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  • Haters Call Pumpkin Spice Craze an Epidemic

    11/26/2014 9:37:38 AM PST · by cyclotic · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/26/2014 | Ilan Brat
    It used to be easy for people like Kristen D’Amico, who can’t stand the taste of pumpkin pie. She merely had to say no to a slice of it on Thanksgiving Day. Not anymore. A rising tide of products flavored with pumpkin pie spice has flooded grocery store shelves and restaurant menus, and not just near her home in Deltona, Fla. Friends tease the 34-year-old stay-at-home mother with gleeful photos and text messages about pumpkin lattes, coffee creamers and pies. Relatives mock her, she says, at Thanksgiving dinner for shunning pumpkin in all its forms. The pumpkin craze “really is...
  • Best of Punkin' Carvin'

    10/30/2014 3:01:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • 11 Pumpkin and Fall Beers Worth a Sip This Season

    10/27/2013 1:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Pegasus News ^ | Friday, October 25, 2013 | Tiney Ricciardi
    We did the heavy lifting for you, sampling nearly a dozen pumpkin and fall beers. Whether in soups, lattes, candles or cookies, pumpkin is here. And before we get into Thanksgiving or Christmas, let's pause and raise a glass. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin beer, y’all. We sampled nearly a dozen pumpkin brews and ciders to help you choose which one (or three) to bring to that fall party. (Protip: Total Wine sells them individually so you can build your own six-pack.) We sampled both pumpkin beers and fall seasonals since we know not everyone wants Jack (o'-lantern) in his...
  • I lost 20st on my pumpkin diet - but if I get too thin...

    10/06/2013 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/05/2013 | Michelle Rawlins
    <p>Every day as she sat down for dinner with her husband, Dawn Chadwick would pick at the food on her plate, eating only a fraction of it.</p> <p>Then, as Chris waved goodbye and headed out to work, she would systematically empty the fridge and raid the cupboards, eating as much as she could before he got home.</p>
  • 'Pumpkin' Moonship for Private Manned Lunar Landings Passes Key Review

    05/15/2013 11:33:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Mike Wall
    A private space exploration company's plans to build a novel moonship to return human explorers to the lunar surface has moved one step closer to reality. Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman has completed a lunar lander feasiblity study for the Golden Spike Company, which aims to begin ferrying paying customers to the moon and back by 2020. Click to enlarge:
  • Meridian corn maze gives Idahoans a chance to vote-by-pumpkin in presidential race

    09/20/2012 7:25:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 19 September 2012 | Dan Popkey
    The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival opens Friday with an election-year theme. The maze's image portrays President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Friday's edition of the Statesman's Scene Magazine will include another cool aerial photo. Visitors get two chances to register their support. If you're an Obama backer, you enter on the left (ha! ha!); if you favor Romney, you enter on the right. Patrons also may vote in a "straw poll" by tossing a pumpkin in Obama and Romney bins. Almost as cool as vote-by-mail. History suggests Romney will best Obama, perhaps by a smashing-pumpkin margin. ...
  • NM woman heads to trial for stealing $2 pumpkin

    02/19/2012 6:43:02 PM PST · by rawhide · 69 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 23-year-old college student from New Mexico is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stealing a small pumpkin worth two dollars. KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., reports that Lauren Medina will go before a jury and Moriarity Magistrate Judge Steve Jones on Tuesday. She is accused of taking the pumpkin in October 2011 from McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty. Her sister, Annette Atencio, says Medina spent $75 on food that day but forgot to pay for the pumpkin she picked up as she was leaving. Atencio says her sister offered to pay but was refused and then...
  • Pumpkin Carving With A Drum Fed AK

    10/31/2011 4:48:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    liveleak ^ | Oct 31, 2011
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  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    10/28/2011 5:30:23 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 78 replies
    Top Ten Reasons Trick-or-Treating is Better Than Sex.10. You're guaranteed to get a little something in the sack. 9. The uglier you are, the easier it is to get some. 8. It doesn't matter if the kids hear you moaning & groaning. 7. Less guilt the morning after. 6. It doesn't matter if they fantasize you're somebody else, because you are. 5. Forty years from now, you'll still enjoy candy. 4. If you don't get what you want, you can always go next door. 3. If you get tired, you can wait 10 minutes and go again. 2. You...
  • Caption the Obamas picking out pumpkins

