The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/25/05:

The Story A Letter to the Editor criticizes the Messenger for using a headline last week that included the phrase "gunned down" in describing the cops shooting of an alleged fleeing robbery suspect.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The police, after reviewing the video, announced the man was shot 19 times in five seconds.  The Letter to the Editor is correct, the headline should have read "Robbery Suspect Really Gunned Down".

The Story Wise County Republican Party chairman D.A. Sharpe announces his intentions to step down.
News worthiness ***
The Spin We'll know when a new Republican chief is elected once we see puffs of white smoke coming from the courthouse bell tower.

The Story Phil King gives another "talking points" speech in Decatur and points the finger at the high number of administrators in public schools as being the source of educational problems.
News worthiness **
The Spin And in that same issue of the Messenger  was this headline "Boyd School Board Creates new administrative position" called "director of student services." We hate to admit it, but King might be right.  (But we still don't like him).

The Story Lowe's formally announces that it is coming to Decatur with its construction site being on business 380 across from the Sears store.
News worthiness ***
The Spin We'll be able to buy a Craftsman Jigsaw and go get a Bloomin' Onion to eat without even having to get into our cars. Talk about being in high cotton.

The Story Going back to the D.A. Sharpe retirement story, Gov. Rick Perry left this shocking message in regards to his departure.
ws worthiness **
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