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Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Tricks, but no treats

Would have gotten away with it, too: There's a pillowcase-full of Halloween-oriented programming on TV between now and Wednesday, including "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "The Blair Witch Project" and special episodes of "Ghost Hunters" all evening on the SyFy channel on Wednesday.

We're hoping they show the episode of "Ghost Hunters" where Shaggy and Scooby discover the amusement park isn't really haunted; it was just Old Man Hawes trying to scare the gang using paranormal babble, sound effects and bogus electronic equipment.

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Maybe Tim Eyman would loan you his gorilla costume: Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, will be dressed as pirates as they hand out candy at the governor's mansion on Halloween.

If that seems a little unimaginative compared to former Gov. Chris Gregoire's costumes, which included Willy Wonka and Dora the Explorer, Inslee's initial costume idea was to dress up as Gov. Gregoire.

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Pretzels! Pretzels! United Airlines will pay $1.1 million for stranding passengers on 13 planes on the tarmac for more than three hours last year.

Here's another costume idea: Haggard United passenger, which looks a lot like a zombie but is carrying luggage and a United boarding pass.

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