Leading Off (10/7/10)

1. This story is disturbing. An aide wrote a message to a mother on a special needs’ student’s arm. The article indicates that not only did the aide see nothing wrong with what she did, but she also didn’t seem worried that she got the name wrong nor that she had misspelled “tonight.” She was ashamed, however, that she forgot to include the phone number in the message.

2. So officials at DART think that the reason ridership during OU/TX weekend plummeted by a third was because of timing: good weather and the game wasn’t held on the last weekend of the fair this year. Um. No. I didn’t even attempt to take DART to the fair this year. I know the organization has been promising changes and efficiency since the debacle last year, but quite frankly, I didn’t want to chance it. And the fair during the game was as busy as it’s ever been. (Actually, it may have been worse. In years past, I’ve never been part of an angry mob focusing its energy on people trying to cut in line for a corny dog. Who knew fried food could evoke such anger?)

3. Two performers at the Lodge got scholarships for college. Yes. This is news.

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