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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, November 13, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Weight gain tied to higher gas usage

Advertiser Staff

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American vehicles are using 938 million more gallons of gasoline now than in 1960 simply because average drivers and passengers weigh about 25 pounds more than they did then, dragging down fuel efficiency. At $3 per gallon, that represents enough gas to power all U.S. cars for three days, according to a University of Illinois study.



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FUNDRAISER TONIGHT FOR JAMES GAZELLE

Friends of James Gazelle, a 29-year-old Honolulu resident left paralyzed after back surgery, will hold a fundraiser for him from 5:30 to 9 tonight at Don Ho's Island Grill. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will be used to help Gazelle's family with medical expenses and buy a motorized wheelchair and modified vehicle to help him get around. Information: 531-4277.



FINAL WORD

"I don't like it any more than the first time. But, you know what? I'm getting old. I dig this business. I'll do what I can to stay in this business."

Tim Allen | on donning 75 pounds of costuming and makeup for "The Santa Clause" movies.