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Ringo Starr to Be Santa Tracker This Year

November 25, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) _ Santa Claus will be traveling to the beat of a different drum this Christmas _ Ringo Starr’s.

The former Beatle will be the honorary Santa tracker as the North American Air Defense Command follows his progress Christmas Eve on a Web site and on a toll-free phone number for children.

The Web site will feature some of Ringo’s Christmas music.

``Children will see amazing things. I’m privileged to be one of the Santa trackers,″ Ringo said in a statement released Monday by the command.

NORAD, based at Peterson Air Force Base, is responsible for the air defense of North America. Tracking Santa has been a tradition at NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command, for more than 45 years.

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On the Net:

http://www.noradsanta.com

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