Leading Off (5/11/11)

In-N-Out Opens in Frisco and Allen. People started camping out yesterday afternoon. I can’t make it out there, but I have an intern out in Frisco waiting to bring me an Invisible Man (two patties cooked medium, ripped to shreds, then eaten by someone else) and fries Roadkill style (fries are cooked normally, then put in a bag with four packets of ketchup, dropped to the floor, then stepped on). CAN’T WAIT.

Mike Rawlings and Parks Department in Trouble Over “Happy Trails” Safety Campaign. Not the actual campaign, which is fine, but how Rawlings’ friend Jake Schroepfer and his company Jake:Ferguson were awarded the contract to put it together. Brett Shipp has a stack of correspondence that is pretty damning. Which puts me in a weird spot, because it’s Brett Shipp.

Former Campbell ISD Superintendent Abused Company Card. Strike Franklin — and let’s pause a moment to take in the greatness of that name — allegedly charged trips to resorts, family vacations, Dallas Mavericks games, and pretty much anything else he wanted to (doctor visits, liquor, lawn equipment) on the district’s American Express. Current superintendent Ernie Phelps may be in over his head: “I tend to hope not,” he said when asked if there was any wrongdoing. “I will be shocked if there were.” Make sure you check the comments, because Campbell sounds like an absolute hornets’ nest.

Andrew Bynum Fined $25,000, Suspended Five Games For Foul on J.J. Barea. It’s a couple more games than most people thought it would be, but attacking Barea is like attacking Champ, so it’s not terribly surprising.

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