25,000 prize. By the way, in the more conventional sport of basketball, the NCAA is considering banning coaches from texting potential recruits at high schools.

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In the sport of text messaging, 13-year-old Morgan Pozgar of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, is a winner. After typing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in 15 seconds, she became the LG National Texting Champion. In the real sport of basketball, the NCAA is considering a ban on coaches texting high school recruits. Apparently, the coaches' excessive texting is driving the students crazy.

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