The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 5/15/04:

The Story Chico's Kate Moss wins the State 2A golf championship.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin This was so stunning that dozens of Internet sites put up her picture. She could be a supermodel.

The Story James Blackwood from Greenwood takes a job in Iraq for as a truck driver. He then promptly gets in an ambush and loses his pinky finger.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Considering last week's video of Nick Berg, the loss of a pinky finger doesn't sound so bad after all.

The Story A Wise County jury awards $23.6 million after a traffic accident kills four people.
News worthiness ****
The Spin That's a big bag of money, but does anyone want to trade places with the remaining family members?

The Story First Baptist Church music director Gerre Joiner announces his retirement at the age of 56.
News worthiness **
The Spin We want to retire at 56.

The Story Decatur Police investigate the death of a 31 year old woman who worked at Fit-N-Wise. "First report indicated the woman had been electrocuted [because] of the way her body was found halfway under the desk . . . . "
News worthiness ***
The Spin Now if she was found in a bathtub with a radio in the water, we would think it is electrocution. But under a desk?

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