The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/5/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  As Boring as a Rainy Day

The Story A commissioner told Sheriff David Walker that, “I’d like to see some real accounting - I want to see exactly what it’s costing us” regarding the Sheriff's desire to hire more jailers to supervise out-of-county inmates. The county is  paid $40 per inmate per day to house inmates from other counties. County Treasurer Katherine Canova estimated employee costs per jailer is about $3,500 per month, counting benefits.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin An inmate brings in $1,200 a month ($40 a day X 30 days). So one jailer (at $3,500 per month) for every 3 out-of-county inmates (3 x $1,200 = $3,600) would put you in the profit zone. But you have to factor in that an inmate needs to be supervised 24 hours and  . . . uh . . . screw it . . . call a CPA.

The Story
This year, the county will receive $121,000 for its share of the never ending tobacco settlement from some years back.
News worthiness *
The Spin One commissioner lit up a cigar and said, "Sweeeeeeet."  

The Story Prolific letter to the editor writer Ken Hughes now fires off a hot opinion that America was not founded as a Christian nation.
News worthiness
The Spin The responses to come are already giving me Tired Head.

The Story Former District Judge John Lindsey passes away.
News worthiness ***
The Spin A great guy is gone, but his name lives on at the "The John R. Lindsey State Jail."  Which I always thought was a little odd, but an honor nonetheless.

The Story Only 8 people have voted in early voting on the Bridgeport wet/dry election. Voters have to travel to Decatur to cast the vote.
News worthiness **
The Spin "The good news is that I got to stop and pick me of a six pack of cold ones while I was over here. Decatur actually began to look pretty good once I got my drink on," said one Bridgeport voter.

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