I looked at the homepage for MY MSN, and on it there’s a section called "News of the Weird." It just gives a small clip of one of the stories, but you have to click on it to get the full story…. Oh, and don’t forget that this is NATIONAL.
Topic of their lead story? Frank Melton. I’m not kidding. (Jackson Mayor, for all you non-Jacksonians out there who read this) You might have heard this already, but I hadn’t… Here’s the story:
Just after classes let out at Callaway High School in Jackson, Miss., on April 28, Mayor Frank Melton, riding down Interstate 220 with his police escort, motioned to the drivers of four school buses to pull off the road so that Melton could board the buses and shake hands with and hug the students, apparently just because, as he later told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, recent weeks had been "stressful." Melton told the newspaper that he’s just "passionate" about kids and education. "I didn’t do anything stupid or illegal," he said, but a state education official said that it was improper to interfere with the operation of a school bus except in an emergency. [Clarion-Ledger (Jackson), 5-4-06]