The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/27/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Like Going To The Stock Show

The Story The Bridgeport PD buys 16 semi-automatic weapons at a cost of $16,000.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "We haven't actually fired a shot in 10 years," said one fictitious police officer. "But it's just cool to feel like Clint Eastwood in those Dirty Harry movies. That was freakin' cool."

The Story Rhome hires a new police chief, Rick Roebuck of Sunset, to fill its vacancy. He has canine experience and said "the canine unit will check a lot of drug activity in the city and you also walk the dogs through the schools, which the kids love."
News worthiness ***
The Spin "I don't," said one local stoner.

The Story The district judge throws out some of the evidence in a child porn case against Kevin Dean Riedle saying the search warrant was defective.
News worthiness ****
The Spin Don't gripe. You want judges that will apply the law and not make law, and that's what happened. Note to law enforcement: Cut and Paste is not your friend.

The Story
Local tax assessor-collector Monte Shaw shows up in a wedding announcement to an assistant principal at Carson Elementary.
News worthiness *
The Spin Those believing a tax assessor should enjoy no happiness are encouraged to file a formal protest to obtain a hearing.

The Story Bridgeport's defensive coordinator Mike Burt leaves to take the head coaching job in Dumas.
News worthiness **
The Spin The job was put on hold while mental health experts examine this photo.

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