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 1/07/06:

The Story A first class postage stamp climbs to 39 cents on Monday.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Put us in the minority, but we still thinks it's amazing that someone will pick up an envelope from your front door and deliver it to someone else's front door in say, Fresno, California, for 39 cents. (But do you think "mail" will exist in 25 or 50 years? Nope.)

The Story Decatur Planning and Zoning approves an alcohol license for Verona Pizza and Italian Restuarant.  It's beer and pizza for everyone.
News worthiness ***
The Spin In an effort to compete, McDonalds announced a proposed Vodka and Big Mac Combo Meal  (with an extra Kid's Meal for half-price).

The Story Various articles praise local volunteer fire departments due to the dry weather conditions, various fires, and potential future danger.
News worthiness **
The Spin With the county as large as it is, isn't it odd that we still only have volunteer fire departments?

The Spin From Wednesday's Update: "NO MEETING — There will be no meeting of the Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society in January."
News worthiness *
The Spin Oh, the humanity!!!!

The Spin Good news, back to Student-Athlete spotlights. We present an art piece that we call "World's Colliding"
News worthiness *
The Spin Photo.

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