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The (Lafayette, Ind.) Journal & Courier had one of the spookiest front pages Thursday, as Halloween loomed: a dark, churning weather monster with the headline: Wind, Rain — Forecast Looks Scary.
Also scary: The front of The Current, which features not only ghosts and mist but John Wayne in a sailor’s hat:
If you need a different last-minute costume idea, NewsCastic offered some work-related suggestions, including Wolf Blitzer, a social media professional, a newsboy and a “slutty newspaper girl”.
Reuters’ David Ingram may have spotted something while on the job today.
Spotted in the US Justice Department cafeteria: Darth Maul. It's probably a Halloween costume, though.
— David Ingram (@David_Ingram) October 31, 2013
U.S. News and World Reports’ Nikki Schwab definitely saw something on Capitol Hill today.
The only good Halloween costume to be spotted on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/sU02nXf3nH
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) October 31, 2013
And TV NewsCheck’s Andrew Dodson rounded up a list of seven scary tech stories from TV stations.
“For more than 30 years, WBNS Columbus, Ohio, had never experienced a problem with its CBS satellite, until earlier this year.
Pat Ingram, director of engineering, says the station lost its network satellite transmission signal on both the main and back-up systems. The folks in New York were called, but said they weren’t experiencing any operational problems.
‘Were we missing an important piece that could cause a dual failure?’ Ingram thought. ‘Routing distribution, fiber systems, power, the ‘CBS’ rack were all checked, yet all three CBS receivers showed no signal. Not just a low signal, but no signal.’
Ingram concluded it could be only one problem: atmospheric conditions were bad enough to actually block the C-band signal from CBS. He was right. About four hours later, the main dish came back on, followed by the backup.”
We have, intentionally, not included images of Matt Lauer as Pamela Anderson here. If you want those kinds of scares, you’re on your own.