The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/10/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Not Bad

The Story Former sheriff Leroy Burch, who made headlines in the early 1990s for his federal trial and conviction, dies at age 51.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Despite full write ups in the Messenger and the Star-Telegram, we have yet to hear what he died of. 

The Story On to more criminal allegations: The trial of Rebecca Simpson of Bridgeport is scheduled for Monday in Tarrant County although she is "one of 42 defendants listed on the trial docket."
News worthiness ***
The Spin How would you sleep if your chances of facing a jury were 1 in 42? Probably about as well as if your chances were 1 in 1.

The Story More criminal news: former Economic Development Corporation of Bridgeport, Allan Smith, pled guilty to possession of child pornography. The Messenger headline was "Prison for kiddie porn user."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Kiddie porn user? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.

The Story One school in Wise County, the Decatur Intermediate school, was flagged for suspicious activity in connection with the TAKS test. The activity referred to a "high number of eraser marks".
News worthiness **
The Spin So this tells us what? The kids changed their minds a lot? The teachers went back and changed the papers after the kids have left? That Decatur kids have good erasers on their pencils and couldn't resist using them? You'll be pleased to learn that a half million of your tax dollars were spent on this state wide audit by a private consulting firm.

The Story In a very odd story about a possible fake cop, a woman claims that she was stopped for speeding on 287 by a vehicle with "emergency lights". She was then handcuffed and the the officer "touch[ed] her all over her body" before she was released with a warning.
News worthiness **
The Spin I think I saw that on Cinemax late last night.

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