The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/14/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Crab-O-Riffic

The Story The Wise County Courthouse shuts down on Monday due to a report of crab infestation. Fox 4 News was on the case. (And, for a moment, The Blog received its 15 minutes of fame for this.)
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin On Tuesday, parents from Bridgeport to Slidell were awkwardly lying to their kids when asked, "Mom, what's crabs?"

The Story
On Wednesday, the news breaks that the crabs weren't crabs but, instead, mites. Bud Kennedy of the Star Telegram was on the case.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "It's been a crazy week," said one courthouse employee. "Whether they were crabs or mites - it doesn't matter to me. I've been checking my drawers every hour like there's no tomorrow."  (And I can't resist linking to one of The Blog's greatest moments.)

The Story The Northwest ISD in property rich Trophy Club will be named after an individual - and the list is down to 17 finalists that have not yet been revealed.
News worthiness **
The Spin Haliburton High is rumored to be the front runner.

The Story Northwest's Brittany Barnhill sets the state strikeout record in girl's softball . . .
News worthiness **
The Spin . . . and the Messenger crowns her as if she were Mother Theresa With A Wicked Fastball.

The Story First we have the Decatur baseball coach resign, and now we have . . . 
News worthiness *
The Spin . . . this.

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