Daily Wrap 3.25.14: Don’t flee police, don’t be a tax cheat, do eat BBQ nachos
Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.
• Thaxton man arrested after leading police on chase – Everybody loves a good car chase, right? Judging by the number of clicks on this one, yeah. Thankfully nobody was seriously injured when Robert Sisco (allegedly) led police on a chase across two counties. He damaged four patrol cars, and one officer suffered minor injuries. Hey, maybe the guy was just driving with his heart.
• Phelps gets 40 months, owes $5.1 million in tobacco scheme – Cigarettes are bad for you, especially when you don’t pay taxes on them.
• Rebels’ LT Tunsil has Georgia on his mind – Laremy Tunsil is gonna be a good one. And if you want to hear more from Tunsil and other Ole Miss freshmen/rising sophomores, check Parrish Alford‘s blog.
• Nettleton mom gives autism the runaround – This is a really cool story, and it also spread far and wide on Facebook.
• Mo’ money – As expected, Capitol leaders have raised the state’s revenue estimate, which means there will be nearly $250 million to add to the next fiscal year budget. This should make it easier to get a teacher pay raise pushed through. I, for one, trust our legislators to do the right thing with this extra money. <sarcasm font ON>
• Charter schools – Some folks love the idea, some hate it. A state Senate panel has endorsed all six members of Mississippi’s first charter schools governing board. One of those members is from Oxford.
Best of the Blogs
• More yummy food (Biz Buzz) – There is now a third food truck in Tupelo, and I can say that its BBQ nachos are sublime. Business reporter Dennis Seid brought some back to the office, and we destroyed it. (Eating copious amounts of unhealthy but delicious food is one of the skills required to be a journalist.)
• Freeze talks scrimmage (Inside Ole Miss Sports) – Head coach Hugh Freeze talks via video about the weekend’s scrimmage. He also speaks of Kailo Moore‘s move to cornerback.
• Deadly mudslide – More are confirmed dead in a Washington mudslide, and the number could keep rising.
• More privacy, maybe – President Obama is proposing changes to the NSA’s controversial surveillance program. Gee, ya think? I mean– [REST OF SENTENCE REDACTED BY NSA]
Talk It Out
So the NFL has now made it a penalty for players to dunk the ball over the goalpost when celebrating a touchdown. Do you agree or disagree with this rule? If you agree, let me ask you this: Why do you hate fun?