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road rage The LA Times is all over the roads this morning. Their slow burn starts with an ocean of cars clogging PCH in South Bay; then it bubbles over into pure civic rage with a gas tax measure on the November ballot. At least, we can be reassured, there will be no MTA fare hikes next year, if the agency's proposed budget is approved.

septuagenarian anger A 78-year-old property caretaker shot and killed the property's 76-year-old owner in North Hollywood yesterday. The victim was active at his local Buddhist temple.

pissed at viruses A Downey man was sentenced Monday to 5 years for spreading adware via a virus. 20-year-old Jeanson James Ancheta and an unaccused co-conspirator made $107,000 from selling access to their infected computers, which included some at the U.S. Naval Warfare Center in China Lake and others used by the Defense Systems Agency, part of the Defense Department.

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mad about birdflu Marketplace reports that the poultry industry is upset about tonight's ABC chicken-little disaster-drama Fatal Conflict: Bird Flu in America. No, you can't get birdflu from eating chicken, the last-minute grocery-store based advertising says. The pork industry isn't complaining, tho.

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