The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/29/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Mildly Interesting

The Story In a story about high school drop outs, former Bridgeport High Vice Principal Don Majka pointed out a new reason for the problem: materialism. "He said they want to purchase expensive items, such as cars, so they get full-time jobs to pay for them."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Anyone think those kids might have had a little trouble getting by the TAKS test?

The Spin The Messenger has a pretty interesting story on Decatur sophomore Kris Micinski who won first place in the Regional Science Fair for creating his own computer language and the compiler (another computer program that tells a computer how to understand the computer language) to go along with it.
News worthiness **
The Spin In shocking news, he announced he would drop out of school so he could buy a car. (Just kidding).

The Story Rodney Middleton of Bridgeport writes a Letter to the Editor proclaiming that President Bush is nothing more than a pimp "for corporations and special interest."
News worthiness *
The Spin The administration, stung by 32% approval ratings, responded by issuing a statement of, "Sheesh, it really is hard out here for a pimp."

The Spin After Paradise resident Robert Gayan was killed in a well explosion last weekend in Forest Hill, his employer, XTO, said in a press release that Gayan was to blame for the accident.
News worthiness **
The Spin
Nice compassion.

The Spin Timothy Owens of Grand Prairie was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly shooting a 40 year old Boyd man who "escaped unharmed" but also suffered "superficial wounds."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Many folks chuckled about the photo of Mr. Owens which we have now manipulated here.

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