The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/10/05:

The Story A house fire in Chico kills David and Cindy Horne in a pre-dawn blaze.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin The story is absolutely horrific and the Messenger's front page photo by Joe Duty (of the bodies being carried out against a backdrop of a raging fire) captures the story in an amazing way. (Although I bet they'll catch some grief over the photo).

The Story During this week's ice storm, a Decatur man allegedly gets into a road rage confrontation and then flees from officers. The chase included (1) backing up in an attempt to strike an officer's patrol car, (2) pointed his finger out the window in a mock shooting motion, (3) striking a patrol vehicle, (4) stricking a tree, (5) stricking a horse - yep, a horse, and (6) having his tires shot out by officers.
News worthiness **
The Spin In a rare scoop, The Spin was able to obtain this photo taken during the chase.

The Story The Lifestar Helicopter stationed at the Decatur Hospital was grounded last Monday after one of its doors came open while making a trip between Bridgeport and the Metroplex.
News worthiness *
The Spin The child safety lock is being re-examined.

The Spin Also during the ice storm, a small college basketball team traveling from Lawton, Oklahoma to Marshal flips over after wrecking on highway 287. The community chipped in to give the team a place to stay overnight.
News worthiness **
The Spin Forget about the wreck. Forget about the community's charitable attitude. How would you like to be a small time basketball player that has to ride in a van for 340 miles one way to play in a basketball game?

The Spin Angela Walls of Decatur writes a Letter to the Editor complaining of numerous men, including two deputies, that observed her changing a flat tire but did not stop as they walked into the Whistle Stop Cafe for breakfast. "I guess my idea of a  Southern gentleman was mistaken!" she wrote.
News worthiness *
The Spin Hmmmm. "Help a Lady Fix a Flat" vs. "Biscuits and Gravy". I'll get back to you on that one.

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