|The Story||Santa, along with other Christmas characters, makes
a helicopter landing in Decatur along with some "security
elves". Cheryl Lyman, public relations director said "it's always
possible that kids may want to see what sex Frosty and Rudolph are." (Messenger, December 7, 2003
edition, page 2A).
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*|
|The Story||Another gentleman enters the race for the Sheriff's job.
|The Spin||Gary Coleman, Arianna Huffington, and Mary Carey plan to enter the race next week.|
|The Story||The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission rejects a plan
for 77 townhomes to be built.
|The Spin||And complaints that Decatur does not have enough
affordable housing will continue.
|The Story||State Rep. Phil King, who
somehow was in charge of drawing the congressional redistricting map,
explained why Charles Stenholm will no longer represent Wise County.
"My reason . . . is I felt he would lose in the next election
|The Spin||Hey, Mr. Psychic, could you also tell us whether we should
bet on Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl?
|The Story||The Messenger runs a front page story
on the salaries of school district superintendants and we learned
Northwest shells out $203,104 a year for theirs.
||That's about the salary we pay 20 good teachers, isn't it?
|The Story||Brian Knox pens a feature
about hanging Christmas lights and comes up with this gem . . . .
||"My mom . . . once gave a classic family quote while
looking at a particularly brightly lit home. 'It's nothing but a bunch
of lights,' she said, 'but at least it's a bunch of lights.'"