A bright red-and-yellow banner hanging outside the US Open press tent announces, "Welcome, media!" Credentials await Tony from the Boston Globe, Kristin from Seventeen, Meghan and Emily from CosmoGIRL! and Lisa from Entertainment Weekly. The 2005 Open is more than just a snowboard contest. It's a pop culture happening, a gathering of peer leadersand the teen power mags and mainstream print media are demanding access.
But along with that coveted media credential comes a clause of ...
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