|The Story||Decatur voters approve a home rule charter while Bridgeport officials are stunned when citizens reject the proposal, 411-192.|
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|The Spin||Since when did Gerald Groves get so much clout?|
|The Story||Twenty-one illegal aliens make a break for it after a traffic stop. Fourteen were caught while seven got away.|
|The Spin||We bet that was one funny scene - a literal jail break.|
|The Story||An attorney for Allen Hallock attempts to have the state turn over evidence relating to the charges that he lured a 20 year old girl into his home via modeling scam. "I think the conduct of these two were morally bankrupt and socially despicable, but not illegal," the attorney said.|
|The Spin||Other than that, he's a good guy.|
|The Story||A glove from the space shuttle Columbia may have been found in Wise County.|
|The Spin||How did this not make the local television stations? How was it first reported on radio station KTFW?|
|The Story||The letter writing campaign for and against alcohol being available for sale in Decatur continues.|
|The Spin||Most emotional "anti" letter: "[The youth are more important] to
us than bringing a scourge like alcohol into the community."
Funniest "pro" letter: "Keep up the good work C.L. Gage, My dad would have been proud of you. It sure would have saved him a lot of miles driving to Jeter's . . . ."
|The Story||The Messenger runs a series of photos of the Miss Eighter From Decatur fund raising contest which, umm, is made up of a bunch of high school boys dressed in drag.|
|The Spin||That was just a tad bit uncomfortable.|