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Leading Off (9/19/08)

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1. The suggestion to rename Ross Avenue for Cesar Chavez was rejected, as was the idea to rename Industrial Boulevard “Riverfront Boulevard.” But the idea to rename Industrial after Chavez was reintroduced. Meanwhile, my plan to rename every street in Highland Park after a character in The Shawshank Redemption was never discussed. Which makes me sad, because I really want to go cut through from work to the Monk by driving down Red Way, hoping the beer is as cold and frothy as it is in my dreams.

2. Some sheriff department members didn’t like having to fill out a survey about their attitudes on homosexuality and bisexuality, with one suggesting it “was trying to promote the gay lifestyle.” Like they have to worry about that at the sheriff’s office. Have you seen those uniforms? TACK-EEEEE!

3. The Southlake Carroll principal switched the play that the drama department was scheduled to perform, yanking Sweeney Todd and for The Sound of Music because the former is too dark. Said the freshman Booker T theater major standing behind me: “OMG! They are high school students. I think they can handle it.” She then darted to her room to hear Kidd Kraddick’s take on the matter.

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