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 8/4/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Dog Days

The Story The Fox television series "Prison Break" films a portion of an episode in Decatur.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Which would have been far more exciting if we could find anyone who actually watches "Prison Break."

The Story Tina Starr of Paradise dogs Sherri Jo Berend for her alleged neglect of a variety of animals kept at her home.
News worthiness *
The Spin If you want to see a ton of pics from the SPCA "raid" of the home click here. If you want to see a youtube video of the same event, click here.

The Story Banker Dwight Reeves moves to North Texas Bank.
News worthiness **
The Spin The heck with "Prison Break",  a more entertaining series would be "Wise County Banking Wars."
The Story In a single session, County Commissioners contemplated a 6% across the board raise for county employees and then lowered the possibility to 3%.
News worthiness *
The Spin In related money news, after Devon announced a profit of $1.6 billion over the last six months, its Bridgeport building exploded after being filled up too much with money.

The Story Decatur's Andrew Rottner grabs the role of a municipal employee in the Wise County episode of "Prison Break."
News worthiness **
The Spin "I really like getting my picture in the Messenger every single week," said a a guy who pretended to be Rottner, "but I figure I'm pretty good lookin' so it's time to move on to television. Heck, one of gaffers or key grips - I'm not sure which - said  I should be in Hollywood. That got me to thinking real hard."

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