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Discover a Surprise Inside Spaghetti Squash When you look over the colorful choices of squash in various goofy shapes and sizes at your market this week, tell your kids to snoop carefully to find an extra-fun variety you may have forgotten about or never tried -- spaghetti squash! The oblong, light-yellow squash, which is approximately 8-10 inches in length, is packed with healthy nutrients, is low in calories, high in fiber and, best of all, has a super kid appeal because there’s a surprise inside. To the delight of your entire family, you’ll discover that once baked, the flesh of the squash comes out in long strands that look like noodles. Its buttery, mild and slightly sweet flavor is ideally suited to be topped with tomato sauce and grated Parmesan mimicking a bowl of traditional spaghetti. On another occasion, serve it as a tasty side dish tossed with pesto, a garlic-flavored herb butter or mixed vegetables and feta cheese. And when you prepare a roast, set the sliced meat and juices over the “noodles” for a robust weekend meal. Here are four easy steps for preparing spaghetti squash, with a few tips tossed in to make easier work when handling it. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the outside of a 2 1/2 to 3 pound spaghetti squash and pat dry. Cut in half lengthwise. Like most varieties of winter squash, it can be difficult to cut through the hard shell. I pierce the squash in several places with the tip of a knife and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or more depending on its

size to soften it a bit. Let it rest for a few minutes and slice in half with a sharp knife. 2. Scoop out the seeds. A melon baller and small ice-cream scoop are easy-to-handle kitchen tools for schoolage kids to use if they are assisting you with this step. 3. Place the squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake for an hour or until easily pierced with a fork. Cool for 15 minutes. 4. Scoop out insides with a fork to remove the noodle-like strands. Place in a serving bowl or on a small platter. Top with preferred toppings or combine with butter, seasonings or cooked vegetables. Serves 3-4. ••• Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday.com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” © 2012 Donna Erickson. Distributed by King Features Synd.


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inaugural drive in Cannstatt, Germany. The car was specially built for Emil Jellinek, a fan of fast, flashy cars. He bought 36 of them. In exchange, the company agreed to name the car after Jellinek's 11-year-old daughter, Mercedes. • On Nov. 24, 1849, John Froelich, the inventor of the first internal-combustion tractor, is born in Girard, Iowa. Froelich and investors formed the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company. The Waterloo Tractor Works, owned by John Deere since 1918, remains one of the largest tractor factories in the United States.

• On Nov. 19, 1915, British airman Richard Bell Davies performs a daring rescue, swooping down in his plane to whisk a downed fellow pilot from behind the Turkish lines. The British government awarded him the Victoria Cross.

• On Nov. 22, 1900, the first car to be produced under the Mercedes name is taken for its

• On Nov. 21, 1934, teenager Ella Fitzgerald wins Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Putting her name in the hat on a bet, she'd

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Johnson in Control

Surprising no one, Jimmie Johnson left his little gold mine, Martinsville Speedway, with another treasure chest. First place in the Tums Fast Relief 500 was worth $202,511, but another Sprint Cup championship, his sixth, would be priceless. Three races remain. Johnson's got the points lead. It isn't much, but for the first time in a while, Brad Keselowski, who finished sixth, is chasing him. No. 2 (Keselowski) trails by two. "Just because you don't qualify well, it doesn't mean you don't have a fast race car," said Johnson, who could afford to be charitable. "Anything could happen. We've done a nice job to put us in the points lead. ... We're ready to race him under any conditions." Johnson sounded more upbeat about Keselowski's chances than ... Keselowski. "We can't keep on just surviving," he said. "Surviving isn't going to win the championship." With races in Fort Worth, Texas; Phoenix; and Homestead, Fla., remaining in the season, it may not be a two-man race, but that's the way it looks. Clint Bowyer finished fifth and is third in the standings, but his deficit, 24 points, is considerable at this point. "That '2' team (Keselowski) is unbelievable," Bowyer groused. "They keep doing what they do." The day's disaster befell Denny Hamlin, a four-time

