Happy Halloween 2012!

As thousands of little ghouls and goblins and pirates and princesses head to the streets tonight for Halloween, authorities are asking parents and drivers to be extra cautious to prevent the night having a tragic ending.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reminds parents to be prepared and consider safety when planning trick-or-treating routes and costumes.
Sheriff Jack Strain offered these guidelines:
- Walk with your kids up to the door.
- Stay in neighborhoods that are familiar to you.
- Be very aware of loose, flowing costumes. Many homes will have candles on the porch.
He said to keep the child-to-adult ratio low to ensure all children are being properly monitored at all time for safety.
“Don’t have one adult trying to manage large group of kids” – Capt. George Bonnett, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.
Kevin Foltz, spokesman for Slidell Police, said to make sure costumes are flame-retardant and light or bright in color. Dark costumes should have reflective or glow in the dark tape. Costumes should also be short enough to prevent tripping.
He advises use face paints rather than a mask that can obstruct both breathing and vision, and to make sure every child has a nametag complete with their address and telephone numbers and a flashlight.

Happy Halloween 2012!
Happy Halloween.

Halloween is here and it’s not just in the neighbourhood but also on our devices. Most gaming apps are getting a themed update with Steam recently offering up to 75% off on spooky titles, Dead Trigger getting its own Halloween update and new games like Zombiewood being made available.
Now it’s trick or tweet time for the bird slinging franchise from Rovio. Angry Birds Seasons was next to receive an update featuring a new episode called Haunted Hogs with 30 additional levels and ‘never seen before ghost bricks’. If this wasn’t enough treating, folks at Rovio decided to put up an Angry Birds Friends Halloween tournament from Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 set to feature 6 new levels and demented zombie pigs.
Enjoy this video that features ‘never seen before ghost bricks’.

Don’t be scared to be safe on Halloween.
MD Ambulance is suggesting a few ways parents and youths can keep safe while trick-or-treating. Wear bright colors and carry a flashlight, MD Ambulance said in a news release.
Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods and never trick-or-treat alone. Use crosswalks and cross at street corners. Always making sure to look both ways before stepping into the street and if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and stay as far off the road as possible.
Try to avoid loose-fitting costumes to keep from tripping and try to use makeup instead of masks to see and hear better. Carrying large objects such as swords could cause a fall.
Law enforcement emphasizes that children should trick-or-treat only at houses that have outside lights on and not go inside the house. But wait outside the door for treats.
Pets can be frightened by all the new visitors and costumes so police suggest keeping them inside or locked up in the yard. To ensure a safe Halloween, homeowners are encouraged to clear their yards of tripping hazards such as hoses and extension cords.
Children shouldn’t eat their treats until they get home so a parent or older sibling can check they are safe to eat and to ensure they aren’t allergic to the ingredients.

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