The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/21/07
This Week's Overall Newsiness:  Dog Days Of Summer

The Story Former Decatur animal control officer Sherry Joe Berend is found to be in possession of 40 dogs - a violation of her agreement last year with the government not to file criminal charges for another animal related incident.
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The Spin "Thank you law enforcement!" said one of the dogs. "She seems sweet enough but have you ever had to battle 39 other dogs for some Alpo? It was getting so bad that I was about willing to make a break for it to Michael Vick's house."

The Story A branch post office opens in Decatur at the IGA on the south side of town.
News worthiness *
The Spin No longer will Decatur residents be burdened by having to occasionally drive a half mile to the main post office. 

The Story It's Reunion week in Wise County. "During the early Reunions, residents reenacted Civil War battles and politicians gave fiery speeches. The battle reenactments began to slow down after 1908. That was the year Grady Helm had his arm amputated after a cannon backfired. The cannon was never used again at the Reunion."
News worthiness **
The Spin Now if you'd bring back the cannon accidents, I'd go to the Reunion.  (That and betting on which hole the rat would run into.)

The Story "Hispanic leaders met Thursday, July 5, to discuss the development of a Wise County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce."
News worthiness *
The Spin "We will be discussing using pesos as our official currency. That drives white folks crazy," the organization said in a fake press release.

The Story Chuck Randolph, a Democrat, announced that he will be running for the state representative position currently held by Phil King.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "I'm gonna call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' friends of Tom Craddick, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch," King might have said. (Pulp Fiction reference.)

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