|The Story||The "lone finalist" for the
Bridgeport ISD Superintendent job, Steve Williams, withdrew his name
for consideration. He won't say why. The school board members
won't say why. We don't know why.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||The Da Vinci Code was easier to figure
|The Story||Sharon Wilson and Dan Mooney, Jr.
are duking it out in Letters to the
Editor over the never controversial subject of abortion. In one
letter, Mooney wrote that Martin Luther had said, "Beer is proof that
God wanted humankind to be happy."
|The Spin||We thought it was odd that Martin Luther
would make a quip about beer. Hmmm, he
man "advanced near" (I think in a car, but I'm not sure) a group
children at Rann Elementary but was contacted by a teacher instead. He
claimed to have found a backpack and was trying to return it to its
"rightful owner." Although instructed to take the backpack to the main
office, he left instead. That prompted school officials to send home
with each student a letter about the incident.
||Probably a lot to do about
nothing, but this was handled well. You can't ignore it in this
day and time.
|The Spin||A Balsora man was sentenced to
eight years in prison for felony DWI (a DWI with at least two prior DWI
convictions). Records showed that this arrest was his sixth for
DWI. The papers reported he would be eligible for parole after
|The Spin||Actually it is quicker than
that. He becomes eligible once his actual time plus good conduct time equals two
years. That should get everybody's blood boiling.
|The Spin||Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, a steak
place that is going in where Matties used to be, seeks a permit to
serve beer and wine. The owner told the Planning and Zoning Commission
that he had already invested "several hundreds of thousands of dollars"
in the new Decatur venture.
|The Spin||Several hundred of thousands?
What's a steak going to be priced at to recover that investment? $75.00.
|The Spin||An email contribution.
|The Spin||"W.C. Messenger 4/9/06 under
'Our View' . . . chastises people who do not live in Decatur for
writing letters to the editor criticizing actions of the Decatur I.S.D.
and the Decatur city council. Then [the article] proceeds to instruct
the Bridgeport school board on how to hire a school superintendent. "