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Back at home, Sacramone gets a heroine's welcome

Despite missteps, Olympic gymnast inspires

Alicia Sacramone accepted flowers and signed autographs during festivities celebrating her homecoming yesterday in Burlington. Alicia Sacramone accepted flowers and signed autographs during festivities celebrating her homecoming yesterday in Burlington. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Casey Ramsdell
Globe Correspondent / August 23, 2008

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BURLINGTON - Girls with high ponytails and leotards lined up yesterday to see their idol. She wasn't a gold medal winner, and in fact made a few of the Olympics' most high-profile mistakes, but it didn't matter to the hundreds who made signs and T-shirts in her honor. Alicia Sacramone, their hero, was home. (Full article: 485 words)

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