Shocked After House Burns"
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|The Spin||Yeah, he couldn't believe it. His house burned down. Wait. I just read the article. The man was literally shocked. As in tazered. Messenger doing schtick?|
|The Story||This great line from the "Man
Shocked" story: "[Deputy] Hunter then tazered Thompson at approximately
7:50 a.m. He immediately
dropped into the middle of the street. The putting green on the nearby
golf course was still wet with dew as the man lay sprawled in the
|The Spin||Hemingway got hired at the Messenger?
reporter Robert Morgan pens a piece called "Why You Should Hate Decatur"
which compares Decatur to Southlake (after a D Magazine article
profiling Southlake.) And excerpt: "[T]he
average home in Southlake is valued at $458,000 while Decatur's average
home value is estimated at $99,800. While Southlake residents are
living paycheck to paycheck after paying taxes and high mortgages,
Decatur-ites have more cash to splurge on windshields, commissioners
and resale shops."
|The Spin||Kind of a funny line there at the end. But surely he isn't serious about the "more cash."|
|The Story||Decatur ISD goes high tech.
"Through the online Family Access program, parents can check their
student's grades, progress reports, attendance records, class schedule,
disciplinary issues and even their cafeteria balance."
|The Spin||And for those parents that don't care, it gives them another way not to care.|
|The Story||Despite the 2000 Census showing
the City of Rhome to have 551 people, officials believe that actual
number is 1420.
|The Spin||"The government forgot to count those being held against their will," said one city hall employee.|