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by Patricia L. Cook With the holiday season upon us, you have probably already had some sightings of Santa Claus and maybe even his reindeer. This Tidbits scopes out some interesting antler information. • Antlers are the bony growths that sit atop the heads of more than 60 kinds of deer, including moose, elk, reindeer and caribou. All of these animals are hoofed ruminants of the Cervidae family. Ruminants include cows, sheep, goats and giraffes and all have four-part stomachs. • Both male and female caribou and reindeer grow antlers. But only male deer, moose and elk have antlers. They use them as weapons to fight for herd leadership or for a female mate. • Antlers are true marvels of nature. All deer grow a new pair of antlers every year from the time they are a year old. The rate at which they regenerate, an inch (2.5 cm) or more per day, makes them the fastest growing formation in the animal kingdom. Conversely, the degeneration PM of the bond between the antler and the pedicle, the bony platform above the frontal bone of the skull on which antlers grow, is the fastest deterioration of tissue in the animal kingdom. This degeneration of tissue causes the antlers to loosen and fall off in complete sets.

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By Tony Rizzo PHOTO: Aaron Eckhart HOLLYWOOD -- “Footloose” opened strong, in second place, its first week. Originally set for last April, it suffered from not being a summer leadin movie. Most critics liked it, but felt the old plot -- banning dancing in a small town -- was dated. It couldn’t happen in this day and age! Imagine my surprise to learn that Palm Desert High School, in Palm Desert, Calif., had banned a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” because of “references to sex, homosexuality, alcohol and mild curse words.” Principal Bob Hicks said, “There’s censorship for every high school play because the audience of parents, grandparents, younger siblings and other students has to be considered.” What’s next -- book burning? They substituted Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” also a Pulitzer Prize-winning play but no “Cat on A Hot Tin Roof,” which

starred Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman and was nominated for a best picture Oscar. In other words, Bob Hicks feels “Our Town” is not allowed to have a “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”! *** “Les Miserables” is the longest running stage musical in history. It’s played more than 10,000 performances in London during the past 25 years, and is the third longest running musical on Broadway. “The Phantom of the Opera” is the longest running musical on Broadway, and the film version, starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson, received mixed reviews and was an underperformer at the box office. They aren’t taking any chances with the film

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of “Les Miz,” casting Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) must have decided on “Les Miz” to distinguish it from the l998 non-musical version with Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman. “Les Miz” will hit screens in December 2012. *** Right on the heels of being Frankenstein’s monster in “I Frankenstein,” Aaron Eckhart will play “Beach Boy” drummer Dennis Wilson in “The Drummer.” Two of Dennis’ children, Jennifer and Scott Wilson, are on board, working with Sony Pictures to ensure the story about the last six years of their father’s life will show him as the great artist he was. Dennis, who starred in the 1971 film “Two-Lane Blacktop” with singer James Taylor and Warren Oates, died in l983 at the age of 39. He was on the verge of a solo career with his album “Pacific Ocean Blue,” first released in 1977 and re-released in 2008. Eckhart insisted on being a producer as part of his deal. Oh yes, he’ll do his own singing as part of becoming Dennis Wilson. He’ll also make sure the set is beachy-keen and has “Good Vibrations”!

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

That difficult situation you’ve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when they’re finally put to the test.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. It’s better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22)

A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you don’t misunderstand the messages you’re getting.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)

Cupid’s call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)

It’s been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. You’ll then be set to face new challenges later this month.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It’s a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)

This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Congratulations. Your self-assurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that long-deferred decision about a possible commitment.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

You’re very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you off-course and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be.


You have an inner sight that helps you see into people’s hearts. You would be an excellent psychologist or social worker.

