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7 things to know before dinner—Kindergarten habits, Bambi's look, webcam 'sextortion,' the scariest house in America

1.  Kindergarten behavior can predict later drug abuse (KPCC)

A new study finds boys with anti-social behavior in kindergarten are likely to abuse drugs later in life — unless they get intensive intervention in tween years.

Results published recently in the British Journal of Psychiatry indicate that the boys who received this intensive therapy were less likely than the rest to use drugs as teens.  Researchers studied two control groups of boys and followed them until they were 17, with specific attention on their use of drugs or alcohol.

2.  If you build it, and keep building it, and keep building, and keep building, the ghosts won't get you (Mental Floss)

The Winchester Mansion, or Winchester Mystery House, located near San Jose, Calif. has creaked into a list of the Top 5 scariest buildings in America.

On the advice of a medium, Sarah Winchester, widow of gun magnate William Winchester, financed obsessive construction of a bizarre 130-room house — with doors that open into walls and stairs that go nowhere — in an effort to appease the spirits of those killed by her husband's famous rifle.

3. 102-year-old 'Bambi' artist draws retrospective at Walt Disney Family Museum (KPCC)

The new Walt Disney Family Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco beat Los Angeles to the punch, and is staging a career retrospective for Tyrus Wong, the man who gave Disney's animated film "Bambi" its look.

Wong, now 102-years-old and still very active, took his cue for Bambi from the simplicity of Chinese painting.

4. How diverse is your circle of friends? (KPCC)

A recent poll conducted by Reuters found that many Americans do not have friends of another race.

The poll found that about 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race.

5. Miss Teen USA hips FBI to webcam 'sextortion' scheme (Sacramento Bee)

The FBI is investigating allegations that the newly crowned Miss Teen USA — Cassidy Wolf, 19, of Temecula — was the victim of someone who hacked into a webcam in her Southern Calif. bedroom in an attempt to extort nude photographs from her.

Agents believe they have identified the person behind the alleged "sextortion" scheme, said a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles on Friday. No arrest has been made.

6. After fatal crash with cyclists, driver's tweets help spur murder charges (KPCC)

An 18-year-old California man stands accused of murder after law enforcement officials upgraded charges against him based on his driving history and his Twitter posts about how fast he liked to drive.

Cody Hall was initially charged with manslaughter for allegedly losing control of his car, which struck and killed a woman riding her bike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

7. Disneyland and Anaheim to commemorate the end of fasting with SoCal Muslims (KPCC)

Anaheim will celebrate Eid al-Fitr with Southern California Muslims at a two-day festival this weekend. Disneyland, one of the event sponsors, donated about 30 park passes for drawings and giveaways.

The event is free and includes entertainment, rides, games, activities, and more than 70 booths and food vendors. Event organizers expect nearly 10,000 people will be in attendance.

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