The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/11/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Better Than The Wheel of Fortune

The Story Police arrest what may be the only two black guys in the county - and one required a chase that did not make a family member happy. The complaint: "After he was handcuffed, they slammed him to the concrete ground . . . . To me it was because they were aggravated that it took that many people to catch him . . . .  If you are not able to control your temper, you don't need to be in that job."
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin Police immediately issued a press release that read, "As Chris Rock, a black comedian  - who, by the way,  we have never racially profiled - has said: If the police have to chase you they are bringing a butt kicking with them."

The Story The Rhome police chief and city council seem to be at odds over the fact that every car on 287 is not being stopped for speeding.  One councilman threatened to get down to the "nitty-gritty" during a session that the chief demanded be held in open session instead of closed-session (as the council wanted.) The chief defended his position by saying that resources were better spent on patrolling the city's  neighborhoods instead. "If, at six at night, [residents] come home and find that their front door is kicked in, they're not going to care how many tickets we've written."
News worthiness **
The Spin He might make a better councilman than the city councilmen.

The Story The Decatur Eagles go 10-0 in regular season play.
News worthiness **
The Spin Bridgeport residents flooded Wal-Mart asking if the new $5 drug promotion includes Paxil and Prozac. The firearm section was temporarily closed.

The Story A Letter to the Editor this week from David Lewis complained about DPS officials weighing trucks when irresponsible driving is the real issue. "What the heck does dumb people got to do with scales?" he asked.
News worthiness *
The Spin Good question. What does dumb people have to do with scales?

The Story The Messenger had a run-of-the-mill story about Andrea Mann of Bridgeport resigning after being demoted in city government. The more interesting story is that we learn Bridgeport has: (1) A parks and recreation coordinator, (2) a  recreation specialist, and (3) a director of parks and recreation.
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The Spin Republican-No-Big-Government, why have thou foresaken me?

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