The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/12/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Ice Warning Entertainment Factor

The Story The Rhome City Council refuses to pay $500 membership invoice to the South Wise Chamber of Commerce. Last year's fee was $350.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin Even $350 was a silly use of taxpayer funds.  (Although the money could be raised by firing of a couple of more speeding pictures.)

The Story The body of murder suspect Antonio Limon, 44, of Bowie was found Wednesday only about a quarter-mile from the Hot Skillet Restaurant.
News worthiness ****
The Spin The Hall of Fame of Cowardly Acts may be issuing an invitiation for the Class of 2007.

The Story A strong rumor suggests that the McDonald's in Decatur will be razed and a new McDonald's to put in its place. That would cause the fast food restaurant to shut down for three months.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The company will offer free supplements of fat and grease during the shut down.

The Story The first county commissioners meeting with the new County Judge runs smoothly with smiles everywhere.
News worthiness **
The Spin However, a Texas Barbed Wire Steel Cage match is expected by May. 

The Story
A 13 year old boy was shot in the neck with a BB gun near Greenwood. The three teenagers involved indicated they were playing "Cops and Robbers."
News worthiness ***
The Spin "Next time he will respect my authority," said one boy in a fake interview. "I told him to halt and he said that he hadn't done anything wrong and that I had no reason to detain him. I've seen enough cop shows to know I had to use unreasonable force at that point."

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