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The latest victim of wiki-vandalism is Philly Mayor John Street. A couple of days ago, it seems, Hizzoner's profile was nefariously edited to falsely say that Street had played Bozo the Clown on a local TV station. Thanks to Wikipedia's voluminous archive, you can see the prank here.
"I'm sure that isn't true," a Street spokesman told the Inquirer. "Wikipedia has had many problems with people sabotaging other people's Web sites."
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