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Colt pistol
Colt pistol

Looking Ahead

Issue: "Reassessing the genome," Oct. 6, 2012

Historic auction

History lovers and gun buffs alike might want to find a way to Nashua, N.H., on Sept. 30 for a unique firearms sale by RR Auction. A Colt .25 pistol once owned by Chicago gangster Al Capone and guns snatched from the bodies of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow will be up for auction. Memorabilia hunters can also bid on items that belonged to John Dillinger, Wyatt Earp, and Elliot Ness.

Debates, part one 

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will square off at the University of Colorado on Oct. 3 for the first of three televised debates. Veteran debate moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS will preside over the debate, which will focus on domestic issues.

Film first 

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The first-ever stop-motion IMAX 3D film, director Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, hits theaters on Oct. 5. The film, a send up to the 1931 classic Frankenstein, features a boy who brings his deceased dog back to life. Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short will provide character voices for the boy's parents.

Venezuela votes

By hook or crook, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will likely win another six-year term on Oct. 7. Though many experts call Henrique Capriles the strongest opponent Chavez has faced in his 13-year tenure as president, polling—and Chavez's win-at-any-cost attitude—indicates winning may be next to impossible for the challenger.

Debates, part two 

Voter attention will turn to the presidential running mates on Oct. 11 as Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden face each other in a vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky. Since Romney named Ryan to the GOP ticket, many have looked forward to seeing the rising star tangle with the gaffe-prone Biden.

Taking it to the streams

To mark its 100th year, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America will tackle a massive service project with participants in all states. Girl Scouts across the nation will fan out on Oct. 13 to tackle water pollution by raking and bagging 20,000 pounds of fallen leaves and dead grass that would otherwise leech phosphorus into the nation's waterways.


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