Extra Credit Reading: Sunday, October 29, 2006
From our Department of the Inexplicable we have this: Decorations for Halloween are becoming more and more popular. When it comes to Halloween costumes, there's concern that younger girls are dressing way too-much like their grown-up mothers and sisters. Update: One of our TipWonks lets us know that Spirit Halloween Stores have over 400 locations nationwide. (Who would have thought it?)
Was legendary escape-artist Harry Houdini a spy?
Once again, some government office mandates that we change our clocks, and once again we slavishly comply... (But the folks in Arizona and Hawaii seem to have the ability to stand-up to this
Is this the last American-made product that our manufacturers are able to export? (Even here, outsourcing from Asia threatens U.S. jobs...)
In today's updates from the Iraqi Civil War, Baghdad police have recovered 25 bodies, many with signs of torture; Saddam Hussein's lawyer is warning that a conviction of the ex-dictator will result in "worsen" Iraq strife.