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 9/25/04:

The Story Decatur is a buzz about a new "big box" retailer coming to town. An announcement revealing the identity of the business is scheduled for Monday.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin  We  Lowewonder  who   it   is

The Story A sixteen year old allegedly takes a gun to Decatur High School  because "he was upset that some other boys had been talking with a girl he liked at school."
News worthiness ****
The Spin Thank goodness he didn't see them holding hands.

The Story Regarding the gun incident and the delay the authorities learning about it, Principal Melinda Reeves said "The most alarming thing is we live in a society where kids are so deprogrammed with violence in the movies and on television that it took the amount of time it did to report this."
News worthiness *
The Spin Just think how bad it will be once the kids get desensitized.

The Story Another youthful Letter to Editor writer, upset about "nothing to do in Decatur", says: "All you have to do is give us something to do." So he recommends an "indoor skate park" and to fund the project he suggests:  "Don't build a new hospital, just use the old one you fixed two years ago."
News worthiness *
The Spin Prediction: This kid will respect health care a heck of a lot more once he busts his noggin at some skate park. By the way, do they teach supply and demand at Decatur ISD?

The Story The Runaway Bay City Council takes some slack about allowing a big developer to place signs heretofore disallowed. One protester addressed the council and said "We must continually remind ourselves that the human propensity for abusing power is perennial, especially in government bodies."
News worthiness *
The Spin Easy there. It's a sign ordinance. Not Tiananmen Square.

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