|The Story||Northwest ISD hires Dr.
Karen Rue as superintendant with a salary of $180,000, an automobile
allowance of $600 per month, $15,000 in moving expenses, medical and
dental coverage, disability insurance, life insurance, a lap top
computer and a pesonal digital assistant.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||Not throwing in the PDA
would have probably killed the deal.
|The Story||Local elections are held with one
person winning a Decatur Council position with 97 votes over two other
|The Spin||"Wise County sure is
growing" but not as rapidly as apathy.
|The Story||Local leaders meet with Rep. Phil
King regarding the proposed TXU line that will disrupt the county.
|The Spin||Here's this guy chance to
actually do something instead of grandstanding. Place your bets
(although he probably opposes gambling).
|The Story||The Decatur Civic Centere will
have its own private club permit to control alcohol sales for the many
annual events including "the Wise Regional Health System New Year's Eve
Gala, the Domestic Task Force Casino Night, and the Ducks Unlimited
|The Spin||Health care, domestic
violence, guns, and alcohol. All together now: "One of these things,
does not belong here, one of these things . . . . "
|The Story||Walmart prepares for a major
renovation including the providing of an office for the Decatur Police
Department so that shoplifters can be processed immediately.
|The Spin||The Walmart Greeter will
also be trained in the reading of Miranda rights.
reporter Keri Pritchard writes a pretty funny column about
finding a quarter "laying perfectly centered on the [pizza]
between the crust and the topping" at "a local pizzeria".
|The Spin||Meanwhile the kitchen
employees immediately cancelled the practice of flipping a coin to see
who works the weekend shift.