The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 6/12/04:

The Story It rained a lot - a heck of a lot.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin And Lake Bridgeport is still 3 1/2 feet low.

The Story Alleged malnourished horses are seized and the County Attorney's office claims the Dr. Elizabeth Rohr is responsible. This prompts a Letter to the Editor by Ellen Mahanay that Rohr should be placed "in solitary confinement with an overflowing toilet until she herself had a slow, tortuous death by starvation."
News worthiness **
The Spin In other news, Wise County has many loved filled churches.

The Story One Paradise resident gets upset with the City Council for a variety of reasons and says "All you are doing is intruding. Please let people live their life. We've had a nice little town here for a hundred million years and it looks like now you are trying to turn it into a Bridgeport or Decatur or something."
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The Spin Decatur officials immediately demanded an apology claiming the comment suggested that Bridgeport and Decatur are somehow equal "which they clearly are not" said one official who did not wish to be identified. "We have a Starbucks - don't people know class when they see it?"

The Story The Wise County Messenger creates the "Wise County Cup" honoring the school district that excelled the most in sports based upon a scoring system that the Messenger created.
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The Spin And Decatur ISD won. How did that possibly happen?

The Story The Appraisal District releases the property appraisals, and, surprise, they are higher.
News worthiness **
The Spin And Mickey Hand wishes he had Osama Bin Laden's hiding place.

The Story Supporters in Bridgeport of beer and wine sales fail to gather sufficient signatures to force an election.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Let's just say the Pearly Gates are going to be a little more friendly to those west of the Big Sandy," said one Bridgeport official.

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