Here are some other stories I did, not long before joining the ranks of more than 2 million Americans laid off in 2008.
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In the theatre world they tell you to break a leg. But I'm in journalism, so I mixed it up and broke the left ankle instead, then shredded the ligaments in the leg for added drama. I was down for a little while, but not out. Stay tuned for updates to come.