The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/10/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Cyberricific

The Story Eric Evans, 25, on Newark is detained on a traffic stop and allegedly found to have 75 grams of methamphetamine in the car. His bond was set at $750,000.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "$750,000 might seem like a high bond," said one ficticious law enforcement officer. "But a ridiculous amount makes the crime sound even more serious than what it actually is.  "

The Story Firefighters spent more than 30 minutes rescuing a 20 year old horse that tends to "fall down." The horse, named Mac (not Barbaro), was given to its owner last year as a gift.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Some gift. 

The Story Decatur High School starts district play in soccer. The girls team loses the opener 12-0 to Wichita Falls Rider.
News worthiness ****
The Spin I think the girls team is bad. Very bad. But its hard to find out much information about them because the publication of their performance is guarded far more tenously than their goal.

The Story
Some Decatur High School kid makes theats against teacher Cindy Berry on his page.
News worthiness *
The Spin "We were certainly appalled by the threat but are pleased to expect he will be expelled. That kid was really hurting the english portion of the TAKS test. We expect all of our students to make threats with the appropriate noun - verb agreement," read a ficticious press release.

The Story The director of transportation for Decatur ISD is finally placed on administrative leave after his arrest last week on Indecency with a Child charges.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "If he had had a myspace page, I promise you we would have been all over it sooner," said one ficticious school official.

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