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The skinny: WWI aviation gets extended life in valley

Linking past, present

WWI aviation gets extended life in valley

There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York's Hudson Valley, where an original American Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny" shares the sky with reproductions of a French Spad VII and German Fokkers. "I get to shoot down a Fokker triplane every Sunday afternoon," said air show director Chris Bulko, who flew the Spad. The aerodrome, 80 miles north of New York City, attracts the crowds on the weekend. Saturday shows highlight the early history of aviation. Sundays are devoted to WWI. In 1960, Aerodrome founder Cole Palen put on his first air show at an old farm he bought in the Hudson Valley. Though Palen died in 1993, the not-for-profit organization is now run by other vintage air buffs.

A bit of disclosure

To locate lobbyists, just look at the ID

Lobbyists at Utah's Capitol became marked people on Friday, as a new law went into effect requiring them to wear a badge bearing their name and the word "lobbyist" as they try to influence public officials. They also must disclose who they're working for before advocating in person or by phone or email. Lawmakers say the requirements will let them know who they're dealing with. Lobbyists counter that the badges are unnecessary because they already disclose who they work for. Fourteen other states require lobbyists to wear badges, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. About six other states offer lobbyist badges but don't require them to be displayed.

Outdoing Australia

Heads shaved for cause and record

With wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously. Hair littered the ground at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, as 213 people had their heads shaved at part of the park's Kicks Cancer campaign to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. The current record of 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by a cancer charity in Canberra, Australia, on March 29, Guinness World Records says. Eric Gagliano and his 11-year-old son, Ben, said they especially wanted to participate because Ben's grandmother is fighting brain cancer. "We just felt this was something we needed to do for my mother-in-law, and we also have a good friend who lost a child to brain cancer," said Eric Gagliano, 42, of Beavercreek, near Dayton. "I think everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer."

Compiled from wire services

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