Martinsville winner, who finished 33rd after his Toyota suffered catastrophic electrical failure. The ever-cautious points leader betrayed no comfort in Hamlin's misfortune. "What it does to my mind is ... I'm not smiling," Johnson said. "What was it? Electrical failure? It could happen to me next week. I'm not eliminating anybody." Hamlin trails by 49 points. Johnson wasn't eliminating Hamlin, but Hamlin wrote his own chances off. "One of these days it's going to be our time," he said. "It's just not going to be right now." Keselowski actually held the lead with less than 20 laps to go, but it wasn't because his Dodge was fastest. It was because he didn't pit when Johnson and others did. Keselowski clung to the lead for five laps. Johnson finally passed him between turns three and four on lap 486. Then the flood gates opened, and Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon followed Johnson past Keselowski. With nine laps remaining, Earnhardt and Carl Edwards tangled in turns one and two. The chain reaction began with Edwards' Ford being hit from behind by Sam Hornish Jr.'s Dodge. That contact sent Edwards' car into Earnhardt's. Johnson took the lead at the outset, too -- hardly surprising since he qualified fastest -- and remained there for the first 66 laps before yielding to teammate Gordon. No one significant crashed in the first 100 laps, though yellow flags waved after failed right-front tires sent the cars of Michael McDowell (lap 45) and David

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Stremme (97) careening into relatively minor contacts with the track's cushioned walls. Travis Kvapil's Toyota marked the third such incident on lap 126, though his was unrelated to tire trouble. Keselowski slowly worked his way up from 32nd starting position. Following the third caution flag, Keselowski restarted in 15th position at lap 135. Meanwhile, Brian Vickers wrested the lead from Gordon on lap 146. A Kyle Busch spin in turn three brought out the fourth caution on lap 149. Hamlin, who had lost track position due to an early pit-road penalty, worked his way up to second. A turntwo shunt involving Marcos Ambrose and Kvapil slowed the pace again at lap 212. Clint Bowyer ousted Gordon from the lead on lap 226. Hendrick Chevys thus became aligned in second through fifth with Gordon, Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. Kevin Harvick's Chevy drop-kicked Kurt Busch's into the turn-four wall on lap 233. Johnson and Bowyer conducted a side-by-side duel for the lead that lasted for more than three laps, Bowyer finally clearing him on lap 238. Bowyer then dominated the race up until a costly pitroad mistake -- he stalled the Toyota while attempting to pull away -- on lap 349. Kevin Harvick's engine expired on lap 475, setting up the finish. Kyle Busch finished second, Kasey Kahne third and, in a surprise, Aric Almirola fourth in the Ford carrying the name of Richard Petty, Martinsville's alltime leader, with 15 victories. ••• Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at nascarthisweek@yahoo.com.

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1136 N Glenarm

UPDATED one bedroom, one bath home. Newer carpet and tile. Newer tile countertops and backsplash. Newer hot water heater. Newer high efficiency Renai gas furnace.

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Good vs. Bad Debt

Not all debt is bad. In spite of our being encouraged to clear all debt so that we don’t owe anything to anyone, there are some types of debt that are good and can add positively to our quality of life. The two key steps are to invest only in good debt, and to keep good debt from turning into bad debt. Mortgages are considered good debt, and it’s the biggest debt most families take on. It’s not likely that anyone can save enough to buy a house for cash. Mortgages allow families to buy their own home to live in and enjoy and to (theoretically) build up equity. Turn a good debt into a better debt -- pay it off more quickly by making extra payments. Even $100 a month extra can shave years off the end of your mortgage. Where mortgage debt becomes bad is if you take on more than you can handle. Late payments lead, at the very least, to increased fees and penalties. Taken to the extreme, late payments can result in bankruptcy and ruined credit. Other examples of good debt (that which will appreciate or gain value down the road) are education loans for college (greater earning power),

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY business loans (greater business-building power) and home-equity loans for needed improvements (increase the value of the home). Bad debt is debt you incur for anything that won’t gain in value or that has only a momentary value, is disposable or is incurred for things you don’t really need. Vehicles are considered bad debt because vehicles never gain in value. You lose value the minute you drive off the dealer’s lot. However, vehicles are necessities. Make the largest down payment you can to keep your payments small, and then pay extra on the loan to pay it off quickly. Nearly anything you put on a credit card makes it a bad debt. Don’t charge things of low value unless you’re going to pay off the balance at the end of the month. Meals out, groceries, oil changes, vacations and clothing are bad bets to charge because they’ll never gain in value and are disposable.

