|The Story||Bridgeport's Economic
Development Board will purchase seven acres of land (that it will then
lease to Devon) for $579,500.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||That's over $82,000 an acre
- and that's property west of
the Big Sandy.
|The Story||Judge Melton Cude asks the
commissioner's court for $265,000 in back pay that he says is due him
per state law.
|The Spin||The author of The Spin practices before Judge
Cude on a weekly basis. The author of The
Spin won't touch this one with a ten foot pole. (But it would be
enough money to buy three acres in Bridgeport).
|The Story||The county treasurer and the
county clerk bolt the Democratic Party for the loving arms of the GOP.
|The Spin||The local Democratic Party,
in a dire move to stop the defections to the Republican Party,
proclaims Christianity as the official religion of Wise County and
promises to ban gays from all meetings. "We should have done this
years ago," said one fictitious democratic leader.
|The Story||Some Northwest ISD athletes admit
to using steroids.
|The Spin||Immediately allegations
began swirling of steroid use by Wise County athletes. The only school
ruled out was Chico which has gone 6-24 in varsity football over the
last three years.
|The Story||A medical team from Wise County
arrives in Sri Lanka to provide aid to tsunami victims.
|The Spin||Team member Carleen Rogers
issues a quote regarding the subservient state of women in that country
which probably could have been worded a
tad bit better.
|The Story||Some lady named Brandi gets a
birthday wish in the paper.
|The Spin||Happy Birthday indeed.
|The Story||Freelance writer Annette Bridges
pens a column on the need to forgive.
|The Spin||Ok, we would like to ask for
foregiveness for the above entry.