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Moms lend hand to snag Hannah tix

FORT MILL --To the daughters of Miranda Vaughan and Donna Weaver: You owe mom big-time.

Late Sunday, Vaughan and Weaver were the last two people standing -- and occasionally sitting, crouching, and wincing -- in a contest for four tickets to today's Hannah Montana show in Charlotte.

Tickets to the Disney show, starring 15-year-old Miley Cyrus as a preteen living a secret life as a pop star, sold out in less than eight minutes; at least one scalper on the Internet Sunday night was hawking a single ticket for more than $2,000.

Vaughan and Weaver, both parents of preteens crazy about Hannah, were among two dozen people who joined a contest run by radio station 96.1 FM at the Fort Mill Ford dealership.

The contest started Friday morning. Their goal: Keep the palm of one hand touching a car longer than anyone else. No lifting that hand for 3 hours at a time, including overnight, in 25-degree weather. (One woman lost out when she inadvertently lifted the hand to shift her hood.)

At 10 p.m. Sunday, after more than two sleepless nights, they'd had enough.

They called a truce -- each got two tickets and called themselves lucky.

And both said they were never doing a contest like it again.

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