Leading Off (7/5/13)

Thousands Watch Fireworks at Fair Park. But there were only 10,000 tickets available for seats to witness the Independence Day celebration inside the Cotton Bowl, and those had all been claimed by about 7:30 p.m.

Hundreds of Smart People Gather in Fort Worth. American Mensa’s 51st Annual Gathering is under way. Want to see if you qualify for entry to the high I.Q. club and can join the ranks of the insufferably self-satisfied? You can take the exam Saturday morning at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.

Dozens Protest at Klyde Warren Park. The group Restore the Fourth was in downtown Dallas to voice their objections to the government’s domestic spying programs.

One Slow News Day.  Show of hands: How many of you are at work?