The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/16/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: Like Only One Gift Under The Tree

The Story Chico expects to complete a skatepark (for skateboarders) by March of next year. Why build it? "That's how you  deter them from tearing things up; by providing them with something to do. Idle minds are the devils workshop," said Mayor James Robinson.
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The Spin Flash forward to a headline from April, 2007: "Police Investigate Vandalism At Chico Skatepark."

The Story A former Wise County Padre was removed by the Catholic Church after records indicate that he admitted to an improper sexual contact with a minor in the 1970s (when he was in his 20s) and before he entered the priesthood.
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The Spin God have thrown his sins away as far as "the east is from the west", but the Vatican has a long memory.

The Story Wise County Messenger Headline: "Neighbors Pooh-Pooh Proposed Sewage Plant."
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The Spin They said "pooh."

The Story The wife of Messenger reporter Marissa Morgan writes an account of the history of their relationship and how it has been effected/affected [which one's correct?]  by his decision to have lap-band surgery.
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The Spin Ya know, that was pretty good. No snide comments  here - it's Christmas.

The Story Morgan then wrote an article giving an update on the status of his post lap band weight loss.
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The Spin And then all good feelings left us when the paper published this photo in connection with story.

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