1. It was the final showdown last night as President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debated for the last time before the Nov. 6 election. Who won the debate? Did either candidate win your vote? Who are you supporting? Weigh in now.
2. Thomas Cobb, author of four novels, including Crazy Heart, which was adapted into a major motion picture, will discuss his work at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center at Roger Williams University today at 4:30 p.m. A Rhode Island resident, Cobb is retired from a long career as a faculty member at Rhode Island College, where he also directed its creative writing program for 18 years. Cobb, a Rhode Island resident, grew up in Arizona, the setting of his new novel, With Blood in Their Eyes.
3. Need a last-minute costume for Halloween on a budget. Check out the costume swap at The Children's Workshop today, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
4. This day in history, Oct. 23, 2004: A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated. Seven years later, a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
5. It should be mostly sunny today with highs near 65. An afternoon shower is possible.