    10/19/2011 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 78 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama carries pumpkins as she picks them with her husband President Barack Obama (not pictured) at Wood's Orchard in Hampton, Virginia, October 19, 2011. Obama continued his three day bus trip to North Carolina and Virginia on Wednesday to promote his American Jobs Act that faces congressional approval.
  • The Race to Grow the One-Ton Pumpkin

    10/08/2011 9:57:39 PM PDT · by FritzG · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Oct 2011 | Julia Scott
    EARLY one morning about a month ago, Don Young peeled the floral bedsheets off the giant pumpkins growing in his backyard. Tiptoeing around the jungly vines, he carefully checked for holes. Then, bending his ear down over the nearest gourd, which was as high as his gut and wider than a truck tire, he gave it a solid smack and listened intently, like a doctor with a stethoscope. “This one’s thumping pretty good,” he said with a grin. Mr. Young is one of a number of amateur gardeners whose heart’s desire is to raise a pumpkin bigger than anybody else’s....
  • Northeast farmers warn of Irene pumpkin shortage

    09/17/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/17/11 | Chris Hawley - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Northeastern states are facing a jack-o'-lantern shortage this Halloween after Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the region, farmers say. Wholesale prices have doubled in some places as farmers nurse their surviving pumpkin plants toward a late harvest. Some farmers are trying to buy pumpkins from other regions to cover orders.
  • Pumpkin Spritz Cookie Recipe needed

    11/22/2010 5:54:14 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    11/22/10 | me!
    I'm trying to find a good recipe for Pumpkin Spritz cookies, that someone has actually used and likes. I did a Yahoo search and most of the recipes were nearly identical, and the reviews were identical (decidedly so-so). I'm thinking that I could "fix" these recipes if I had to, but maybe someone already has a good one.
  • Big pumpkin hits the Big Apple as Wisconsin-grown gourd claims Guinness record title

    10/21/2010 6:01:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-21-10 | mary divine
    Chris and Amy Stevens drove to New York City this week with the world's largest pumpkin in the back of their truck. The couple from New Richmond, Wis., was scheduled to appear on "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning and receive their Guinness Book of World Records award on the show. "Oh, my God! Driving a three-quarter-ton pickup truck with an 1,800-pound pumpkin in the back through downtown Manhattan was insane," Chris Stevens said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. "I have never been in New York in my life, and I have never seen traffic like this. Rush...
  • Wis. pumpkin a world record 1,810.5 lbs.

    10/12/2010 4:09:19 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 11, 2010
    STILLWATER, Minn., - A Wisconsin man spent his summer nurturing a pumpkin and the reward was an orange orb weighing a world record 1,810.5 pounds, officials said. Chris Stevens of New Richmond entered his prize pumpkin in the Stillwater, Minn., Harvest Fest this past weekend, and learned it weighed 1,810.5 pounds, surpassing the previous heaviest pumpkin by 85 pounds, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday. Stevens said it actually didn't seem like a good growing season, with too much rain and heat threatening to make plants susceptible to disease. Two pumpkins he thought had potential grew too fast and split,...
  • Gourd-zilla: Pumpkin sets world record in Stillwater

    10/09/2010 3:44:46 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-10 | Mary Divine
    Chris Stevens, 32, of New Richmond, Wis., perfected the formula this summer and grew an orange gourd that weighed 1,810 and a half pounds and today shattered the previous world record of 1,725 pounds. "There's really no secret. It's a lot of luck and a lot of time," said Stevens, who started growing mega pumpkins 5 years ago. Stevens, a general contractor for Derrick Construction, lives with his wife Amy and their two daughters on 4.5 acres, south of New Richmond and has a 10,000-square foot pumpkin patch. As soon as Stevens set the world record at 2:05 p.m. at...
  • Canned Pumpkin Supplies May Be Tight Again in 2010.

