A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/4/03:

The Story Brenda Chambless makes the front page of the Messenger due to the fact that she rides around in a 2003 Hummer H2
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin They are either as ugly as sin or as cool as can be. Either way, prepare to shell out $50,000 to put one in your garage.

The Story Local police departments report almost no crime or unusual activities on New Year's Eve.
News worthiness **
The Spin Although local emergency rooms were flooded with folks in a catatonic state after watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

The Story The Decatur Cheerleaders make the finals in the National Cheerleader Association competition held in Dallas.
News worthiness **
The Spin Friends of The Spin swear to never watch the competition on TV (often shown on ESPN or Fox Sports Net) although they all seem to know what the term "herky" means.

The Story Insiders say that nearly half of the required number of signatures have been obtained in order to force a wet-dry election in Decatur. The signature drive will continue at Walmart over the next couple of weeks.
News worthiness **
The Spin You might wish to choose a less high-profile location.

The Story District Attorney Jana Jones announces she will swap parties and join the Republicans. 
 News worthiness ***
The Spin Read: Jones plans to seek re-election and understands that Democrats are as welcome in Wise County as PETA is at the Cow Camp Steak House. (She also gets an audience with Rick Perry and we dare her to end the meeting with "Well, I just have to get on down the road.") 

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