The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 1/7/05:

The Story New sheriff David Walker is profiled in the Messenger  and is quoted as saying "ridding the county entirely of drugs is never going to happen."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin What? A little honesty and no BS from a politician? It's going to be a good four years.  

The Story Frilly's sells more alcohol than the combined total sales of Bridgeport Country Club, Runaway Bay Country Club, Decatur Country Club,  Cow Camp Steakhouse, and Armondo's.
News worthiness **
The Spin That cajun food must really make people thirsty.

The Story Bridgeport Police Officers buck for a raise. The starting salary is $26,000.
News worthiness **
The Spin They considered changing their slogan from "To Protect and To Serve" to "To Protect But We Are Getting Screwed While We Do It"

The Story Last week's cover story on the Bluebonnet Nudist Resort brought out the Letters to the Editor. The Mayor of Alvord called the resort "immoral and a travesty to society".
News worthiness *
The Spin Folks often say if you want to know what a nudist park is like that all you have to do is go to Walmart and picture everyone in there naked. Hey. Wait. That is a travesty!

The Story Four school buses used by Northwest ISD were stolen from a bus yard and, in part, used in an impromptu "demolition derby". News reports indicate that arrests are imminent in light of the video recording devices located within the buses.
News worthiness **
The Spin We expect the suspects first response will be "Video what? Video where? You gotta be kiddin' me."

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