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4/11    "Parents hope photo of fatal text serves as warning"
        http://news.yahoo.com/parents-hope-photo-fatal-text-203757749.html
        I'm happy that this guy was promptly removed from the society without
        taking anyone innocent, especially that oncoming driver, along with
        him.
        \_ Gee, I just saw a parent texting driver at my kid's school an hour
           ago.  I actually took the liberty to yell at the driver "No
           texting!  Stop using your cell phone!"  -- OP
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He was taken to North Colorado Medical Center where he later died. Now his parents are hoping to convince others not to text and drive. The name of the message's recipient was redacted by the Greeley Police to protect the recipient's identity. DENVER (AP) -- Alexander Heit's final text cut off in mid-sentence. Before he could send it, police say the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car. Heit died shortly after the April 3 crash, but his parents and police are hoping the photo of the mundane text on his iPhone will serve as a stark reminder to drivers. The photo, published Wednesday in The Greeley Tribune, shows Heit was responding to a friend by typing "Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw" before he crashed. Witnesses told police that Heit appeared to have his head down when he began drifting into the oncoming lane in the outskirts of Greeley, where the University of Northern Colorado is located. According to police, an oncoming driver slowed and moved over just before Heit looked up and jerked the steering wheel. Police say Heit, a Colorado native who loved hiking and snowboarding, had a spotless driving record and wasn't speeding. In a statement released through police, Heit's mother said she doesn't want anyone else to lose someone to texting while driving. "In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you," Sharon Heit said. LOUIS (AP) -- Strong storms running the gamut from 100 mph wind gusts to ice and snow affected much of the Midwest, damaging homes, shutting down roads and leaving tens of thousands without power. Soccer-Bayern have 200,000 ticket requests for Champions semi BERLIN, April 11 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have received more than 200,000 ticket requests for their Champions League semi-final game in Munich, thousands of which were made before they advanced against Juventus, the club said on Thursday. "We have been updating the figure constantly and at the moment it stands at 200,000 ticket requests for the semi-final home leg," a Bayern Munich official told Reuters. Bayern's stadium fits only 69,000 and that includes the 39,500 ticket holders and any fans travelling with their opponents. Hamilton takes a sick note in Shanghai SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton canceled his media engagements and returned to his hotel after feeling unwell at the Chinese Grand Prix on Thursday. A Mercedes team spokeswoman said the 2008 Formula One world champion, who moved from McLaren at the end of last season, would be back at the circuit for scheduled practice on Friday. Mercedes won in China last year with Germany's Nico Rosberg, their first grand prix victory since they returned as a works team in 2010 after pulling out in 1955. Jay-Z Blasts His Republican Critics If congressional Republicans criticizing Jay-Z for his recent trip to Cuba were expecting a letter in response, they got one. Webber did not deserve to win, says Vettel By Alan Baldwin SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel met a barrage of questions about his failure to obey team orders on Thursday with an unrepentant smile and cold contempt for Red Bull team mate Mark Webber. Facing a scrum of reporters crammed into his team's hospitality centre at the Chinese Grand Prix, Vettel showed little apparent remorse for his failure to obey instructions by snatching victory from Webber in Malaysia last month. There was no 'war' between the team mates, he said, but no real trust either. Soccer-Mourinho salutes "incredible" Galatasaray fans ISTANBUL, April 9 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho saluted the passion of the Galatasaray fans on Tuesday after his team scrambled past the Turkish side into the Champions League semi-finals. Mourinho's men had to weather a second-half storm to go through 5-3 on aggregate even though Galatasaray scored three second-half goals in quick succession to win the second leg 3-2. "I had no time to be nervous," Real's coach told reporters. "Big Three" get 77th Masters under way at Augusta By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Watched by huge galleries, the 'Big Three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 77th Masters on Thursday while Bubba Watson prepared to begin his title defense later in the day. On an overcast morning at Augusta National, four-times champion Palmer, three-times winner Player and Nicklaus, who won a record six green jackets, hit the ceremonial first shots at the par-four opening hole. Rand Paul Depression Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.