The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 8/19/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Picking Up, Big Time

The Story A fatal accident occurs at FM 51 and 114 when a vehicle strikes a horse that was on the roadway. Authorities have not been able to determine who owned the horse since there were no identifying markings or tattoos on the animal. “It looks pretty much like no one's going to claim it,” said one trooper.
News worthiness ***
The Spin A very safe bet.

The Story An 11 year old sustained serious injury when he was ejected from his bike and his head went through the windshield of a car he had collided with.
News worthiness ***
The Spin And it gave rise to a very graphic photo.

The Story Rebecca Simpson's sentence is reduced by 20 years after an attorney blunder.
News worthiness *****
The Spin The entire Messenger staff had to be hospitalized for a nervous breakdown since the news didn't arrive quickly enough to make the Friday night publishing deadline.

The Story Decatur ISD sells the rights to advertise on football and basketball scoreboards to two currently unnamed merchants for $42,500 and $31,500.
News worthiness **
The Spin Officials strongly denied that the football stadium would be renamed "AC's Pigskin Beer Barn" and the basketball facility renamed "Frilly's Karaoke Arena."

The Story Courthouse square merchants still complain about the closing of sidewalks and streets during the recent filming of "Prison Break."
News worthiness *
The Spin "I, personally, am still a little P.O.'d about that Faith Hill thing from a few years ago," said one unnamed merchant. "I tried to sell her an antique toaster and she wouldn't give me the time of day. We country folks tend to hold grudges."

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