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AM news: Botox, LAPD, Romer and travel

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no really, Botox is good for you - Front page "news" from the LA Times: Getting Botox injections to freeze your frown lines may improve your emotional well-being. If your face can't move into a frown, according to a survey of 10 women, your moods may be less gloomy. No word on which 10 women were in the survey.

an LAPD wrinkle - Implementation of a computer system to track officer conduct has stalled at the LAPD — while it's gone forward apace at the Sheriff's department. The delay is one of the reasons for last week's decision to extend federal oversight of the LAPD for three more years. Today the City Council's Public Safety Committee will ask police officials what's up.

Roy Romer - LA Observed picks up on the Rocky Mountain News' profile of Roy Romer, the now embattled LAUSD Superintendent and former Governor of Colorado. To the paper back home, Romer cuts a heroic figure.

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a roamer - The Daily News takes a skeptical look at Mayor Villaraigosa's travel budget. The Mayor contends that his travel is to secure funds for the city. Plus, people seem to recognize and welcome him where he goes — that can't be said for our last mayor.

the cost of travel, part ouch Nationwide, gas prices have fallen to a still-expensive $2.93 a gallon. How much are you paying for gas?