1. DISD is finger-printing all of its 21,000 employees to help weed out criminals from its ranks. The finger-printing begins September 5. I think this is a good plan that I hope D doesn’t adopt. For, uh, personal reasons.
2. In some sort of local celebrity trifecta, Arlington’s Melissa Lawson wins the country music version of American Idol, Dallas’ Ally Davidson wins the butt-whipping contest that is American Gladiators, and Tony Romo wins my eternal respect as the British newspaper The Sun reports that Jessica Simpson is doing strip-tease dances for him via webcam to keep him happy during training camp. In a related development, I have a new project for the IT department.