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Tidbits of Tri-Cities Q: I’m writing to inquire about Human Target. Is it coming back this fall, or maybe as a midseason replacement? At the end of the program last summer, it said it was the season finale, not the series finale. -- Fran N. in Ohio A: Everyone involved in a show is always hopeful that it will get picked up for another season, hence the wording of season finale versus series finale. After the second-season finale aired, Fox decided not to renew Human Target for a third season. But hey, at least it got to have two seasons. Even more of this fall’s new shows have been canceled after airing only a few episodes, including the CW’s H8R, ABC’s Charlie’s Angels (which will air its remaining produced episodes) and CBS’s How to Be a Gentleman, starring Entourage star Kevin Dillon. On the critical list are NBC’s Prime Suspect and ABC’s Man Up! NBC’s Pan Am started fairly well, but has been hemorrhaging viewers left and right. However, this seems to be NBC’s darling, so it might get the network support it needs to survive the season. *** Q: When will Merlin return for another season on Syfy? -- Mary D., via Facebook A: Syfy confirmed at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con that Merlin will return in early 2012 for its fourth season. However as of this writing, no firm date had been set. Also, BBC-One, which produces and airs the show first in the U.K., has approved a fifth season of the popular fantasy, and considering its good ratings on Syfy, there’s a great chance we’ll get a fifth season here as well. *** Q: Is Shark Tank gone from TV? I loved that show.

Will it come back? --Anonymous, via e-mail A: Shark Tank will be back midseason 2012 on ABC for its third season, along with Secret Millionaire, which returns for its second season. Producers for the hit entrepreneurial reality show have not yet announced an exact airdate for the season premiere of Shark Tank, but if past seasons are any indication, expect it sometime between January and March 2012. And keep checking the Celebrity Extra website ( for late-breaking info on all your favorite shows. *** Q: What is going on with Netflix? Is it still going to be around, or is it going to be Qwikster? I am so confused. -- Dee Dee T. in Georgia A: Netflix recently reversed its decision -- in a rare move of a big corporation actually listening to its customers! -- of having two separate websites/companies for its DVD-mailing service (which was to be Qwikster) versus its streaming service (Netflix). Because customers did not want the hassle of having two separate accounts, movie queues and billing statements if they wanted both mail and streaming DVDs, they voiced their complaints, and Netflix listened. Look for everything at Netflix to remain the same -- at least for the time being. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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“Larry Crowne” (PG-13) -- This movie strives for sweetness. It pursues it the way reality TV people strive to be actual celebrities, the way that overprivileged trophy wives strive to be 20 years younger. This movie tries so hard to be sweet that it becomes a delusional crusade for feel-good moments. Tom Hanks is let go from his beloved job at a department store because he doesn’t have a college degree. Stay with me, now. Hanks has no choice but to enroll in community college, bond with other misfits, buy a second-hand scooter, woo his professor (Julia Roberts) and keep smiling with those apple cheeks. It’s hard to despise a movie that wants so badly to make people feel good, so “Larry Crowne” manages to charm its way out of a failing grade. “Beginners” (R) -- Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is a introspective young man whose notions about life and love are seasoned by his experience with his late father (Christopher Plummer.) Oliver’s father, you see, came out as a gay man at the age of 75 and proceeded to live his new life to the fullest. When Oliver meets and falls in love with a beautiful, eccentric foreigner (Melanie Laurent), the memories of his father rush back to form new insights. Yep, it’s melancholy and cutesy and the same time, but there is something to be found. There

are some truly funny moments and a few interesting turns of event, but it’s all interspersed with quite a bit of navel-gazing. “Superheroes” (NR) -- This HBO documentary looks into the world of the “real-life superheroes.” Ordinary people wearing homemade costumes have started patrolling the streets in cities across America with the mission to do good. It’s hard not to watch. Because of the director’s approach, these people can’t be simply dismissed as loonies -- they are trying to do something good, after all -- but the reality of a security guard who, by night, calls himself Mr. Extreme isn’t so illustrious. “Evil Dead 2: 25th Anniversary Edition” (R) [Blu-ray] -- This is possibly the funniest and absolutely the most insane horror movie ever seen by man. It’s not a sequel, but a remake, done by the same director (Sam Raimi) with the same leading star, just with a bigger budget and wilder ideas. The film has a unique sensibility, i.e. when demons possess your hand, replace that hand with a chainsaw. By the time you finish the movie, you’ll be wondering why all films can’t be this ludicrous and exciting. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANTLERS (continued): • Pedicles appear on young deer during their first year of life, appearing as small bumps or knobs. Each year when new antlers grow, the antlers get larger and longer, with more “branches.” You can tell a deer’s age by counting his branches. • After three or four months of growth, antlers can reach a span of 7 feet (2 m) and a weight of more than 45 pounds (20 kg). Antlers serve as a sort of “badge of courage.” The animal with the biggest antlers, or rack, is usually the leader of the herd. Deer of all types use their antlers to fight and show dominance. When the antlers are in their time of quick growth, testosterone is at its highest levels. • Antlers are not hollow like the horns of cows and other animals. Horns are made of tubular filaments of keratin, which is what human hair and nails are made of. Only the rhinoceros has solid horns. Horns, unlike antlers, do not regenerate each year. They grow throughout an animal’s life, and if they are broken, they do not reform. Most animal horns have only one point. The pronghorn antelope is the exception with two points. Pronghorns also are different in that they shed their horns. Restoration services for all antique glass Custom Stained glass for any lighted space Kitchen glass for cabinetry

