The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/13/03:
The Story The Time Out convenience store in Paradise, where Rosa Dunham works as manager, maintains the petition for the beer/wine proposition. Dunham said "[t]he one lady who didn't sign it said she would, but she didn't think the church would approve."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin "The church"? As in the Vatican?

The Story Ed Hart enters the race for Sheriff and states "I plan to convince the conservative members of the Republican Party that I should be the nominee."
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The Spin No longer is being a Republican the key to political success in Wise County, now you need to be a conservative Republican.

The Story Proposed townhomes in Decatur prompt a firestorm normally reserved only for politics and religon. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin Some of the anti-townhome ads were getting pretty creative.

The Story On the townhome issue:  "Because hospital workers are one of the target residents for this development, some residents have said they fear traffic going in and out of the development at all hours of the night."
News worthiness ***
The Spin We never knew that hospital workers were such big partiers. Oh . . . . wait a second . . . . now we get it .

The Story The Messenger runs an article on the Sherman family which has added three Russian orphans to their home that already included five biological children.
News worthiness
The Spin Can you imagine?

The Story An educational foundation presented Northwest ISD art teacher with a check for $1,200. Unfortunately for him, he was surprised with the check on "pajama day".
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The Spin
And we presume the hat was part of the outfit.

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