    09/24/2010 8:20:35 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 51 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | Sep 24, 2010 | By Kirstie Hettinga
    Holiday traditionalists may have experienced a bit of panic when they were unable to find canned pumpkin last year. And there's a chance pumpkin supplies will continue to be tight in 2010. Roz O'Hearn, a spokeswoman for Nestle (parent company of Libby's Pumpkin) said last year's pumpkin shortage was caused by an overabundance of rain.
  • The Great Pumpkin (Shortage)

    03/07/2010 1:32:40 PM PST · by blau993 · 26 replies · 3,144+ views
    Vanity
    This may seem like a very strange request, but we do have a wonderfully diverse group of folks in FR, so I am hoping somebody knows the answer to a ver perplexing question. Our 13 year old Labrador Retriever had a serious bout of pancreatitis a few years back. We almost lost him. As a result, he is permanently on an ultra-lean diet. He is fine with it, with one exception. He doesn't get enough fiber, and when he feels fiber-deprived rolls of toilet paper look very inviting to him. The solution, said our vet, is to give him more...
  • The Great Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2009

    11/16/2009 6:23:31 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 27 replies · 1,244+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nanette Light
    When word began to leak in grocery stores of the canned pumpkin shortage plaguing this holiday season, baking enthusiasts hoped the chatter was a joke. And others, like Mike Sherrod, owner of the Pink Elephant Cafe, 301 E. Main St., couldn't stifle their amusement, exploding into full-throttle laughter when approached with the news. Reality check: Those empty shelves aren't a mean trick or a byproduct of haphazard stocking. This year, America is rationing its canned pumpkin. "It's the Great Pumpkin Pie Shortage of 2009," Sherrod said between laughs. "Maybe I should have invested in pumpkin futures." The culprit: Mother Nature....
  • Pumpkin Bars

    10/30/2009 1:49:19 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 442+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/30/2009 | Chef Nettie
    These Festive Fall deserts are perfect for Halloween or anytime you want a sweet treat. Mmmmmmmmm!
  • Pumpkin skin may scare away germs

    10/28/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies · 466+ views
    American Chemical Society ^ | Oct 28, 2009 | Unknown
    The skin of that pumpkin you carve into a Jack-o'-Lantern to scare away ghosts and goblins on Halloween contains a substance that could put a scare into microbes that cause millions of cases of yeast infections in adults and infants each year. That's the conclusion of a new study in the current issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. In the study, Kyung-Soo Hahm, Yoonkyung Park and colleagues note that some disease-causing microbes are becoming resistant to existing antibiotics. As a result, scientists worldwide are searching for new antibiotics. Past studies hinted that pumpkin, long...
  • 1,725-pound pumpkin takes the prize in Ohio

    10/07/2009 11:59:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,641+ views
    news ^ | Oct. 7, 2009
    CANTON, Ohio - A teacher from Ohio has won top honors in a pumpkin-growing contest with a 1,725-pound behemoth that could land worldwide bragging rights. Christy Harp of Jackson Township near Canton took first place at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers annual weigh-off Saturday in Canfield. She won $2,500 and could claim the world title. Contest organizers say the entry topped the 1,689-pound record-holder grown in 2007 by Joe Jutras of North Scituate, R.I.
  • Canned pumpkin is in great demand in Oklahoma Shortage: Grocery stores struggle to fill shelves

    09/30/2009 1:31:04 PM PDT · by Shermy · 45 replies · 990+ views
    News OK ^ | September 30, 2009
    Bakers wanting to start the season with a freshly baked pumpkin pie might be hoping they have a can of pumpkin stashed in a cabinet somewhere. Bad weather in parts of the country has caused an early shortage of canned pumpkin, although some grocers say they’ll have it on shelves soon — and in plenty of time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Dale Brooks, operations manager for Crest Foods in Edmond, said their stores haven’t had canned pumpkin in stock since April. "I’ve had a few people ask for it,” he said. "I’m supposed to be getting some in next week,”...
  • Caption this! Hillary!™ in an orange jumpsuit...

