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LAUER HOMEBOUND

In a nod to the economy, NBC's "Today" is putting off its annual mystery trip, for which co-host Matt Lauer is sent to an exotic locale. Instead, NBC's morning team will spend a week in May exploring affordable U.S. vacation spots. Executive producer Jim Bell said he had solicited suggestions from viewers for this year's "Where in the World Is Matt Lauer" trip. Instead, many told him that during bad economic times, the extravagant trip sent the wrong message.

POLICE LOG

Officials in Washington state have seized more than two dozen logs they say were salvaged illegally by a timber crew featured on History's "Ax Men." A Department of Natural Resources official said its officers served a search warrant on S&S Aqua Logging to retrieve timber the company had pulled from the Hoquiam River without a permit. Officers were tipped off after watching the series, which chronicles the lives of Pacific Northwest timber cutters, including a father-son team from Aberdeen-based S&S Aqua.

ALL a-TWITTER

George Stephanopoulos and John McCain plan to "tweet" Tuesday during an interview hosted on the Twitter Web site. The senator and the ABC News correspondent will come together online for a "Twitterview" to be conducted at noon ET. Questions can be suggested by Twitter users.
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