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Can Cain outpace Philly legend battling liver cancer the stain? Joe Frazier has only ever lost bouts with Ali and Foreman. But his toughest fight is under way. North Philadelphia’s legendary pugilist is in a “very painful and serious situation” at a city hospice, a spokeswoman confirmed this weekend. {page 08}

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All Council seats on ballot, including deep Republican field Nutter wants four more years to put his stamp on city Challengers say time is up RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Four years ago as Mayorelect Michael Nutter got ready to take office, his focus was squarely on crime, education, ethics reform and rolling back the city’s onerous tax structure. A few months later, the bottom fell out of the economy and most of his time was spent pulling the city out of a financial hole and recreating jobs that suddenly vanished. Along the way, he admits he made some missteps, such as trying to shutter city libraries, but has mainly stuck to his campaign priorities. “Obviously the recession did have an impact, but it didn’t stop us from doing the things we said we were going to do,” Nutter said. “The reality is that we didn’t change the original plan.” Nutter is a huge favorite in tomorrow’s election against political newcomers Karen Brown, a former Democrat running as a Republican, and Independent hopeful Wali “Diop” Rahman. While the Wharton grad isn’t overly confident of his re-election, he’s clearly looking ahead to chapter two of his mayoral story. “I’m tremendously optimistic about the future of this city,” he said. “I love this city, I love these people. I’m hopeful that the voters can give me this second opportunity to continue to serve as mayor of the city of Philadelphia.” SOLOMON D. LEACH sleach@metro.us

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Authorities are trying to figure out how a woman fell from her second-story window and became trapped in her backyard early yesterday morning. Neighbors heard cries for help around 3 a.m. on the 2800 block of Jasper Street, where medics found the victim, 69, stuck behind a fence blocking her yard. They cut a hole and removed her. The woman was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition with face, leg and arm injuries. METRO/AW

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Nutter, a huge favorite tomorrow, has faced unrest among base constituents in his first term.

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“He’s done a good job in terms of restoring the public confidence in the systems of government,” said political consultant Larry Ceisler. “By and large, the residents feel the city is operating in an honest manner.”

UNIVERSITY CITY. A man died Saturday night after plunging into the Schuylkill River. Police and the Marine Unit pulled the man, an unidentified white male approximately 40 years of age, from the water shortly after he was seen in the river near Chestnut Street and Schuylkill Avenue at 6:37 p.m. Authorities estimate that he was only in the river for five to 10 minutes. The man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m. His identity has not yet been released. The circumstances of his death are unclear. METRO/AW

Brown seeks more than GOP support Nutter’s primary challenger, former catholic school teacher Karen Brown, who joined the city GOP earlier this year, is also quick to point out that the ‘R’ besides her name in tomorrow’s election is unimportant. “To those Democrats, and Independents and Green Party members,

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don’t be afraid to vote for something other than your party because truly party hasn’t done anything for you,” Brown, 52, said. “It’s not about the party, it’s about the person.” Brown said she would partially relieve the burden on small businesses by eliminating private trash collection fees and push to abolish the School Reform Commission for an elected school board to oversee the Philadelphia School District. METRO/SDL

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ted $200,000 worth of loot in a Friday-night jewelry store heist in Northeast Philadelphia. A store manager at Belaggio Jewelry, 2115 Cottman Ave, said that two armed black men herded three employees into the back office and zip-tied their hands at 4:50 p.m. One of the men went to the front counter case and grabbed trays of jewelry, then the two fled on foot. METRO/AW


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Hill and Nauss’ Occupy encampment wedding was anything but traditional, and they plan to kick off their marriage in a similar fashion. For their honeymoon, the two passionate activists will naturally be touring other Occupy camps. “We’re looking at Boston, Wall Street, Baltimore, D.C., and definitely Norristown – that’s where Adam’s from,” Nauss said. “We’re going to visit wherever we can on the East Coast.” Onlookers cheered as the couple exchanged vows and wedding bands before the obligatory first kiss.

