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15 minutes of exercise burns one 'treat'

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- People who indulge in Halloween candy can burn off calories and have fun, or even be productive, at the same time, a U.S. non-profit fitness organization says.

ABC promotes 'Pan Am' Halloween costumes

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The publicity department for ABC's new drama series "Pam Am" is offering tips on how to dress like a sexy 1960s stewardess for Halloween.
Americans eat 25 pounds of candy per year

Americans eat 25 pounds of candy per year

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Americans will eat an estimated 25 pounds of candy per-capita this year, while pumpkin growers will produce more than 1 billion pounds of the holiday gourds.

Spiders gather atop Chicago skyscrapers

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Officials with Chicago skyscrapers said the Halloween season has brought on real-life creepy-crawlers in the form of spiders on their highest floors.
Dentist plans Halloween candy buyback

Dentist plans Halloween candy buyback

MANSFIELD, Ohio, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- An Ohio dentist said he is aiming to prevent cavities by buying back Halloween candy from trick-or-treaters at $1 per pound.
Obama: Kid-in-a-candy-store-in-chief

Obama: Kid-in-a-candy-store-in-chief

BOONE, N.C., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama turned from advocate-in-chief to kid-in-a-candy-store-in-chief Monday as he beheld tempting tubs of candy inside a general store in Boone, N.C.
Robert Englund to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

Robert Englund to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Robert Englund, who created the role of Freddy Kreuger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, is to appear on the Halloween episode of "Hawaii Five-0."
Theme park serves cockroaches for contest

Theme park serves cockroaches for contest

AUSTELL, Ga., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Several Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park visitors participated in a cockroach eating contest to win 2012 season passes to the park.

Early Halloween at NYC Comic Con

NEW YORK, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Organizers of New York Comic Con said they expected nearly 100,000 for this weekend's big pre-Halloween event.
Halloween scaring up sales

Halloween scaring up sales

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Americans are hard-pressed to think of anything scarier than the economy these days -- but that's not stopping them from planning Halloween blowouts.
MARCELLA S. KREITER

This year's pumpkin crop mixed

MORTON, Ill., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- This year's U.S. pumpkin crop is a good one for pies but not so stellar for Halloween jack-o'-lanterns, a crop expert says.
Arrest warrant issued for 'Moss Man'

Arrest warrant issued for 'Moss Man'

HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An Oregon judge issued a bench warrant for a burglary suspect known as the "Moss Man" when he failed to show up for his trial.
'Anna Rexia' costume upsets groups

'Anna Rexia' costume upsets groups

BELL, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Some U.S. retailers and online stores have invited controversy by selling an "Anna Rexia" Halloween costume created by a California company.
Costume shops stock up on Sheen

Costume shops stock up on Sheen

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- New York costume shops said their most in-demand get-ups this Halloween season have thus far been costumes based on actor Charlie Sheen.

City bans man's 'Thriller' plans

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Florida officials said they banned a man known for his Halloween displays from hosting a "Thriller" dance in his driveway because it would violate city codes.

Lice can lurk in old Halloween costumes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Lice can be hidden in Halloween costumes and can spread if costumes are handed down or borrowed, a U.S. full-service clinical salon that removes lice said.
Eyegore Awards mark Halloween in Hollywood

Eyegore Awards mark Halloween in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Halloween season kicked off in Hollywood this weekend with the unveiling of this year's Eyegore Awards for the a scariest movie-based haunted-house mazes.
'Ghostbusters' heading back to theaters

'Ghostbusters' heading back to theaters

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures says it plans to re-release the classic 1984 comedy film "Ghostbusters" in U.S. theaters for a limited engagement.
Holmes to guest star on TV's 'Mother'

Holmes to guest star on TV's 'Mother'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes has taped a guest appearance for the U.S. sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," CBS announced.

Caregiver charged in case of missing girl

MIAMI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Florida prosecutors plan to bring first-degree murder and other charges against the former caregiver of a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since 2000.

Christmas merchandise hits the shelves

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New York retailers are taking advantage of the upcoming Halloween holiday in order to push Christmas merchandise as early as September, retail analysts say.
Will and Kate's palace offers ghost tours

Will and Kate's palace offers ghost tours

LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Officials with the purportedly haunted London residence of Prince William and his wife Kate say the palace will be open for Halloween ghost tours.
Severed foot in lake was Halloween prop

Severed foot in lake was Halloween prop

ANTIOCH, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Illinois said a severed foot a boy reported spotting in a lake was found by a search team to be "a fake Halloween prop."
Casey Anthony mask sells for nearly $1M

Casey Anthony mask sells for nearly $1M

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles area eBay seller says he fetched a high bid of $999,900 for a Halloween mask resembling a woman acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter.
Just what the sweet tooth ordered

Just what the sweet tooth ordered

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Exploding Peeps in the microwave could get even messier: Just Born is dipping the marshmallow confection in chocolate for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day -- one of the sweet innovations unveiled at the recent candy industry trade show in Chicago.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
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