|The Story||Wise County juniors and seniors post below average numbers on the ACT and SAT when compared to state and national results.|
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin|| Even more troubling is the thought of just how smart is
the average junior or senior?
|The Story||Ironically, a report issued this week as required by by
the federal "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" indicated that Wise
County, "as a whole", is leaving "no child behind".
|The Spin||If we're going to be below average, at least we'll be
below average together.
|The Story||County Commissioners vote to increase the fee for filing a divorce in Wise County by $15 with all of the proceeds going to the privately run Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force.|
|The Spin||Isn't there something wrong with a private charity benefiting from the equivalent of a mandatory tax? As an alternative, The Spin proposes a $5 fee with all proceeds going to The Spin.|
|The Story||H.D. Boswell begins his anti-DISD bond package campaign with a 1/2 page paid ad in the Messenger.|
|The Spin||The Decatur School Bond Election Committee only has enough cash to
buy a 1/6 page ad. See Thursday's Messenger
on page 11A. This is a bad omen for the pro-bond
|The Story||A three year old child
wanders off from the College Street Child Care and Learning Center in
|The Spin||"You guys don't know what it's like," the child said. "All those kids in there yapping and yapping! I just couldn't take it any more!"|