Leading Off (11/21/12)

Museum Tower Rejects Louver System. Tim called it: the Museum Tower reps said a louver system won’t work.

Tarrant County Named Hail Capital of Texas. Since 1995, there have been 800 hail events in Tarrant County. The second place county, Randall County, had only 680 events. These findings will be presented at the War on Hail Conference, which takes place in Irving next week. Two questions: 1. How did Irving get the War on Hail Conference? 2. There’s a War on Hail Conference?

More News on Hostess. I know you haven’t heard enough about Hostess this week, so here’s another bit of news: mediation talks with the union failed. So those little items are that much closer to being a thing of the past.

Emmitt Smith Eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. Yep. It’s true. Smith was eliminated from the show. I remember my husband and I meeting Smith. We couldn’t think of an opening line. He’s done a thing or two in his lifetime, but I figured we needed a good opening line. You’re thinking I’m going to say that we mentioned his first time on DWTS. Nope. We mentioned his appearance on How I Met Your Mother about his appearance on DWTS. At the time, I thought it was a good idea.