The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/17/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Decatur Mexicana Fun

The Story A traffic stop in Decatur led to the deportation to Mexico for 16 illegal immigrants.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin The construction of a roof in Paradise was delayed for two days. Then work resumed as normal once the workers returned.

The Story Rep. Phil King is placed in charge of "bringing down electrical rates" by House Speaker Tom Craddick.
News worthiness *
The Spin Get ready for the suggestion of: "Fan yourself with a magazine but if that doesn't work, just crank up the A/C. TXU needs a few extra bucks."

The Story The First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry, will be in Bridgeport on February 28th to celebrate the town becoming a Main Street
News worthiness **
The Spin Twenty bucks for the first person to show up with a sign that reads, "The HPV Vaccine Will Make My Daughter Sexually Active - Shame On Your Husband!!!"

The Story
The Decatur School Board extends the contract of High School Principal Melinda Reeves ending months of controversy and speculation.
News worthiness ***
The Spin But the dramatic pause followed by the Roman-esque "thumbs up" sign by the Board was a little over the top.. 

The Story A 17 year old Decatur High School student is jailed after  a first grader accuses him of sexual contact. Bond is set at $50,000.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Random thoughts: (1) It's a little scary to think your life can be turned upside down by an "outcry" by a six year old, and (2) Didn't a guy have a bond last week of $750,000 for a dope charge? Does that mean that alleged dope possession is 15 times more serious than alleged sexual abuse of a child.?

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