The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/2/05:

The Story An inmate who was sentenced last week to at least 30 real years in prison commits suicide in the Wise County Jail. One  sheriff's official said he didn't "understand why [the inmate] sought a permanent solution to a temporary problem."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin It's a tragedy but how many of us facing the same "temporary" problem would consider the same thing?

The Story In a shocking development, a man allegedly kills his wife and then himself at the LBJ National Grasslands on Friday morning.
News worthiness ***
The Spin An inmate, Terry Schiavo, the Pope.......sheesh.....this week was full of death.

The Story Despite earlier reports, KBOC's "People to People" will remain on the air. Disc jockey James Taylor said "I heard a story about how television and radio waves go out into outer space and they go on until they're absorbed by something."
News worthiness ***
The Spin A federal official in Roswell, New Mexico immediately announced "Now we know why that one alien kept babbling on and on about a truck bed camper shell for a 1985 Ford - that really had us baffled."

The Story We finally learn that part of the Title IX (equal treatment of male and female athletics) complaint against Decatur ISD revolved around potential female athletes having to run an 8 minute mile in order to take part in athletics while no such requirement applied to male athletes.
News worthiness ***
The Spin But that requirement would cut down on the number of girls engaging in organized sports so then the school wouldn't have to spend as much money on girl's athletics - oh, wait - that might be a problem.

The Story Sheriff David Walker ponders establishing and exercise programs for deputies.
News worthiness *
The Spin "That eight minute mile thing I read about in the paper sounded like a pretty good idea but as soon as I suggested it I kept hearing all this  'He can have the dang job', 'I'll do it if I can do it in patrol car', and 'I sure miss Phil' .  Man, this sheriff job is getting tough," said the sheriff. (Ok, we made it all up).

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