October 26th, 2012
07:42 AM ET

Friday's live events

Hurricane Sandy could cause problems up and down the U.S. East Coast.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest developments on the storm.

Today's programming highlights...

Continuing coverage - Hurricane Sandy tracker

11:45 am ET - Biden in Wisconsin - After spending the last few days in Ohio, Vice President Biden will head to Wisconsin for a day of campaigning, starting with a stop at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  He'll also speak to students and supporters in Kenosha at 3:00 pm ET.

1:00 pm ET - Romney talks economy - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to deliver a "major" speech on the economy at a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa.

1:30 pm ET - Trayvon Martin case: Gag order hearing - Prosecutors will request a gag order in the case of George Zimmerman, who's accused of killing Trayvon Martin.

7:15 pm ET - GOP ticket rally - Following his Iowa speech, Mitt Romney heads to Ohio to join running mate Rep. Paul Ryan at a rally in North Canton.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There was a haunted house on the outskirts of the town which was avoided by all the townfolk – the ghost which 'lived' there was feared by all.

    However, an enterprising journalist decided to get the scoop of the day by photographing the fearsome phantom. When he entered the house, armed with only his camera, the ghost descended upon him, clanking chains et al. He told the ghost "I mean no harm – I just want your photograph". The ghost was quite happy at this chance to make the headlines – he posed for a number of ghostly shots.

    The happy journalist rushed back to his dark room, and began developing the photos. Unfortunately, they turned out to be black and underexposed.

    So what's the moral of the story?

    The spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.

    He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.

    By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward.

    Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.

    By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.

    Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the crowd asks him if he has an explanation for the music.

    "Oh, it's nothing to worry about" says the caretaker. "He's just decomposing!"

    October 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Happy Friday!

    October 26, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Happy Friday right back at ya banasy. I see they haven't finished dragging Lance Armstrongs name through the mud.
      They need to just leave the man alone. They got their wish of stripping him of all his wins and trophies, what the hell else do they want ?

      The other day, dazzle came on here and mentioned that she has moved back to the east. Has she returned to beantown ? I don't seem to be able to catch her on the blogs, so I thought maybe you migh know.
      I'm inquiring about this because of the storm going that way.

      October 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      She didn't move back to beantown; she lives in the Mid-Atlantic coastal region, and she is safe, I promise.

      As for the LA thing, the witch hunt is complete.
      I guess nothing less than a complete crushing humiliation would do.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I'm glad to hear dazzle is in a safe place. I can't help but be concerned about my friends when you all are being threatened.
      Like Herk said, People please stay aware of this storm. It could make a big difference to a lot of people. JIF, where ever you are, this goes especially for you and everyone else in the line of fire.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I saw Herk...too bad he was talking to a faux TLB, although it was nice seeing Herk.

      October 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      It just seems like hurricanes follow Dazzle wherever she goes, huh? I wonder what she did to earn that kind of luck. I hope she is in a safe place.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Top Signs That You're Too Old to Trick or Treat

    10. You get winded from knocking on the door.

    9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.

    8. You ask for high fiber candy only.

    7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.

    6. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask.

    5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest.

    4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.

    3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.

    2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.

    1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-wives live.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    LOL, good ones @bobcat(in a hat). Thanks all for your concern. I took off early with the cats and am safe inland.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |