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 1/21/06:

The Story Decatur ISD approves adding soccer to its list of recognized sports with competition to begin in the next calendar year.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin "Of course, we do have some fears about lack of participation," said one fictitious school administrator. "Most of our students have sought counseling due to the emotional scars from having their parents scream at them when they played soccer as toddlers.  Some think that if they step back on a soccer field, they'll be mentally crippled due to flashbacks."

The Story The Bridgeport Index runs a photo of a funky flying machine designed by a Boyd man that is in production.
News worthiness *
The Spin You can take a look at it here and see the price. Cool concept. I'm not getting in one, but a cool concept.

The Spin Nine month old triplets from Runaway Bay are off to California to film a couple of scenes for The Santa Clause 3.
News worthiness **
The Spin And their mother will also receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for traveling half way across the country with three nine month olds. (By the way, picture of the three is here).

The Spin First State Bank announces it will open a branch in Paradise.
News worthiness *
The Spin Can branches in Wizard Wells and Greenwood be far behind?

The Story Lowe's opens in Decatur.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Superpower Walmart announced it would seek economic sanctions and a possible military strike if Wise County got too excited about the store.  "Wise Countians now they should bow down before us, and we plan to keep it that way," the company said in a press release.

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