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Leading Off (9/24/13)

Serial Rapist Charged With Fifth Assault. Van Dralan Dixson “said he was sorry ‘for everything,’ for both raping and robbing the two women. He said ‘those were the only two’ that affected him, but the rest were prostitute deals gone bad and he had nothing to apologize for.” We are supposed to love even our enemies and forgive those who transgress. Sometimes that’s impossible to do.

Biggest Video Board in the World Coming to Texas Motor Speedway. According to the Morning News, “The Big Hoss will be 79 percent larger than the screen in Arlington and more than 25 percent bigger than the current king of visual monstrosities, the big board at Charlotte Motor Speedway.” This is crazy to me. It’s crazy because I thought the screen at the AT&T Death Star taught us an important lesson: screens are evil. Sports venues can compete with home screens only by being sports venues. A sports venue with a screen that rivals the one in my house is simply a viewing area — and one that is too far from my refrigerator.

Charity Boss Honors Dead Daughter by Paying Himself Healthy Salary. Thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch died in a skiing accident. Her heart was donated to a woman. Her parents, Todd and Tara, started a charity to increase organ donor registrations. They appeared in People magazine and on the Ellen Show. In 2011, the charity generated $163,000, its first full year of operations. Todd, the charity’s CEO, earned a salary of $100,000, plus $8,500 in expenses. Well, that’s $54,500 left to increase organ donor registrations. That’s a good thing, right?

Rangers Crush Astros in Another Game That Zac Never Considered Watching and, in Fact, Did Not Watch. The Rangers beat the Astros 12-0, as Alex Rios became the seventh player in team history to hit for the cycle, and Derek Holland threw a complete game shutout. Please don’t break my heart, baseball player men.

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  • Tim Rogers

    So it is. Thank you, Avid Reader. Fix has been made.

  • tested

    So.. has anyone asked Mr. Gossage at TMS about the wind rating on that super-ginormous-mondo-massive TV screen?

    It will sit right behind thousands of spectators. Just wondering how much wind it would take to blow it over on the stands and ruin the day of many people?

    At least at Jerryworld the thing could only really fall on the players.. and they’re fast enough to run out of the way. :-)

  • heels

    Doug Free is not fast enough to run out of the way. But he would start running before everyone else.

  • Greg Brown

    Serious question (no, really): Is TMS used for anything else other than NASCAR? Does it just lay fallow until the next mass redneck migration or does it have a purpose beyond NASCAR? It seems like an awful lot of money and land for an occasional race.

  • Joanna_Smith4

    my neighbor’s ex-wife makes $81/hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for 10 months but last month her check was $13710 just working on the computer for a few hours. you could look here ..

  • JustinGriffith7

    Serious answer (no really): You SEVERELY underestimate the amount of money these “redneck migrations” bring in. But, you do have a sweet ambiguous bird avatar.