The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/7/05:

The Story Bridgeport City Administrator Jeff Howell  appears to be headed to Kilgore for a similar position.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The deal was almost dead until Kilgore sent an email which read "May we remind you, sir, that Kilgore is home of the Kilgore Rangerettes."

The Story The Messenger runs an article on the birth of triplets to 23 year old Shelley Green.  The newborns were named "Cason, Carson, and Cyler" with Carson being chosen because "it was a good, strong sports name."
News worthiness *
The Spin "O.J." finished in second place on the name list.

The Story State Rep. Phil King gets a self serving editorial published in the Messenger where he engages in self promotion regarding his new bill entitled "The Texas Steroid Protection Act" (which is nothing more than telling the UIL to come up with some plan to combat steroid use).  He also asserts that steroids "led to" the death of a Plano athlete and that steroids "have led high school athletes [plural] to suicide."
News worthiness
The Spin King apparently has been to medical school because no one else has been able to make such a definitive diagnosis.

The Story Seventy-two year old Jack Nichols was arrested on the charge of attempted capital murder of his 79 year old wife of over thirty years. Nichols never committed an act in furtherance of his alleged plan although he mentioned to his young health care provider that he would give her $26,000 and half of his house if he would help him.
News worthiness ***
The Spin His defense is that most spouses think of killing their mates after five years, not thirty.

The Story The Decatur Hospital (the formal long name of it gives us "tired head") receives a designation of being one of the most "nurse-friendly" facilities in the state.
News worthiness **
The Spin Then again, "wake up, honey, it's a wonderful morning and it's time for a little old injection and a visit from Mr. Bed Pan" isn't exactly a good thing. 

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