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2010-10-29 08:15:00

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Texans hit by cars spikes an average of 22% during Halloween week when compared to the rest of the year, according to Allstate Insurance Company. The insurer looked at its Texas auto insurance claims involving pedestrians from 2003-2009 and found a jump in accidents around trick-or-treat time. The Allstate data coincides with a report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that found October 31 is the second highest...

2010-10-28 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent spike in popularity of vampires, werewolves, and horror films, half of U.S. adults (51%) feel Halloween is an overhyped holiday and one-third (32%) believe only children should dress up for Halloween. This may help explain why two-thirds of adults (66%) say they plan to celebrate Halloween this year, but only one-quarter (26%) are planning to dress up. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-10-28 12:20:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With Halloween right around the corner it is important for every parent to know what dangers are present and how to keep their kids safe. Several organizations have established different safety tips this Halloween season and Dr. Bizer's VisionWorld is focusing on the importance of vision safety when selecting the perfect costume. Vision safety includes being able to see and be seen by others as well as ensuring that no part of your child's...

2010-10-28 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of people in California hit by cars jumps 25% on Halloween versus the rest of October according to Allstate Insurance Company. The insurer recently looked at its California auto insurance claims involving pedestrians over the past three years and found the dramatic jump in October accidents at trick-or-treat time. "Because this Halloween falls on a weekend, there may be even more kids and cars on the road late at night, potentially...

2010-10-28 00:00:38

The World Organization of Halloween Protectors, Enthusiasts &Advocates, better known as WOOHPEA, was co-founded by Stanley Sticker and Mr. Halloweenster Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010 With Less Than One Week to go, an Unknown Hero Returns to Save the "Orange Holiday" Mr. Halloweenster - the forgotten Halloween character who last defended Halloween from peril over 30 years ago and is behind today's announcement about the immeasurable threats to everyone's Halloween...

2010-10-25 13:44:22

Halloween is a night of tricks and especially treats for children but for parents it can turn into a nightmare as their little ghosts and goblins splurge on candy with no health benefits. "Halloween is one day, and for most children a handful of their favorite candy is not a problem. The challenge is what happens to the rest of the trick-or-treat goodies," said Roberta Anding, registered dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She advises letting children enjoy...

2010-10-25 13:41:35

The annual Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating is a good time to teach children the importance of incorporating walking into a daily routine to increase physical activity, said an expert at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's a good opportunity to walk around the neighborhood as a family and, if you enjoy it, consider incorporating it into your daily family routine," said Dr. Jason Mendoza, a pediatrician and assistant professor of...

2010-10-25 09:04:00

BEIJING, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Busy dressing-up for the coming Halloween? Or preparing candies for the Trick-or-Treat? Any fresh ideas? YES. Get Halloween candies from Wondershare software. As Halloween arrives, Wondershare launches a big software treat for all Facebook members. The treat will last for seven days, from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. During this period, over 20 Mac Apps and PC programs are offered as treats at prices ranging from $0.00 to $7.9. Each day, from 12:00:01 EST to...

2010-10-23 12:30:00

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As Halloween sets the scene for costumed trick-or-treaters, Party City wants children from every walk of life to experience the spirit of the season, donating nearly half-a-million dollars to the Boys & Girls Club of America at their annual Halloween Bash Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. Actor and Extra! host, Mario Lopez, a former Boys & Girls Club member, made the check presentation on behalf of Party City. As the economy continues to challenge most...

2010-10-21 03:00:00

GIBRALTAR, October 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- We all have great childhood memories of dressing up for Halloween. Celebrity costumes, classic costumes and couple costumes have been around for years. This year, however, casino costumes are all the rage. At MansionCasino, they decided to ask their players for their favorite picks. Nobody wants to miss out on the Halloween fun just because they're grown up. You may not go trick-or-treating anymore, but dressing up is still fun for events...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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