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.
(Note: To make sure you are receiving the most recent update, hold down the "Shift" key while you click on reload/refresh).
For the week ending 3/22/08
This Week's Overall News Theme: Spring Flowers and Second Hand Smoke 

The Story Wise County now has a population of 57,589. 
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin In other information released by the Census bureau, the majority of those people prefer "Git 'R Done" as the official county slogan.

The Story The big hospital in Decatur tells its workers they can no longer smoke on campus - even outdoors.
News worthiness **
The Spin "This is just dumb," said one assistant to the billing clerk for the radiology division.  "So if we smoke, what's the worse that could happen? Someone gets lung cancer and is treated at the hospital. Now they've cut off a whole potential revenue stream. Plus, I like my Marlboro Lights."

The Story  Rhome hires a City Administrator - its first one ever.
News worthiness ***
The Spin  Let the countdown begin.

The Story Man, I've got to get me some Thera-gesic.
News worthiness *
The Spin Tell me the Messenger at least felt a tad bit of guilt for publishing this ad.

The Story Bella, a two year old drug dog, takes over at the Bridgeport Police Department after long time pooch Nero retires from that position.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Let's just say I'm a little more savvy than Nero - no disrespect," Bella said. "I know what  parts of town the mara-hoochie can be found and I intend to find it.  Assuming I can avoid the train to get there."

See something in the local papers that struck you funny?  Then suggest a topic for The Spin.

Last Week's Issue
Partial Archive List

© 2008 Wise County on the Web. Contents or HTML representation and Graphics are Copyright 2008, and may not be
copied or mirrored without prior written permission.