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Leading Off (2/12/13)

Councilman Sheffie Kadane Demonstrates His Cluelessness. For its current exhibit by sculptor Kenneth Price, the Nasher put up temporary glare-blocking panels on its ceiling that, yes, appease insurers but, no, do not present optimal sculpture-viewing conditions nor protect the plantings outside in the garden. Yet Councilman Kadane, who sits on the board of the Police and Fire Pension System, which owns the reflective Museum Tower, thinks the panels are awesome. “It seems like it should be permanent,” he said. I get the impression that Kadane uses a lot of duct tape at his house.

Mayor Rawlings, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman To Lead Rally at Klyde Warren. There will be a press conference today. At the pres conference, the aforementioned dudes will announce a rally aimed at curbing domestic violence. Said rally will likely happen at Klyde Warren Park. Stay tuned.

SMU Fraternity on Double Secret Probation. It’s not yet clear at all what happened, but an apparent hazing incident was serious enough that the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been put on temporary deferred suspension (paywall).