The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday before 10:00 p.m. unless I'm lazy.
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For the week ending 2/9/08
This Week's Overall News Theme:  Goats And Liars

The Story Accused Intoxication Assault defendant, Betty Monroe, is released from jail after her attorney posts a $50,000 bond.
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The Spin Yeah, it's a little heady for The Spin, but the San Antonio paper began a two part series yesterday on the questionable ethical dilemma created by allowing attorneys to post bonds for their clients.

The Story  The Messenger profiles the ministry at the Wise County jail and points out that Bibles are given "to inmates who request them and [we] even purchased a Koran for an inmate who was interested in the Muslim faith."
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The Spin "That drives me crazy," said one fictitious inmate. "I'm in here for smoking a little crank and they're giving that Arab bible to that guy that worships Mohammed Ali?  I thought these colors don't run, but I don't know anymore."

The Story It's been a bad week for State Rep. Phil King after a story reveals he lied about receiving free Super Bowl tickets from an energy company. 
News worthiness ****
The Spin Well at least on the day he the story broke King wasn't at the mansion of an executive for that very same energy company raising money. Oh, wait!

The Story  Thirty to forty people show up at the Boyd City Hall to protest an ordinance banning goats within the city limits. (The protest included this golden banner of "Save These Goats.")
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The Spin The crowd was whipped into a frenzy with one speaker: "I have a dream. That some day little pygmy goats can join hands and walk side by side with cats and dogs.  I have a dream. That one day even the town of Paradise, a town sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice for goats."

The Story Amazingly, more that 50 people have applied for the job of Police Chief in Rhome with more expected.
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The Spin The leading candidate.

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