A few tricks to keep Halloween safe

By , a staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

With Halloween just around the corner, the National Board of Realtors makes the following suggestions to help prevent destructive ''tricks'' or acts of vandalism:

* Use whatever outdoor lighting you have, such as porch lights, garage or carport lights, and patio or yard lights. Your home should be well lit inside and out.

* To prevent theft, clear your yard of such items as outdoor furniture, grills, garden hoses, etc. Lock your car and any outdoor storage facilities.

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* Encourage community leaders to sponsor trick-or-treat ventures in daylight or early evening hours. Positive community programs can redirect the energies of young people.

* For maximum protection, suggest adult supervision of youthful door-to-door visitors. If you do not have small children of your own, volunteer some time to be with neighborhood children.

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