Leading Off

1. Soon-to-be Republican nominee John McCain gathered money from the publishers ($5,000-a-head fund-raiser) and editors ($250 a person) of Dallas yesterday in separate events. Roger Staubach attended one of them. You get one guess.

2. Dallas Police Department will spend more than $1.6 million in overtime as it gears up to stop the crime wave that always seems to follow rising temperatures and my return from my annual summer Vegas trip.

3. California-based Cost Plus rejected a takeover bid by Fort Worth’s Pier 1, fearing complications from trying to implement the latter’s advanced wicker technology into its own line of white plastic patio furniture.

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5 responses to “Leading Off”

  1. Spamboy says:

    Publishers tend to have Staubachian helmet heads, so my money’s on the former.

  2. DM says:

    what do all of these stories have in common?

    $1.6m

    1. what McCain left Dallas with
    2. police overtime pay
    3. market cap of Pier 1

  3. Puddin'Tane says:

    Cost Plus kicks ass and is waaaayyy better than Pier One!

    I luuuvvvvvsssss me some World Market!

  4. Wes Mantooth says:

    Eric, congrats on the results of the trip. Are you going to parlay that into making another trip west for the Main Event?

  5. Eric Celeste says:

    No, Wes, I’m parlaying that into making Chase Visa more pleased with my account.