The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/1/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: *

The Story The Wise County Youth Fair comes and goes.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin But we'll miss the daily Messenger Update alerting us to when the goat weigh-in occurs or when the albino pigs will be judged.  That truly messed up our schedules.

The Story Speaking of the Youth Fair, a normal Messenger story revealed that many chickens die in the judging area due to the fact they are carried upside down into the show. "The upside-down chicken's blood rushes to its head . . . and can give the chicken a stroke," the article said.
News worthiness *
The Spin I'm calling PETA.  (But I do wonder if they have large talons.)

The Spin The new Decatur High School district learns it will be in district 4-4A with teams from Wichita Falls, Denison, Sherman, and Burkburnett. "Soccer season begins in December and games are played January through March."
News worthiness **
The Spin Oh, yes. Green grass. Sunshine. Oh.....wait.  Well, the joy of kicking a frozen soccer ball will suffice.

The Spin The city of Decatur continues to struggle to find a use for (and pay for renovations of) the old post office that was purchased four 4 years ago for $150,000.  It continues to remain empty.
News worthiness *
The Spin The city attorney is researching the law for a special "do over" provision applicable to city governments.

The Spin A former Runaway Bay police officer received 10 years deferred adjudication for allegedly having sexual contact with a 14 year old Bridgeport High School.
News worthiness ***
The Spin
The Bay Police Department announced in a fictitious press release that, "Although this was an unfortunate incident, we still consider speeding on 380 to be the worst crime in the State of Texas and will continue our enforcement of our 55 mile speed limit until most, if not all, Wise County residents have increased our budget because of speeding citations."

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