Leading Off (2/5/14)

Norovirus Outbreak at Richardson School; Homeowner Using House as Synagogue Sued by Neighbor; SMU Player Surprises His Mom

Norovirus Outbreak at Richardson School. Approximately 1,400 students at Richardson High School were absent this past week. Lab results show that they’re sick with the norovirus. The illness has been so prevalent that students were wearing masks, carrying disinfectant, and starting #RHSPlague.

Homeowner Using House as Synagogue Sued by Neighbor. Rabbi Yaakov Rich has been using his house as a synagogue. He hosts services every day, two times a day. Some of his neighbors aren’t fans. One is suing for $50,000, claiming that the synagogue lowers the value of his home. Others have posted signs saying “Keep Us Residential Only.”

SMU Player Markus Kennedy Surprises His Mom. This is a very sweet video and story. On Saturday, SMU’s Markus Kennedy scored 21 points during his game against Memphis. After the game, he found out that the NCAA had provided a waiver so he could fly home to see his mom, who was being deployed for eight months to Kuwait. The video you see is Kennedy surprising his mom.


  • Curmudgeon

    Richard High School???…Does anyone know how to spell anymore, or type or EVEN proofread….sorry, hate to start bitchin’ first thing…but when I was comin’ up through the ranks….NO typos on your submitted copy was the limit….and we had to use carbon paper….just sayin….ugh…just shakin’ my dang head…shakin’ my dang head

    • Tim Rogers

      Take a deep breath, Curmudgeon. Error corrected. And next time you want to point out a typo (which we always appreciate), maybe go easy with the periods or ellipses or whatever you call those things.

    • Knightengale

      Sorry, Curmudgeon. If it’s any consolation, I did catch the extra space I had at the beginning of the second item before I posted.