The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/12/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Tragically High

The Story The Decatur Chamber of Commerce members will get a chance to hear about weather patterns when television meteorologist Kristine Kahanek of CBS 11 speaks at the Chamber luncheon May 22 at the Decatur Civic Center.
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The Spin The Bridgeport Chamber immediately scheduled "A Romantic Evening With The Curvaceous Tammy Dombeck" in an effort to counter this announcement.

The Story A Springtown man who was once sentenced to 40 years in jail on drug manufacturing charges, but who had the conviction overturned by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, agreed to a plea bargain of three years.
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The Spin To be fair, part of the appeal's court ruling was that almost all of the evidence couldn't be used against him if the case was retried. Doesn't leave much of a case. Plus, does anyone really need to be locked up for 40 years for dope? Puuleeezzzzeeee.

The Story Bridgeport High School student Jesse Kwiatkowski of Paradise was killed in a traffic accident at 2123 and 114 in Bridgeport. This prompts the Messenger to run a front page photo (here) of the grieving mother which, in turn, prompts photographer Joe Duty to express remorse.
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The Spin This is really fascinating. The Messenger runs the picture and although Duty wrote that it was difficult to take it, he doesn't say that he wouldn't do it again. And  the Messenger certainly didn't say "we shouldn't have ran the photo."  And I'm not sure they need to apologize in the first place. But, man, they caught some major flak about it. 

The Story Bridgeport approves the sale of alcohol.
News worthiness ****
The Spin Now comes the tricky part: Buying it without your friends and neighbors knowing you're buying it.

The Story The city of Rhome is halting use of its Nestor traffic camera until a decision is made regarding state legislation to ban the cameras.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "That's a real bummer," said one town official. "We made a trainload of money by surprising people, and we need to find a way to get that money. We loves us some money! We're considering a policy of looking into bedroom windows with a high tech telescope. I really don't think that would invade anyone's privacy if they ain't doing nothing wrong."

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