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Word of the Day
Polemic puh-LEM-ik (noun) An aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another; the art or practice of disputation; disputant — Merriam-Webster.com

Web Site of the Day
Haunted House Association
Created to assist the haunted house industry, the association will help you track down Halloween attractions in your state. There’s also a blog that lists must-see haunts and tips for creating your own haunted house while keeping things safe.

Number to Know
90: Percent of parents who say they sneak candy from their children’s trick-or-treat bags, according to www.candyusa.com.

This Day in History
Oct. 26, 1001: The United States passes the USA Patriot Act into law.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (62)

Daily Quote
The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!" - Nina Willis Walter