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 7/30/05:

The Story An individual believed to be mentally unstable causes James Wood's Motors to shut down on Thursday while police searched for a possible bomb.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The dealership immediately started a new ad campaign of "Our Prices Are So Low It'll Make You Crazy".

The Story Decatur High School's leading rusher transfers to Denton Liberty Christian after struggling academically.  "We told teh coaches over and over he needed help and he never got it. No one outside of our house wants to help him pass," his father said.
News worthiness **
The Spin Uh, isn't that the way life works?

The Story In other football news, Boyd's Garrett Tidwell competed in an All Star Game for the losing team. "I didn't like the coaching - in's not what I am used to. We got outcoached, not outplayed," he said.
News worthiness *
The Spin Yeah! One of the coaches only gained 5 yards on 10 carries.

The Story Decatur ISD announces a payment scheme for parking with $100 for spaces closest to the building and slots at $50 and $25 that are further away.
News worthiness **
The Spin It's called the "Rich Kids Up Front, Poor Kids Out in The Boondocks" policy.

The Story During the special session called by the governor to revamp school education, State Rep. Phil King manages to get the House to pass the object of his oddly obsessive first love: the telecommunications bill which was backed, among others, by corporate behemoth SBC Communications.
News worthiness ***
The Spin And the sad thing is he doesn't even pretend to have his priorities straight.

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