|The Story||As Decatur ISD ponders whether to
make the campus open or closed at lunch time, the principal offered up
this: "You'll have people saying the kids drive too fast, or they have
sex at lunch. Well, closing the campus isn't going to stop any of that.
Those are issues that are beyond the school's control."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin|| We think we know what you
meant, but if not, that is one crazy lunch time scene going on at
Decatur High School.
|The Story||A jury gives Taz Bewley probation
for setting himself on fire near his estranged's wife's house.
|The Spin||Note to self: Cancel plans
to burn self up as Valentine's present to prove my love.
|The Spin||Speaking of good relationships,
the new director of the Domestic Violence Task Force warns of some
danger signs to look for: "Your . . . girlfriend verbally and
emotionally abuses you by doing such things as yelling at you, swearing
at you, manipulating you, spreading false and degrading rumors about
you, and trying to make you feel guilty."
|The Spin||Huh? I normally call all of
that "date night".
|The Spin||As you pay your property taxes
this month, check out the list of school salaries in this week's Messenger and feel the pain of the
|The Spin|| Example: Alvord
Superintendent - $88,000. Alvord Athletic Director - $65,904. Alvord
beginning teacher salary - $26,240 (food stamps not factored in total).
|The Spin||UIL realignment occurs and, for
some unknown reason, Alvord, Boyd, Chico and Paradise (all 2A schools),
are split up into two separate districts - a decision that will result
in hundreds of miles of travel and hours of inconvenience.
|The Spin|| And to think we expect our
government to fix school financing.
|The Story||Ken Hughes, amazingly,
writes a Letter to the Editor expressing his surprise that the new
Lowes has a "unisex" bathroom because "PC reared its ugly head."
He writes, "But I wasn't confused, I went to the Men's room. I'm not
going to that movie either."
|News worthiness||Absolutely no stars
|The Spin|| Isn't it disgusting when a
mother takes her small son into a "unisex" restroom because he thinks
he's "too big" to go into the Ladies Room with her? What is
society coming to?