|The Story||Decatur ISD prepares to
announce the new girls basketball coach on Thursday. Nearly 50
applicants turned in resumes.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||The list was quickly
narrowed down by eliminating anyone who asked the question of "What
happened to the last coach?"
|The Story||Roy Eaton pens a column about local television news. He likes Channel Five "but the bombastic style of Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry irritates me".|
|The Spin||Truer words have never been
spoken. But there is no more comical moment on television like the last
10 seconds of any Channel Five newscast when Jane and Mike try to
engage in witty banter only to come across like uncomfortable
ex-classmates at a high school reunion.
|The Story||The director or the Bridgeport
Economic Development Corporation resigns and "police chief Randy
Singleton confirmed that [the] computer from the EDC office has been
seized as part of an ongoing investigation."
|The Spin||Just like the term "shallow
grave", the words "seized" and "police" are never the sign of a good
|The Story||The Boyd Parks Board comes under
scrutiny for it's bookkeeping practices. "It was suspicious when there
was no receipt to back up a $1,000 check written to the same person who
signed the check," said councilperson Jeannette Harmon.
|The Spin||We did a quick check with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and confirmed that any such transaction should always be handled with cash so no one can question the transaction later.|
|The Story||Grace Fellowship Church cuts a
deal with Paradise ISD to rent the school's facilities for $39,000 a
year. "That's a teacher's salary, " said the superintendent who
supported the move.
|The Spin||And just think if that
teacher was hired from the congregation. They could just hand her the
money and bypass the school.
|The Story||We learned
this from Messenger: "The
female [phorid] fly deposits an egg in the body of the fire ant worker.
When the fly egg hatches, the larva paralyzes the fire ant by eating
its way into the head capsule of the fire ant. Enzymes are secreted by
the developing fly that dissolve the connective tissue holding the fire
ant’s head onto its body. So, the fire ant’s head pops off and the
now-adult phorid fly emerges from the fire ant’s head."
|The Spin||The FCC immediately imposed a $10,000 indecency fine. An agency spokesman released a statement indicating: "Since that Janet Jackson debacle, we've got to keep everyone on the straight and narrow. What if some kid read about an ant's head popping off? Those country kids can't handle that type of violence."|