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Sunday, October 30, 2005
That's Happening Here? 4 Stories Fast
Today, the largest pumpkin ever will become a jack-o-lantern. A power saw create lots of buzz at an eye-popping event in N. Cambria, Pa. Weight: 1,469 pounds. Inquirer story. Where today's updates and photos will appear. ... Maze-mowing craze? More than a dozen outdoor labyrinths have been created around the region. They're like little hiking circles with "all the benefits of meditation, but you didn't have to sit still." More. ... Easy home test for HIV is in the pipeline. A Bethlehem company will meet with the FDA Thursday about selling a kit over the counter. Blood or saliva can be tested. More. ... Did Ben Franklin kickstart the myth of the Jersey Devil? Historians suspect he did, because he's the likely author of the original story, about a South Jersey witch trial that followed reports of seeing sheep dance and sing. More.