Leading Off (7/18/13)

Lee Harvey Oswald’s Wedding Band To Be Auctioned Off. It was the only item of Oswald’s returned to his wife, Marina, but she’s ready to put the past completely behind her. It is expected to fetch somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000, depending on how much cash The Ticket’s Gordon Keith has on hand.

“But once you wade into this mess, you can’t help thinking about the Israel-Palestine stalemate.” Is a sentence Steve Blow wrote about the Museum Tower-Nasher Sculture Center battle. After thinking about it for a few seconds, yes, I think I can avoid thinking about the Israel-Palestine stalemate. Let me make sure. Yep. I’m good.

The Murder Rate Is Up 28 Percent In Dallas. But don’t worry, this story says, because the overall crime rate is down, so Dallas is probably less dangerous. Hmm. AGREE TO DISAGREE.

Samuel Dalembert Signs With Mavericks. Remember last summer when I said, if only the Mavericks can somehow end up with two-fifths of the core of a really underwhelming Milwaukee Bucks team? No? Well, it just happened.


  • SybilsBeaver

    crime is down? That’s a joke, they just don’t respond to petty thefts anymore

  • Goldy

    I’m pretty sure Oswald’s wedding band was Emerald City.

  • D. Shapiro

    Have you ever had your wallet stolen, Zac? All the phone calls you have to make cancelling cards and going to get a new driver’s license make you wish you were just murdered instead.

    • Zac Crain

      Heh, no, but I’ve had my house broken into.

  • sooieeehog

    Not only that, but yesterday’s DMN headline said “Murder is on the upswing”. I don’t know, that just had a “love is in the air” feel to it, to me. Maybe “murder rate spiking”, “murders on the increase”, “lots o’ killing lately”, something like that would have been better.

  • Wes Mantooth

    I’ve been expecting Museum Tower residents to begin throwing Molotov cocktails over the wall at the Nasher for some time now. I’m glad to see Steve Blow finally getting on board with this theory.

  • Avid Reader

    How many people live in MT currently?

  • Glenn Hunter

    When I visited there recently the developer declined to give sales figures. (He also said that since these are such high-end places, it was always planned to take three years or more from finish of construction–January 2013–to fill it up.) Others have said maybe five or 10 of the 115 units are occupied now.

  • Wes Mantooth

    Maybe it’s the continual fear of brick throwing and being tear gassed that’s holding sales back.