The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/9/05:

The Story The financially poor city of Aurora ponders forming a volunteer fire department as well as the furnishing of fire fighting equipment. "Councilman Cy Farver said the council was told the equipment would come free of charge from a volunteer fire department that was going out of service."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin And once that equipment breaks down, the volunteer firefighters will have a lot of time on their hands.

The Story Delore Baldwin, who was found dead last week on the LBJ Grasslands, was buried this week and, according to the Messenger, her "horse was to attend her funeral."
News worthiness **
The Spin Huh?

The Story In a Letter to the Editor, Lydia Markoff proclaims that allowing Terri Schiavo to die may not have been a bad thing after all. "If you believe in Heaven, why would you fight so desperately to keep this poor woman from passing in the afterlife," she wrote.
News worthiness *
The Spin Because everyone wants to go to Heaven but no on wants to die.

The Story Syndicated columnist Annette Bridges writes that she wouldn't want life support to end if she were in Terri Schiavo's situation because there is always hope. She cites the biblical story of Jesus healing a man at the Pool of Bethesda as support for her position.
News worthiness *
The Spin Hey,  Jesus also raised Lazarus from the dead but we don't expect that to happen again either.

The Story The Messenger runs a story on the dispatchers at the Wise County Sheriff's Office.  We learned that 30 to 40 percent of the daily calls are domestic violence related and "people don't fight about major issues, such as money. Rather, they argue about something as minor as whether dinner is ready when a spouse comes home from work."
News worthiness **
The Spin Well that explains all that yelling we overheard last night about a pot pie.

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