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The rule of thumb is: If it doesn’t gain in value, try to pay cash. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Thurs., Nov 8th .....SKI SWAP & SALE, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS HALL OF CHAMPIONS, CASPER MOUNTAIN RACERS Thurs., Nov 8th .....ARTCORE presents ALEX SCHWARZKOPF, PIANIST, Durham Hall, Aley Fine Arts Center, Casper College, ARTCORE Thurs., Nov 8th .....“EVITA” , GERTRUDE KRAMPERT THEATRE AT CASPER COLLEGE, CASPER COLLEGE DEPT. OF THEATER & DANCE Fri., Nov 9th ..........I REACH 2 FUNDRAISER, CASPER PETROLEUM CLUB, I-REACH 2 Inc. Fri., Nov 9th ..........“EVITA”, GERTRUDE KRAMPERT THEATRE AT CASPER COLLEGE, CASPER COLLEGE DEPT. OF THEATER & DANCE Fri., Nov 9th ..........WYOMING CRAFTER’S GUILD 3RD ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, WYOMING CRAFTER’S GUILD Fri., Nov 9th ..........VFW CRAFT FAIR, VFW POST 4939 AT 1800 BRYAN STOCK TRAIL, VFW POST 9439 Fri., Nov 9th ..........Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 800 Werner Court, Ste 275, Focus Forward, LLC Fri., Nov 9th ..........SKI SWAP & SALE, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS HALL OF CHAMPIONS, CASPER MOUNTAIN RACERS Sat., Nov 10th ........VFW CRAFT FAIR, VFW POST 4939 AT 1800 BRYAN STOCK TRAIL, VFW POST 9439 Sat., Nov 10th ........BIG BAND DINNER DANCE, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, CASPER COLLEGE Sat., Nov 10th ........3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PJ PARTY, CASPER ELKS LODGE CORNER OF 7TH & CENTER, CASPER ELKS LODGE Sat., Nov 10th ........“SPIRITS FROM THE SKY - THUNDER ON THE LAND”, Casper Planetarium Sat., Nov 10th ........“ASTRONOMYTHS” AT THE CASPER PLAENTARIUM, Casper Planetarium Sat., Nov 10th ........SKI SWAP & SALE, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS HALL OF CHAMPIONS, CASPER MOUNTAIN RACERS Sat., Nov 10th ........STORIES OF LIGHT GALA, BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL, MAKE-A-WISH WYOMING Sat., Nov 10th ........WYOMING CRAFTER’S GUILD 3RD ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, WYOMING CRAFTER’S GUILD Sat., Nov 10th ........“EVITA”, GERTRUDE KRAMPERT THEATRE AT CASPER COLLEGE, CASPER COLLEGE DEPT. OF THEATER & DANCE Sun., Nov 11th, SKI SWAP & SALE, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS HALL OF CHAMPIONS, CASPER MOUNTAIN RACERS Sun., Nov 11th .......CASPER ELKS SUNDAY BENEFIT BREAKFAST, CASPER ELKS LODGE CORNER OF 7TH & CENTER, CASPER ELKS LODGE Sun., Nov 11th .......VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE,OREGON TRAIL WYOMING STATE VETERANS CEMETERY, NATRONA COUNTY UNITED VETERANS COUCIL Tues., Nov 13th .....BBBS “FLICKER OF LIGHT” LUNCHEON, Petroleum Club, Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Wed., Nov 14th......JOHN BROWN’S BODY, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, Spontaneous Theater Productions Wed., Nov 14th......“EVITA”, GERTRUDE KRAMPERT THEATRE AT CASPER COLLEGE, CASPER COLLEGE DEPT. OF THEATER & DANCE


