The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/16/05:

The Story A man arrested for Public Intoxication flees once he gets to the Wise County Jail only to run out into traffic and become seriously injured.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Kind of odd considering his maximum punishment was a $500 fine. (Then again, maybe that's evidence of extreme public intoxication).

The Story The EMS building, originally purchased for $136,000 but eventually cost $917,000 after years of costs overruns and problems, is finally occupied by emergency personnel. But county employees who get to call the new EMS building home will have the benefit of sitting in front of a 54 inch television that cost you taxpayers $1,200.
News worthiness **
The Spin County officials justified the purchase by stating "Hey, it ain't a plasma screen - those suckers are really expensive."

The Story The Messenger runs an article entitled "A Bohemian In Our Midst" about a Czech artist who hangs out near the courthouse square.
News worthiness *
The Spin Confused homeland security officials immediately detained him and shipped him to Guantanamo Bay.

The Story Two Rhome officers make the Star-Telegram's "Cheers and Jeers" section for properly caring for a "woman with Alzheimer's [who] was disoriented and wandered away from her home in the Metroplex."
News worthiness **
The Spin "We thought for a second she was high on meth and almost arrested her in the name of the War on Drugs, "said one fictitious police official. "But she kinda looked like my Nana and since I can't imagine my Nana using meth, I knew something had to be wrong."

The Story Chili's is set to open August 18th. "The new restaurant has attracted plenty of job-seekers. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Chili's in Dallas, said restaurant representatives are in the process of interviewing 130 people to fill 117 positions for all departments, from wait and host staff to kitchen and bar personnel."
News worthiness **
The Spin 130 people to fill 117 positions? Are the only people that don't get the job are those who misspell "Chili's"?  And that place is going to employ 117? No way.

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