The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/5/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Not Too Bad

The Story Devon Energy buys Chief Oil for $2.2 billion and then later announces net income of $700 million for the first quarter of 2006.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin In other news, Devon announced the new position of Triple Assistant Vice President In Charge Of  Handling More Money Than We Know What To Do With.

The Spin An Iraqi war veteran is arrested in North Richland Hills after allegedly committing sexual assault in Wise County. He was arrested with the help of federal marshals (during the very flowery named roundup called "Operation Falcon II") after the suspect "made some comments on the phone to a [Bridgeport officer] that were disturbing."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Bridgeport PD said in a fictitious press release,"Let's just say he said something about shotguns of mass destruction - we didn't find any - but were hopeful that we will eventually discover them in the bedroom closet.  There's also a chance he moved those weapons to an adjacent and friendly apartment prior to our invasion."

The Spin Jim Norman writes a letter to the editor nicknaming Democrats as "Kook-O-Crats." He then goes on to use that term a mind numbing 10 times in the very short letter.
News worthiness *
The Spin We're not sure what the letter was about because we came down with a serious case of Tired Head.

The Story The local Republican party issues a statement calling illegal immigrants "criminals" while the Wise Republican Women plan to meet Monday night with the Texas Minutemen - a private group that engages in border enforcement.
News worthiness *
The Spin Asked whether the local Republican group will permanently boycott any of the restaurants that shut down during Monday's "A Day Without Immigrants" protest (such as Dos Chili's), the party issued a statement that said, "Heck, no. We like fajitas too much."

The Spin Wise County Park opens a 5,480 feet walking trail. that "makes a loop and winds through creek and woody areas."
News worthiness **
The Spin
A free bag of minnows will be awarded to anyone that can navigate the trail without being assaulted and/or not hearing an F bomb.

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