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Published: Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Imperfect storm

Jim Forman's looking for his parka: As most of the East Coast braced for the full force of a superstorm, residents in coastal areas were urged to clear out and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie closed Atlantic City's 12 casinos for only the fourth time in nearly 35 years.

Denied blackjack tables and slot machines, gamblers began placing bets on how long Weather Channel reporters could yell into their microphones before being swept out to sea.


New Orleans feels your pain: The superstorm and its expected aftermath of flooding and power outages also concerned the campaigns of President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney as Election Day nears.

Concerned that millions of dollars would be wasted if TVs darkened by outages can't play attack ads, both campaigns announced that all evacuation centers would be equipped with special election ad viewing stations.


Don't know much about history: On this day in 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, the English aristocrat and soldier, was executed in London.

Raleigh, who brought tobacco back from the New World and popularized it in England, was allowed to choose the method of execution, selecting beheading over lung cancer.


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