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Texting and Driving

LESSON LEARNED

You’ve heard us talk about texting and driving and how dangerous it can be.

The warnings have been told to so many drivers including 21 year-old Chance Bothe.

Bothe was on his way home near Houston when the accident occurred. Seconds after his text, he drove off a bridge, then a cliff, and landed in a ravine.

He suffered a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries.

Colorado Shooting Surviver Speaks Out

LUCKY

More and more stories are being shared by survivors of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Co weeks after it happened.

One of those new stories being told is by Megan Saunders.

She was in the third row in that theater during the horrible Dark Knight Rises shooting.

God forbid you were ever in that situation. Think about how that experience would feel? What's the first thing you would do? Would you jump to action or would you be paralyzed with fear?

Olympian Chooses Team Over Money

SHE WILL PASS

Gabby Douglas could be a very rich athlete after the Olympics, she will be featured on a cereal box and looks to make millions in endorsements.

Athlete’s get a choice after the Olympics. Stay amateur and don’t accept money or go pro and take the money and run!

However, there is one athlete that is doing something that is pretty impressive.

Gold-medalist swimmer Missy Franklin is expected to make millions after the games in London.

She’s the teen from Colorado who is defying the odds of past Olympians.

World's Largest Yard Sale

BIG SALE

It all started yesterday, “The “World’s Longest Yard Sale” kicked off, giving shoppers access to 690 miles of deals up and down US Highway 127.

The four-day event was started by an executive in Tennessee, who wanted to get more people off the major highway that spans more than 750 miles, and traveling the back roads of the rural area.

But, it’s grown into something entirely different. The two-lane highway has become a playground for bargain hunters looking for a deal.

Work Email

WORK HOURS

The average worker spends two-and-a-half hours writing emails every day.

A poll found that more than a quarter of most employees' time is wasted sending, receiving or sorting out emails instead of doing their jobs.

That means that every year workers spend about 81 working days hunched over their computers.

Miracle of Strength

SUPER HERO

With a lot of bad in the new lately, it’s always nice to hear about something good.

Listen to his story.

Last weekend while home after graduating college, the college grad wanted to borrow the car.

So the grad walks outside looking for their dad and wasn’t able to find him.

After asking the mom, the grad went back outside to look for the dad again and found Alec Kornacki stuck under a BMW.

Alec was unconscious and his arm caught over his chest.

Congress and the Postal Service

POSTAL WOES

Lets look at Congress for a second and give them a grade.

We'll take their work on the Post Office. We know that reform is needed there to fix the problem of losing money and pre-funding and benefits.

The first 18 months the 112 th Congress has been sworn in, the House has introduced 60 bills to rename post offices. Thirty-eight have passed the House and 26 have become law. During those 18 months, the House has produced 151 laws, 17 percent of which have been to rename post offices.  

Olympian's Mother

LOCHTE

American swimmer Ryan Lochte has become a heartthrob over the past few months, but according to his mother anyone trying to lock him into a relationship will probably be left disappointed.

IN AN INTERVIEW.... Ryan's mom said:

her son focuses so much on his career that he doesn't have time for a girlfriend. She said the following:

"He goes out on one-night stands. He's not able to give fully to a relationship because he's always on the go."

 

Taxing Olympians

TAXING THE OLYMPIANS

Winning an Olympic medal doesn't only bring glory -- it also brings the tax man. Yahoo! reported that medalists have to pay taxes on the prize money that comes with a gold, silver or bronze. The United States Olympic Committee rewards Olympic medalists with honorariums: gold medal brings $25,000. Silver medals get you $15,000. And a bronze is worth $10,000. The Weekly Standard calculated that the tax bill on a gold is $8,986, silver is $5,385 and bronze is $3,500.

Uneffective Safety Device

IT WILL NOT WORK

This is disappointing.

 

Federal officials are warning parents they should not count on three types of electronic devices designed to alert them when they've forgotten a baby strapped in a car seat.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the performance of the devices is too inconsistent. One relies on a chest buckle sensor and two use seat pads.

They say parents should not count on three types of electronic devices designed to alert them when they've forgotten a baby strapped in a car seat.

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