The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/20//07
This Week's Overall News Theme:  Letters

The Story Kelly Minton of Forestburg writes a Letter to the Editor criticizing Kim Tidwell, the mother of a child who died in a well publicized wreck on 2123, for bring a lawsuit against the father of the driver. "You allowed your child, who is 15, to go out and participate in a party. You obviously failed to monitor and enforce your child."
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin Enforce?

The Story C.E. Smith Jr. of Richardson complains in a Letter about the new speed limits going in and out of Decatur calling them nothing more than a creation of a speed trap.
News worthiness *
The Spin And he's exactly right. Just try and find those 65 mph signs.

The Story Devon Energy completes it 1,000th horizontal well in the Barnett Shale.
News worthiness **
The Spin "It's just like sucking money out the ground. It's fun!" said one fictitious spokesperson.

The Story State Sen. Craig Estes makes a visit to Wise County only to catch an earful from local residents. One accused him of "dereliction of duty" for not understanding injection wells in the county.
News worthiness *
The Spin "I know everything about this county and am completely current on all issues," the senator might have said. "Let's talk about it at K-Bobs at lunch."

The Story In another Letter to the Editor, Tony Tinker of Alvord defends his opposition to a trailer home in Alvord. "In closing, maybe the next purchaser of that piece of property will strongly consider building a home and truly become a part of this wonderful town and community as we are always ready to welcome good law-abiding Christian families to our growing community."
News worthiness *
The Spin So long as the Christian family has a slab foundation. And I guess Jews in a trailer would be very unacceptable.

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