The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/19/05:

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.
News worthiness **
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.
News worthiness ***
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.
News worthiness ****
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.
News worthiness ***
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.
News worthiness *
The Spin Happy Birthday indeed.

The Story Freelance writer Annette Bridges pens a column on the need to forgive.
News worthiness *
The Spin Ok, we would like to ask for foregiveness for the above entry.

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