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Wedding celebration highlights month anniversary of encampment Couple met at Dilworth Plaza tent Occupy Philly members Alicia Nauss, 24, and Adam Hill, 27, who met while staffing the camp’s information tent, were married yesterday in a ceremony at the lower level of Dilworth Plaza. “We’ve both been here since day one,” said Nauss. “I think being in a situation where you’re with someone 24/7 does progress a relationship faster than a traditional setting, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Nauss wore a gown given to her by a friend and carried flowers donated by a wholesale company that

“We’re not asking a lot. We’re just calling on the community to support us and our movement.” NEWLYWED ALICIA NAUSS

gives supplies to the food tent. Occupiers also prepared food and baked a wedding cake. “We’re not asking a lot,” Nauss said.

“We’re just calling on the community to support us and the movement.” The ceremony was officiated by Baptist Minister and fellow Occupier Michael Pierce, who wore a cowboy hat and sunglasses. The bride processed down the steps of Dilworth Plaza unaccompanied, as her family was in Virginia and unable to attend. “They’re 100 percent supportive and I know Adam’s family is too,” Nauss said. Hill’s two brothers served as his best men. ALEX WIGGLESWORTH awigglesworth@metro.us

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Dear readers, let’s give together After last year’s success of Metro’s first-ever holiday toy drive — called Metro Magic — at our New York City office, those of us in our newspaper company’s Philadelphia and Boston offices wanted in. Is there a better way to spread some holiday cheer than to give a gift to a little kid who otherwise wouldn’t get one for Christmas? So, one week into Metro Philadelphia’s first toy drive, we’re calling out again for everyone who can to go to www.metro.us, click on the Metro Magic logo on the top left and donate a gift to a needy child in the Philadelphia area. With the help of Toys R Us and through the Toys for Tots program run by local

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chapters of the Marine Corps, Metro will amass the toys at our Center City office and have Marines from their Folsom offices come collect them next month. We’ll be sure to take some photos of Staff Sgt. Ricky Wilson — who runs the Folsom chapter’s Toys for Tots program that delivers toys to Delaware County and Philadelphia children — and his fellow Marines when we have the awesome chance to hand over your gifts. We promise to give a heartfelt “thanks” to the Marines from all you charitable souls and dedicated Metro readers out there. BRIAN X. McCRONE bmccrone@metro.us

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Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has been back and forth in polls lately.

Will harassment scandal be the mark of Cain? The out-of-nowhere GOP presidential front-runner is down in the polls following decade-old allegations of harassment Rival Ron Paul thinks it’s no big deal Allegations that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed women in the 1990s have begun to damage his bid for the White House, a Reuters-Ipsos poll found. The poll showed the percentage of Republicans who view Cain favorably dropped 9 percentage points, to 57 percent from 66 percent a week ago. Among all registered voters, Cain’s favorability declined 5 percentage points, to 32 percent from 37 percent. The survey represents the first evidence that sexual harassment claims dating from Cain’s time as head of the National Restaurant Association have taken a toll on his presidential campaign. A majority of respon-

Not important? Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on “Fox News Sunday” that the media went too far in covering the allegations, distracting voters. “The media blew this way out of proportion,” Paul said. “There are a thousand stories out there and I think that dilutes the real debates.”

dents, 53 percent, believe sexual harassment allegations against Cain are true despite his denials. Republicans were less likely to believe they are true, with 39 percent thinking they are accurate. “The most striking thing is that Herman Cain

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Greek PM out over bailouts? ATHENS. The EU gave Greece 24 hours yesterday to explain how it will form a unity government to enact a bailout agreement, and Prime Minister George Papandreou said he did not want to lead it, the closest he has come to meeting opposition calls to go. Papandreou and his opponents have been scrambling to hammer out a deal for a unity government ahead of a meeting by

