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Racing Heats Up In Arizona Desert Harsher words have seldom been spoken after a Sprint Cup race. Almost no one was happy, not even winning car owner Richard Childress and Chase leader Brad Keselowski, following Kevin Harvick's victory in the Advocare 500. Chief among the gripes: Jeff Gordon's retaliatory act of intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer near the end, and the crash at the very end after NASCAR officials failed to detect a stream of oil left by Danica Patrick's Chevy that resulted in a huge crash at the same time Harvick was taking the checkered flag. "That wreck happened on the front stretch because there was oil all over it," runner-up Denny Hamlin said. "Ray Charles could see that." "I'm really disappointed in the way the race was called," added Childress. Keselowski spoke of "a double standard," dating back to his runner-up finish a week earlier in Texas. "I spent a whole week being bashed by half a dozen drivers about racing hard and how I'm out

of control and have 'a death wish,' and then I see (stuff) like that," he said. "These drivers just tried to kill each other. "It's just ridiculous, and they should be ashamed." Owner Michael Waltrip -- yes, his team fields Bowyer's Toyota -- called Gordon's action "a cowardly, chicken move." The pit crews of Gordon and Bowyer engaged in a full-fledged brawl in the garage around Gordon's wrecked Chevy. Meanwhile, Keselowski escaped with a 20-point edge in points over Jimmie Johnson entering the season's final race. He began the Phoenix International Raceway event trailing Johnson by seven. Even if Johnson wins the Ford 400 at HomesteadMiami Speedway, Keselowski can win the Sprint Cup championship by finishing 15th. Tire failure caused Johnson to crash and limp to a 32nd-place finish. "It's way, way out of our control after the problem we had," Johnson said. •••

When Jeff Gordon (No. 24) intentionally wrecked Clint Bowyer at the end of the Advocare 500 in Phoenix, tempers got hot and hotter. (Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at nascarthisweek@yahoo.com.

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ney stones has been noticed. Some authorities have speculated that the increase in stones might be linked to children’s greater intake of salty foods like potato chips, french fries and other heavily salted snacks. The sodium in salt leads to a rise in the amount of More and More Children calcium lost in the urine, and, therefore, an increase in kidney-stone production. Getting Kidney Stones Eight ounces of Gatorade has 110 mg of sodium. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My very healthy, active, New guidelines for daily sodium intake is 1,500 6-year-old grandson was just diagnosed as having mg. To reach that limit by drinking Gatorade, one kidney stones. His pediatrician said it is mostly ge- would have to drink 13 8-ounce cans or 9 12-ounce netic, but no one else in the family has had kidney cans. Blaming the surge in the number of children stones. A friend told us she heard that stones could on Gatorade seems iffy to me. Your grandson would be better off substituting be caused by drinking Gatorade. My grandson has drunk a lot of Gatorade. He does not eat processed some of his consumption of Gatorade with water. He meat, nor does he have much salt in his diet. From needs to cut back on his consumption of salt from the Internet, I came up with the enclosed article, other foods too. Gatorade keeps him hydrated, but which linked Gatorade to kidney stones. I feel that he can stay hydrated with water. Dehydration is a someone needs to inform parents that too much proven cause of kidney stones. I welcome other readers’ opinions on this issue. Gatorade in children can adversely affect health. The booklet on sodium, potassium and chlo-- G.S. ANSWER: An increase in children having kid- ride -- electrolytes -- explains the role of these minerals on health. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) Newborns, Children for $4.75 U.S./$6 & the Whole Family Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. w w w . r o c k y m o u n t a i n f a m i l y m e di c i n e . c o m ••• DEAR DR. 2241 Farnum St., Ste. 102 DONOHUE: Does it hurt you to exercise if you have a cold? I Eric Lawrence, D.O. Jason Strand, M.D.

