The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/2/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Illegally Bland

The Story Thursday's Messenger contained these two front page headlines: "Murder Indictment" and "Grand Jury Indicts Man On Child Sex Charges."
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin The will not be on the cover of the upcoming "Welcome To Wise" special edition. 

The Story "Also on Tuesday, Decatur police responded to a suspicious activity call at the work site for the Crestview Apartments across from Decatur Middle School."
News worthiness *
The Spin It turned out to be both copper theft and the most work effort put forth on the property in months.

The Story Rhome Councilman Brandon Davis suggested that the city could first be cleaned up to make a developer want to come to Rhome. “I like the forward-thinking part of wanting to develop but I think we’ve got some old-style underlying issues. I’m not going to beat around the bush about it: If you drive through Rhome, it looks tacky. Plain and simple,”
News worthiness *
The Spin "Who is he calling tacky?" said one outraged citizen. "I may have a car up on blocks on my front lawn but my neighbor's wife is always out there with a Coors Light and with her big old belly hanging out from that tube top. Now that's tacky."

The Story Several Bridgeport High School students break into the school and commit vandalism but nothing causing permanent damage. Describing them as "good kids", the principal refuses to suspend them and allowed them to participate in the graduation ceremony..
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Texas Education Agency immediately sanctioned the school "for failing to understand that 'no tolerance' does not allow a case-by-case rational decision making process." "We've spent years telling administrators to be robots, and this will not be tolerated," a press release read. 

The Story The county decides to end indigent health care for illegal immigrants.
News worthiness **
The Spin "If they followed our laws, registered to vote, and then voted Republican, we would be willing to revisit the issue. Until then, adios mofo," said one fictitious county commissioner.

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