The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/10/04:

The Story James Wheelis, 71, of Alvord was killed in a farming accident. A neighbor driving by saw an unoccupied tractor and called 9-1-1 at 11:50 a.m. Local paramedics worked to stabilize Wheelis before a surgical specialty team was flown in to assist in removing Wheelis from the tractor’s tiller.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin This sounds horrific.

The Story Headline regarding the local county run-off: "Most candidates spending more than they are taking in"  
News worthiness *
The Spin They should run for Congress.

The Story Local officials balk at Gov. Rick Perry's proposal to revamp school funding.  Included in the proposal will be a $5 fee on "adult entertainment."
News worthiness *
The Spin The topless clubs immediately seized on a new advertising method: "Come see our hot ladies and don't feel guilty anymore since you're helping to fund your kid's education."

The Story New Fairview considers imposing a city tax for road improvements.
News worthiness **
The Spin You mean we're responsible for the roads? And that costs money? And we have to get that money by taxing people who wanted to live out in the country in the first place? Hmmmm. This incorporation idea might not have been such a good idea after all.

The Story The Boyd City Council did some stuff.
News worthiness *
The Spin Ok, not much news here but we love a typo.

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