The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/3/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Cocks An Eyebrow

The Story The Messenger's Christina Lane visits the Stock Show in Fort Worth and writes to tell about it.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin She is already a finalist in the 2007 National Newspaper Awards in the category of "Most References To 'Poo' In a Feature Story."

The Story The Hawkins Boys buy out Coker Funeral Home.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Let's hope the lack of competition doesn't bury us.  [rimshot]  I just couldn't think a good "Six Feet Under" joke.

The Story Decatur ISD's Director of Transportation is arrested on indecency with a child charges and then reports back to work the following day. The superintendent said that he didn't know anything about the arrest when contacted by the Messenger.
News worthiness ****
The Spin What we have here is . . . well . . . you know.

The Story
WCSO's Sgt. Cavin Riggs receives a $500 savings bond for donating over three gallons of blood through Carter Blood Care over the last 15 years. He then donated the savings bond to the Fort Worth Children's Hospital.
News worthiness *
The Spin Kinda dampens the excitement I felt about throwing a buck-fifty into the Salvation Army kettle at Christmas.

The Story The Wise Regional Health Center becomes affiliated with the Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The new hospital in Bridgeport, not to be out-done, announced that it simply would be known as the "Mayo Clinic at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Bridgeport."

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