The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/30/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Water, Water Everywhere

The Story It rains all week flooding such areas as Bobo Crossing and Van Meter Drive.
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The Spin Flooding was also reported at Snuff Road, Wrangler 13MWZ Crossing, Keystone Drive, and GitRDone Pass.

The Story Governor Perry vetoes a bill that will keep Weatherford College from receiving $1.4 million to pay for health care benefits for its employees. As a result, the school will probably be forced to raise tuition.
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The Spin So instead of all of Texas paying for the healthcare through a sales tax, those attending Weatherford College will have to pay for it through a tuition increase. It's double taxation without the governor listening to you. Let's dump some tea bags in the Big Sandy.

The Story Excessive hiring at Decatur ISD may "haunt" the district. "As student growth has stayed the same, our hiring has continued,” said Gary Micinski, assistant superintendent of financial services for DISD. Since the 2003-04 school year, the number of students in the district has not grown. However, the district has added approximately 50 staff positions during the same time period. “Are we hiring too many teachers?” he asked. “That is not the case. We got a little excited with hiring non-teachers.”
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The Spin Got a little excited? Let me read that sentence again. Yep. They got a "little excited" with your tax money.

The Story Twenty-six year old Megan Collins oversees the Habitat for Humanity project in Decatur. Prior to that she performed humanitarian work for AmeriCorps.
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The Spin She was awarded "Best Looking Hippie" by the Chamber of Commerce.

The Story The Messenger runs a story about double amputee Adlofo Rodriguez, 83, who is in the Sunny Hills Nursing Home in Decatur. However, the story was printed in dual columns. One in Spanish and one in English.
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The Spin "This is outrageous!" said one angry reader. "When did the Messenger get bought out by a bunch of Mexicans? My daddy and his daddy before him would always pick up a copy of the paper because it was written in good ol' 'merican English. Now I gots to learn Mexican to read it? That aint' happening."

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