· May 13, 2008, 5:54 am

Sixty six year-old John Cardie is on a one man crusade to get more kids to play checkers. The retired chemist speaks at schools and libraries; wrote a book titled "How to Beat Granddad at Checkers" – and even has a website called "Checkers Creates Kings." Bente Birkeland visited with him at his Westminster home.

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