The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/2/05:

The Story Northwest ISD finalizes next year's budget. The amount: $99,684,312.00. Yep. Almost 10% of a billion dollars.
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The Spin And to think they will still have money left over to send to the Robin Hood plan. 

The Story Good news: A new marina opens up at Lake Bridgeport.
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The Spin Bad news: If this heat keeps up, we'll be able to walk up to it on dry land by the end of the summer.

The Story Law Enforcement officers receive training from a variety of sources on domestic violence. Thecia Jenkins of Bridge Over Troubled Waters shared with the group the concept of "cultural competency". "It allows individuals to acknowledge differences in race, sex, religion, economic groups - anything that differentiates us from one another - and consider those differences when deciding how to provide services to a diverse group of victims."
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The Spin "Ok, you're hispanic, poor, Catholic and a woman? Alrighty. I just want to let you know that we will be providing a different service than we just offered the white, Baptist woman across town. Have a good day."

The Story Beall's prepares to open their brand new big store in Decatur.
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The Spin Not bad for a company that declared bankruptcy in 2000 and closed 300 of its stores.

The Story Adam Garza, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, writes and editorial in the Messenger where he dogs ABC's Desperate Housewives calling it "highly objectionable".
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The Spin We absolutely agree. All that sex and flesh is just trash. And we wish ABC would move it to Monday night so we wouldn't have to rush home so fast after Sunday night services in order to catch it.

The Story Linda Markoff of San Francisco  writes a  Letter to the Editor blasting Tony Mooney of Corpus Christi for a letter that Mooney had written. After pointing out that the Iraq war has cost 1,700 U.S. lives and $200 billion dollars all because "Bush lied like a dog", Markoff suggests Mooney enlist.  (We love this stuff).
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The Spin Mooney penned a thoughtful response but really meant to say "Oh, yeah! Well you live around a bunch of gay people. So there!"

The Story In case you missed it, the Dallas Morning News ran a big article on Mike Winchell, quarterback of Odessa Permian during the "Friday Night Lights" season in 1988.
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The Spin Why do we mention it? Because he has lived in Decatur for the past six years. Pretty cool.

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