Leading Off (7/27/10)

1. Texas’ first Michigan left turn — which requires drivers to first take a right, then make a U-turn — opens for business today at the intersection of Legacy and Preston Road in Plano. It’s meant to alleviate rush-hour congestion and so on. I will keep making Plano left turns, however: keep my foot on the brake when the light turns green and then, at the last possible moment, when the yellow light is as stale as possible and no other cars can make it through, I will gun it through the turn. Sometimes I will combine this with an L.A. left turn, wherein I do all of the above but when I go through the light, I stick my arm out of the window and give everyone the finger.

2. Is Mark Cuban serious about buying the Texas Rangers? We might find out today. His interest would make more sense if there were already a baseball team here that everyone loved and the Rangers had a more ridiculous name. [coughICEROCKETcough]

3. New Dallas PD cruisers don’t have dash cameras — which is good for criminals and rogue cops, but bad for the producers of America’s Most Dangerous Police Chases.

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