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rwinton.jpgStories That Make Reporters Happy: We can practically hear Richard Winton’s British giggles of glee while he was writing this piece about drug dealers who accidentally called 911. Particularly at the kicker: “It was the second bizarre crime in Pomona in recent days. Last week, a man who allegedly used a chain and pickup truck to yank a 1,500-pound automated teller machine from the Pomona Ranch Market was foiled in his escape attempt when his prosthetic leg fell off.”

peacockbc.jpgDeal or No Deal … It Doesn’t Much Matter: NBC sees it’s lowest weekly audience in Nielsen history.

aisan.jpgUnclear on the Concept: Randy Lewis criticizes American Idol for lacking depth. Next week he takes a giraffe to task for failing at limbo.

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