The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/17/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Pretty Good

The Story County Commissioners come under attack regarding their decision to ban the use of fireworks.
News worthiness **
The Spin "It's our constitutional right to sell firecrackers to citizens who want to pretend to be celebrating out country's birth as they risk burning the county to the ground. I think it's in the Sixth Amendment or something," said one fictitious fireworks booth owner.

The Story One of the wildest cases in Wise County history gets started in Tarrant County as Bridgeport resident Rebecca Simpson goes on trial for the allegation of solicitation of capital murder.
News worthiness ****
The Spin And the craziest quote came from the Star Telegram on Saturday:  "Simpson later told him [the hit man] that $2,000 seemed an awful small amount of money for someone to go away. Before her husband cut her allowance, she said, she could 'spend that must on a purse.'"

The Story The Bridgeport Index and the Messenger run a story about the Rhome Police Chief making bribery allegations against the D.A.
News worthiness **
The Spin Read the headline - get interested. Read the story - realize there in nothing to be concerned about or be interested in at all.

The Story The Decatur City Council quietly take steps to prohibit sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet from where children gather in such places as churches, parks and schools.
News worthiness **
The Spin That will exclude all land except for 4.5 acres on the east side of town.

The Story For 91 minutes on May 25th, customers visiting Legend Bank's web site who clicked on the "My Account" button were redirected to a site that was set up to illegally "harvest internet banking user names and passwords."
News worthiness ***
The Spin The culprits might have gotten away with the scheme had they not become greedy by trying to assess a "internet trick to get  your information" surcharge.

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