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  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
  • Review: 'Empire of Sin' by Gary Krist

    By the time the hatchet-wielding, saloon-smashing Carrie Nation rolled into New Orleans in 1907, the city's vice wars were well in progress. Draped in her widow's weeds and toting her Bible, despite the battle-dress, she admitted to some ambivalence:...

    A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers

    A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers
    Sure, there are lots of bad things going on in the world right now that most of us can't do much to change. On the other hand, there are lots of things going on in our own back yard that we can change. And this weekend, we can even have fun while we'...

    Mardi Gras costume contest

    Mardi Gras costume contest
    For one night, it will take only creativity — not the gambling gods — to produce some loot. Mardi Gras Casino's annual Halloween costume contest will take place at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, with a $1,000 cash prize for best couple ($500 per...

    Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans

    Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans
    "The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans" Abbeville Press, $49.95 Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...