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Trading Punches: It was predicted a few months ago that the race for the White House would be among the most brutal America has ever seen. Is it living up to its billing? We’ll get a fair and balanced debate from Jennifer Millerwise, deputy communications director for Bush-Cheney 2004, and Debra Deshong, senior Kerry adviser.

Hero: Erie Township, MI Police Officer Anthony Konopka joins us to describe how he saved a woman’s life.

Amber Alert: Police say a Texas girl’s her stepfather has kidnapped her and the reason why is beyond belief.

Just Say No: As millions of children head back to school, the question needs to be asked: Do kids really need fancy cell phones and iPods to keep up with their peers? Is giving your kid whatever he or she wants really helping or hurting them in the long run? We’ll ask Ann Pleshette Murphy, parenting contributor for "Good Morning America," former editor-in-chief of Parents magazine and author of “The Seven Stages of Motherhood.”

Home Front: If you've ever wondered what becomes of American soldiers who come home from Iraq disabled, wait until you hear what one man is doing to help them lead normal lives again.

Tool Time: There’s much ado about a pair of pliers found in Scott Peterson's fishing boat, as his murder trial continues. Was a strand of Laci's hair found on them?

School's Out: A well-meaning teacher helps out in an after-school Christian program at the school where she works and gets in trouble for it.

Those stories and the latest editions of Only on Fox and Stupid Criminals on today's edition of "DaySide with Linda Vester."

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