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 7/10/04:

The Story A proposed emergency services district for Boonsville/Balsora goes to a public hearing.  One resident questioned the need for a tax when "the fire department received nearly a half-million dollars last year in grants." Resident Peggy Shepherd followed that up with: "Come to Boonsville and tell us where that half million dollars went."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Funny line. Very funny line.

The Story Dave Campbell's Texas Football hits the stands and predicts Decatur to win the district championship.
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The Spin Bridgeport Coach Danny Henson then mysteriously purchased every issue in the county and made the surprise announcement that the homecoming bonfire would be held later in July.

The Story Two more Letters to the Editor were printed in the Messenger regarding Dr. Rohr and the alleged horse scandal.
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The Spin And did you know that not one of the letters so far have been pro-horse abuse?

The Story The Rhome City Council authorized a "bid on three new police cars not to exceed a total of $9,000."
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The Spin In other news, Yugo was announced as the official car of the Rhome Police Department.

The Story The  Bridgeport City Council voted to reimburse city works director David Turnbow for the expenses associated with completing his business degree. "He estimated that he will need about 60 credit hours at more than $400 per credit."
News worthiness **
The Spin Everyone in unison: "Huh?"

The Story Walter Wright gets the Bridgeport City Council to agree to settle fines in connection with  a rent house that has been in a state of disrepair. "It broke us and the stress has made my wife just sick. She doesn't even want to go to the grocery store anymore."
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The Spin "And I'm really getting hungry," he thought.

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