The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/17/04:

The Story The run-off elections come and go with Monte Shaw beating Melissa King Haworth 1,041 to 541 for the Republican nomination of Tax Assessor-Collector.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Quite the shocker since Haworth was the leading vote getter among five candidates in the March 10th primary. Kind of makes you think there's a lot going on behind the scenes.

The Story Due to new health guidelines, the new Pizza Hut in Northwest High School will only be allowed to be open two days a week. 
News worthiness *
The Spin The franchise could have opened up five days a week if the student body had accepted the idea of a baked potato pizza.

The Story Felicia Vo of California writes a Letter to the Editor asking assistance for her school report about Texas. "What can you tell me about the history of Texas? What are some famous people from your state? What is the geography like in Texas? Where are some tourist attractions to visit in Texas?" were just a few of her questions.
News worthiness *
The Spin Dear Felicia: We have some really neat things here in Texas. One of them is called a library. Good luck with your project.

The Story Runaway Bay rejects the idea of Pee Wee Football being hosted in the city because "the amount of money needed for the development of a field that would meet the league's specifications was about $11,000 more than the initial estimates of $15,000 to $16,000".
News worthiness **
The Spin What's in the league's "specifications"? Skyboxes?

The Story New Fairview abandons the idea of a city tax. Mayor Steve Misner said "If we don't have a city tax, then you ain't got no right to complain that your roads are bad . . . . "
News worthiness **
The Spin Class, diagram that sentence for us.

The Story A "clerical error" at the UIL academic competition sent Decatur home with the winner's trophy when Bridgeport actually won 435-433.
News worthiness *
The Spin We couldn't miss the irony by noting that the competition includes number sense, calculator, and mathematics.

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