|The Story||The new hospital
expansion in Decatur is the subject of a media tour complete with "LCD
flat screen televisions, an indoor heated pool, upscale furniture, a
whirlpool tub, and fresh linens."
|The Spin||I don't remember LCD flat
screen televisions being referenced in any of the recent fund raisers.
|The Story||Couunty Commissioners stand by
their firework useage ban causing ourtrage by firework sellers
and prompting someone to write on a courthouse bulletin board,
"Wise County Commissioners are communists."
|The Spin||Commissioners responded by
issuing a proclamation that read, "We will bury you."
|The Story||Gayle Young of Boyd supports the
fireworks ban in a Letter to the Editor saying, "I believe if thier
fireworks cause property damage, the victims should be able to file
suit again the fireworks stand owner for the damage."
|The Spin||And gun sellers, an
automobile sellers, and especially butter sellers.
|The Story||More firework news: Two men are
given citations for shooting off fireworks in a field while the
officers conviscate $300 work of fireworks off of them.
|The Spin||"You're taking my fireworks?
What is this? Communist Russia?" said one of the men. "I've heard
that about this county."
|The Story||The Decatur Planning and Zoning
Commission gives the go ahead to a 72 unit apartment complex in the
middle of the town. One local resident, in opposition to the plan,
said, "My problem is, I don't like apartments. I don't like crowds of
people. Think about the folks that are there in the neighborhood . . .
don't let a bunch of wild yahoos come in."
|The Spin||That drew an immediate
rebuke from National Association for the Advancement of Wild Yahoos.
"Yeah, we like to get drunk, smoke a little dope, and stay up
real late, but at least we're sociable!" a press release read.