The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/13/04:
The Story Election night comes and goes with no major surprises.
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The Spin "There is nothing more exhilerating than to be shot at without result." - Winston Churchill

The Story The election did give rise to one shocker: Sheriff's candidate David Walker wins a three person race outright by beating his two opponents by a combined 2043 to 969.
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The Spin Even Phil Ryan didn't pull down those kind of numbers. Forget about the general November election, "There's a new sheriff in town."

The Story DHS FOOTBALL ALUMNI GAME — Decatur High School has announced plans for its first ever alumni football game. The full-contact game, scheduled for May 22, will pit the even years against the odd years, complete with band, cheerleaders and drill team.  
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The Spin Boys, someone is going to get hurt - And The Spin will be there to videotape all of the carnage.  (That's assuming Decatur ISD actually sanctions this event).

The Story The Wise County Domestic Task Force holds its annual Casino [and Beer] Night.
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The Spin Ironically, some say there is a link between alcohol and domestic violence. However, the Task Force apparantly believes that it just makes some people very, very happy.

The Story PARADISE COUNCIL – The Paradise City Council last night was split on a requested $1.48 per hour pay raise requested by long-time city secretary Teresa Moody. They tabled the proposal pending a performance review and the start-up of the municipal court for which she will be clerk. Moody, who started as city secretary seven years ago at $10 per hour, now makes $11.52 per hour and had asked for a raise to $13 per hour.
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The Spin Let's not give a raise (which would amount to a whopping $59.20 a week) until we give the lady a performance review after she has worked there for seven years?

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