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I've spent the better part of the morning trolling the highways and byways of Dallas -- the side streets and parking lots too, damned near every nook and cranny of our fair city. And, of course, I never left the laptop: This morning, Dallas and Ft. Worth join Boston, Indianapolis, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Providence as cities now features on Google's controversial, time-wasting Street View feature in Google Maps -- and, yes, that also includes Highland Park and University Park. And no, so far I haven't seen you. But you, you I've seen, and I can't believe Google caught you doing that. --Robert Wilonsky

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