The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/2/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  March Mundaneness

The Story Texas First Lady Anita Perry makes an appearance in Bridgeport.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "Muleshoe, Knox City, Windthorst, and now Bridgeport?. Sheesh, I'm the Freakin' First Lady and I spend all my time in these one horse towns? And my husband is obsessed with genital warts? This is NOT what I signed up for," one highly questionable source heard Ms. Bush say as she got into her stretch Hummer.

The Story Letter to the Editor writers begin to revolt against prolific letter writer Ken Hughes.
News worthiness **
The Spin We think Mr. Hughes may be against the war in Iraq, but we may need another 100 mind-numbing letters to be sure.  (And someone please bar him from the online thesaurus.)

The Story Another "dollar store" in Bridgeport opens up - this one called "Fred's."
News worthiness *
The Spin Wal-Mart is expected to announce "a surge" to put down these insurgents. "If we don't defeat them in Bridgeport, then they'll follow us home to Decatur," Wal-Mart said in a press release.

The Story
A "pushing and shoving" match broke out at DHS after a playoff basketball game between Western Hills and Wichita Falls.  No arrests were made. No police reports were filed.
News worthiness *
The Spin Don't kids know how to fight anymore? There was more violence during a dance number in West Side Stories.

The Story A teenager (allegedly) robs a bank in Springtown and then is apprehended after he pulled into the Dry Creek convenience store in Bridgeport. From a pic in the Messenger, it looks like he had a trainload of cash with him.
News worthiness ****
The Spin "I just pulled in to buy a lottery ticket and some beef jerky when I saw them police," the kid might have said. "I thought about making a run for it, with guns blazing and some car crashes and stuff, but I don't have the video game experience necessary to pull off something like that. I blame my parents for not buying me a XBox for Christmas. I'd be a free man if they hadn't been so selfish."

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