|The Story||The Messenger urges the Commissioners to "hold the line" to avoid spending over $10 million on the new jail|
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||It's good stuff whenever the paper puts pressure on local
politicians. Money, taxes, state mandates, and election time are a
|The Story||It does not appear that proponents of a wet-dry election
will obtain the 98 signatures needed to force an election.
|The Spin||"Heck, why would I want to
buy beer in Paradise and risk the pastor walking in on me when I can
sneak over to Decatur to get it," said one fictitious Paradise farmer.
|The Story||Boyd will raise the minimum
amount of deposit for renting the Boyd Community Center to offset the
amount of damage and repairs needed. Ten of the center's 44 tables need
replacing. "[The damage is] only happening when alcohol's involved,"
the mayor said.
|The Spin||Hey, everyone knows it's not
a real party unless someone gets drunk and plays the "watch me dive on
to this table" game.
|The Story||Valarie Ironmonger writes a Letter to the Editor
complaining of profanity in the high school production of "Annie Get
Your Gun". Pleading with the administration to stop it, she
writes that "it will only get worse."
|The Spin||Her degradation of common decency has come true: On page
8A of the same issue of the Messenger,
it was reported that the Bridgeport ISD had approved the "Bulls to
Babes" fundraising event in "which male students dress in evening gowns
or shorts to lip-synch and dance . . . . "
|The Story||The Decatur Church of Christ opens its door on a rebuilt
and larger 40,000 square foot facility. The church was heavily damaged
during a tornado in 2001.
|The Spin||"Those Baptists and Methodists have really raised the bar
around here but this shows 'em that we are major players," said one