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United States should be more open about its development of offensive cyber weapons and spell out when it will use them as it grapples with an increasing barrage of attacks by foreign hackers, the former No. 2 uniformed officer in the U.S. military said. “We’ve got to step up the game; we’ve got to talk about our offensive capabilities and train to them; to make them credible so that people know there’s a penalty to this,” said James Cartwright, the four-star Marine Corps general. Current and former U.S. officials are tight-lipped about any specific

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weapons. But it is widely acknowledged the United States has both offensive and defensive ways to respond to escalating and increasingly destructive attacks from overseas. REUTERS

Tens of thousands of Americans closed bank accounts and moved their money to credit unions this weekend in a Facebook campaign that has gathered momentum from anti-Wall Street protests, an industry group says. "I've been shocked at how many people have stood up alongside me,” said Kristen Christian, 27, who popularized the idea. REUTERS

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Molly Hawkey moved her money from a bank to a credit union this week in what is being called Bank Transfer Day.

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The deadly snowstorm that barreled through the Northeast last weekend has been blamed for well more than a dozen deaths. Power restoration crews were aided by dry and sunny weather during the weekend expected to continue into the upcoming week. REUTERS

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Joe Frazier now fighting ‘very serious’ liver cancer Famous boxer faces perhaps his toughest match yet Manager says it’s ‘painful’ but ‘Joe doesn’t give up’

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Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who earned boxing immortality after three epic fights with Muhammad Ali, is in hospice care with liver cancer, his manager said at the weekend. “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier, 67, was diagnosed with liver cancer about a month ago after meeting with more than one doctor and is now in hospice care in Philadelphia, his business and personal manager of seven years, Leslie Wolff, told Reuters. “We are doing everything we can ... but I would be a liar if I did not tell you it is very serious,” Wolff said.

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Arab leaders have ramped up criticism of President Bashar al-Assad as the killings mounted, but are shied from demanding major political change in the country for fear chaos could ensue, given Syria’s volatile sectarian divisions. Syria is dominated by Assad’s minority Alawite sect while Sunni Muslims form the majority. REUTERS

AMMAN. Syrian forces shot dead at least 13 civilians yesterday in a continued military assault on the restive city of Homs and in attacks on pro-democracy demonstrations that erupted after prayers marking the main Muslim feast, activists said.

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serious situation”. But Wolff added: “Joe is a fighter. Joe doesn’t give up.” Doctors are still exploring various medical options for Frazier, who has 11 children. Frazier is eternally linked with Ali thanks to their trilogy of fights in the 1970s which rank among the most famous ever in the sport. Frazier won the first and Ali took the next two. Frazier won the world heavyweight title in 1970, knocking out champion Jimmy Ellis, after Ali had been stripped of the championship in 1967 for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War due to his Muslim beliefs. REUTERS

Famous loss Frazier lost his third fight against Ali on Oct. 1, 1975, in a fabled encounter known as “The Thrilla in Manila” when Frazier’s cornerman Eddie Futch stopped the fight while Frazier fumed in the ring corner with one of his eyes swollen shut. Frazier never forgave Futch.

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Snooki laughing all the way to the bank This gossip columnist is guilty of saying a few negative things about the force of nature that is Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. And I’m not the only one. “People are very, very rude to me. I’m probably one of the biggest celebrities who is bullied by people. The thing is, it doesn’t get to me. In high school, I got bullied so bad that now I am such a strong person,” the pint-sized star told Metro while promoting her new perfume “Snooki by Nicole Polizzi,” which will debut on Nov. 25. “When people do talk about me, at least they are talking about me, you know? It’s not really a big deal to me.” But one thing you can’t make fun of her for? Her weight — girlfriend looks fantastic. Her secret? She stopped what got her famous in the first place. “I stopped drinking,” she claims. “I hardly drink when we’re not filming the

show, so that helped a lot. Just eating right, grilled chicken, spinach, broccoli, lots of green tea and working out.” Her perfume is just one of the many products being branded by Snooki. She also has three books out, a self tanner, and a new mobile app called Snookify, and she’s coming out with a new set of fake eyelashes next year. From being bullied to selling her own brand of fake eyelashes. Is this a great country or what? —With additional reporting by Cassandra Garrison

