|The Story||Decatur is a buzz about a new "big
box" retailer coming to town. An announcement revealing the identity of
the business is scheduled for Monday.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||****|
|The Spin|| We wonder who it is ?
|The Story||A sixteen year old allegedly
takes a gun to Decatur High School because "he was upset that
some other boys had been talking with a girl he liked at school."
|The Spin||Thank goodness he didn't see
them holding hands.
|The Story||Regarding the gun incident
and the delay the authorities learning about it, Principal Melinda
Reeves said "The most alarming thing is we live in a society where kids
are so deprogrammed with
violence in the movies and on television that it took the amount of
time it did to report this."
|The Spin||Just think how bad it will
be once the kids get desensitized.
|The Story||Another youthful Letter to Editor
writer, upset about "nothing to do in Decatur", says: "All you have to
do is give us something to do." So he recommends an "indoor skate park"
and to fund the project he suggests: "Don't build a new hospital,
just use the old one you fixed two years ago."
|The Spin||Prediction: This kid will respect health care a heck of a
lot more once he busts his noggin at some skate park. By the way, do
they teach supply and demand at Decatur ISD?
|The Story||The Runaway Bay City Council takes
some slack about allowing a big developer to place signs heretofore
disallowed. One protester addressed the council and said "We must
continually remind ourselves that the human propensity for abusing
power is perennial, especially in government bodies."
|The Spin||Easy there. It's a sign
ordinance. Not Tiananmen