The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 12/31/05:

The Story After the very strange home invasion a couple of weeks back, a 61 year old woman dies from her injuries, police seek Jose Angel Sarmiento on murder charges, and announce they fear he has fled to Mexico.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin State Rep. Tom Delay announces, "That's another reason we need to build us a real big old wall down there."

The Story Grass fires spring up all over the county aided by high winds and a year long drought.
News worthiness ****
The Spin Some poor sap who accidentally started one of the fires by using fireworks gets arrested and has his picture on the cover of the Messenger to boot.   Can you say "overkill"?  (One of the other fires was accidentally started by a welder but he is left alone).

The Story Vandals write some cryptic graffiti on the Decatur Intermediate School including "D XIII" and "VL 3P".
News worthiness **
The Spin Translation: "We would like to take this opportunity to express our distaste for the TAKS test and express the view that it hinders our desire to achieve a well rounded education.   We will strike again unless an emphasis on the liberal arts is implemented."

The Spin The filing deadline for political office comes and goes.
News worthiness **
The Spin Unless there is some late breaking news, this will be a fairly boring political season.  (And that's not necessarily a bad thing - The Wise County System may not be broken after all.)

The Spin Area rabble-rouser H.D. Boswell passes away.
News worthiness ***
The Spin I never met the man but, in the oddest way, I think we've all suffered a loss.

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