The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/17/04:

The Story Boyd citizens are angry because code violations about junk cars and tall grass are not being enforced.  Currently the city just sends a letter to violators but does no follow-up. One resident said "When a person in violation gets a letter, they throw it away because they know it won't be enforced."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Some residents have become creative by using the letters to serve as the base of a paper mache block for their junk car.

The Story Construction of the new Decatur High School is ahead of schedule.
News worthiness **
The Spin Delays are feared this fall, however, when workers will be asked to pass the Texas Assessment of Konstruction Skills, or TAKS, test.

The Story NO MONSTERS HERE— The monster truck show rescheduled because of the June rains has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. For a refund call (940) 393-5797 or (817) 599-6342.
News worthiness *
The Spin Hey the Gun Show, Tractor Pull and Kidd Rock concert were just too much competition.

The Story The United Way removed Helping Hands Ministry "from the allocations list for not following accepted accounting practices."
News worthiness *
The Spin  "So help me, there were no checks and balances to help us assure ourselves that Helping Hands didn't help their hands to some things that their hands shouldn't help themselves to....if you understand what I'm saying," said one fictitious United Way official.

The Story Jim Miller, Sr. writes a Letter to the Editor urging Christians to be politically informed. "The reason that we have no prayer in school, on-demand abortion, and the deterioration of the family unit is because Christians have sat on their blessed assurances, and let the ungodly liberals dictate to the Christians how things are going to be," he wrote.
News worthiness *
The Spin (1) We all know all liberals are "ungodly" so you really didn't have to say that, and (2) the reference to "blessed assurances" was very funny.

The Story Wise County has had a rash of snake bites, ten in fact, since January.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Hospital administrators warned the bites could be nasty. "Most the bites are from snakes that are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization," they added.

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