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Sylvia Woods-Dixon was talented athlete, world traveler

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 4:05 p.m. CDT; updated 8:56 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 24, 2012

COLUMBIA — For her entire life, Sylvia Woods-Dixon was known as "Gypsy Queen" in Columbia's African-American community. When she was a baby, everyone said she looked as pretty as a gypsy queen. The name stuck.

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