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 9/16/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Good Enough After Two Weeks

The Story A "loop" around the metropex (as an ancillary part of the Texas Trans Corridor) is expected to bypass Wise County.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin Commissioners consider a new slogan of: "Wise County: Come Discover Why Everyone Wants to Avoid Us."

The Story Nine burglaries in three weeks are committed in Decatur by a suspect who police believe was riding a bicycle while committing the crimes.
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The Spin Police, in seeking the public's help,  released this image.

The Story In a somewhat bizarre story, the Messenger interviews a homeless woman who is traveling through Decatur. We learn she believes (1)  the government "is after me", (2) the military is "sticking viper snakes or cobra snakes down people's throats", (3) "that as a baby she was kidnapped by a gang of snakes", (4) that "they" . . . "are putting snake embryos in food," and (5) the only way to cure yourself is dog dewormer from Walmart.
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The Spin She also believes there are &^%-ing snakes on a *&^*)-ing planes.

The Story "The trend going on in our country today of bashing and second guessing our president is extremely dangerous to our country . . . . Supporting our troops also means supporting our leaders," wrote Sarah Richey in a Letter to the Editor.
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The Spin Uh, no.

The Story Bridgeport's Coal Miners' Heritage Festival will include a Tejano band and dance on September 16th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harwood Park Pavilion.
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The Spin The local Republican Party has sought an injuction seeking a ruling that the event be designated as an "English only."

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