    07/22/2009 3:31:49 PM PDT · by null and void · 63 replies · 3,606+ views
    Drudge ^ | 7/22/09 | nully
  • You Pumpkinhead

    01/06/2009 10:09:49 AM PST · by wedwo · 16 replies · 935+ views
    BBC ^ | Wedwo
    Motorcyclists in Nigeria have been wearing dried pumpkin shells on their heads to dodge new laws forcing them to wear helmets, authorities have said.
  • Naked pumpkin runners ticketed in Colorado

    11/02/2008 6:18:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/08 | AP
    BOULDER, Colo. – Boulder police have ticketed about a dozen people running naked on the street while sporting freshly gutted pumpkins on their heads as part of an annual Halloween event. The citations for indecent exposure Friday night came as dozens of other costumed revelers, including a man with a red cape and a sword, ... The event known in Boulder as the Naked Pumpkin Run has been held for 10 years. This year it drew a huge crowd, prompting concern from police.
  • Caption Obama Pickin' Pumpkins

    10/30/2008 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies · 1,634+ views
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) selects two pumpkins he bought during his visit to the United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch in Sarasota, Florida, October 30, 2008. Obama, who is campaigning in Florida, Virginia and Missouri on Thursday visited the pumpkin patch on the eve of Halloween.
  • Pumpkin Takes Sides on Election

    10/29/2008 12:29:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 410+ views
    Salisbury Post ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2008
    Steve Havnaer, an unaffiliated voter in Rowan County, had a difficult time deciding which presidential candidate to vote for this year, so he took out his frustration on a pumpkin. "Each (candidate) has something I dislike and each one has something I do tend to go for," Havnaer said. So Havnaer carved the likenesses of both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain on one large pumpkin this fall. Turn the pumpkin one way, and McCain is looking at you. Turn it around, it's Obama. The classic political flip-flop. Havnaer says his two-faced pumpkin allows him to be "politically correct...
  • Free John McCain and Sarah Palin Pumpkin Stencils

    10/17/2008 8:03:01 AM PDT · by meandog · 15 replies · 9,456+ views
    Taking a stand against the status quo? Display your Sarah Palin pumpkin and say thanks, but no thanks to Democratic dirty tricks or Obama spending treats. The feisty Alaska gov is ready to lead your fright-night festivities! *Lipstick not included
  • Sex Offenders' Homes to Be Marked With Pumpkin Symbol

    10/16/2008 9:21:55 AM PDT · by nmh · 37 replies · 657+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS — Sex offenders in Maryland have begun receiving paper signs in the mail that read "No candy at this residence," which they must post on their front doors or possibly face a parole violation. The signs began arriving last week in the mailboxes of the about 1,200 violent and child-sex offenders across Maryland. The signs were accompanied by a letter explaining they must stay at home, turn off outside lights and not answer the door on Halloween. Maryland is also distributing pamphlets statewide to warn families to stay away from homes with the pumpkin signs.
  • Wisconsin Man Paddles Pumpkin Down River For Charity[150 Miles]

    10/11/2008 4:08:50 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 810+ views
    KeyeTV ^ | 08 Oct 2008 | KeyeTV
    While most families place a candle or light bulb in their carved-out pumpkins, J.R. Hildebrandt can fit a chair and small heater in his. The Wisconsin resident has carved a canoe out of a pumpkin and is taking the 760-pound gourd to the water where he plans to paddle 150 miles for charity. Hildebrandt will row his orange veggie down the Wisconsin River to raise money for Tri City Children’s Dream Foundation, a group that gives special-needs children memorable trips. "We've sent children to Disney Land, or Disney World. We've sent them to NASCAR races, we've even sent one little...
  • Kung fu pose leads to fugitive's demise in Chamblee

    03/18/2008 8:29:03 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies · 995+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/18/08 | BRIAN FEAGANS
    Their weapons may not sound like much: two belts, a newspaper and a rose-pattern blanket. But six Chinese immigrants from Chamblee all but gift-wrapped an international fugitive for authorities recently, ending a five-month manhunt for a self-described martial arts expert twice featured on "America's Most Wanted." Nai Yin Xue had sought cover in Atlanta's Mandarin-speaking community. There, he encountered a scrappy band of cooks and deliverymen whose possessions, though few, include a good memory and a keen sense of justice. Now the "Chamblee Six" await final details of a sizable reward from New Zealand police. Today, the five men and...
  • New Zealand Killer Caught in Georgia (Pumpkin case)

