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May 12, 2005 | Washington Post
Three centuries after executing 19 people for sorcery, Salem, Mass., is getting a new witch. Town officials late Tuesday approved the installation of a 9-foot statue of broomstick-riding Samantha Stephens, who was played by Elizabeth Montgomery on the 1960s TV comedy "Bewitched." The bronze statue, a gift from the cable rerun network TV Land, has divided residents, some of whom think it will be a moneymaking tourist attraction and others who worry it will trivialize local history.
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May 12, 2005 | Washington Post
Three centuries after executing 19 people for sorcery, Salem, Mass., is getting a new witch. Town officials late Tuesday approved the installation of a 9-foot statue of broomstick-riding Samantha Stephens, who was played by Elizabeth Montgomery on the 1960s TV comedy "Bewitched." The bronze statue, a gift from the cable rerun network TV Land, has divided residents, some of whom think it will be a moneymaking tourist attraction and others who worry it will trivialize local history.
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October 28, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Here at the scene of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year. Haunted Happenings, an 11-day annual event, culminates Wednesday when Laurie Cabot, Salem's official witch, leads a candlelight procession to Gallows Hill where in 1692, 19 men and women were hanged for being witches. The grim event is marked each year with such events as costume balls, a psychic festival, the retelling of mysterious legends in historic homes, and spell-casting workshops.
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October 28, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Here at the scene of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year. Haunted Happenings, an 11-day annual event, culminates Wednesday when Laurie Cabot, Salem's official witch, leads a candlelight procession to Gallows Hill where in 1692, 19 men and women were hanged for being witches. The grim event is marked each year with such events as costume balls, a psychic festival, the retelling of mysterious legends in historic homes, and spell-casting workshops.
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July 31, 2005 | Ellen Melinkoff
Massachusetts -- Halloween is an almost monthlong celebration in Salem, where the 24th annual Salem Haunted Happenings, Oct. 7 through 31, will include macabre monologues in historic sites, costume parades, lantern tours of the House of the Seven Gables and Salem Spirits of 1692 Trolley Tours. The 31st is wild, with costumed revelers in the streets. Destination Salem, 54 Turner St., Salem, MA 01970; (978) 744-3663, www.salemhauntedhappenings.com. * New York -- The 78th Feast of San Gennaro, Aug.
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August 26, 2001 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Admit it, you're jealous. While kids go careening through your neighborhood in wizard hats and vampire fangs, you're stuck behind the door dispensing candy. This year, leave a basket of goodies on your porch and celebrate Halloween out of town. * Salem, Mass.: In this charming New England town, famous as the site of witch trials in 1692, you can immerse yourself in Halloween themes year-round.
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September 26, 1999 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Idaho The highlight of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Oct. 9 and 10 in Hailey and Ketchum, is a parade down Main Street in Ketchum. Spectators are invited to join in herding thousands of sheep through town as they make their annual trek from mountain to desert pastures. Other events include sheep wagon displays, demonstrations of shearing, Basque and Scottish music and dancing, Basque games and a hike along trails that sheepherders use.
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September 22, 1996 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Texas At the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 27 to Oct. 20 at Fair Park in Dallas, visitors can ride one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the country, and see six Bengal tigers, college football, P.T. Barnum's World of Wonderment & the Bizarre (fire-eaters, sword-swallowers and human pretzels), a full production of "Miss Saigon," plus performances by the Beach Boys and the Neville Brothers. Livestock competition includes an all-breed rabbit show. There's an electrical parade and fireworks nightly.
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May 27, 1991 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Jenkins recalls staring with wide-eyed wonder as one gigantic mushroom cloud after another fanned into the blue skies above the western Pacific's Marshall Islands 33 years ago. At the time, Jenkins, now an Oxnard resident who builds custom boats in Ventura, did not realize that the explosions would cast a pall over his life. As a Navy radio operator aboard the U.S.
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