The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/28/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  As Interesting As Round 6 Of The NFL Draft

The Story A Sunset family appears on the ABC show "Wife Swap" as we get to see four hellion boys - with bonus clips of one of the boys eating with the dogs and the oldest son kneeing his father in the crotch.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin I never thought I'd rather go to the Swap Meet than watch Wife Swap.

The Story
D.A. Sharpe writes an interesting editorial piece about how a move of the Texas primary election date to February  could effect current office-holders who wish to seek other office.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Amazingly, he didn't say the obvious: If the law passes, County Attorney Greg Lowery would have to resign his post in October if he wishes to run for district attorney.   

The Story A member of the Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force writes a Letter to the Editor after seeing a car swerve to run over a turtle on a country road.  "I wonder how long before his name comes across my desk as an abuser," the letter said.
News worthiness *
The Spin "If you run over a turtle, you'll definitely biotch slap your wife. Science has proven that. And turtle abuse has gone on a lot longer. That's why they have those shells to protect themselves," the organization said in a fake press release

The Story Ten pounds of marijuana are found in a home in Newark by law enforcement during a search for unrelated items.
News worthiness ***
The Spin More interesting news: Ten pounds of marijuana not being found in a Newark home during a search.

The Story The Wise County Commissioners will discuss on Monday, but will not be able to enact, any "ordinance" or law to restrict where any of the 110 registered sex offenders in the county can live. Home rule cities can apparently create such restrictions, but not counties.
News worthiness **
The Spin "We kinda wanted to put 'em all out in Boonsville. I actually think the Constitution says that's OK. At least I didn't see anything in the Constitution saying we can't do that. Heck, Boonsville is not even mentioned in there," said one disappointed Wise County official.

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