    02/29/2008 11:38:44 AM PST · by Shermy · 24 replies · 221+ views
    AP ^ | February 29, 2008
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese-language magazine publisher accused of killing his wife in New Zealand and abandoning his daughter at an Australian train station was captured Thursday in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said. Nai Yin Xue was caught after residents of a Chamblee, Ga., apartment recognized him from pictures published in the media and called police, U.S. Marshals Service Chief Inspector Thomas Hession said. Hession said that when the residents, who were of Chinese descent, confronted Xue about his identity, he tried to leave the building but they detained him until police arrived. "They did a great job," he...
  • Iowa Tax on Pumkins

    10/31/2007 5:05:27 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies · 182+ views
    DesMoines Register via Drudge ^ | 10/30/07 | KEN FUSON
    Cannot post content. Iowa has decided pumpkins are decorations not food, and as such need to be taxed. www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071031/NEWS/710310383
  • Tax law: Are you eating those pumpkins?

    10/31/2007 4:34:47 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 32 replies · 30+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 30, 2007 | Yahoo! News
    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Revenue is taxing jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween. The new department policy was implemented after officials decided that pumpkins are used primarily for Halloween decorations, not food, and should be taxed, said Renee Mulvey, the department's spokeswoman. "We made the change because we wanted the sales tax law to match what we thought the predominant use was," Mulvey said. "We thought the predominant use was for decorations or jack-o'-lanterns." Previously, pumpkins had been considered an edible squash and exempted from the tax. The department ruled this year that pumpkins are taxable — with some...
  • Record-setting gourd wins Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off (1,524 pounds)

    10/08/2007 1:13:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 1,563+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/8/07 | Media News
    The record was shattered today in the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, with the winning gourd weighing in at 1,524 pounds. The grower, Thad Starr, takes home the first prize of $9,144 or $6 per pound. The 40-year-old from Pleasant Hill, Ore., beat more than 70 competitors, including three-time winner Joel Holland, who came in second with a 1,384-pound pumpkin.
  • FBI checks bomb report in Tacoma, finds pumpkin[Washington-Nuclear Bomb]

    10/07/2007 1:14:15 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 658+ views
    AP ^ | 5 Oct 2007 | AP
    TACOMA — The FBI checked out a report of an atomic bomb in Tacoma and found it had turned into a pumpkin. The Port of Tacoma called the FBI after the deputy director received a phone message Sept. 21 from a port commission candidate, Bill Casper. He said he knew how to make an atomic bomb that could elude security devices. An FBI spokeswoman in Seattle, Robbie Burroughs, says four agents went to Casper's office Sept. 26 to question him. He says he spent an hour with the agents showing them a pumpkin and another squash similar in size to...
  • Pumped up at the fair: In Topsfield, jumbo-sized pumpkins crush world records [1689 POUNDS!!!]

    10/01/2007 3:31:07 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 10 replies · 401+ views
    Salem News ^ | Monday, October 1, 2007 | Cate Lecuyer
    Giant-pumpkin growers at the Topsfield Fair broke the world record this weekend for heaviest pumpkin - twice. For just a moment, Bill Rodonis, of Litchfield, N.H., held the title with a 1,566-pound pumpkin. Then Joe Jutras, of Scituate, R.I., crushed it with a pumpkin weighing 1,689 pounds. Both men beat last year's record of 1,502 pounds, but only Jutras will make it in the Guinness Book of Records. "To be that much over the world record from last year is incredible," Jutras said. He also received a $3,500 check for first place and he will probably make double that amount...
  • True Crime-Runaway Cops With Tazers, the Logan Bomber

    09/26/2007 1:39:04 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 5 replies · 58+ views
    It's a True Crime update and let's begin with these out-of-control cops. One we featured last week has been fired and now we have two excessive tazering incidents. Plus the Jena 6 fake drama and an armless man fights for a lady and causes a heart attack in his challenger. We've got a Hsu update, new info on the tragedy of the abandoned child known as "Pumpkin" and how about the nut wearing a fake bomb vest at Logan airport?
  • Operator of Pumpkin Tosser Injured in Freak Accident

