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Five Things: Sunny But Cool Today

What are your thoughts on the efforts to fast-track a casino in New Hampshire?

SONG OF THE DAY: "Gallop" by Tall Ships

Good morning, Salem! Here are five things you need to know today, Thursday, Nov. 29:

1. CASINO ON FAST TRACK?: We picked up Wednesday's Boston Herald cover story about efforts to expedite the expansion of gambling in New Hampshire as efforts to get casinos going in Massachusetts, where they are already legal, have stalled.

Do you think it's a possibility a casino at Rockingham Park could be up and going by the end of 2013? What do you think it would mean for the area? Let us know your thoughts.

2. SALEM HOLIDAY PARADE PHOTOS: We want to thank everyone who has uploaded images to our Salem Holiday Parade gallery. If you have photos you'd like to share, don't hestitate. You can upload them right here.

3. ENTER DECK THE HOUSE TODAY: Do you have the best holiday display in front at your house in Salem? How about the state? How about the country?

Our annual "Deck the House" contest runs through Dec. 16 and the winner will receive $100,000 for their local schools. Enter your home today!

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORYOn this day in 1981, the actress Natalie Wood, who starred in such movies as Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story, drowns in a boating accident near California’s Catalina Island. She was 43 years old. Information courtesy of History.com.

5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s. Clouds will roll in tonight, lows in the lower 20s.

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