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 6/18/05:

The Story Police gun down a robbery suspect on 380 tying up traffic for hours. Police "said that a silver, plastic pellet or toy gun was apparently brandished by the suspect.".
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *****
The Spin Dumb move: To point a gun at an officer. Dumber mover: To point a pellet or toy gun at an officer.

The Story State Rep. Phil King shows up to speak in Decatur and only 12 people show up.
News worthiness *
The Spin And the guy still managed to talk for two hours.  (Sidenote: He brought a three inch notebook labled "Talking Points of the 78th Legislature". Pleeeezzze. Can you at least hide the fact that you worship at the feet of Bill O'Reilly?).

The Story An Optimist Club is formed in Decatur.
News worthiness *
The Spin Although they did announce that they were pessimistic in their chances to compete with the Lion's Club.

The Story The Bridgeport City Council approves a $1,248 bill for a replacement metal tooth for the police department's drug dog. The Chief explained it was needed to the dog would not lose any of his "biting capacity".
News worthiness **
The Spin Additionally, council members noted they had been watching some Hip Hop videos lately and many of the rappers had unusual teeth. "Since we've been having trouble with race relations lately, this might allow us to get some street cred with the West Side. You know what I'm saying?," said one ficticious council member.

The Story While Decatur had to deal with a police shooting, Bridgeport also had some shocking news.
ws worthiness *
The Spin It was even worthy of a photo.

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