|The Story|| Rep. Phil King, who is
trying his hardest to self-destruct over the last couple of weeks,
writes a weak letter to the PUC about the proposed route of the big
transmission line cutting through Wise County. Suggesting that the line
should go through the LBJ Grasslands, King referred to the federal
property as "nothing more than a patchwork of loosely configured
pastures . . . . "
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin||Although he did point out
that he would never suggest the line go through the grasslands had it
been named the Ronald Reagan Grasslands.
|The Story||In addition to his first letter to
PUC, Rep. King then wrote another letter to the PUC really objecting to the path of
the transmission line.
|The Spin||"Dear PUC Board Members:
I really thought my first letter was adequate, but those country folks up in Wise County, at least I think its called Wise County, are all over my butt because of this transmission line. Would you please give Tom Craddick a call and see what he thinks about this? Whatever he says is fine with me. And did you hear that my big telecommunications bill passed last session? That was really cool. Love, Phil"
a series of Letters to the Editor written by pastors and non-pastors
regarding the downfall of society, we get one from a pastor in Decatur
who writes that some of us need to get our heads out of the sand unless
"you want young people to die from DUIs and ODs [or] to be emotionally
scarred by bored sex and abortions . . . . "
|The Spin||Did he say "bored sex?"
|The Story||Robbie Lee Thompson is arrested
for allegedly threatening Chico bank employees that he would return
with a weapon and shoot them if they didn't give them his money.
Unfortunately, he didn't have any money in the bank. He faces State and
|The Spin||The bank also assessed him a
$10 "attempted transaction fee". (The University of Michigan also
requested he return the shirt).
Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission approves a zoning change that
will allow alcohol sales in restaurants around the square.
|The Spin||We predict the $15.00 "Three
Martini and Chicken Fried Steak Lunch"