|The Story||In a community forum
discussing school financing, "Leslie Ritchie, an aide to state Rep.
Phil King, said her boss is working to help schools reduce costs. For
example, she said if a school district is rated exemplary, legislation
sponsored by King would allow the school to hire non-certified
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|The Spin||Hey. let's use that theory
to reduce health costs. If a hospital is ranked exemplary, let's allow
it to cut costs by hiring doctors that aren't licensed.
Oh...wait...that won't work at all.
|The Story||Outgoing County Tax Assessor Pat
Younger tells commissioners that new Treasurer, Monte Shaw, would not
be welcomed in her office until after the first of the year. " Younger
also said that Shaw would have trouble with her new employees. "He
campaigned on the issue that this office needed to be friendlier. Well,
if we're going to have friendliness in this office, he's going to have
to fire 'em all."
|The Spin||That noise you heard coming from the Treasurer's office
were the employees collectivelly saying "Sheesh, Pat, could you back
off just a bit?"
|The Story||Northwest ISD superinendant Keith
Sockwell gave a (yawn) "State of the District Speech" wherein he
declared "and we are not above 'stealing' the teachers we need and know
that are good from other districts."
|The Story||Paradise passes an ordinance
allowing the city to conviscate junked cars, the mayor of Decatur asks
its residents to clean up their property, and Boyd residents want the
county's junkyard rules enforced.
|The Spin||I feel so dirty all of a
|The Story||Devon releases a study lauding the
financial impact the giant company has in Wise County.
immediately released a press release that read: "Although we applaud
Devon's positive impact on Wise County, we at Walmart would like
remind the public that we provide cheap beer and affordable
Now which company do you think is more important?"