|The Story||A "several million dollar" Formula
One race track is announced for the Slidell area off of FM 51 that
"should be completed by September." The new owners said the
area would be "easily assessable."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||****|
|The Spin||Can I see a show of hands of
all those skeptical about this deal?
|The Story||A nice editorial in the Messenger reviews the life of Ann
Eison who died after the briefest of battles with cancer.
|The Spin||This story was proof of our
county's still rural status. No matter how many elections, car wrecks,
bond issues, race track announcements, etc. took place, I was
stopped several times over the last two weeks to be asked "Have you
heard about Ann Eison?" I tragic, tragic story. Life is short.
|The Spin||Ken Hughes, who is becoming our
favorite Letter to the Editor writer (he last lamented over the Unisex
bathroom at Lowe's) writes another one - this time ranting about the
selection of "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" being honored with an
Oscar this week for Best Song. He wrote, "Folks, it's supposed to hard
out here for a pimp! . . . I may never go to a movie again . . . ."
|The Spin||That comment was so
offensive. I'm starting a Wise County chapter of People For The Ethical
Treatment of Pimps. Our first meeting will be Wednesday at Frilly's
karoke night - Women get in free.
|The Spin||County elections come and go with
Bill McElhaney of Bridgeport upsetting Dick Chase for the job of County
Judge by 81 votes. A great Messenger
caught both candidates sharing a laugh after the results were
||Although there are rumors of
confusing butterfly ballots, purging of Hispanics from voting
rolls, and Katherine Harris seen lurking around the Keystone
Light section of One Stop in Runaway Bay on election day.
|The Spin||Bridgeport police make two
separate drug arrests. These two sentences appear in the same story:
(1) "Narcotics officers had been watching [Lelly Renee Womack's] house
. . . and her car was spotted nearby. Her car was stopped for traffic violations on 16th
Street and . . . crystal methamphetamine [was found]."; (2) After
receiving a tip that drugs were being sold outside of Allsups, police
see a "a vehicle with about five people inside leaving the store. The
car was stopped on a traffic
violation and methamphetamine was found the Jeremy Christopher
|The Spin||Moral to the story: When
there is not a reasonable suspicion to stop a car, methamphetamine in
that vehicle will some how make that vehicle magically drive poorly
thereby allowing the police to legally stop it.
|The Spin||Three people are arrested for
burglarizing AC's Beer Barn in Decatur. Taken in the burglary were (and
we are not making this up): $60, two six packs, and some cigars.
|The Spin||What do you get when you
cross Ocean's Eleven with