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 10/2/04:

The Story The City of Decatur announces that it will bring Lowe's to town with a $200,000 grant from the Decatur Economic Development Corporation and $500,000 in tax rebates over the first five years.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin They need it! Their net income was only $1.8 billion this year.  We're not sure, but we think Bridgeport Lumber and Decatur Lumber made less than that.  We'll get back to you.

The Story Dr. Elizabeth Rohr has been released from jail and now seeks to set her plea bargain aside.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." (Henry VI, Part 2, Act 4, Scene 2).

The Story Some independent truckers go on strike citing low pay. In discussing the expense of being a trucker, "When it costs $3,000 for four tires, you just have to go until one blows out," said Bich Rodas of Dallas.
News worthiness **
The Spin And his liability insurance agent just spewed his coffee all over his desk.

The Story Groundbreaking on the new Decatur High School is set for October 20, 2004. The new road leading to the school was named "Eagle Summit Drive".
News worthiness *
The Spin The name of "H.D. Boswell Is A Pain In The Butt Drive" was considered but died for lack of a second.

The Story The Decatur Eagles move to 5-0, second in the AP Poll, and are sporting a tremendous swagger.
News worthiness *
The Spin Bridgeport is researching the little used "voluntary forfeit" provision of UIL Rules. "Hey," said one unidentified source within the Bull coaching staff. "A forfeit goes down as a loss with a score of 1-0. When it's all said and done, that's may not look too bad."

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