The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/24/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Amazingly Good

The Story Scotty Reed, 25, is given seven years probation for Aggravated Assault after striking another man with a baseball bat.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin A waiting period for the purchase of a Louisville Slugger immediately went into effect.

The Story The local Democratic party has war of words break out in K-Bob's between the leaders of the two main sub-democratic parties: Sharon Wilson and Brenda Rankin.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Let's just say it got ugly over there by the Salad Wagon," said one witness. "One person who was getting mouthy almost got her eye put out by some flying bacon bits - It was not pretty."

The Story The Decatur cops stop a van load of illegal immigrants for the second week in a row.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "We've really been opening up a can of American whoop arse on those Mexicans," said one local official.

The Story
A junior student at Bridgeport High School goes before the school board with a number of signatures in favor of creating a soccer program. AD Danny Henson opposed the idea.
News worthiness *
The Spin We've got enough coaches resigning every year - we don't need another.  

The Story Rep. Phil King gets involved in controversy (again) when he signs up with the defense team on a local wrongful death case thereby invoking an automatic "legislative continuance." King said that he 90 day requested continuance was "inconsequential."
News worthiness ***
The Spin We have this exclusive photo at the moment he uttered "inconsequential."

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