FORT WORTH -- Upset that his 15-year-old pregnant girlfriend had broken off their relationship, a 33-year-old Glen Rose man fatally shot the teenager inside her Fort Worth apartment Wednesday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself, police said Thursday . . . . Two young children -- [the victim's] 16-month-old daughter from another relationship and her 14-month-old nephew -- were in the apartment when the shootings occurred but were not injured, investigators said.Star Telegram story here.
The guy on the right in the, ahem, pink shirt is Brady Quinn. He's some stud Notre Dame quarterback who was supposed to go in the top five of the NFL draft last week but fell to pick #124 (or something like that.) Anyway, I have no idea what he is doing in this pic other than to describe it as "inappropriate clowning around if you want someone to question your sexuality."
But the expression of the guy in the middle is priceless.
(1) A company sues your client and wins
(2) That company files a judgment lien against some property that your client owns
(3) Later, you tell your client that the judgment lien has been released by the court so it's ok to get a loan against the property
(4) You tell your client that you will need $90,000 from the loan proceeds to deposit with the court as a bond (in exchange for the lien being released)
(5) You give your client the document signed by the federal judge which releases the lien, and the client files the document with the county clerk.
(6) You pocket the $90,000
(7) All hell breaks loose when it is discovered that you falsely created the document releasing the lien and forged a federal judge's signature to it.
And the Denver lawyer admits it all in this pdf letter.
Mark Cuban said yesterday that he wasn't concerned that the Mavs were down 3-1 to the 8th seeded Warriors. "I stopped worrying as much when my kids were born," Cuban said. "It put things in a lot of perspective."
For almost 99% of the population, I wouldn't doubt such a statement. But with this nutcase, I do. I think the guy go into the fetal position for weeks if they lose tomorrow night. And I'll swear he said on HBO's Real Sports in February that he didn't leave his house for weeks after the Mavs lost to the Heat in last year's final. But for the life of me I can't find a reference to it on the web.
Brit performed at the House of Blues last night. Jerky video here. But the big news is that pics of her covering her yahootys with nothing but flowers are all over the celebrity web sites today. Since I'm offended by such smut, I refuse to link to them (although you see more skin in a bra commercial), but you could probably find them if you looked for thesuperficial.com or wwtdd.com. But I know you won't.
For the last 30 minutes, as I contemplate how my bad back could hinder my chances for qualifying in the 2010 Olympics, I have had to listen to David Finfrock on Channel 5.
There is not a tornado. There are not 60 mph winds. There is no hail. There is no plague of some angel coming to kill my first born. We just have a bunch of thunderstorms coming through the area. For that, Channel 5 throws everything planned for their 6:00 p.m. news in the toilet and goes All David, All The Time. Kill me.
The judge said he wants the plaintiffs to get their money, but he also wants them to think about going to trial and turning down a settlement offer. He said he was just trying to be helpful . . . . "I'm trying to help these people get a good settlement. And they took it," Keis said. What is he? An advocate for the plaintiff?
I just heard these girls say, "Beeeeaaaarrrreeeee, we'll take care o' yew!" If I hop in bed quickly enough, I might be able to meet them at Rodeo Exchange in my dreams. Good times. Heck, I'll even dance to AC/DC if that's my only option. And I might just bow up to the redneck in the corner. Yeah, you! Watchu lookin at, plowboy? . . . huh . . . getting sleepy. . . losing life force . . . .
I would like to distance from Paula White. (Ad here.)
So I get some gas at that 7-11 at Western Center Blvd. and I-35 and get claustrophobic about how tight it is. I hate driving around in that place because its almost impossible to maneuver.
Then I spot this concrete base of a light post that has been beaten to death. I've almost backed into it myself a time or two.
Awful story in the Star Telegram about this pregnant Anna ISD kindergarten teacher who was killed in an auto wreck this morning.
But, at the risk of sounding callous, this line from the story bothered me: "Dallas lawyer Scott Palmer, who has been retained by Selkirk’s husband, confirmed that the teacher was 15 weeks pregnant."
One of the first things you do is retain a lawyer?
Edit: Didn't post one comment of a fictitious conversation between lawyer and client in this case. That, sir, was simply way over the top.
After the driver's license hearing, I stopped by the Quizno's at Western Center Blvd. My bill came to $7.01 and the cashier nicely asked me if I had a penny. I fumbled through my pants and found no change. He then looked down at the "take a penny/give a penny cup" and saw that it was empty.
So I ended up with him giving me 99 cents in change.
The Today Show has started up the "where in the world" series this week with Matt Lauer's first stop being at the Boeing manufacturing plant in Washington State.
But I stopped down this morning when they showed Matt flying a simulator for a Boeing 767 (or something like that) with the music of Ludacris' "Move, bitch, get out the way" playing in the background. Yep, they dropped the "bitch" from the lyrics but it was kinda odd.
Edit: And don't rule out God punishing Mark Cuban for this.
Crews have begun removing shrubbery in the medians due to cost of maintenance. Kinda sad.
When I worked in Dallas in the late 1980s, I routinely drove up and down Central. Back then it was two lanes each way with entrance ramps about as long as a typical driveway. It's amazing now.