The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 3/27/04:

The Story Starbucks opens in Decatur.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Isn't there something odd about having $5.00 coffee in a county that loves donkey basketball?

The Story The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce has Dale Hanson speak at its annual banquet.  
News worthiness **
The Spin Our membership dues aren't going to be doubled to pay for that, will they?

The Story Former Rhome Police Officer Shane Hale wins an appeal forcing his plea bargain to be overturned and the case to go back on the court's docket.
News worthiness ****
The Spin We wonder where the Messenger learned about this? (We'll take a free subscription and a three line classified ad as a token of gratitude).

The Story The City of Bridgeport may have a wet-dry election if a petition garners enough signatures.
News worthiness **
The Spin "They can have their big city fancy coffee latte mochas over there in Decatur, we're shooting for some Pabst Blue Ribbon like God fearing country folk should."

The Story H.D. Boswell runs for  the Decatur School Board.
News worthiness **
The Spin We have no idea if he is the best candidate, but a victory would guarantee Spin material every week.

The Story Bridgeport High School boys engage in a fund raiser that has them cross dressing.
News worthiness *
The Spin  (1) There is something just sooo uncomfortable about this, and (2) Speaking of uncomfortable, check out this line from the Messenger accompanying a photo: "Anthony Gonzales interacts with Dr. Leo Selz with some bump-and-grind dance moves". 

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