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Every once in a while, there’s justice in this world although it would have been better if it had happened sooner in this case.

Here’s just such a story from the AP via the Dallas/Fort Worth area:

>>Man dies while raping elderly South Texas woman

REFUGIO, Texas (AP) — Investigators said a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman.

The Refugio County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Wright said the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles by bicycle from his home to that of his 77-year-old victim in the tiny coastal community of Tivoli. View full article »

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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 the economy continues to worsen, times are getting tougher and tougher for smaller towns. Raising taxes has turned out to be a very unpopular option, so city’s are cutting back on services.

For one town in Texas, that means keeping only two members of their police force to try and keep them safe. Or is it something more political in nature?

Here’s the story from a local news site:

>>City Terminates All But Two in Police Force

By Shane Allen

Nearly every police officer for a small north Texas city was terminated from the payroll during a council meeting Saturday.

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