The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/5/04:

The Story The TAKS results are released in the areas of English language arts, math, science, and social studies.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Leaders in lesser known categories were: 
Most knowledgeable of Fast Food - Decatur
Most familiar with the term "Cowboy Up" - Paradise ISD
Most knowledgeable in Spanish - Bridgeport ISD
Most knowledgeable in Animal Husbandry - Boyd ISD

The Story Commissioner Kyle Stephens, a long time critic of the new EMS building in Decatur, couldn't help but say "It's just one thing after another - it's just a cluster," as he toured the building.
News worthiness *
The Spin What kind of cluster?

The Story A man is charged in a burglary of a motor vehicle case after he left his "partial human tooth" at the crime scene.
News worthiness **
The Spin If your choppers are so bad that a portion of one of them might fall out at any time, that would explain turning to a life of crime to fund a dental bill.

The Story The Decatur Police Department and Fire Departments have received over $70,000 this year in grants aimed at preventing terrorism.
News worthiness **
The Spin Not that fighting terrorism is a bad thing, but if little old Decatur is getting that much money, how much money is the United States throwing at the problem?

The Story A dog eating an popsicle makes the front page of the Wise County Messenger.
News worthiness *
The Spin And for the second week in a row, we trick up the photo.

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