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 10/07/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Normal Week

The Story A small plane crashes on Friday afternoon, injuring three.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin If a pilot stubs his toe on take off, every media outlet will be there to cover this "breaking news."

The Story A pipeline rupture in New Fairview gets a ton of media attention.  No one is hurt. No fire breaks out.
News worthiness **
The Spin We liked it better when news about New Fairview concerned a city council free-for-all. What happened to those days?

The Story Former Decatur resident Chuck Long gets the lead in Steve Holy's upcoming music video for "Brand New Girlfriend." "The only problem," the story said, "is that his new girlfriend is a blow-up doll."
News worthiness **
The Spin That works?

The Story A teenager is detained after storing a handgun near a photo during the Decatur Homecoming game. According to police, he had previously been in trouble for "burglary of a vehicle, assault, and tobacco product violations.
News worthiness **
The Spin "We've always suspected a link between smoking and gun-toting ganstas, and this may be the evidence we need to finally make the connection. And let's just say Joe Camel hasn't been ruled out as an accomplice." said one fictitious Decatur police investigator.

The Story Tom Bishop of Decatur survives a helicopter crash while working for the Texas Minutemen project . On it's web site, the Texas Minutemen  request donations to recoup the $170,000 loss.
News worthiness ***
The Spin They want to insure our borders but not insure their helicopters?

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