The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/18/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Finally, Not Bad

The Story Mary Perkins found four guys breaking into her house which was followed by a car chase in excess of 100 mph with the suspects eventually be apprehended on foot.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin "When Prison Break was filming here, they didn't give me the time of day," we think we heard Mary say. "I've had some pent up rage ever since then and I was ready to take it out on those scumbags that were trying to steal from me. If Fox doesn't give me a TV show out of this, there is no justice. Or I might take that Danica Patrick girl's place. I'm exploring my options."

The Story The Decatur School Board discusses expanding or building a new football stadium, but board member Laura Montgomery poo-poo'd the idea saying that other projects take priority.
News worthiness **
The Spin Yeah, who places a priority on a Texas high school football? It's not like the subject is worthy of a movie or a weekly television series.

The Story In a shocking meltdown, the 10-0 Decatur Eagles give up nine points in the last 33 seconds to be knocked out of the first round of the playoffs to nemesis Abilene Wylie.
News worthiness ****
The Spin "Some people might point the fingers at the fundamentals - like blocking, tackling, or coaching. All we can say is that our boys didn't come out strong after they heard that stuff about the school board not supporting a new stadium. So we pretty much know who lost this game," the coaches said in a fictitious press release.

The Story Some guy named Shawn Platt requested an interview with the Bridgeport Index after he said he was inaccurately portrayed in a story about his arrest the previous week. During the interview he said he did (1) grab an officer's leg during the arrest because he was being hurt, (2) hit the glass partition between the front and back seats of the patrol car, (3) "accidentally" head butted an officer at the jail, and (4) tried to spit on the arresting officers.
News worthiness **
The Spin Let me provide a little high toned legal advice: Shut up.

The Story A guy dies after allegedly climbing onto a gas well in New Fairview and trying to get a "gas high."
News worthiness ***
The Spin A gas well is not a giant can of spray paint.

The Story Our new favorite ad in the Messenger appears.
News worthiness *
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