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Here’s the woman causing the Bieber drama It looks like Mariah Yeater, the woman claiming to be Justin Bieber’s baby mama, has a rap sheet. Above is a booking photo, taken last year on Dec. 21 in Las Vegas, when she was arrested for battery domestic violence, injury/destroying property and threatening telephone calls. The reason for the hubbub? Apparently, Yeater showed up at an old boyfriend’s

home, claiming he knocked her up (it is assumed it is the same baby that she later claimed Bieber fathered). A fight broke out, Yeater assaulted the guy, and she was arrested, according to TMZ.com. This doesn’t mean that Yeater isn’t telling the truth about Bieber, but it certainly puts a dent in her credibility. There is no word on when the paternity test is scheduled, but maybe instead of blood work, they should just see if that baby can dance like Usher? That should settle things.

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Kelly Rowland needs to zip it Rumors have been circulating that Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting a baby girl, and it looks like Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland just confirmed them. “I think she’ll be very well behaved. Her parents will make sure of that,” she said when asked about the baby, who is due in Febru-

crazy.” But another source isn’t worried about the fate of their relationship, chalking it up to 21-yearold Stewart’s youth: “Don’t all people her age play games?”

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How things stand between Stewart and Pattinson Dating “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart reportedly has Robert Pattinson constantly on edge and “desperate for affection,” according to Us Weekly. “He is always worried about her leaving him,” a source says. “She will blow him off, and it makes him

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Richard Lewis is feeling tense, Sarah Silverman has trouble with flying, Eva Longoria is distracted by the weather, and Conan O’Brien is arguing with strangers. @TheRichard Lewis: If time stands still why can’t I relax @SarahK Silverman: Dear planes: ur too heavy to float. I know there’s a sciency answer but I’m still pretty sure we’re gonna die @EvaLongoria: I’m driving in LA and its hailing on my car right now! This is crazy! I’m actually not driving and texting, that would be bad. It hailing on the car I’m in!! @ConanOBrien: Got in a fight about the Treaty of Versailles. I said the German fines were too punitive; the guy at Starbucks said buy something or leave.

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A koala, a few singing legends and an early kickoff to Christmas 1. Well, if this picture doesn’t get you through a Monday morning, I don’t know what will. Susan Boyle (plus koala) posed during a visit to Wild Life Sydney on Sunday in Sydney, Australia. 2. Hot mama Jennifer Garner attended The Hollywood

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Reporter’s annual Next Generation Reception held at Milk Studios on Saturday in Los Angeles. 3. Chaka Khan performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert honoring Aretha Franklin on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. 4. Janet Jackson performed live on stage at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday in Sydney, Australia. 5. Nick Cannon taped a segment for the 2011 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Disneyland

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You were pretty much in character constantly during the shooting of this movie. How was that?

You just have to live and breathe it for the time that you’re making the movie, so you don’t have the mindspace to think about anything else but that. We were all at a point in our lives where we wanted and were able to just completely immerse ourselves in this project. We just spent every minute of the day with each other. It became this rather intimate triumvirate with Drake, Anton and I. How has your approach to other projects changed after working this way?

I found after “Like Crazy,” it was a revolution in many ways, in that all the ideas I’d had about acting and about performance were completely changed. And after “Like Crazy,” I felt this incredible calmness that I’d never had before. As an actor, because you don’t have control over the whole product, you become quite the perfectionist. But after “Like Crazy” I suddenly just felt more relaxed about letting things be, and that the whole ethos of improvisation is that interesting creative things will happen if you relax. I took that mantra with me. I think every few years there’s a job that completely changes every-

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Felicity Jones Age: 27 Past work: The Oxford-educated actress has appeared on camera in such British staples as “The Tempest,” “Brideshead Revisited” and “Doctor Who.” Earning acclaim: Jones won a Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for her performance in “Like Crazy.” Up next: Jones can soon be seen in the BBC thriller “Page Eight” and “Hysteria,” about the invention of the vibrator. She also recently completed filming a second feature with “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus.