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• Antlers are made of a honeycombed bone-like tissue. They go through a time when they are covered with a thin skin of fine hairs called velvet. The velvet contains an extensive capillary (vein) network. If you were to touch growing antlers on a live deer, they would feel warm from the high level of blood flow. The antlers harden over time

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Page 6 ANTLERS (continued): during the growth season, and the cartilage in the antlers becomes bone. Antlers start hardening at the base and the process continues rather quickly to the tip until they are completely hard. • When the velvet dries and hardens, the antlers have reached their full size. Deer rub and polish them against trees to keep them sharp and shiny and also rub trees when it is time for the antlers to shed. The antlers do not always fall off together. Sometimes one side will fall off, and the other side may fall off a day or so later. • When antlers are almost fully grown, during the heat of the summer, they serve an unusual purpose. With the large amount of blood running through them, the antlers “throw off” some of a deer’s body heat. How’s that for built-in air conditioning? Of all of the types of deer though, remember that the only females that grow antlers are caribou and reindeer. So, the poor females of the other types of deer don’t have air conditioning! • Many deer shed their antlers in about the same locations (called “antler sheds”) each year, and many hunters and artists search for the shed antlers. Collecting and selling the antlers is permitted in most areas. However, some states have enacted shed-hunting laws that only allow antlers to be gathered in certain areas at specific times, with large fines and even jail time as the penalties for those who break these laws. • Shed antler collecting is quite popular in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Jackson District Boy Scouts are issued a special permit one Saturday each spring to join the refuge staff in gathering elk antlers. The Scouts help sort, weigh, tag, bundle and sell the antlers at a public auction held in the Jackson Town Square each May • Jackson (the area is called Jackson Hole) has four elk-antler arches at the corners of Town Square

Tidbits of Tri-Cities 1. How many consecutive playoff games did the Texas Rangers lose to the New York Yankees before beating them in 2010? 2. Who was the last N.L. player before St. Louis’ Albert Pujols in 2000-2009 to win a Triple Crown (tops in batting average, home runs and RBIs) for a decade? 3. Who held the Baltimore Ravens record for career TD passes before Joe Flacco broke it in 2010? 4. In 2010, Butler’s Brad Stevens became the second-youngest men’s basketball coach in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Who was the youngest? 5. In 2011, Peter Budaj became the third goalie to record 100-plus career NHL wins for the Colorado Avalanche. Name the other two. 6. Who won the first NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway? 7. Tennis great John McEnroe has the most U.S. Davis Cup career singles victories, with 41. Who is No. 2? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Park in the center of town. The arches, first erected by the Rotary Club of Jackson in the 1960s, are made of antlers gathered from the Elk Refuge. Each arch, made from about 2,000 antlers, weighs 7,000-10,000 pounds (3,1754,500 kg). Recently, the Rotary Club auctioned off the old arches and replaced them with new ones. Millions of tourists from around the world have had photos taken under the famous Jackson antler arches.

