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 8/6/05:

The Story Headlines: "Firefighters will talk about tax district" and Bridgeport "City council considers 2.5 cent tax increase".
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin In other news, citizens considering having their payroll checks deposited directly to the government.

The Story The TAKS results are released with Bridgeport High School coming in as "unacceptable".
News worthiness ***
The Spin "There's more to school than just learning," said one ficticious administration official.

The Story Two-a-days start for local high school football players as anothe season arrives.
News worthiness **
The Spin And we've discovered a curious fashion trend.

The Story The Sheriff's Offices seizes and shuts down the Runaway Bay Country Club after the owner, according to a lawsuit, owes over $1.4 million in debt.
News worthiness ****
The Spin How would you feel if you are that Flozell Adams real estate development company that just built a ton of high dollar homes in Runaway Bay.  (They advertise that "You will receive a free membership at The Club at Runaway Bay and we will even pay your first year's dues.").

The Story Joshua Goode of Boyd receives his master's degree in painting, with honors, from Boston University.
News worthiness *
The Spin But he was dissapointed there wasn't a single course involving drywall.

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