The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/23/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness: School Politics Save The Day

The Story Rumors fly about the potential reassignment of DHS principal Melinda Reeves but the school board takes no action. This led to a Messenger headline of "Reeves Still DHS Principal."
News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin That's not a headline you exactly want to read about your job.

The Story The Messenger's Roy Eaton fires off some hot sports opinions about the secrecy of the DISD school board who tend to utilize "executive session" a bit too often.
News worthiness **
The Spin Now that's good stuff. For the life of me, I don't know why the Messenger does this so infrequently - we are normally bored to death by some syndicated columnist like Dave McNeely.

The Story Road construction crews break a water line on Friday in Decatur threatening to make the city dry. City officials urges water conservation.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Baptists use this opportunity to break out the wine and liquor.

The Story The City of Decatur has a record year in sales tax revenues raking in $3,159,793 in 2006.
News worthiness **
The Spin For the love of all things good and pure, please spend some on street repaving.

The Story
The Wise Regional Health Foundation begins promoting its "Wise Night In Vegas" New Year's Eve party including ads and billboards.
News worthiness **
The Spin But this early draft was shocking.

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