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NFL Matchups Thursday November 10, 2011 Oakland at San Diego 8:20 PM ET Sunday November 13, 2011 Tennessee at Carolina 1:00 PM ET Houston at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET Arizona at Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET Washington at Miami 1:00 PM ET Denver at Kansas City 1:00 PM ET Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET Buffalo at Dallas 1:00 PM ET St. Louis at Cleveland 1:00 PM ET Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 PM ET Baltimore at Seattle 4:05 PM ET NY Giants at San Francisco 4:15 PM ET Detroit at Chicago 4:15 PM ET New England at NY Jets 8:20 PM ET Monday November 14, 2011 Minnesota at Green Bay 8:30 PM ET

CFL FOOTBALL Eastern Semifinal (TSN) Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1pm et/10am pt Western Semifinal (TSN) Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt

CANUCKS Thu, 10 Nov 2011 Canucks @ Kings 7:30 PM SNET-VAN(HD) Fri, 11 Nov 2011 Canucks @ Ducks 7:30 PM SNET-P(HD) Sun, 13 Nov 2011 Islanders @ Canucks 6:00 PM SNET-P(HD) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 Blackhawks @ Canucks 7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

ANTLERS (continued): • Many antlers are used for art and home decor. Even if you aren’t interested in having a rack hanging in your living room, there are other antler creations that are especially appropriate for rustic cabins. Antlers are used to make chandeliers, lamps, tables, drawer pulls, doorknobs and more. Since antlers are shed every year, they are a great way to accent a space without harming nature.

Thurs, 10 Freeflow, Werewolves of Creston & DJ Smoothie 9pm $10 Fri, 11 Steve Kozak’s Westcoast All-Stars with Double D & Dave Webb 9pm $12 • When deer shed their antlers in late fall and winter, Sat, 12 MonkeyJunk 9pm $12 they often become food for small forest animals, Sun, 13 Brickhouse with Jerry Cook, Todd Taylor & Winnie Ballard 9pm-3am $12 LATE CLOSE especially rodents. Antlers have valuable calcium, Mon, 14 Closed at 6pm for Private Function salt and other nutrients that are important for the Tues, 15 The Best of Live Wire with ElleCollins, David Blair, NightBus, Midnight Soul small critters’ survival. stice, & Jackie Treehorn 8pm* • There are several towns in North America that are Wed, 16 The Best of Boogie Woogie with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, David Vest, John Lee named Antler or Antlers. Antlers, Oklahoma, was so named because someone nailed a rack of antlers Sanders, Willie MacCalder, & Mike Van Eyes 8pm $12 Adv/ $17 Door on a tree marking a nearby stream in the 1800s. Thurs, 17 The Best of Country and Classic Rock with Chilliwack, Claire Lawrence, UHF with Antler, North Dakota, was probably named after Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich & Bill Henderson, Lyin’ Bastards, One More Girl, Jim Byrnes, Hayley Antler Creek, which branches out like antlers. In Maclean, Texas Flood with Paul Kype, & Loretta and the 4 Amigos 8pm $20 Adv/ $30 Door 1905, when it was incorporated, the town had 520 Fri, 18 The Best of Electric Blues Guitar with David Gogo, Tim Vaughan, Jimmy D Lane, people; in the 2010 census, it had 27. Some other & James Rogers 9pm $15 Adv/ $20 Door “antler” towns are Antler, Saskatchewan; Antlers, Sat, 19 The Best of Aboriginal Blues with Murray Porter Band, Bitterly Divine & Sean Virginia; and Antler, Missouri. “Blues Puppy” Riquelme 3-7pm $10 Adv/ $14 Door Sat, 19 The Best of Rockin’ Soul Blues with All-Star Blues Revue with Rob Montgomery, Jerry Doucette, Joani Bye, Nadine States, Murray Porter, Steve Werbicki, Dave Barton, Darrell Mayes, Kenny Boychuk, Pete Sweetzir, & more! 9pm $15 Adv/ $20 Door Sun, 20 Big Band Blues with Dal Richards Orchestra with Jim Byrnes 2-6pm $18 Adv/ $26 Door Sun, 20 The Best of R&B Soul and Blues with Brickhouse, Bill Johnson, Harpdog Brown, John Lee Sanders, Mike Van Eyes, & special guests 9pm $20 Adv/ $30 Door

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It was British writer and humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: ÒIt is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.

The Parker Brothers game Monopoly is the bestselling game in history. It’s available for purchase in 28 countries, and it can be played in 19 different languages. If you speak some French, you might know that the phrase tout a l’heure means see you later. You might not realize, though, that that phrase is the origin of the English term toodle-oo.

