Halloween is only eight days away, and some of us, even though we long ago learned to hate winter, are already hoping for high winds and heavy rain or snow on Oct. 31. The idea is that the weather will thin out the crowds.
 At least once a year, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson said at a news conference Tuesday at IPFW, the scientific community should put out an update about all the latest discoveries in science.
Every year Rotary clubs in the region have what they call a youth world affairs conference aimed at drawing high school students into conversations about global issues, such as globalization and climate change.

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