|The Story||Another year in our dreary
lives comes and goes which prompts the usual "Top Ten"lists in local
newspapers rating the most important stories. You know, elections,
crashes, scandals, etc.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||"Wise County Growth" was the lead story but we all know what that means: We can now get a a little drink that is made up of espresso, cocoa, steamed milk & whipped cream. Now that was Breaking News.|
|The Story||The Messenger runs an article on the
Bluebonnet Nudist Park which included this tidbit: "Clothing is
optional for women and children, while clothing-free is a must for men."
|The Spin||What's the old Sesame Street
song: "One of these things does not belong here . . . . " (Hint: It
beings with "child" and ends with "ren").
|The Story||Not to let go of the Bluebonnet
Park story (especially since its a slow news week), this quote caught
our eye: "We don't care what you look like, how big you are, how small
you are . . . . if you have tattoos or piercing in odd places," said
Edward Moss, one of the owners.
|The Spin||In light of recent FCC
crackdowns on indecency, we are prevented from typing a very funny
|The Story||Police search for a bank robber
accused of looting the Wells Fargo Bank of Rhome. He was described as
"wearing a hunter-style camouflaged cap and shirt and sunglasses . . .
[and] is believed to be a [driving] a large silver pickup . . . ."
|The Spin||That should lower the list of suspects to, say, 10,000
Wise County residents.
|The Story||Police Chief of Southmayd PD, B.A.
Mitchell, defends local law enforcement from a Letter to the Editor
written by Jack Knopf. "Police officers, in Texas or elsewhere, do not
make up reasons to pull you over," the Chief wrote. "There is some
reason that the officer felt it necessary to make contact with you.
Either  you have come from an area that is undesirable or
suspicious,  you committed an infraction of the law, or  you gave
him reason to be suspicious."
|The Spin||That's all well and good
except reason #1 is not a basis to stop an individual. (But as a
public service, could you list those portions of Southmayd that you
deem "undesirable" so that we can all avoid them? )