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 11/1/03:
The Story Decatur ISD hires a new Superintendent who will move his family from Trophy Club into the district. Previously, he commuted to his job in Weatherford.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin "Heck, I was looking for a new house and this guy I met at the coffee shop says I can't afford to live here because the taxes are so high. His name was Boswell or something like that."

The Story An attempted murder suspect out of Florida is arrested in Newark. He was accused of shooting a police officer who survived the incident. Once in custody, a letter was found "stating he was sorry for hurting the law . . . . "
News worthiness **
The Spin That's "the law" as in "I fought the law and the law won".

The Story
The Boonsville/Balsora Volunteer Fire Department receives a $171,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
News worthiness *
The Spin And you wonder why we have a $374.2 billion budget deficit.

The Story  The Decatur City Council approves restrictions on tattoo parlors within the city.
News worthiness *
The Spin Angelina Jolie immediately issued a statement proclaiming that she will "never, ever, ever" move to Decatur.

The Story Walmart bans used car sales on it Decatur parking lot.
News worthiness
The Spin "Our policy is, and will always be, that no one else will make a dime in retail in this town."

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