A suburban Chicago woman credits her use of a rolled-up newspaper for saving the life of her pet Chihuahua, named Tucker, from attacking coyotes in her backyard. "I took my newspaper and kind of held it out like a sword, and I shooed it away — I beat the coyote away," said Antioch, Ill. resident Dawn McCarty. The lesson? Tucker would likely be toast if she'd tried to fend off the coyote with a news blog or social media. Huffington Post.