The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/12/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Kind of Interesting

The Story After a citizens group opposes the bond election to replace the old Boyd High School (which Messenger reporter Robert Morgan referred to as "dilapidated and beyond the simple help of a makeover"), voters reject the proposal by a vote of 489-354.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin "If it was good enough for ol' Billy Joe Tolliver, it's good enough for little junior," said one voter opposing the bond package.

The Spin Kevin Haney of Decatur wins a school board seat in a landslide, 310-84.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Just think how much he would have won by if he had actually disclosed that he was a former Decatur High School football hero (or a Hollywood make up artist).

The Story Decatur High School won first place in One Act Play for its 40 minute performance of "The Elephant Man." John Gilliam also won "best actor in state" for his performance of Joseph Merrick, the deformed 19th century Englishman.
News worthiness *
The Spin In a shocking move, Michael Jackson offered to by Gilliam's bones for $19.95.

The Spin Senior Loren Hodges of Paradise won two gold medals at the State Track Meet in the 800 meters and the 1,600 meters. In the latter, she set a state record of 5:04.00 - beating a mark that had been in place since 1980.
News worthiness ****
The Spin
"I credit this feat to her not having a profile on," the school said in a fictitious press release.

The Spin President of the Texas Minutemen, Shannon McGauley, was welcomed with open arms by the Wise County Republican Women at its meeting Monday night. He said that those that consider his group to be "dangerous bigots" are simply those "who are afraid the organization is curbing illegal immigration."
News worthiness **
The Spin He ended his speech with, "And if you know of any illegals you need for us to shoot, just give us a holler." (Not really. That was a  free speech joke). 

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