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Felicity Jones poses on the set of “Like Crazy,” now in select theaters.

Q&A How do you decompress from making a film like this? Um ... lots of alcohol. (laughs) Don’t put that in. Just reading and watching movies, and moving very little from the couch to the kitchen is the main thing.

thing, and “Like Crazy” was one of those jobs. The film skips over a lot of the bigger, more traditional movie moments for a romance.

What’s interesting is — because we shot so much

footage and the takes are so long — is that you just keep going until you find something interesting. You can be filming 40-minute takes and things like that. It was really unclear where the story would go, and actually things that were in the outline that were in the original script didn’t end up in the final film. That summer courtship montage does go by incredibly fast.

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American corporations, even attempted to not pay federal income taxes I would be in federal prison faster then a Republican could vote down a tax increase. The double standard is truly killing America. Companies are sitting on trillions of dollars and the GOP wants to cut benefits to the old and sick, who have not only paid for but earned those benefits.

tem there is no incentive for corporations to pay taxes and every incentive for them to avoid them. Perhaps corporations who do pay taxes ought to be rewarded — they could be given votes for every state in which they actually pay tax. WALTER ZIOBRO, VIA E-MAIL

OWS, Tea Party on right track Government deserves a lot of blame for refusing to protect the free market by enforcing the antitrust laws and pleasing Wall Street by allowing mega ultra global conglomerate oligopolies

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After being gashed for 292 yards in the first two weeks of the season, the Eagles knew they had to make a change. A drastic one. So defensive coordinator Juan Castillo tweaked his depth chart and moved Jamar Chaney to his old spot, at middle linebacker. It took some time — the defense surrendered 409 yards on the ground in the three games after the switch — but it’s finally paying off. Chaney’s voice in the locker room and his leadership in the huddle have helped turn the corner for a once-struggling linebacking corps. “We’re not under heat no more? I didn’t know,” said strongside linebacker Moise Fokou, while laughing. “We knew things had to break sooner or later, we just been working hard week in and week out, and trying to get better.” Fokou, along with weakside backer Brian Rolle, have found some continu-

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port it. The two men claim they are innocent, while the university said it will cover their legal fees. Longtime head coach Joe Paterno, who has the most wins in Division I football history, isn’t being charged with any crimes or accused of any wrongdoing. Sandusky was once considered a candidate to replace Paterno, if the coach were to step down. “This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys,” state Attorney General Linda Kelly said. Twelfth-ranked Penn State (8-1) hosts No. 19 Nebraska this weekend in Happy Valley. Happy Valley in center of sex abuse scandal.

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Penn St. campus rocked by sex scandal, coverup Penn State’s football program enjoyed a bye this past weekend. For administrators, however, the weekend was anything but peaceful. On Saturday, allegations that a former coach sexually abused eight boys rocked Happy Valley. Retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts. He has since been banned from campus. But the plot thickened. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and administrator Gary Schultz are accused of perjury for failing to report Sandusky’s transgressions. The two reportedly saw Sandusky assault a boy in a shower at the team’s practice facility and didn’t re-

