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 8/7/04:

The Story The Texas Ethics Commission ruled that all seven members of the Decatur ISD school board violated the state's Election Code in connection with last year's bond election.  Each were fined $1,000.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin And we thought H.D. Boswell was just blowing smoke. And the board members contend he was.

The Story The fine of the school board members brought out a couple of Letters to the Editor.  Jimmy Miller Sr. called them "arrogant clowns" while Steve Misner referred to them as "left-wing liberals".
News worthiness **
The Spin At least they are paid to be called names. Uh...wait a second......

The Story The Decatur School Board (who really grabbed headlines this week) agreed to a tax hike which will cost the "average" homeowner $207 more next year.
News worthiness ***
The Spin That sound you hear is H.D. Boswell reloading.

The Story A nurse found dead at the Wise Regional Health System's east campus earlier this year was ruled an accidental overdose from "the toxic effects of amphetamine". She had a prescription for the drug.
News worthiness ***
The Spin It's a bit ironic that for all of the dangers you hear about amphetamine and methamphetamine that the only death you hear about comes from legal, not illegal, use.

The Story "Repairs to the tune of more that $78,500 are finally being made to the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur after 30 years of fund raising by the Heritage Society."
News worthiness *
The Spin In 1974 the campaign was kicked off with the slogan: "Let's raise  $218 per month for the next 30 years!"

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