Leading Off (3/23/10)

1. A look inside the high-stakes world of textbook sales. While we’re on the subject: when I was a kid and my dad was a middle school principal, one of my summer jobs was checking in all the new textbooks, stamping them, and then distributing them to the various rooms. You know what wasn’t much fun? That.

2. A Flower Mound homeowner’s association is suing one of its residents for installing solar panels on his roof. “If he wants to do something like that, I think he should move into a field,” said his neighbor, Shelly Leih. She then went inside her home, turned on every light and appliance, set the thermostat to 63 degrees, and opened all the windows and doors.

3. The Texas Rangers are looking for help at catcher, in case Jarrod Saltalamacchia isn’t ready by opening day. Currently in the running: Frank Antidisestablishmentarianism. (Did I link to that story just to make that joke? Did Mario Tarradell spend most of his CD review column “writing” about a Scorpions record?)

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