Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tonight is the night that young ghosts and goblins of all ages stalk the Earth in search of free candies and other sweet delights. If you're the parent (like me) who has drawn tonight's trick-or-treat door duty, then you're not alone.

Consider getting a fright over at the Halloween Edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling.

A high school student in St. Albans, Vermont, found a used hypodermic needle on the ground, picks it up, takes it to school, and ran amok poking other students. (I guess this is another example of what happens when someone dives head-first into the shallow end of the Gene Pool...)

an intriguing article from this morning's bulldog edition of the New York Times, we've learned that scientists may have shown that there is indeed a correlation between diet and aging.

In news from the Iraq Civil War, The U.S. death toll in Iraq for this month
has now risen to 103. Some 80 Iraqis were killed around the country in the latest series of bomb attacks. In a move that will leave many questioning his motives, (and true sentiments) Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, leader of the Iraqi government ruling clique, has ordered the Americans to raise their blockade of Sadr City and other Shiite areas in Baghdad which are hotbeds of guerilla activity and support.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.