|The Story||Phil Ryan leaves his position of sheriff to accept a
position of captain in the Denton County Sheriff's Office. His salary
will go from $45,000 to $72,000.
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|The Spin||And the average teacher pay in Wise County is
|The Story||Eighteen oil and gas wells are currently being drilled on
the National Grasslands. Authorization to drill comes from the
Department of the Interior.
|The Spin|| "Come on, it's just a
bunch of grass, isn't it? You think a bunch of Bermuda or St. Augustine
is gonna keep us from making a big bag of money," said one fictitious
Bush Administration official.
|The Story||Republican County
chairman D.A. Sharpe criticizes Democrats who claim they will vote in
the Republican primary in an effort to have the "weakest" candidate win
and thereby be on the November ballot.
|The Spin||That "weakest candidate"
stuff is just a ruse. It's about mental health. Do you know how
emotionally draining it is to be forced to talk to a white haired
Democratic voting precinct judge because you're the first person she
has seen in two hours?
|The Story||H.D. Boswell proves he hasn't lost any of his spunk in
2004 by buying a full page ad in the Messenger
and printing all the names and addresses of those that
contributed to the DISD Campaign Committee in order to have the last
bond election passed.
|The Spin||To his credit, that is one odd list of names. Only
four folks from Decatur out of the list of forty? And
thirty-seven of them gave exactly $100? Did we miss a fund raiser in
Collin County or something?
|The Story||Wise Regional Health System directors hear about
funding options for "the new replacement hospital [which] is expected
to cost about $54 million."
|The Spin||Churches, Schools, and Hospitals. America's modern day