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 8/20/05:

The Story Former Bridgeport High School star Phillip Daugherty transfers from Texas Tech to Sam Houston State after failing to win the starting job.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Not that the same thing will happen, but former Texas A&M quarterback got frustrated when he was edged out of the starting job by Reggie McNeal. Last year Long led the school to the national semi-finals, became conference Player of the Year, in one game completed 38 passes for 577 yards, and threw for a season total of 4,588 yards.  (Sidenote: Sam Houston State and Texas Tech actually face each other on September 17th).

The Story Careflight will make a proposal on Monday to county commissioners to privatize the county's EMS service.
News worthiness **
The Spin This is a big deal with Letters to the Editor already pouring in (the loss of jobs can cause such a reaction).  It is ironic, however, that the newly completed $1 million EMS building might not be used at all if the change takes place.

The Story The director of the Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force resigns for "health reasons and the inabliltiy to fulfill her job requirements". The group started in 1999 with a budget of $8,000, which grew to $279,000 for 2006 with eight full time employees.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The public might need to seek a protective order from the rising costs.

The Story On a story about the Alzheimer's Association meeting, the Messenger runs the following headline: "Don't Forget Program on Memory Loss."
News worthiness *
The Spin Funny. Kinda dark. But very funny.

The Spin A Wise County jury cleared Aggregate Haulers, Inc. in a civil lawsuit this week about the traffic death of Arturo Guerra, Jr.  The man was killed when he was hit in the rear by a Chaney Trucking driver that knocked him into the path of the oncoming Aggregate Haulers truck. Chaney had previously accepted 100% fault and had settled the case before trial leaving Aggregate Haulers as the only defendant. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin And in other news, The Spin did not win the Texas Lottery on Saturday either. (And he stood a better chance than the Plaintiffs).

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