Leading Off (9/5/08)

1. DFW Airport will spend $5 million to upgrade its video surveillance system, which will then allow it to purchase (at a greater cost) nearly 2000 more cameras to track passengers in the airport. Somewhere, Trey Garrison’s Republi-tarian head just popped off his shoulders.

2. If a little furry creature is gnawing at your ankles as you mow your lawn in Plano, it might not be Trey Garrison: it could be a bat.

3. Finally, in a story about a lack of available statistics: nobody knows how many Texas cheerleaders are being injured doing their routines. Who is volunteering to track these incidents in a well-worn composition notebook? Trey Garrison.

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7 responses to “Leading Off (9/5/08)”

  1. Trey Garrison says:

    I’m going back to bed.

  2. AnonyMouse says:

    In that case, *I’ll* volunteer!

  3. David Goodspeed says:

    I think it is about time for No. 3.
    The dumbest thing I see as a newspaper photographer during my time at a high school basketball game on the hardwood is cheerleaders throwing each other into the air. DUMB! Schools are begging for lawsuits.

  4. Puddin'Tane says:

    One of my daughters was a competative cheerleader and “flyer.” She could do all the college level “illegal” stunts that were forbidden at HS level competition.

    One of the things she could do was a Triple Down, which involves being thrown into the air and spinning three times before being caught….right before hitting the floor!

    I rarely attend her practices because I couldn’t stand to watch her fall. I just told her coach where to reach me in case they had to go to the ER.

    My daughter knew the risks, hit the ground hard quite a few times, but still wanted to do it.

    Sometimes you just have to let go and let your kids do their thing.

  5. NotTim says:

    Wow, Triple Down – I bet she was quite popular at the frat parties.

  6. Jay says:

    NotTim = NotFunny

  7. A.B. says:

    There was a bat in my husband’s office in Plano yesterday. It was very much like The Office.