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From The Newsroom: $30 Million For Downtown Dallas Parks; Plano Math Whiz

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced that four key downtown parks will receive $30 million  toward new park space and upgrades. The landmark commitment comes from the Belo Foundation, which moving forward will operate as Parks for Downtown Dallas.

Plano High School math whiz David Yue recently won a national science fair honor for his project that could reduce dangerous radiation from medical CT scans. 

And, forget ghosts and goblins. Nothing strikes fear quite like death, which is why there are a lot of superstitions about it. Ken Untiedt is a professor at Stephen F. Austin University and he’s with the Texas Folklore Society. He sat down to talk about some common rituals. 

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.