|The Story||The County agrees to offer
Judge Cude $100,000 to settle his claim of back pay.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Spin||What's this? He's been
demonized for asking for money that the county decides he is rightfully
owed? Give him a break. This is a non-story.
|The Story||It's a very slow news week.
So I have to fill space by pointing out, once again, how the Messenger never gets any flack for
running editorial cartoons that seem (heaven forbid) liberal. The most recent one compares Bush to Clinton.
|The Spin|| Not that I disagree with
the cartoons. (As I mix The
Spin and The Blog for
the first time by allowing comments here).
rage drives shooting incident". (Sunday's Messenger, Front Page).
|The Spin||The story is way too
complicated to summarize and I'm still not sure I understand it.
Suffice it to say: People, calm down. You don't have to bow up to every
little thing that makes you upset.
|The Spin||Two Wise Cunty teenagers are
arrested for allegedly robbing a bait shop in Montague county. The
owner of the shop is 63 years old and "handicapped".
|The Spin||Hey, boys, next time try to
find a less sympathetic victim! (Although a completely different
thought just crossed my mind: Did Romeo
and Juliet involve a battle of the Capulets and the Montagues with
the latter name prounouced the way we say it?)
|The Spin||Assistant DA Allen (not "Alan")
Williamson decides to go into private practice and receives a
glowing review in the "Inside Wise" section of the Messenger.
|The Spin||Let it be known that Mr.
Williamson constantly advises me that The
Spin "wasn't very funny this week" - and this week he is
probably right.. (But he is an all around good guy and he will be
missed in the DA's office. He gets The
Spin's first ever "shout out".)