Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1215020513Some long-overdue good news for WHDH: Boston’s troubled (Goldklank!) NBC affiliate won an Edward R. Murrow Award for its News at 11 newscast. WBZ Radio also won an award for its series on teen stress, and Carl Stevens won an award for radio writing. Congrats! []

And you thought General Motors was the American icon most likely to fall during this economic downturn: Union Products Inc. of Leominster, which makes the kitschy plastic flamingos that adorn suburban lawns, has filed for bankruptcy. Stock up now, nostalgia fans. [Herald]

When chemists get upset: It took police and haz-mat teams five hours to get into the Beacon Hill apartment of a chemist from MIT who had spilled a “household chemical” all over her home. Officials say the woman forgot to take her meds, which caused the standoff. [WCVB]

Least thrilling race ever! Residents of Cambridge, Medford, and Arlington recently competed in the Smart Transit Challenge, which aims to move as many people as possible around Boston with the smallest carbon footprint. [Cambridge Chronicle]

And here’s what Bostonista and Chowder have for you.

Exercise in style: We love Karhu’s sleek and functional sneakers.

Steak to go: Is a recession is worth giving up steakhouse eating?