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 2/16/08
This Week's Overall News Theme: Sex Doesn't Sell West of The Big Sandy

The Story Diogenes Gutierrez of Decatur was arrested by INS/ICE and then tied to a murder in El Salvador. He and his wife both worked at Frillys. 
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The Spin The question is: How does this impact karaoke night?

The Story The Bridgeport City Council voted Tuesday to impose a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications or issuing permits for sexually oriented businesses.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Rumors of a Hooters being interested in Bridgeport are totally false. And I'm glad they won't put one of those filthy establishments in our fair city," said one fictitious councilman. "But, they do got some good wings. Or so I've heard."

The Story For the second time since she began serving her five-year prison sentence in August of 2006 for a failed murder-for-hire scheme, former Bridgeport resident Rebbecca Lynn Simpson has been denied parole. 
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The Spin The parole board expressed concerns that she had ordered a Rita Hayworth poster and had Morgan Freeman do the voice over for her presentation for release.

The Story U.S. 380 traffic was snarled for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as crews worked a two-vehicle accident involving a Wise County EMS paramedic crew near the intersection of U.S. 380 and County Road 3001, or Bramlett Road about one mile west of Decatur.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Will TxDot erect a memorial for all the victims along 380 during this construction project. Our own little Vietnam Wall for an equally poorly planned project?

The Story I'm not sure what's crazier, some of the pics Joe Duty takes or the Messenger's decision on which ones to print. But it will cause a stop down.  I think they're jacking with us.
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