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Safely traveled to Dallas and back.
Watched a handful of films at the AFI Film Festival
    The best of what I saw: Clear Cut Simple (student short film), The Go-Getter, King of Kong (my favorite - by far - documentary), Knocking,       Who Loves the Sun (with the grown-up-little-boy-from-Witness) and Marrying God.
Drove from Dallas to Newport to Jonesboro for visitation and funeral.
Back to Newport for the best Mexican food.
Back to my house for sleep and kitten scritching.

Now:
Laundry
Lunch

To do:
Upgrade to digital cable
Watch Decalouge disc 1
iron laundry
scritch kitten
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From www.kark.com
Newport driver Gary Nicholson is now facing two counts of manslaughter and four counts of second degree battery after a Tuesday night crash. Police say the 44 year old admitted to using cocaine before he got behind the wheel of his pickup and headed south on Malcom street. Just after 7pm he apparently lost control of that pickup, crossed the northbound lane leaving the highway and slammed into a Hardee`s restaurant. Nicholson`s truck landed nine feet inside that restaurant, right on top of the table where five Newport teachers were having their regular Tuesday night dinner out. The crash killed 67 year old Jane Wright. She`d retired from the Newport district as the school secretary after 17 years of service. Retired English teacher Beverly Tapp, 61, was also killed in wreck. She`d just left the district last May. Two members of the `girls night out` group, current math teacher Pat Brown, 57, and 61 year old retired reading teacher Carol Brand, are in critical condition in Memphis. Fifty-nine year old Jane Parnell, a retired English teacher, is in C.C.U. at a Newport hospital. A couple dining inside the Hardee`s last night was also injured. Fifty-seven year old Levi Anders remains hospitalized tonight. His girlfriend, 46-year-old Velma Johnson, suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital. Nicholson is behind bars tonight at the Jackson County Detention Center. He`s due in court Friday.

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Beverly Tapp was my next door neighbor for 10 years, and was my 7th grade English teacher. I'm going to her visitation tomorrow.
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I grew up in a little quiet town. My friends and I called the newspaper the Daily Disappointment, due to the lack of exciting news stories. Seems that when the little town does awaken with news, the major news outlets in Little Rock get the details wrong:

It's not First Assembly. (Since this was the first piece to be on air, it got everything stirred up. First A/G was my home church until I went to college. The flurry of phone calls started due to the mis-reporting of KATV. And still mis-reporting, even though other stations have it right.) Edit: KATV story now removed. KTHV story behind the cut.


<Did you know that I was raised in a pentecostal church?>

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1. I fell in a mud puddle

2. A member of my family makes the news

3.  My mother's next door neighbor makes the news
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For the first time in a while, I can happily state that I had a nice Thanksgiving holiday.
On Thursday and Friday, I watched tv and dvds, played with Henry the Mighty Fierce kitten, cleaned the house, and ate really great junk food. On Saturday, Henry TMFK and I traveled to my momma's house for a delicious meal or three of ham and dressing. I brought good desserts back home with me on Sunday. No dealing with extended family. Nothing done out of guilt over tradition.

In other news, Henry TMFK has learned to pouf out his hair while hopping sideways in attack. He's also discovered a shadow that he can continually pounce upon. He's eating solid food, and box issues are mostly resolved. Yay Henry!

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