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I’m pretty sure this happened in an episode of the CBS show CSI during its first or second seasons. That doesn’t make it any less appalling, though.

Here’s the story from chron.com:

>>HOUSTON — A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a pedestrian on a Houston freeway early Tuesday, then drove for several miles after the victim had crashed through the windshield and landed next to the passenger’s seat, authorities said.

The driver, James Onak, 49, faces a felony charge of failure to stop and render aid in a fatality and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, said Donna Hawkins, a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Onak had an attorney. The felony charge carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

The name of the male victim, 32, has not been released by authorities.

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I guess we all think that where we live is the most stressful place around. Turns out I was wrong thinking that Washington, D.C., or even New York topped the list. Instead, that honor goes to a top vacation spot–Las Vegas.

Here’s the article about it from Forbes via Yahoo:

>>America’s Most Stressful Cities 2010

Francesca Levy, Forbes.com

Aug 17, 2010

Anxiety levels are running high in these metros.

Every day overwhelmed Las Vegas residents flood the Stress Management Center of Nevada, looking for relief from their problems. They often complain of irregular work hours that keep them away from their families, and tensions that result from family health crises.

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As someone who works for a newspaper, I can easily say that “change” is something that the media is facing on an almost daily basis.

However, I wasn’t aware that such major upheaval was in the offing!

Here’s an article about a revolutionary idea one local television station has in mind, from The Daily News:

>>Word that a Houston station is considering anchorless news has folks wondering whether this is the next wave of TV news or just a stunt to draw attention by a station with low ratings.

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