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Why voting matters in the mid-terms: an open letter

Erick Mendez Staff Writer   Dear Young, Old and people somewhere in between, Voting matters. There are at least 100 different ways I could explain this. Short of one-hundred, I’ll provide you with as many reasons I can list. Political divide among friends, coworkers and lovers is at an all-time high. A reality television host also who has starred in

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Halloween sequel captures spirit of original

Michael Gennaro North Bureau Chief   When Universal announced they were making a direct sequel to the 1978 slasher classic “Halloween,” fans of the original had legitimate reasons to be skeptical. After all, this was a movie franchise that seemed like it had an infinite number of half-hearted sequels and spinoffs ever since the original movie thrilled viewers 40 years

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Epcot’s Food & Wine Fest: a great way to celebrate season

Elliot Tritto Staff Writer   What’s your ideal way to celebrate the great season of fall? Do you fill your home with decorations of orange leaves and pumpkins? Perhaps, you install air fresheners to give off that pleasing, nutmeg aroma of pumpkin. Conceivably, do you watch horror movies to hype up the terrifying yet beautiful holiday of Halloween? Perchance, you

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Howl-O-Scream is worth the trip and the scare

Doris Pace South Bureau Chief   As the sun begins to set and the darkness creeps in, Busch Gardens transforms from a happy, lively colorful thrill ride theme park to the dark, demented and terrifying world of Howl-O-Scream. Actors in camouflage wait eerily still and patiently for distracted guests to walk by as killer clowns, chainsaw killers and gigantic death

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