January 7, 2010 by USA Post
Plano Isd:Hello Constant Readers. Welcome to The Morning Jog, a daily rundown of Plano happenings that we post early every weekday morning.
— Monday was the filing deadline for candidates in the upcoming March primaries. Ed Housewright and other DMN reporters have the list of the candidates here.
Related: 3 Republicans, 2 Libertarians seeking McCall’s Plano seat
— Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group spent between $2.5 million to $3 million to promote its signature soft-drink brand in a Super Bowl ad. DMN reporter Karen Robinson-Jacobs writes, “The 30-second spot for Dr Pepper Cherry will use up a bit of the air time abandoned by PepsiCo, the nation’s second-largest soft drink maker, which won’t promote its soft drinks in the big game for the first time in 23 years.”
— The Healthcare Committee of Collin County, comprised of residents and doctors, is to meet tonight at Collin College Spring Creek Campus to discuss mental illness in Collin County jails. The panel includes Republican State Rep. Jerry Madden.
— DMN colleague Jessica Meyers asks if Frisco ISD should consider lengthening its school days. She says that a recent report from the National Center on Time and Learning states that longer days may actually help students. Would you support Plano ISD creating longer school days?
Related: From DMN’s Sunday edition: Working overtime pays off for students at Oak Cliff middle school
— A reminder for parents and students: Today is the first day back for Plano ISD schools after the winter break. Kids, only six months until summer!
— Neighborsgo editor Angela Chambers tell us how she recently got engaged to a former college friend she reconnected with after spotting him at a downtown Plano parking lot a year ago.
— Folks, we’ve posted the first Plano Poll of the new year. The question: What is the biggest challenge facing Plano this year? Let us know, and we’ll post the results Friday.
Note: Theodore Kim, after working New Year’s Day and Sunday, has a much-deserved day off.
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