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 3/15/08
This Week's Overall News Theme: School Dazed and Confused 

The Story The Rhome City Council, who act as though they have just discovered they could pass ordinances, create another one banning sex offenders from residing within 1500 feet of where children normally gather. 
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "Well that's a good way to reduce our population by 50% overnight," said one town resident who is related to a sex offender by common-law marriage.

The Story Decatur ISD announces that, for the second time in a month, an elementary school principal is leaving.
News worthiness ****
The Spin "It's a fine line with a school our size," said one fictitious administrator. "We like 'em good enough to keep but not so good that someone else will take 'em."

The Story McDonald's is days away from its Grand Opening in Bridgeport on Wednesday.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Finally someone saves Bridgeport from the lack of fat grams that have been plaguing the town for years.  Pass the Big Mac and Super Size it while you're at it.

The Story The Wise County Appraisal Building, which is basically new, floods after heavy rains.
News worthiness **
The Spin  "And the tears of thy taxpayers shall rain down upon thee." 

The Story Wise County voters will decide whether to subject themselves to a new tax to fund the construction and maintenance of a branch of Weatherford College.
News worthiness **
The Spin Proponents have begun a campaign of: Education Ain't Like Candy, Vote 'Yes' To Build Harvard On The Big Sandy.TM

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