The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/11/05:

The Story Chlorine pellets explode at the Bridgeport City Pool causing an evacuation.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin "Visit the Bridgeport City Pool - a pool which is now officially cursed."

The Story Rumors float that Clay Poynor and/or Billy Hamilton will take a run at Justice of the Peace C.D. Archer in the next election.
News worthiness ***
The Spin See what happens when you place a phone call to the ACLU about alleged police abuses? In this county, you might as well have said you had consulted Satan.

The Story Joan C. Covici of Dallas writes a letter to the editor stating "As a correspondent for non-profit prison reform groups, I find that many TDCJ units show a strong preference for the Protestant Christian (Jesus) ministries. The Catholics, Jews, Buddhists and other non-mainstream groups have received little respect from the TDCJ chaplaincy program administrators."
News worthiness *
The Spin To the 20% of Americans that are Catholic, it came as quite a surprise to learn they were "non-mainstream".

The Story "An antique plane . . . made a hard landing in a field just north of the Boyd Raceway . . . Friday afternoon . . . .  According to Texas DPS Trooper John Hallenbeck, a wooden propellor on [the] plane broke while [the pilot] was flying from Brownwood to Gainesville for an antique plane show."
News worthiness **
The Spin I'm not getting in any plane where (1) the word "wood" precedes "propellor" or (2) the word "antique" is used at all.

The Story Former Decatur resident Josh Brawley is featured in a six page layout in "Exercise for Men Only" and the Messenger reprints one of the photos (picture is here).
ws worthiness *
The Spin Now that isn't exactly one of those farmer-holding-a-five-pound-tomato-in-our-sweet-little-county photos that we are so used to, is it?

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