The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/19/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Partly Cloudy

The Story The Aurora City Hall is damaged by fire.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "This is the biggest story since that crazy alien crash story a hundred years ago," said one official. "We got a lot of publicity out of that, and I thought about faking a story that we had found a creature, kinda like those little suckers in Independence Day, in the fire. But the council didn't think we could pull it off. I call it a lost opportunity."

The Story Somebody anonymously donates $50,000 to get the Decatur City Council to begin renovations to the old post office that was purchased a few years back.
News worthiness *
The Spin I call upon the Messenger to investigate the Messenger to determine if the Messenger donated $50,000 to renovate that eyesore that sits across from the Messenger's office.

The Story Decatur holds a 5K run beginning at the courthouse.
News worthiness *
The Spin In a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, the runners ran from the courthouse with the screeching noise coming from the courthouse's sound system. "That kinda freaked me out. What the heck is being held captive in the bell tower?" said one runner. 

The Story The Decatur School Board ponders the issue of money with member Laura Montgomery believing that a bond for a new football stadium would never pass but a bond for technology would. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin Is she Dallas Mayor Laura Miller (who opposed the American Airlines Center and didn't think it was important to have the Cowboys move back to the Cotten Bowl. )

The Story A cigarette lighter wrapped in tape caused a bomb minor scare at Chisholm Trail Middle School. It was found in a coach's office and then moved to the principal's office where officials were called to inspect it. In the Messenger story we learn that "Fire Chief David Wood decided to remove the package from the school, placing it in the fire truck. 'I felt better in my judgment just to get it away from the kids, risking my life more or less,' Wood said.
News worthiness *
The Spin Sometimes The Spin writes itself.

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