The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/08/03:
The Story The public relations firm ran by Dixie Parris who was hired to "manage public relations" for the last Decatur ISD bond election defends the recent challenges brought by H.D. Boswell. Boswell claims that public funds were used to promote passage of the bond - including a circular that was mailed out. "However, Parris said that nowhere within the pamphlet was the phrase 'vote for the school bond.' Instead, she said she broke down the information - costs, benefits, why passage of the bond would be a good thing . . . . "
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The Spin It all depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.

The Story Jim Matthews, a Republican running for District Attorney, announced that he had begun looking for an individual to serve as assistant district attorney.
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The Spin In other news, Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt announced they haven't even thought about a vice-presidential running mate.

The Story The Wise County Commissioners re-instituted the burn ban beginning on Wednesday.
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The Spin Those that wished to intentionally violate the burn ban in protest were frustrated because it began raining cats and dogs immediately after the proclamation.

The Story Regular season high school football ends and the playoffs begin.
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The Spin Chico, and Alvord are thankful their prayers for basketball season have been answered. Bridgeport citizens begin most sentences with "I remember when . . . . " Decatur is way too cocky. Boyd prays for a Billy Joe Tolliver type of revival. Paradise wonders how you can get beat 56-0 one week (by a Jacksboro freight train) and play a playoff game the next.

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