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 10/14/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Normal Week

The Story The Messenger gets word that the City of Bridgeport may be spending public funds for the "infrastructure" of the new Bridgeport Doctor's Hospital but can't get any answers from anyone. Bids are being sought for "concrete paving to water lines to street lighting."
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The Spin Who normally pays for those things? Did the City of Decatur pay out any money for the support of the Wise Regional hospital? Would this be worse than a property tax break or an EDC money donation? Just asking.

The Story Lois Wallace of Bridgeport complains to the Messenger about the lack of coverage for "middle school football."
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The Spin A study indicated that more people would read the "All Around Wise" section.

The Story Messenger Reporter Don Munsch goes to the State Fair and eats, and we are not making this up, (1) a fried peanut butter and jelly and bananna sandwich, (2) cajun fried okra, (3) a fried tamale with ranch sauce, (4) fried coke, (5) a fried oreo, (6)a fried twinkie, (7) a corn dog, and (8) roasted corn.
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The Spin Messenger sports reporter Robert Morgan, whose issues have been chronicled lately, screamed out, "Why do they hate me???!!!"

The Story And Munsch's story was documented with this photo.
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The Spin That I can't take my eyes off of for some reason.

The Story Local police officers engage in training to combat school violence with a local school.
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The Spin Anyone else scared by this picture of the event?

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