A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/5/02:

The Story "Temperatures hovered in the 30s about an hour after Tuesday's 10 a.m. kickoff of the 66th annual SBC Cotton Bowl, but Glenn Potter couldn't wait any longer. He gladly plopped down $6 for a bottle of beer that really didn't need the ice surround it t keep it cold." - Dallas Morning News, p 13A, January 2, 2002
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin "'It's football weather,' said a grinning Mr. Potter, an Oklahoma Sooners fan from Decatur, Texas. 'And beer goes with any type of football. Whether it's snow or sleet or rain.'"

The Story Despite trouncing the Democrats in the last general election held in Wise County, the Republicans fail to find candidates to run against many incumbent Democratic office holders. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin It's a good thing that Las Vegas didn't run odds on this proposition or there would be a ton of Wise Countians starting the year off a little poorer.

The Story The Messenger names the Decatur ISD cross country team's performance as the #1 sports story of the year.
News worthiness  *
The Spin Any bets on the number Letters to the Editor this week that will proclaim  "you have an anti-Bridgeport bias".

The Story Eddie Fernandez becomes the first baby born in Wise County in 2002.
News worthiness *
The Spin Ever wonder why the first baby gets to be headline news every new year? Do the kids grow up saying, "Back off you guys, I was the first baby back in [insert year here]."

The Story The Decatur Public Library hosted a "Harry Potter Party" with kids "participating in games, fun activities, trivia, and ate snacks all related to the Harry Potter books"
News worthiness *
The Spin Now we have government sanctioning the satanic practices of Harry Potter - even during the holiday season!  Protests on the library lawn are expected this week.

The Story Cundiff Baptist Church (west of Chico) presents a Christmas play entitled "Something Happened". "Keith Umpress was Satan in Scene Four with [two] demons."
News worthiness  *
The Spin Just goes to show what a Harry Potter book will do to a sleepy community like Cundiff.

Special Highly Technical Research Project to be Conducted Throughout 2002: 
Number of new births announced in Wise County in 2002: 1
Number of new births announced by parents with different surnames: 0

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