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Q: When will “In Treatment” be back? I hope soon. -- Linda W., via e-mail A: HBO canceled the Gabriel Byrne-starring drama in spring 2011 after three seasons and more than 100 episodes. At first there was talk of it possibly returning in a new incarnation; however, it would appear those plans have been scrapped. As I reported a few months back, you can catch Gabriel on television again soon. He’ll be starring in the History Channel original scripted drama “Vikings,” which is slated for a 2013 premiere. Gabriel’s “In Treatment” co-star Dianne Wiest recently co-starred with Jennifer Garner in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” and Michelle Forbes starred in AMC’s now-defunct “The Killing,” as Rosie Larsen’s mom, Mitch. ••• Q: I enjoy “Major Crimes” very much, and I wondered if it will be back for another season? -- Pat B., via e-mail A: “Major Crimes,” TNT’s “The Closer” spinoff starring Mary McDonnell, was the year’s No. 1 new cable drama, so you can bet it will return for a 15-episode second season (up from a 10-episode first season) in summer 2013. As the premiere gets closer and I learn an exact date, I’ll be sure to let you know so you won’t miss Capt. Sharon Raydor and crew as they solve cases for LAPD’s Major Crimes Division. ••• Q: What happened to the program “Fairly Legal”? Will it return? -- Marilyn S., Webster, N.Y. A: The USA network’s legal dramedy wrapped its second season this past June 15, with the third season to premiere in spring 2013 (no official date yet). If you are going through “Fairly Legal” withdrawal, season one is now on DVD, and season two is available Mary McDonnell for streaming purchase through amazon.com. Also, you can go to www.celebrityextraonline.com and search the archives to read my March 16 interview with series co-star Virginia Williams (Lauren Reed). ••• Q: I am big fan of “Single Ladies,” but somehow I missed a few episodes. Where can I catch up on my viewing? --- Hal W., via e-mail A: Season two of the hit VH1 original scripted series is now available on DVD as a four-disc set containing all 14 episodes with bonus clips. Also, the show has been renewed for a third season, to premiere summer 2013. ••• Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Singer Sewing Machine Q: I have inherited an old Singer sewing machine and wonder if it is worth keeping. -- Betty, North Port, Fla. A: There are millions of older Singer sewing machines tucked away in American homes. Because so many were made, they really aren’t worth that much money as a collectible. Most of the treadle models that I’ve seen in antique shops and malls have been priced well below $200. For example, I spotted a Singer Model No. 15-30 from about 1910 for $175, a Singer Model 66 also from the same period for $195, and a Singer No. 27-4 in oak cabinet, $150. There are always exceptions to every rule. Check out www.MySingerStory.com for historical facts about the older machines. It is also an interactive website that invites Singer fans from across the country to share their personal stories and memories of this iconic machine. ••• Q: Is there anything you can tell me about a vase that I have. I can’t find any markings on it. I have always been curious about it and would especially like to know its value and how old it is. -- Carol, Willmer, Minn. A: You have sent me a question that is impossible to answer. Even with the picture you sent, identifying the piece and determining its age would take a professional appraiser. I think your piece is probably from the 1950s or ‘60s, judging by its design, but that is only a guess. Having it appraised might cost more than the piece is worth. With that in mind, you might show it to antique dealers in your area for their opinions. ••• Q: I have a collection of Look, Life and Saturday Evening Post magazines from the 1960s and ‘70s. What do you think they are worth? -- Meda, Bethalto, Ill. A: In the case of magazines, you truly can judge them by their covers. JFK covers, for example, generally sell for a couple dollars more than many of the others. Most Look, Life and Saturday Evening Post magazines from this period are fairly plentiful and generally retail in the $5 to $10 range in shops. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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By Sam Mazzotta

Keeping Pets Safe in Cold Weather

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I've been thinking of getting my Border Collie, "Jake," a set of those booties that fit over a dog's paws to protect them from cold ground and sharp objects. Do these really work? -- Sarah in Chicago

DEAR SARAH: Booties can be very good paw protectors for dogs that are outdoors in the winter. The biggest considerations, besides price, are getting the right type for the kind of terrain and the level of activity your dog will have. For everyday walking on a sidewalk, there are many brands of booties to choose from, most for less than $30 per set. Booties with extra traction or customized fit cost a little bit more. You also can find "fashion" booties if you want your pet to look swanky walking down the street, although many of those look

like they would be uncomfortable for your dog. Be sure to buy booties of a size closest to the size of your dog. Try them on your dog's paws right away, in case they don't fit and need to be returned. Protecting your dog's paws is just the beginning of cold-weather safety, of course. A dog coat that wraps comfortably around his torso will help Jake retain body heat much longer. Stay alert when out with your dog, and make sure he is not shivering from cold or limping from an injury to his paw. In either case, get him home right away, warm him up and check his paws for cuts, debris or other injury. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. If your question or comment is printed in the weekly column, you'll receive a free copy of "Fighting Fleas," the newest booklet from Paws Corner! Š 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• Store asparagus in the fridge only for a few days before serving. Trim the cut end and use wet paper towels to wrap it. Keep it in the crisper drawer.

