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The business of death

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One funeral home director’s experience with the unknown

Funeral home directors spend the bulk of their time working on the dead.

They prepare the deceased through a detailed process that involves injecting embalming fluid through the neck until the decay-preventing fluid fills the entire body.

David Anderson was in the...

Try out this recipe!

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Brian’s Brain Cake


 1 box red velvet cake mix and ingredients to make cake (usually oil, water and eggs)1 cup vanilla frosting1 package 12 oz., bright white candy melts1/4 cup corn syrupcornstarch2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons strawberry jam,   not jellyWilton burgundy color gel food coloring



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 6 cup/1.5 L glass mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

2. Prepare cake mix in a mixing bowl according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

3. After cake is cooked, make candy...

What goes bump in the night?

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Zollinger Library tests people’s Halloween knowledge

Here’s a couple questions for you, in what year was the radio program “War of the Worlds” aired? Hmm don’t know - keep guessing. How ‘bout, was there really a mummy’s curse when King Tutankhamun was discovered?

These were the sort of trivia questions that were asked at the Halloween Trivia Night at UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library, 705 Gurley Ave. The spooky thought-provoking event took place Oct. 18.

Zollinger Library Director Markos Chaves said the library staff wanted to do something fun and educational that also celebrated the spirit of Halloween.

“The library likes to do programming that brings people into the...

The disappearing backseat passenger

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Former police officer tells a scary story

Halloween originates from the Celtic people. Over 2,000 years ago, they would don costumes to ward off bad spirits, believing that the ghosts of the dead would roam about among the living on this day.

Today, children dress up in costumes not to scare off the boogeyman, but to scare up as much candy as possible. As for adults, the whole macabre and thrill of trying to scare others or enjoying a good scare themselves is their Halloween.

Nothing beats a classic horror film, a spooky campfire story, or perhaps a honest to goodness true tale of encountering a “bad spirit.”

In the spirit of Halloween,  the Sun searched about for such...

Man charged with assault for alleged stabbing

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A  man was recently charged with assault in Indian Country.

According to the police report, Larry Gene Charley allegedly arrived at the victim's house on Roadrunner Road in Sundance on Oct. 21 in the early morning. Charley, 60,  allegedly knocked at the door and entered, then walked to a bedroom where he found the victim lying in bed. Charley allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest before two other residents in the home heard the scuffle and forced Charley from the house.

During the struggle, the victim grabbed the knife, which caused cuts to his hands. The victim also suffered a collapsed lung as a result of the stabbing. The victim was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center...

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