The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/23/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Money, Guns, and Verbosity

The Story Susan Gail Ray is accused of embezzling huge bags of money from a resort in Florida.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin The insanity defense could be raised if it is true that, of all things in the world she could have done with the money, she decided to by a ranch in Boonsville.

The Story The Bridgeport and Decatur economic development corporations have agreed to work together to study the possibility of a new campus for Weatherford College to be built between the two cities on U.S. 380.
News worthiness **
The Spin Tentatively named "Harvard on the Big Sandy."

The Story A female employee of Diamond's is robbed while making a night deposit at First Financial in Bridgeport. "The only description police have is that the male suspect is approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall, 140 pounds and was wearing black slacks and a hooded sweatshirt over his head. He is possibly Hispanic."
News worthiness ****
The Spin Possibly Hispanic? Because it's Bridgeport and the guy was small?

The Story The Messenger lets newcomer Brandon Evans fire off a hot editorial about the not new topic of a possible population increase in Wise County: "A possible dearth of future water supplies creates another Hadrian’s Wall against the urbanite barbarian invasion. I understand the need to vacate the urban sprawl. But many people never truly leave it behind, they drag it behind them like Linus Van Pelt’s blanket."
News worthiness *
The Spin Hey, Hemingway, ratchet it down a bit. Rule #1 of writing: Know your audience. And your audience has never heard of Hadrian's Wall. And the addition of "Van Pelt" to Linus' name only causes confusion. Try: "We ain't gonna have enough water to support those high-tone city folks that ain't like us." That, we understand. 

The Story "Sandy Niblett of Boyd was stuck and killed early Thursday on I-30 at Beach Street in Fort Worth. Television station CBS 11 reported Niblett was walking across the interstate when she was hit by a vehicle."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Uh, I have a question: Why was she walking across an interstate?

The Story A bunch of egrets once again invade Decatur causing foul odors and noise.
News worthiness *
The Spin "When is our government gonna get serious about this illegal migration?" said one angry neighbor. "They just come in through our porous borders, eat our bugs, and refuse to learn our language. Really. I think those birds are speaking Mexican."

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