    09/25/2007 4:25:19 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 103+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | September 24, 2007 | Nancy Foster
    GREENFIELD – It was a rough ending to the first weekend of the annual pumpkin flinging season by the Yankee Siege when one of the medieval weapon's main operators was injured in an accident. Chuck Willard of Hancock, who climbs the 55-foot high boom on the trebuchet dozens of times a day during the fall-flinging season, was knocked unconscious about 2:30 p.m. yesterday when the boom from the trebuchet, a catapult-like device that uses counterweight to hurl pumpkins nearly 300 yards, struck him in the chin. "He was out for about two minutes," said an employee at the Yankee Siege...
  • Father 'Abandoned' Girl, 3, In Melbourne Train Station

    09/18/2007 6:47:38 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 544+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2007 | Sally Peck
    Father 'abandoned' girl, 3, in Melbourne train station By Sally Peck and agencies Last Updated: 2:34am BST 19/09/2007 Police in three countries are hunting for the parents of a three-year-old girl who was apparently abandoned by her father at a Melbourne railway station. Xue Qianxun Staff at the Southern Cross train station discovered Xue Qianxun, from New Zealand, crying and confused on Saturday. Authorities said they have grave fears for the mother of the 3-year-old girl. Australian police said they believe Xue Naiyin, a Chinese-language magazine publisher in New Zealand, flew to the US after dumping his daughter at the...
  • New Zealand police search for Pumpkin's mother Annie Xue (father fled to USA)

    09/17/2007 5:49:25 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 389+ views
    AAP ^ | September 18, 2007
    VICTORIA, New Zealand and US police are involved in the search for the parents of 'Pumpkin', the little girl abandoned at a Melbourne train station. New Zealand police hold grave fears for the mother, Annie Xue, also known as Anan Liu, who has not been heard from. Pumpkin's father, New Zealand magazine publisher, Nai Xin Xue, flew to the US two hours after dumping his daughter at Southern Cross Railway Station on Saturday morning. "There are concerns we haven't heard from her at all," head of Auckland CIB, Detective Inspector Dave Pearson, told NZPA. He would not say if police...
  • Caption U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) (L) carves a Halloween pumpkin

    10/30/2006 9:44:32 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 28 replies · 684+ views
    U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) (L) carves a Halloween pumpkin as U.S. Congressman Martin Meehan (D-MA) (C) and Senator Kennedy's wife Victoria look on during a visit to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Massachusetts October 18, 2006. Senator Kennedy is running to be re-elected to a eighth six-year term in November. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)
  • Caption: A President and a pumpkin (Have at it, Photochoppers!)

    10/27/2006 7:44:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies · 3,227+ views
    President Bush examines a pumpkin which he later purchased during an unscheduled stop while campaigning for Sen. George Allen, R-Va., in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Carve your pumpkin online

    10/26/2006 10:13:00 AM PDT · by UB355 · 3 replies · 488+ views
    internet ^ | 10/26/206 | Internet Cubpack81.com
    Practice your technique on line
  • Bomb Blasts Hit India (Man with freaking enormous head guards temple)

    03/08/2006 12:03:03 PM PST · by dead · 128 replies · 3,853+ views
    Indian policeman stand gaurd outside of the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. Indian police shot dead an Islamic militant suspected of links to a triple bombing that killed 23 people in Hinduism's holy city of Varanasi and sparked a nationwide alert.(AFP/Marinder Nanu)
  • What was Halloween like for You as a Kid?

    10/31/2005 10:22:59 AM PST · by laney · 129 replies · 1,468+ views
    Vanity | Oct 31st, 2005 | Laney
    It's Halloween and I thought it would be a festive ocassion to freepers, to post there Halloween experiences as a Kid.
  • Prenatal Pumpkin

    10/31/2005 10:36:21 AM PST · by HungarianGypsy · 26 replies · 1,784+ views
    It's not newsworthy, but I still thought a lot of Freepers would find this wonderful to see.
  • Halloween Dreams

    10/29/2005 7:47:48 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 693+ views
    storyhouse.org ^ | October 2004 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Everyone has a Halloween dream: A frightening fantasy of goblins and ghouls or a fond recollection of jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and crepe paper cats. No matter the dream, each one stems from a tale handed down... or a childhood memory, long past and fading. My dream is of a perfect place at a perfect time.
  • Just in time for Halloween

    10/29/2005 3:02:01 PM PDT · by ForegoneAlternative · 9 replies · 821+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 10/28/05 | Jay Dyson