So I went to the Verizon Wireless store this morning in Pearland, where Slaton and Dunta Robinson were signing, and asked them what their thoughts were on Richard Smith. . . D Rob didn't beat around the bush at all. I asked him (while he was doing my signing) flat out if he thinks Richard Smith should stay, and he said "Absolutely not." I then asked Mark Vandermeer (off the air in a side conversation) if he thinks Richard Smith will stay and he said, he doesn't know this for sure, but he expects him to be fired as early as today. He did not state that this was a fact, but that it is he was he expects. Take it for what it's worth.