Mary Suhm, otherwise known as the most powerful person in city gummint.

Dipping Chocolate in Some Peanut Butter

This morning we got a missive reminding us of this intriguing event on Thursday night: a Women's Council of Dallas-sponsored get-down titled "Dallas 101: The Partnership between DallasISD, the City of Dallas and Dallas County." Sounds fascinating -- especially since every single mayoral candidate seems to think he or she (OK, fine, he) can improve the DISD all by his lonesome. Like, says here on Tom Leppert's Web site, "As mayor, Tom will take a hands-on approach to education, and will reach out to the civic and business communities to get involved and help improve all Dallas schools." He will also fill the Trinity River with melted chocolate, Wonka-style.

The event takes place at the Center for Community Cooperation at 2900 Live Oak Street, and registration begins at 5:30 p.m.; cards are in the air at 6, and it's expected to last till 8 p.m. It does promise to be an all-star affair: Expected to attend: DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and former Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher; former council councilwoman Lois Finkelman will moderate. If you want to attend, RSVP ASAP to Lisa Oglesby Rocha or call Sue Hesseltine at 214-520-6268. --Robert Wilonsky

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