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  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ROME (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, in...

  • Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Blackfoot tribal leaders from Canada and Montana are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on sacred land near Glacier National Park, as a lawsuit works its way through the federal courts. Representatives from the three tribes in Canada and...

  • Sonar mapping shines new light on USS Utah

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still...

  • Public invited to Rocky Point for 'open house'

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders will get their first look in nearly two decades at the former Rocky Point amusement park, soon to be open as a state park. A public open house is being held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Department of Environmental Management...

  • Around the House: Smelly fireplace could require a chimney sweep's services

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Dear Ken: My wood fireplace always seems to let odor into the house, even when we haven't used it in a while. The place smells like smoke downstairs. Any way to help on this? - Larry Answer: How long since it's been checked and cleaned by a chimney sweep company? If there is...

  • Costumed critters can be fun but make sure outfits are safe

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Horrors! If anything is scary about Halloween, it is this: Consumers spend more than $330 million each year on costumes - for their pets. That's more than one-quarter of the amount spent on costumes for children, according to the National Retail Federation. But you have to admit,...

  • Year-round gardening: Cover crops come with many benefits

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Plant a cover crop this fall and your vegetable garden will be more productive and healthier next season. You may be wondering: What is a cover crop? It's a source of organic matter planted solely to benefit the soil; it is not harvestable. Cover crops give big benefits for minimal...

  • Over-wintering your perennials in pots? Some tips

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    n simpler times, container gardening was small-scale landscaping using flowering annuals: Enjoy their color for one season and go with something new the next. Shifts toward food production and mixed container plantings have changed all that. Who wants to see all those months of...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Oct. 25, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Nov. 1 Homebuying - 10 a.m.-noon, Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive, free. Registration: 574-1100, ext. 6670, ent.com/seminars. Nov. 8 Veggie Garden Class - A to Z in Gardening - 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Aspen Valley Ranch, 1152 County Road 231, Woodland Park, $60. Registration:...

  • Quoth the raven, 'Happy Halloween'

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost. In classics such as "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Masque of the Red Death" and more, the master of horror fiction gave us imagery - sinister masquerade balls, mysterious...

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