The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/15/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Funeral Processions Are Sobering

The Story Former Wise County Deputy Wes Hardee dies in a motorcycle accident in Plano. A Thursday procession winds through Decatur to Boyd.
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The Spin No spin on this one. Just gives us all a time to reflect on life and how quickly it can end.

The Story The Messenger reflects on the Acme plant shut down in Bridgeport. Over 40 workers are left without a job.
News worthiness **
The Spin Pink Floyd showed up to mark the occasion. (Think about it.)

The Story Decatur now has a handful of paid firefighters.
News worthiness **
The Spin "This is cool," said one of the new firefighters. "Now I'm really jazzed to put out some fires in Decatur. Although I hope there are no fires in Decatur. But I really want to fight some fires. I'm conflicted. Do we get paid mental health services?"

The Story The State of Texas orders Wise County to shut down its animal shelter due to its poor condition.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "It was awful," said one displaced dog. "Yeah, sitting around in my own feces isn't good, but then I had to deal with all the drugs and the drive-by shootings, I just as soon be put down."

The Story Did you see the story on Michael Miller? He graduated from Decatur High School, Texas A&M, became a paramedic, worked as a deputy for the Wise County Sheriff's Office, and just graduated with a master's degree from Harvard.
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The Spin And then Wise County turned his back on him for becoming a "Yankee."

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