The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/21/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Better Than A Trip To Walmart

The Story Dusty streets in Decatur after a paving job raise a few complaints. The project, which cost $130,000, "is the cheapest method for protecting streets," said City Public Works Director Earl Smith.
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The Spin We have no doubt about that.

The Story In a bizarre story, teenagers are believed to be throwing full cans of cola at rock trucks in various locations in the county
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The Spin The Pepsi Generation immediately issued a statement of denial.

The Story The Messenger carries a story about how Ray Kramer,  a Bridgeport  English teacher and ninth grade volleyball and sub-varsity girls basketball coach, suddenly resigning which raised "questions about his departure."
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The Spin We just didn't get any answers.

The Story Dueling Letters to the Editor about sex offenders brought this response from Tony Mooney of Decatur: "[T]hese people should be marched out to an open field, lined up nice and neat and then shot down like rabid dogs."
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The Spin In small town Christian love, of course.

The Story The First Baptist Church of Decatur will celebrate it's 150th anniversary, in part, with a $160 a team golf tournament.
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The Spin The poor and afflicted will serve as caddies.

The Story The Decatur School Board concerns itself with high school football security and one member wants someing done about "kids who are basically unsupervised behind the stands during the game."
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The Spin It's the greatest babysitter in Texas on Friday night - don't jack with it.

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