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Leading Off (3/27/12)

Alice Walton Endorses Craig James. Never mind that Alice Walton’s record isn’t spotless. The lady has some money. As in, only nine other Americans have more of it than she does. And she’s giving some to Craig James. No word yet whether Walton is worried about the fact that Craig James did not kill five hookers at SMU.

Suspicious Test Scores Found at 17 North Texas ISDs. Computer analysis of test scores suggests that more than a dozen school districts in our area, including DISD, are cheating. Thing is, the analysis was done by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The paper was looking at test scores across the nation and just happened to catch us in its net. The TEA says the study was flawed, and it doesn’t plan to investigate. The AJC did a study just like this one a few years back and found suspicious scores in Atlanta. When an investigation was launched, it was discovered that more than 180 principals were involved in widespread test-tampering. But that’s Atlanta, right? The paper’s methodology will only work there. Don’t mess with Texas.

Dallas Streets To Go Unrepaired. You might have heard that money is a little tight. Without a tax increase, the city of Dallas can scrape together about $500 million in a bond package. City managers say about $300 million of that should go toward flood control and drainage projects, meaning much of the $4 billion worth of needed work on streets and alleys will go undone. That prompted City Council member Ann Margolin (sub. req.), whose northwest Dallas district is ranked last in the percentage of satisfactory streets, to say: “I’m just not sure that we’ve got our priorities right, looking at $300 million on flood control.” Let’s see. Hitting a pothole or drowning. Hmm. That’s a tough one. Can I get back to you on that?

6 comments on “Leading Off (3/27/12)

  1. Tim, I am growing tired of your constant insinuations that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. The notion that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU is completely unsubstantiated. Until you can provide some credible evidence that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU, I suggest you cease perpetuating the unfounded rumor that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU.

  2. No money to fix the roads that sustain this unsustainable sprawlopolis we’ve built?

    That’s unpossible.

  3. Brandon, I don’t know how you can categorically deny that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU. There is a lot of smoke that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU, and we all know that where there’s smoke that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU, there’s probably five dead hookers.

    And if it’s not true that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU, why won’t he deny it? Why won’t Craig James say “it’s untrue that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU”? Why won’t any law enforcement agency come out and exonerate him and say “there’s no evidence that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU”?

    And the media . . . now that they’ve turned their attention to one dead kid in Florida, the five dead women in Dallas are once again being ignored. Well, I won’t ignore them–Justice for the SMU Five (Dead Hookers)!

  4. It’s hard to upkeep the roads when you’ve got hotels, bridges, and skyscrapers to build…using the public coffers.

  5. There is absolutely NO definitive evidence that Craig James killed 5 hookers @ SMU.

  6. I’ve been wanting to attend a debate and ask Craig James if he killed five hookers while at SMU. I don’t think Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU because I tried to kill five hookers while at SMU and found it difficult to do. If Craig James knows how to kill five hookers at SMU then I would withdraw from the race and he would have my vote.

    Anyone know where one live hooker right now? Craigslist is down.