Leading Off (12/03/09)

1. Among the apartment listings, furniture-for-sale postings, and personal ads, you’ll find something new on Craigslist this year. A family in Arlington wants to barter for Christmas gifts. And a bunch of other families need help. Salvation Army understands what these families are going through as it’s projecting 8,000 more recipients will be a part of their Angel Tree program.

2. One of Dallas’ leading pastors is undergoing brain surgery tomorrow. Matt Chandler of the Village Church collapsed on Thanksgiving morning. His doctor, David Barnett, will be the one doing his surgery. Barnett said he’s not sure whether or not the tumor’s malignant. Also, Barnett’s one of our Best Doctors for 2009, so we know Chandler’s in good hands.

3. Big news for the Capital One Bank Adolphus Children’s Parade this Saturday: there will be a special guest stealing the show. That’s right, Remington, the world’s tallest living horse, will be there! He’ll be pulling the sled of some girl named Selena Gomez, who I’m sure will make the tweens all happy. If you’d like to get a good look at Selena Remington, it’s advised you arrive at least two hours early.

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