Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites – microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin – is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we seldom give a thought.
WASHINGTON – Steve Green is standing in the basement of the eight-story Bible museum he’s building in Washington.

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  • Fallon will pay bet with Chicago show
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon says he’ll keep his word to bring his show to Chicago, thanks to students making good on their promise to read millions of words this summer.
  • Guidelight
    Church celebration Broadway Christian Church, 910 Broadway, will observe its 40th anniversary with a church picnic today followed by a celebration service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The congregation will commit to 40 Days of Prayer and Service through Oct. 31.
  • people and places
    Giving back • Local 232 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters volunteered during the annual United Way of Allen County Day of Caring. In addition, Interior Products Supply donated materials for a project at Hope House.
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