|The Story||Hurricane Katrina causes a
disaster and Wise County considers accepting some refugees. One
possibility is the LBJ National Grasslands. District Ranger Jim Crooks
said "It would be like a [wildfire] camp. They would bring in food
trailers and shower units. basically it would be a tent city."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||****|
|The Spin||Uh, it's still 100 degrees
out there. Let's help them, not kill them.
|The Story||Wise County gas prices edge near
$3.00 a gallon.
|The Spin||In all seriousness, this is
good news for local merchants. Shopping in Dallas and Fort Worth
doesn't seem all that attractive all of a sudden.
High Schools "sells out" its personalized parking spots with 54 of the
them going for $100 a pop. Those lucky (an affluent) kids get to paint
their spots in any manner they wish so long as they don't violate an
unknown standard of decency.
|The Spin||There has to be at least one
wise guy kid who will consider the following paint job themes: (1) "The
principal should be fired", (2) "I bet George Bush couldn't pass the
TAKS test", or (3) "The official religion of DHS is Islam".
|The Story||Our eyes glazed over at the number
of Letters to the Editor supporting EMS as the county commissioners
decide whether to enact a scorched earth policy by hiring Careflight to
replace EMS. Our favorite letter came from Deb Allen of
Bridgeport who wrote "To my knowledge, the current commissioners
haven't ever had to go try to glue a child's body and brains back
together, with parent screaming in the background . . . . "
|The Spin||Yeah! I bet Careflight
doesn't even stock glue!
|The Spin|| In the revived Athlete Spotlight
section, Paradise football player Matt Davis reveals a curious tendency
that must have some purpose.