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 2/7/04:
The Story A study reveals that one in four Wise County workers travel to Tarrant County for their jobs.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin That's a lot of people dodging a lot of rock trucks.

The Story The Messenger is filled with short articles profiling local candidates for the upcoming March primary election.
News worthiness *
The Spin Throw in all the paid ads, and its hard to find the news in there. (By the way, the first full page ad goes to Pat Younger's reelection campaign).

The Story A Paradise school bus overturns on a rain slick road - only one child was on board who was remarkably unscathed.
News worthiness **
The Spin Make it a school bus full of kids and you have a lock for the #1 story of 2004.

The Story A small controversy brews at the Commissioners' Court when it is revealed that the sheriff's office has 44 Crown Victorias but no "more than three deputies on the road" at any given time.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The heck with the 44 cars, is that three deputies thing right?

The Story A Bridgeport man is sentenced to one year in the county jail after his ten arrests for DWI.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Incredible. Sad. Incredibly sad.

The Story Andrew McKinney of Decatur signs a football scholarship for SMU.
News worthiness **
The Spin Did you know the school's tuition with room and board is $29,896 per year?  He might never win a game, but that's a smart move.

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