|The Story||The county may pay $42,000
to the Waters Consulting Group in order to study the salaries of all
Wise County employees.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||In other news, commissioners
hired another consulting group to determine study the salaries of
consulting groups in order to see if $42,000 is a fair price.
|The Story||Decatur "Planning Director" Trina
Finney calls it quits to become executive director for the Cultural
District of Fort Worth. "The city of Decatur, even though it has done a
salary study and knows what it should be paying its employees, does not
pay its employees fairly," she said in a statement that would not be
made by anyone other than someone who had just resigned.
|The Spin||County Commissioners
immediately canceled their own salary study (see story #1, above) on
the basis that bad things can happen once employees read the results of
a salary study.
|The Story||Three of the Justices of the Peace
promise to remain Democrats and not become part of the Republican power
grab. As the Messenger said,
they "plan to stay with the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy."
|The Spin||All of whom
|The Story||"Church leaders praise pope as
|The Spin||One local Baptist ministered
confidentially said "I really don't understand all the pomp and
circumstance they had over there for the funeral. I understood
the week long Ronald Reagan funeral, but all that fuss for a pope? Come
on! He didn't even speak good English."
|The Story||After the clean up for the March
fire at Decatur High School, "said some school property
disappeared . . . . and [the principal] will be responsible
for negotiating with the contractor for compensation."
|The Spin||"What, we need proof? We
just can't pass judgment like we do with the kids that we ship off to
photographer Joe Duty gets artsy by photographing
a young dancer posing in the mud at her family's farm.
|The Spin||Come on, admit it, the guy
does good work.