The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 9/11/04:

The Story Nineteen year old Hollie Dennis is given probation by a Wise County jury after being found guilty of tampering with evidence in connection with a drug case.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin What? Who cancelled the War on Drugs? A little sanity doesn't hurt that much after all, does it?

The Story The Newark Church of Christ burns is gutted by fire.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Is there anything more unsettling or unnerving than a church fire?

The Story Decatur gets one step closer to having a Chili's.
News worthiness **
The Spin As a condition of obtaining the restaurant, the Decatur Eagle fight song was changed to "I Want My Babyback Ribs".

The Story Speaking of the Decatur Eagles, the 3-0 team beat former state champion and currently no. 7 ranked Gainesville, 58-23 .
News worthiness **
The Spin That Bridgeport-Decatur game doesn't exactly look like a barn burner this year.

The Story Area schools begin to enact policies regulating cell phones. "I don't like it," said Haley Brown, a junior. "If parents need to get a hold of you, they can't reach you. They have to call the office and it might be an hour before you get the message."
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The Spin So the students wouldn't object to a policy that allows cell phone calls only from parents?

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