The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/15/05:

The Story The Messenger pokes fun at State Rep. Phil King's press release where he proclaims that some organization has ranked him the 4th most powerful member of the House. Which means, according to the Messenger, he "carried a lot of water for Speaker Tom Craddick."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Hey, don't be stealing the The Spin's thunder before The Spin can get to it.

The Story A jury finds the owner of the Runaway Bay Country Club, Rick Mai, guilty of resisting arrest after a skirmish with Rex Richie of the Bay's police department.
News worthiness ***
The Spin After the guilty verdict, he immediately reached for a Mai Tai.

The Story A plane clips some power lines at Decatur Municipal Airport but, amazingly, does not crash. Gordon Hofstra, Decatur Airport Board member, said the power lines should be buried in the future so that they do not cause an obstruction.
News worthiness **
The Spin Or the planes could fly just a tad bit higher.

The Story A joke is made by a citizen at the Decatur parks master plan meeting this week who wanted to see a new grocery store. "Her initial request for a Skaggs or Kroger's drew big laughs from the other residents."
News worthiness *
The Spin Skaggs? Anybody seen a Skaggs lately?  Maybe one is next to Piggly Wiggly.

The Story The EMS building's price tag edges near $1 million due to a myriad of problems. It was originally purchased in 1999 for $136,328 and the albatross continues to run up a price tag.
News worthiness **
The Spin County Judge Dick Chase's response to an unruly crowd member on a different subject is a perfect response to this financial fiasco.

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