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They hope races scheduled for noon Wednesday and Thursday also will go off without any trouble. I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and there has never been three cancellations of horse racing, state fair race manager Jim Hannon said Monday. So far we’re keeping our fingers crossed. I’m looking at the track right now.

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Her husband, Mike, suggested it. “He’s a thoughtful guy, so I’m sure he didn’t do it just for selfish reasons,” says a chuckling Ritzman, anticipating the reaction. “I had two very young children and I needed some kind of activity.” She wanted something to help her get back in shape, something to give her a night out with other women, something that would be fun. “I soon realized it was more than that,” Ritzman says of pole dancing. “I makes me feel accomplished.