1. Someone threw an unknown powder into the air at Station 4 early Sunday, causing police to block traffic on Reagan Street. An S4 employee reportedly called police after the substance burned his tongue. The employee was treated for a blister on his tongue, and police are testing the substance. And I’m not making this up.
2. Several people have commented on my post below about plans for a Prop 8 protest this past weekend outside a Mormon-owned bookstore on Preston Road. For the record, Dallas Voice never received any type of press release or announcement saying this event was taking place. The only way I found out about it was through a Facebook message that wasn’t even addressed to me. Had we known about the rally in advance, we would have considered covering it. However, given that it was a holiday weekend, we may not have made it anyway. As for commenter Brian Nesbitt’s claim that the mainstream media was “there in droves,” I haven’t seen a single report anywhere about the rally.
3. Speaking of protests, about 50 people picketed a Cinemark-owned movie theater in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, according to The Daily Camera. Among them was Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected to Congress as a non-incumbent. In case you missed it, some in the LGBT community are calling for a boycott of Plano-based Cinemark in response to CEO Alan Stock’s contribution to Yes on 8, the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California.
4. Is gay the new black? This AP story is all over the mainstream media this morning.