- The Family Cat went missing for most of the day yesterday. Unfortunately, she was just hanging out in a closet.
- Newt Gingrich was giving a speech yesterday when his phone went off. The ringtone was Abba's "Dancing Queen." Funny.
- Correction in the Update today: "In an item about new Chico High principal Gerald “Rosie” Rosebure that appeared in Thursday’s Update, it was erroneously reported that the contract of previous principal Russell Black was not renewed by the school board. It should have said Black’s contract was not extended." If the contract was up, isn't not "extending" it the same thing as not "renewing" it? But I'm sure there's some difference because you never see a correction in the Update.
- I was going to dog the Manhattan prosecutors for quickly indicting the IMF Chief yesterday on sexual assault charges but then I read if they didn't do it within a week, he would have to be released (without the need to post bond.) That's one strange law. Texas law gives prosecutors 90 days.
- "And Another" out of Tyler.
- You may not have seen it, but with my "edits" to the "And Another" post yesterday (below), there were actually news of four new cases in the Metroplex.
- I'm not smart enough to know why the conservatives were all up in arms over President Obama's reference to Israel's borders yesterday.
- Not sure why a guy appealed his criminal case out of Wise County and then voluntarily dismissed it. (The only thing I could find on him was that he was indicted last year for Assault by Chocking. Edit: Choking/Shocking take your pick.)
- The dunk against the Mavericks last night. (You supporters can now officially get nervous.) Edit: Fantastic photo of it.
- I noticed that the Bridgeport Run Down The Guy With A Car On 101 defendant is still in jail and has applied for (and probably received by now) a court appointed attorney.
- I was instructed not to touch a peanut butter and jelly sandwich this morning. Not a problem.
- Someone on the radio made a reference to being "slimed like that guy in Ghostbusters" but then his co-host pointed out his "hip pop culture" reference was almost 30 years old.
- Texas Monthly has been doggedly covering the injustice out in East Texas of a group from Mineola being charged with sexual assault of a child. Yesterday, the prosecution offered "time served" to almost all of them to a non-sexually related offense that will set them free. Amazingly, the judge "fought back tears" as he accepted the plea. Most who followed the case cried because it was "an absolute, honest-to-God frame-up."
- Fox 4 has the strangest and inaccurate headline about that story today: ""Clerical Errors Free 6 in Child Sex Ring."
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