The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/9/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Partly Cloudy

The Story As expected as finding a pickup truck in a Walmart parking lot, the Rhome City Council relieves the police chief of his duties.
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin In other news, the council adopted the new town slogan of: "Remember, Rhome and Chaos have the same number of letters."

The Story An Alvord man is struck and killed while walking across 287 in Decatur in the middle of the night. He had been arrested twice over the previous two days for public intoxication.
News worthiness **
The Spin That would never have happened to Otis in Mayberry.

The Story The United Way of Wise County cuts back its funding for the local Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "With the War on Drugs being a complete success, we may not have to spend a dime on drug rehab in the future," said one fictitious United Way spokesman. "Plus, it's not like people are being killed walking across 287 while drunk. Oh, wait."

The Story In a story about how state representative Phil King may or may not have been fined for an ethical violation, comes this very odd defense by the conservative representative as he claims that gifts in the legislature are not uncommon: "Last year, I game my six [committee] members a small handgun."
News worthiness **
The Spin Good lord, man. We don't trust you with legislation much less firearms.  (And I hope the gifts of guns didn't come after a vote on handgun legislation.)

The Story There was NOT an update on Messenger reporter Robert Morgan's lap band stomach surgery.
News worthiness *
The Spin Was there a relapse of sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie over Thanksgiving? Is the Messenger involved in a cover-up?

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