According to an international survey of taxicab drivers, passengers who use cabs in London are twice as Chances are, there’s a Park Street in your town. likely as those in eight other major metropolises to It’s the most common street name in the United States. leave a laptop behind when exiting the taxi. Sharks can live for a century or more.

Europe is the only continent without a desert. Even icy Antarctica has deserts -- including the world’s largest cold desert. *** Thought for the Day: We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head. -- Dennis Miller

Velcro came to market in 1957, after a Swiss inventor named George De Mestral spent nearly 10 years developing the idea. His inspiration came to him in 1948 on a hike, when he had difficulty removing tenacious little burrs from his clothes. He reasoned that if he could create synthetic burrs, they could be used as fasteners. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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On Nov. 17, 1421, a storm in the North Sea batters the European coastline. Over the next several days, approximately 10,000 people in what is now the Netherlands die in the resulting floods. Fatal floods struck in 1287, 1338, 1374, 1394 and 1396. After each, residents fixed the dikes and moved right back in. On Nov. 14, 1851, “Moby-Dick,” a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published. “Moby-Dick” is now considered a classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” On Nov. 15, 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-theminute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this, information from the New York Stock Exchange traveled by mail or messenger. On Nov. 20, 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position T-shape pole traffic signal. By having a position other than just “Stop” and “Go,” it regulated crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals had. On Nov. 16, 1959, “The Sound of Music” premieres on Broadway. While the real-life Maria did marry Count Georg von Trapp and become stepmother to his children, she never did the other things shown in the musical, such as run singing through the Salzburg, Austria, mountains. On Nov. 19, 1969, Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal. Under Pele’s leadership, Brazil won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970. During his career, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,363 games. On Nov. 18, 1978, People’s Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their commune in Guyana. Cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored drink were forced to do so at gunpoint or shot. The death toll was 913, including a U.S. congressman who was investigating the commune. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Flashback Answers 1. The Crystals, in 1963. The song went to No. 3. 2. The Knack, on their second album, entitled “But the Little Girls Understand.” The group’s co-songwriter, Doug Fieger, died in 2010. 3. Kool and the Gang, in 1974. Both songs hit No. 1 on the U.S. R&B charts, 4. Cyndi Lauper, in 1987, 1988 and 1989 respectively. 5. The Lovin’ Spoonful, in 1965. Both songs, written by John Sebastian, made it to the Top Ten. The group’s first No. 1 hit came the following year with “Summer in the City.” 6. “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor. It was No. 1 in at least 15 countries.

ANSWERS Sports Quiz Answers 1. Ten games (from 1996 to 2010). 2. Rogers Hornsby, in the 1920s. 3. Vinny Testaverde tossed 51 TD passes for the Ravens (1996-97). 4. Indiana’s Branch McCracken was 31 when he did it in 1940. 5. Patrick Roy and Dan Bouchard. 6. Fireball Roberts, in 1960. 7. Andy Roddick, with 33.

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NHRA Final Race for 2011 This Weekend

After the death of drag racer Scott Kalitta in a mid-2008 crash, the NHRA took the dramatic step of temporarily shortening races for the 300-mph funny cars and top-fuel dragsters in its premier Full Throttle Series.

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As the series heads to Pomona for its season-ending race this weekend, the change -- shortening races to 1,000 feet from the traditional quarter mile, or 1,320 feet -- is still in effect. And that's fine by several drivers in contention for series championships this year. "I think it was actually brilliant on NHRA's part," Jack Beckman, who is a single point behind Matt Hagan in the funny car title standings, told reporters Wednesday. "They solved a whole lot of issues with one change there." The National Hot Rod Assn. in Glendora took the step both to limit speeds of the 7,000-horsepower dragsters and to give them extra distance for slowing in case of catastrophic problems. Another benefit: Cars and parts last longer, lowering costs. "Slowing these things down, especially if you have a [para]chute failure, and at some of these racetracks, it's gotten to be a dangerous proposition," Beckman said. Del Worsham, a seven-time winner this season in the top-fuel class and only two points behind Spencer Massey in that division's title hunt, said "I'd rather accelerate as fast as we are right now to 1,000 feet than have to slow down to [race on] a quarter mile." "I'd rather keep going faster," Worsham said. "If we have to shorten the track a little more to keep accelerating, so be it." The NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona are Nov. 10-13.

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