1. The city of Farmers Branch is cutting 28 jobs because of rising fuel costs, reduced revenue, and $424,000 in “special legal fees”–which, translated into lay terms, means “Tim O’Hare’s insane anti-immigrant campaign.”
2. Very sad news that Dr. Jennifer Jones, the principal at J.L. Long Middle School who made remarkable strides in gaining the trust of parents and respect of students in just one year, resigned because of health reasons. According to a 14-year-old source in the Celeste house, parents are “freaking out” at this news.
3. I love Don Nelson so much. Not only did he win his arbitration case against Mark Cuban (for more than $6 million in deferred salary owed to the former coach), but then his lawyer was quoted as summing up the verdict thusly: “It was not so much a defeat of Cuban as it was an ass-whipping.”