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Already got the car? Time for superbike Motorists can get excited for self-propelled two-wheels, it’s all right And the price tag can suit those with high hopes for slick, fast ride Of all the vehicles I’ve tested this year, from Lamborghinis to electric cars, the one I’m most obsessed with is a bicycle. A $3,200, carbon-fiber Cannondale road bike to be exact. We’re all good drivers, and we all know how to ride a bike, right? Not so fast. Similarities between cycling and driving sportscars were quickly apparent. You’ve got to pick the right car or bike for you, then learn to properly use it. I’m a runner, so my fitness level was good. Bike handling skills were another thing altogether. I’d signed up for the 52mile Ramapo Rally in Mahwah, N.J. It wasn’t a race, but it would be competitive. I had visions of knock-

ing everybody over. Cannondale Bicycle Corp., which was acquired in 2008 by Dorel Industries Inc., has its headquarters in Bethel, Conn., so I reached out. Michael De Leon, senior public relations manager, invited me on an employee

group ride. Cannondale is the kind of place where employee bikes outnumber cars, and lunchtime rides are expected. De Leon introduced me to Murray Washburn,

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like emergency braking. De Leon and I started our rally in hard rain. I was feeling strong, especially on the hills. It was just like driving on a racetrack, inches off another Porsche’s bumper. Exhilarating. I loved cycling. Then, on the last big hill, my energy buckled. My legs slowed and I sucked wind and the group slowly pulled away. In biking parlance, I’d been “dropped.” “You were really strong,” De Leon said when I finished. “You just need to learn to pace.” Pace to retain power? One thing I never had to worry about while driving a Porsche. JASON H. HARPER/BLOOMBERG

What’s in the bike Road bikes run into five figures and walking into a bike shop is intimidating. If a steel-body road bike was a Ford Mustang and a $20,000plus Eddy Merckx was a Ferrari, I was looking for a Cadillac CTS-V. An emphasis on smart design and nimble power, but without the European markup. I was pointed to a carbon-fiber Cannondale Synapse, from $1,800 up to $6,400. Weighing 16.5 pounds with rear suspension, it was quick but not twitchy. Looked cool, too.


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Welcome to the Bonneville Salt Flats, home to record-breaking daredevils Motorists take their machines here to blur across desert at more than 600 mph

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motor speed meets salt I recently drove on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, famous for records of more than 600 miles per hour. My top speed was 122. Let me repeat: 122 rather paltry miles per hour, driving a slightly modified Suzuki Kizashi sedan. I’ve gone faster uphill in an old pickup truck. It was a lesson. Nothing goes according to plan in amateur racing, and the salt flats can be a cruel place. Even so, I had an uproariously good time.

How could I not? I was surrounded by homebuilt machines created with the singular purpose of blurring across the desert at 200, 300 and 400 miles an hour. Speed demons have been making pilgrimages to Bonneville since the early 1900s, when “Terrible” Teddy Tezlaff drove an open-cockpit car 141.7 mph. By the 1960s, jetpowered machines that look like ground-skimming rocket ships were breaking 600.

It’s the ultimate “racewhat-you-brung” ethos. With the variety of classes, world records are made and broken every year. When I wasn’t not going 130, I spent my time gawking at the array of vehicles. I’ve never experienced such a dazzlingly diverse group of crazy machines, some impossibly long and low, with massive stabilizing fins on the back. Buck Rodgers, your car is ready. Others look like oldschool hot rods. Then there

were the motorcycles. How does one drive over 200 mph on two wheels? A guy named Mark DeLuca would run his bike that day at 237.6 mph. For pure shock and awe, however, my favorite was the Joint Venture diesel truck. A “highly modified” 1997 Freightliner originally designed to pull a trailer, this semi has more than 4,000 hp and rear tires from a Boeing 737. Monstrous doesn’t begin to describe it. JASON H. HARPER/BLOOMBERG

Salt flats where? The former lake is located off Interstate 80 along the Utah and Nevada border. The vast expanse has no trees or shelter, but is partially covered by a layer of naturally-occurring salt. The surface on the salt is hard and flat. There are miles to reach extreme speeds and —

more importantly — slow back down with the aid of rear parachutes. The area is public land, so anyone can enter official events like Speed Week or World of Speed and drive most anything, as long as the vehicle passes safety inspections. The list of vehicles includes everything from motorcycles with turbine engines to 45-mph barstools. Yes, barstools.


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