1. For the second consecutive year, Dallas-Fort Worth gained more residents than any other metro area in the country. The nearly 150,000 newcomers to the area (from July 2007 to July 2008) reflected slower growth than the previous 12 months. No mention of whether the Census Bureau counted Sean Avery (now in New York, proving Brett Hull and FrontBurner right) among those who came and went.
2. DISD records show that some in charge at South Oak Cliff High School made fighting students settle their battles in an area of a locker room known as “the cage.” This is deplorable, but not surprising. There is a sub-culture in poor neighborhoods that condones such Darwinian practices. At my high school, poor and white, teachers (usually coaches) merely held others back while students fought. I didn’t like it, especially when they were watching Dave Millea beat the living hell out of me because I punched Lance Stewart over Tina Vail, but it happened.
3. And, George Bush is writing a book about the decisions he made while in office. He says he didn’t keep a diary, but he did jot down an occasional note. Have I given commenters enough to work with today in Leading Off? Yes, I think I have.