Leading Off (4/8/10)

1. After being chased by police after allegedly shoplifting, a woman wrecked her car by hitting a pole and a wall. Then she tried to run away. Police captured her and then realized that in her car was a 4-year-old and a 5-month-old infant. And, here’s the biggest surprise of all, although the kids were in car seats, the car seats were not strapped in the vehicle. I know. I’m shocked, too.

2. Technology strikes again. The iPhone was used in the trial of Alandus Weaver, the dad who’s accused of dumping his baby’s body in Lake Lewisville. Weaver didn’t know the iPhone was recording his conversation with detectives, but he maintained his innocence throughout (I would, too, if I were being investigated by detectives). It’ll be interesting to see how this case plays out. Oh, and speaking of technology. Tim, how’s that iPad working out for you?

3. This article about members of a Frisco church trying to break a Guinness record by eating 2 tons of nachos made me laugh. There are two little gold nugget quotes in the story. The first is by the Frisco assistant pastor, who has been dreaming of breaking this record for quite some time. “We want to show that you don’t have to be stiff and starchy to love God,” he says. Aren’t nachos both stiff and starchy? Irony. The other quote is from the current Guinness world record holder for consuming nachos. “It’s a neat little feather in your cap,” he says, “but it’s not brain surgery.” No, sir. No, it’s not.

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