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 10/22/05:

The Story Bridgeport gets a revised rating of "acceptable" from "unacceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin The TEA reiterated how important it is to use a #2 pencil.

The Story The Decatur Chamber of Commerce auction takes place with the highest bids being for "a rifle and a limousine ride with dinner at Del Frisco's and tickets to a Dallas Stars hockey game each brought in $3,500."
News worthiness *
The Spin Is that a rifle with the limousine ride?

The Story Vandals deface the new Wise County Veterans Memorial Park by scratching swastikas.
News worthiness ***
The Spin All right, you knot heads, we understand the shock value of the swastika vandalism (which, by the way,  isn't very originally anymore) but could you at least not do it at a veteran's park?

The Spin Taz Thomas Bewley allegedly goes a little nuts and drives a rent car through a rent house where his estranged wife was staying causing a fire to break out.
News worthiness ***
The Spin (1) If Taz is short for Tasmanian the situation completely makes sense to us now (2) And he collapsed from depression after learning he failed to check the "additional insurance" block on the rent car application.

The Spin The Decatur Eagles route the Bridgeport Bulls 66-34 after leading 52-19 at half-time.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The government will add claims of "cruel and unusual punishment" to the current investigation of Title IX violations.

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