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Rumor Mills: Department of Giving Credit Where Credit is Due 

San Antonio Lightning Editor-in-Chief RG Griffing, one of SA's most accomplished chisme practitioners, rang up QueBlog today to take us to task for this week's QueQue item on the Museo Alameda. In it we reported that the Museo was fixin' to bounce some checks earlier this month, but Valero delivered on $60,000 in promised funds, averting disaster (Griffing says it was $70,000 by the way, but we were told $60K by OCA and Slavin).

We first heard this rumor out and about at two different CAM events from folks who have had working relationships with the museum, which lead us to call who's-whos until someone gave us the scoop. But when we finally made contact with Alameda PR man Ken Slavin late Tuesday, he was, in fact, displeased with San Antonio Lightning's coverage of the institution, which includes a recent item speculating that the Museo is broke, and an earlier post announcing that immediate-past director Eliseo Rios had been fired (Slavin disputes this).

We assured RG we hadn't copped his goods, at which point we received a scolding for not checking in diligently with the Lightning -- which is not an unfounded lecture: the man has gotten his hands on the Express-News layoff memos faster than even Romenesko, and he apparently had his finger on this true-gossip tale early, too.

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