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With my local, traditional news delivery medium now relegated to the equivalent of a letter-sized memorandum of understanding, I find myself relying, like so many, on online sources for my daily dose of breaking events. The lighter "Currents" section I used to enjoy has now been replaced by Google's "How to of the day" list. This morning, my attention was drawn to the entry titled, "How to escape from the trunk of a car." "Being trapped in a car's trunk can be a harrowing, sometimes deadly experience," the teaser read. Maybe so, but my initial reaction was that this does not apply to me. I have a better chance of fitting into my wedding dress after consuming the No. 3 combo platter (enchilada, taco, rice and beans) than I do the boot of my Volkswagen Beetle. Are they talking about my husband's car? I'm pretty sure I could crawl over the back seat of his SUV without written instructions. More importantly, wouldn't it be better if I just...