The Slice archive for Oct. 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

It's natural to be cautious, of course

But I wonder how many people who think they recall a real-life incident of a kid biting into a trick-or-treat offering and cutting himself on a razor blade are actually remembering a scene early in "Halloween II" where a bloody-mouthed boy arrives at the hospital...

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Halloween headcount

Jan Goss said her husband has been keeping meticulous records on the trick-or-treat turnout at their house since the 1970s. He notes the weather, size of the groups, et cetera. And he tracks trends. "In the last few years he has been graphing it."

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Leaf it to Brandon

A reader named Cathy noticed that The Slice has been addressing the subject of leaf-raking. She had a story. There is a little boy named Brandon who is an important person to Cathy and her husband. They have tried to help him develop sound values....

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Trick-or-treat headcounts 

"I keep an official candy count so I know how much to buy next year," wrote Janet Culbertson. "Around 50. And I always have an extra bag of my favorite just in case I get more than usual. Any leftovers are mine! "I know the...

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Halloween nostalgia 

This illustration adorned the cover of the Saturday Evening Post dated Nov. 1, 1958. Click on the link down below (the one on the very bottom) for more about it. www.saturdayeveningpost.com http://www.rockwell-center.org/exploring-illustration/trick-or-treat/

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Some fun trivia re: "Monster Mash"

Would not have guessed that Bob Dylan enjoyed the song. Here's a story on Bobby Pickett's death in 2007 that has some good background on the graveyard smash. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1052512/monster-mash-singer-pickett-dies-at-69

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This date in Slice history (1997)

There was trouble in Bonners Ferry. Kelley Standal, 12, tried to convince her little brother that dinosaurs did not exist at the same time as cavemen. But 7-year-old James Standal wasn't buying it. And to make his case, he cited what he regarded as an...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013











TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2013




You make the call 

A couple of fresh-faced teens show up at your door on Halloween night. They are not wearing costumes. They say they are part of some church-sponsored food drive. They ask for canned goods. What do you do? A) Give them a couple of cans of...

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