The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday before 10:00 p.m. unless I'm lazy.
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For the week ending 1/5/08
This Week's Overall News Theme:  A New Year. Same Old Stuff.

The Story The first Wise County baby was born shortly after midnight.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin It's almost enough to bring back my "Babies born to parents with different surnames" count I had on here from about five years ago.

The Story Jim Popp files to run for County Commissioner in Precinct One saying, in light of the number of Wise County jobs, that "I'm 150 percent behind our domestic oil and gas industry."
News worthiness *
The Spin His opponent is contemplating taking the position that he is 151% behind the industry.

The Story Eighteen month Wise County resident Mike Gregory writes a Letter to the Editor ranting about the law of traffic law enforcement in the county.
News worthiness *
The Spin Good grief, we have a trooper assigned to every 100 yards on 287, what ya want?

The Story After 8 regular season games and three tournaments, the Decatur High School basketball team finally wins a game by beating Pilot Point. (I'm pretty sure about this, but not 150% sure.)
News worthiness **
The Spin "Hey, that football team didn't exactly win the state championship!" said the Fake Coach. "But let me remind you that we're dealing with a big round ball and a small hoop. 'Nuff said."

The Story I completely missed this gaffe by the Messenger in mid-December. The caption of the photo read, "Cant Touch Her - Boyd Guard Emily Bingham drives on a Godley defender during Tuesday district 10-2A season opener in Wise County. The senior standout scored 14 points to lead the Lady Yellowjackets to victory."
News worthiness **
The Spin Emily?

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