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do it all the time, and I can’t see that it makes anything worse. I’ve been told not to do so. -- B.R. ANSWER: If you’re coughing, sneezing or have a dripping nose, others are not going to appreciate exercising along with you. A general rule says if your symptoms are above the neck, it’s OK to exercise. Such symptoms would be a stuffy or runny nose, a scratchy throat and an occasional sneeze. If you have an elevated temperature, achy muscles or a persistent cough, don’t exercise. ••• 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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November 22 - 28, 2012 CELEBRITY EXTRA By Cindy Elavsky PHOTO: Tara Summers

Q: I am a big fan of “Sons of Anarchy,” and I was wondering who the pretty blonde is? She was on a couple of episodes and played Karen. I know I’ve seen her on something else prior to this. -- Geri R., via e-mail A: Tara Summers, who turns 33 in December, plays Dr. Karen Dunhill on FX’s rough-and-tumble, motorcycle-filled crime drama. Tara is a TV and film vet who’s been in lots of series and feature film, including “Alfie,” “Boston Legal,” “Dirt,” “Factory Girl,” “Damages” and “Ringer.” You can see her this winter in the feature film “Hitchcock,” which stars Anthony Hopkins (as Alfred Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as his wife, Alma Reville), with Tara playing Rita Riggs. Tara told me what it was like working with the two legendary actors: “Helen Mirren ... it’s really like her movie. She’s extraordinary. It focuses on the love story between Hitchcock and his wife, and how she was the silent partner in the operation. His wife had a lot more to do with it than we will ever know. And Anthony Hopkins is one of my heroes, and he was so generous and so kind. He’s always in a good mood, and just so amazing to work with and to watch.” ••• Q: My friend told me that the CW is remaking “Sex and the City.” Is that true? If so, why? It was great as it was on HBO. -- Penny W., Seattle A: The CW is not remaking the hit HBO series, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. Rather, they bought the rights to the prequel, “The CarTara Summers rie Diaries,” based on the book written by “Sex” author Candace Bushnell. “The Carrie Diaries” -- set in the 1980s -- chronicles Carrie Bradshaw’s (played by AnnaSophia Robb) coming-of-age as she navigates her senior year of high school and discovers the glittering lights of Manhattan, and lots of shoes. “The Carrie Diaries” premieres on the CW on Monday, Jan. 14, at 8/7c, followed by “90210,” which moves to 9/8c. ••• Q: I was a big fan of “The Cosby Show,” and I wondered whatever happened to the actor who played Rudy’s friend, Stanley, on the show. -- Justin W., via e-mail A: Merlin Santana, who went on to play Ohagi on “Moesha” and Romeo on “The Steve Harvey Show,” died on 2002 at the age of 26. Tragically, he was falsely accused of attempted rape of 15-year-old Monique King, so her boyfriend, Brandon Bynes, shot Merlin six times, killing him. Brandon received three consecutive life sentences plus 70 years in prison, while Monique received eight years in juvenile custody. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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November 22 - 28, 2012 • It was revered civil-rights leader Mohandas Gandhi who made the following sage observation: "Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."

by Samantha Weaver

• If you're afraid of rats and mice, you might not want to read the following tidbit: Those who study such things say that 60 percent of all the mammals on earth are rodents. • Athletes playing baseball on steroids have frequently been in the news in recent years, but drugs are nothing new in America's national sport. During the late 1960s and throughout almost all of the '70s, Dock Ellis was a valued pitcher who played for several teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates. On June 12, 1970, Ellis took LSD, under the mistaken belief that it was an off day for his team. By the time he realized that the Pirates were scheduled to play against the San Diego Padres that evening, it was too late. The drug proved to have no ill effect on Ellis; in fact, he pitched a no-hitter. When he recounted the event to a reporter 12 years later, he said he remembered only bits and pieces of the game, though he felt euphoric. Many years later, after being treated for addiction, Ellis became a coordinator for an anti-drug program in California. • It's been reported that Albert Einstein did not like to wear socks. • George W. Church, the founder of Church's Fried Chicken, didn't actually enter the restaurant business until after he retired. In his first career, Church ran a chicken hatchery and sold incubators. • Historians say that Russia's Peter the Great was nearly 7 feet tall. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• On Dec. 4, 1872, a British ship spots the Mary Celeste, a 100-foot American brig, sailing erratically but at full sail near the Azores Islands with not a soul on board. The last entry in the captain's log was dated 11 days earlier, showing that the Mary Celeste had been drifting since then with no one at the wheel. The fate of the crew remains a mystery to this day. • On Dec. 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a 9-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing construction of a monument to the city's namesake and the nation's first president, George Washington. • On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority of states' approval. • On Dec. 3, 1947, Marlon Brando's famous cry of "STELLA!" first booms across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audience at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the first-ever performance of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire." • On Dec. 9, 1950, Harry Gold -- who had confessed to serving as a courier of top-secret information on the atomic bomb -- is sentenced to 30 years in jail for his crime. Gold implicated his brother-in-law and sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were later convicted and executed for espionage. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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