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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY • Worried about grocery prices going up? How's this for a pricey egg: In 2007, a Faberge egg was sold at auction for nearly $16.5 million. Good thing the ones used in your omelets aren't encrusted with jewels.

By Samantha Weaver • It was American educator Laurence J. Peter who made the following sage observation: "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today." Incidentally, he also came up with what's known as the Peter Principle: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." • Ever wonder why it's called the silver screen? In the early days of the cinema industry, the projection screens were embedded with real silver to enhance the reflective nature of the surface. • Greyhounds have better eyesight than any other breed of dog.

• Those who study such things say that Americans drink more carbonated beverages every year than coffee, tea, sports drinks and juice combined. • A legislator in the Louisiana State House of Representatives once introduced a bill that would make it illegal to charge a bald man more than 25 cents for a haircut. • The plant formally known as titan arum produces the largest cluster of flowers in the world, sometimes reaching more than 10 feet in height. What's perhaps even more notable, though, is its odor: The plant gives off a strong smell that is most often compared to that of a decomposing a n i m a l . Hence the plant's more c o m m o n name, the corpse flower. ••• © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Where Did All the Fans Go? BRISTOL, Tenn. -- When I first began writing about NASCAR, the track in North Wilkesboro had 60,000 seats. Then Bruton Smith and Bob Bahre carved it up as if they were diplomats playing Monopoly with conquered land, and the capacity was revealed to be 37,000. Same when International Speedway Corporation got its hands on Martinsville and alleged attendance dropped by a third even though the grandstands remained the same. Old newsreels of Darlington in the 1960s claim 80,000 fans. Now the track has three times as many seats and draws 20,000 fewer fans. I know people have gotten larger, myself notably included, but not that much. Forgive me if I don't take what NASCAR types tell me at face value. Bristol once allowed as how it had a six-year waiting list for tickets. Fontana blamed the Academy Awards for falling attendance. NASCAR itself claims it's going to put carburetor restrictor plates on engines that don't have carburetors next year. Nineteen years in Wonderland, a few with Alice sitting next to me in the press box, have left me just a tad cynical where the Greater NASCAR Chamber of Commerce is concerned. Before I feel inclined to dwell not on "the people who weren't there" at Bristol Motor Speedway but the "120,000 who were," I'd have to believe in the existence of 120,000, which I don't. I could argue successfully to a jury the wisdom of not believing a word I hear, but I'm not inclined to do so in part because journalism is more difficult when it dwells on what isn't instead of what is. To do so would be to adapt NASCAR's business practices to my own. A lot of the people who weren't in the grandstands also weren't in the campgrounds surrounding the track. Some of that is surely attributable to the economy, the price of gas and everything it affects (which is ... everything), the uncertainty of the world political situation, flooding in New Zealand and catastrophe in Japan. But I doubt 50,000 race fans spent Sunday collectanswers on page 13

ing foodstuffs for disaster relief. The more I think about it, the more I believe that one factor is the aging fan base. The more I think about it, the more I believe that the people missing from the grandstands were the people missing from the campgrounds. The crowd isn't as rowdy because it isn't as young. A Many empty seats were visible at Bristol Motor Speedway's recent Byrd 500 Presented by Food City. There used to be a six-year man gets up in his 50s and Jeff waiting list for tickets to Sprint Cup races at the 160,000-seat amhe isn't inclined to rough it as phitheater. (Photo: Getty Images) much. Where five years ago, he (and, yes, she) stumbled around for three days and three nights, eschewing shirts and showers in favor of booze and carousing, nowadays the mantra is "let's not and say we did." That couch feels a lot better on race days than the cold, hard ground and navigating the bonfires from inside a fishbowl. Six or seven years ago, NASCAR claimed most of its fans were God-fearing, gun-toting, Rhodes scholars with family values, a successful practice and a sixfigure income. There were 75 million of them watching on TV, even though only a couple dozen such people actually existed. Meanwhile, the empty seats aren't buying hot dogs, not even the ones at Martinsville. ••• Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at nasc arthisweek@yahoo.com. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. Deeply interested in science and technology, his inventions include the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod.

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY • On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France, abdicates the throne and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba. He died at age 52 on May 5, 1821, possibly from stomach cancer, although some theories contend he was poisoned. • On April 12, 1908, a fire in Chelsea, Mass., at the Boston Blacking Company leaves 12 dead, 85 missing and presumed dead and more than 17,000 homeless. Due to high winds, a good portion of the city burned. It took nearly 10

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years for Chelsea to be completely rebuilt. • On April 14, 1975, the American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States ends after 2,600 children are transported to America. Operation Baby Lift lasted 10 days and was carried out during the final, desperate phase of the war, as North Vietnamese forces were closing in on Saigon. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Triptans Offer Some Relief From Migraines DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please write about migraine headaches. My granddaughter, age 22, suffers from them. She is a college student and also works. What causes these headaches? -- E.F. ANSWER: Migraines start out as one-sided throbbing headaches that can last 24 or more hours. As time passes, the entire head might hurt. Along with the pulsating pain, nausea often strikes, and sometimes people have to vomit. Migraine sufferers are sensitive to light and sound, so they seek a quiet, dark room where they can lie down. The cause of these headaches is controversial. A popular theory is that a wave of slow electrical activity spreads over the brain and inflames its coverings, which produces the pain. The above “cause” of migraines, I am sure, is not what you wanted. You want to know what brings them on. Triggers for migraine include too little or too much sleep, skipping meals, strong odors, bright lights and loud music. Women often find that menstrual periods will usher in the headaches. Stress, both physical and emotional, can start them. Foods that often serve to initiate a migraine are chocolate, cheeses, fatty foods, sausage, salami, oranges, tomatoes, onions, red wine, peanuts and hot dogs. In the past 20 years, triptans have brought a marked change in the treatment of migraines. Sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig),

almotriptan (Axert), rizatriptan (Maxalt), frovatriptan (Frova) and naratriptan (Amerge) can control severe migraines and are available as pills, nasal sprays and self-administered injections. For less-intense pain, aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen and naproxen are sufficient. When migraines recur with disrupting regularity, preventive medicines have a place in treatment. They include propranolol (Inderal) and verapamil. The booklet on headaches deals with the common varieties, including migraines. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 901W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My biggest health problem, if you can call it a health problem, is getting to sleep at night. I lie in bed for what seems an eternity before I fall asleep. A friend told me she had the same problem and cured it with melatonin. I’d like to try it if it’s safe. Is it? I am 76 years old and would like a few years of good sleep. -- T.R.

lack could explain your sleep problems. It also has been used for shift workers to get their brains and bodies conditioned to new sleep-wake cycles, and travelers sometimes take it to prevent jet lag. Melatonin isn’t sold as a drug, so it’s not closely supervised. Serious side effects haven’t been reported. A safe starting dose is 0.2 mg to 0.3 mg. •••

ANSWER: Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small gland attached to the brain. It conditions the body to adapt to day-night cycles. Melatonin secretion is 10 times greater at night, with peak secretion occurring between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Evidence suggests that this hormone shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and lengthens the time spent in uninterrupted sleep. Melatonin production wanes with age, and its

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