this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > a 9-1-1 dispatch center... usually receives about 300 calls a day... and those callers expect an answer within seconds. ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez... in for paula. that's not what locals experienced yesterday... when some people had to wait for nearly an hour to talk to a dispatcher. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa murphy was at a media briefing earlier at metro police headquarters. that's where she's reporting live.... ((vanessa murphy)) we learned the system that failed is a new system...that the department is paying more than seven and a half million dollars for over the next ten years. metro and the 911 company called airbus are working to figure out how the failure happened. say they have heard from people expressing their anger over the 911 failure which may have left some callers waiting 30 to 50 minutes. here's what assistant sheriff tom roberts told...
perhaps the best pick in the bunch --- johnny stanton -- duel threat quarterbakc. this guy is the real deal, went to nebraska out of high school --- then transferred to saddlebakc junior college where he was juco offensive player of teh year --- sounds like the type of guy the rebels need. top job, but coach tony sanchez see stanton as --- possibly --- the quarterback of the future for the rebels. ((tony sanchez, 2nd year unlv coach: "it happens. you know i think there is a guy playing on sunday that started at florida that had to go to junior college and then went to auburn. it's one of those deals. sometimes, when you walk into a situation, it doesn't fit for nobody's fault, no particular reason. it just is not a good fit. i don't think it was for him over there. so he went back to saddleback and gained his confidence back and became the johnny stanton i remember watching and talking to in high school. we got some guys who he's going to have to compete with but we are really excited...
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