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July 29th, 2009
08:38 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch:hero looking for work

Live handed a fired produce manager lemons, so we're trying to help him make lemonade.

The man tracked down a purse snatcher that struck a customer and he ended up losing his job at a grocery store near Austin, Texas.

Check out Troy Schafer's interview with Kyra Phillips and if you have a job for him, e-mail him at:

The president of Randalls Food Market sent us a statement today about firing Troy Schafer. Tom Schwilke said in part, "We simply are not willing to put our employees or customers at risk by encouraging or allowing pursuits or violent confrontations... We understand the impulse to help and the intensity of the moment, but we also understand how very easily this could have ended tragically."

July 29th, 2009
10:52 AM ET

Texting Increases Crash Risk More Than 20 Times

A new study shows texting while driving may be even more dangerous than you think. CNN’s Josh Levs explains.

Filed under: Josh Levs
July 29th, 2009
08:51 AM ET

What Would You Tax?

All kinds of ideas floating around on how to pay for health care reform. We, on the Heidi show, are especially intrigued by the discussion of taxing certain items. Tax fast food. Tax plastic surgery. Tax health clubs, ring tones, and the old-standby, marijuana. Some of these were put out there to help states deal with their own debts...but we think they could apply to national health care reform too.

We want to hear your ideas - what do you think we should tax to pay for health care reform?

Filed under: Heidi Collins
July 29th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Michael Vick's Road to Redemption: has he done enough?

Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated former Falcon Quarterback Michael Vick to the NFL on a conditional basis and will be considered for full reinstatement and to play in regular-season games by Week 6 (October 18-19) based on the progress he makes in his transition plan.

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Vick is also set to begin work with the Humane Society soon. Vick will be part of an anti-dogfighting campaign aimed at preventing youths from getting involved in dogfighting.

We want to know. Is Vick doing enough to repair his image and show remorse? Do you agree with the NFL's decision?

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield