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Dallas, "A Muckraker's Paradise." And Don't Go Near Continental Ave. Bridge Tomorrow.

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So, I was on SMU's Web site looking for something entirely unrelated this morning when I came across this event:

Jim Schutze, columnist for the Dallas Observer, will speak on "Inside Dallas: A Muckraker's Paradise" on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at an event sponsored by SMU's Retired Faculty Association.

His talk will be the second in a series of the RFA's "Distinguished Lecture" series, inaugurated last year with assistance from the provost's office as an effort to strengthen ties between retirees and active faculty and staff.

SMU retired faculty, as well as active faculty and staff, are invited to this event. A reception will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Jones Great Hall of Meadows Museum. Schutze's talk will follow at 4 p.m. in the adjacent Smith Auditorium.

Hunh. First I've heard of it.

Oh, and speaking of, Sam just returned from the Trinity Trust announcement: $10 million to turn the Continental Avenue Bridge into a pedestrian walkway. He's up shortly with pics, renderings and other goodies. Oh, goody.

Update: Speaking of the Continental Ave. Bridge ... Right after I posted this, City Hall sent word that the bridge is shutting down tomorrow morning at 9 for the $150-a-ticket Bridging the Trinity party. Says the advisory, "During the 19-hour closure, the bridge will be closed to east and west bound pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Travelers should use alternate routes such as I-30 or Commerce Street for access to I-35, Downtown, and West Dallas. The bridge will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 26 at 4:00 a.m."

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