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First lady fields kid calls as NORAD tracks Santa

Some kids who call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out where Santa is hang up as soon as a volunteer answers the phone — probably because they expected a recording and not a real person, veteran Santa trackers say.There were some especially awed kids Friday, when one of the people answering the phone was first lady Michelle Obama.A telephone link from Hawaii, where the Obamas are on vacation, allowed her to pitch in with volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., who were answering phone calls and e-mails for the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa-tracking program."I was ecstatic because I was talking to the president's wife," said Evan Race, 10, of Springfield, Ill. He and his family were in North Carolina for the holidays when they decided to call NORAD."I was really surprised," said his 8-year-old sister, Anna. Seven-year-old Colin Race also got to talk with Obama.The White House said she took calls for 40 minutes and spoke with children from at least a dozen familie...

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