• Got soap scum? Mix dishwashing detergent with baking soda and use it to scrub bathroom walls. It's very effective, and surprisingly gentle, as baking soda is a mild abrasive that works well without scratching. • "Unless the label states otherwise, the best rinse temperature for clothing is cold water. It will help the clothing retain its shape and color better, and --bonus -- it's the least-expensive setting." -- I.F. in Texas • When whipping egg whites, make sure you bring the eggs to room temperature beforehand. They will yield greater volume.

• Getting out your old deck of cards to play? If they feel gummy, put them in a plastic baggie, add a little bit of talc, baby powder or cornstarch, seal the bag and shake. Knock the excess off before removing from the bag. Shuffle as usual. • "Wanna spot clean your floor? Spray an old pair of socks with floor cleaner, put them on and do the cha-cha-cha." -- V.B. in Iowa Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Cardioversion, an electric shock delivered to the fibrillating heart, has a fairly high success rate of restoring a normal beat. Success depends on how long the fibrillation has been present and how large the person’s heart is. The sooner from the onset of Shocking the Heart fibrillation, the better are the results for cardioversion. The results for longstanding atrial fibrillation Back to Normal are not as good. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband has had many Fibrillation can recur after cardioversion. It can medical problems. Earlier this year, he developed recur after taking medicines, too. atrial fibrillation. A cardioversion was performed Danger exists for every single medical procedure. and worked for about five minutes. Then his doctor The complications from cardioversion are few and prescribed amiodarone. Since being on amiodarone, rare. he has felt much worse. Could the medicine be the The booklet on heartbeat irregularities explains the problem? He only sits around, and doesn’t even feel common kinds of rhythm disturbances. Readers can like going out for lunch. Another cardioversion is order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 107W, possible in a couple of weeks. Is there any danger to Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a this procedure? -- M.C. check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 ANSWER: Does his doctor know how he feels? He Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. can prescribe many other options for your husband. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Atrial fibrillation is an erratic and fast heartbeat. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 12-year-old son has large breasts, like a woman’s. In other respects he looks like a 16-year-old. He’s tall and wears Eric Lawrence a size 11 shoe. What D.O. has caused his Newborns, Children breasts to be like & the Whole Family they are? -- M.C. ANSWER: Your 2241 Farnum St., Ste. 102 son is going through puberty. Two-thirds of boys experience breast enlargement Jason Strand during puberty. It’s M.D. normal. The enlargewww.rockymountainfamilymed.com ment for some boys

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might not be as great as your son’s, however. It comes from a temporary imbalance of male and female hormones. It’s not a lasting thing, for most. Some see a regression in a matter of months, while others might have to wait for two years. The condition is gynecomastia (GUY-nuh-coe-MASS-tee-uh). If this causes your son great embarrassment and makes life miserable for him, speak to the family doctor. Removing the breast tissue ends the problem. Surgery isn’t extensive and doesn’t require a long healing period. ••• Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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• If you average out the depth of the world's seas and the elevation of the land, you'll find that the ocean is four times as deep as the land is high. by Samantha Weaver

• It's not known who made the following sage observation: "The sharper your words are, the more they'll hurt if you have to swallow them." • Those who study such things say that Southerners watch more TV than residents of any other region of the country. • Any given major ballet company will go through about 3,000 pairs of toe shoes every year. Under normal use, one pair will last for about one hour of performing.

• Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, died in 1919, at the age of 78. His last words were, "What a pity I have to go now just when I was beginning to show promise!" • Researchers studying the workings of memory briefly showed human volunteers sequences of five numbers on a computer screen. When asked to repeat the numbers, the test subjects could accurately do so half the time. The same researchers conducted the same test with a chimpanzee named Ayumu, who was able to recall the number sequences 80 percent of the time.

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• If you're a young baseball player hoping to make it in the big leagues, you might want to keep this fact in mind: Only 8 percent of those who sign major-league contracts actually play in even a single big-league game. The other 92 percent spend their careers languishing in the minor leagues for a pittance. ••• © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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