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April 12, 2011 1:37:40 PM PDT
The love of possession is a disease with them. Or at least so thought Chief Sitting Bull, talking about the peeps who came to America and took land.

I wonder if the Chief were alive today whether he would also think that the love of "size" is also a disease.

We are into big, or at least many folks are.

The biggest this, the biggest that. We are a super-sized society - here and abroad. And some would argue it has left us fat and slow and inefficient.

How else to explain the world's biggest airplane? Oh sure maybe you can get a massage on board, and recline your seat to a near-180 position, but do we need the Airbus 380 when it can't really fit on the taxiway of JFK? Maybe not, at least if you ask the 500 peeps on board the 380, and the several dozen who were on board the small commuter jet it collided with last night.

We reported the story last night at 11, and tonight we're taking a closer look at what happened, why it happened, and how some federal aviation experts say the taxiway the plane was on - is simply not big enough for the world's biggest airplane.

Also at 11, we're following the latest in the hunt for that serial killer on Long Island. Are the victims found buried on the beaches - either 9 or 10 of them - the work of more than one killer? That's what cops are now looking into.

And we take a closer look at those credit card rewards programs. For better or worse, I put most of the things I buy or pay for on a credit card. I use them for airline miles. Is that a good use of the points? Consumer Reports has some fascinating answers, tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast that includes rain in the morning commute, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.


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