Morning Buzz: April 2, 2008

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Having already wrapped up the Republican nomination, John McCain has been touring the country touting his biography and reintroducing himself to the American public. He's also busy compiling a list of names for a running mate, he told radio host Don Imus today. "I'd like to get it done as early as possible," the 71-year-old McCain told Imus. "I'm aware of enhanced importance of this issue given my age."

As many as nine boys and girls were involved in a plot to attack their third-grade teacher at an elementary school in south Georgia. They packed a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape, and other items in what police say was a serious threat. The children were upset with the teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair. The plot was foiled after a student told a teacher that a girl had brought a weapon to school.

What do you get when you combine shopping, the Internet, and text messaging? TextBuyIt, a new service from Amazon.com that lets bargain-minded shoppers compare the store price of an item against the price of the item on Amazon. Launched Tuesday, the service provides an easy path for shoppers — to the great dismay of traditional retailers, no doubt — to buy the item from Amazon, rather than the store.