A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/19/02:

The Story The mayor of Decatur hints that Chili's restaurant is looking at the old Grandy's site.  (Past rumors suggested that Chili's would never build in an alcohol free jurisdiction).
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin If indeed it happens, a condition of any building permit should require the nation wide abolition of the "baby back ribs" song.

The Story Highway 380 will be repaved between Bridgeport and Decatur. Officials indicated the highway will be reduced to one lane increments of 3/4 to 1 mile at a time.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Translation: Prepare to sit for ten minutes while a guy in front of you holds a "stop" sign and a processional of cars, led by a yellow truck, heads the other way. 

The Story The Bridgeport Index runs a front page headline asking "Is Runaway Bay a Speed Trap?"
News worthiness *
The Spin A response of "absolutely" doesn't do the problem justice.

The Story The Boyd City Council becomes a bit uncomfortable at the number of times Rhome Police department cars have been seen within the city.
News worthiness *
The Spin You guys cause us enough headaches in Rhome. Please don't try and branch out. 

The Story The Decatur EDC announced that Bridgeport High School will hold its Senior Prom in the new Decatur Civic Center.
News worthiness  *
The Spin What it up with this? If the tract of land that the Civic Center sits upon becomes the equivalent of the Gaza Strip, you heard it here first.

The Story Residents of Rhome Meadows filed a petition for disannexation with the New Fairview City Council.
News worthiness  **
The Spin The City Council immediately changes the name of City Hall to "Fort Sumter" and headed into executive session to receive bids on muskets and buckshot.

Special Highly Technical Research Project to be Conducted Throughout 2002: 
Number of new births announced in Wise County in 2002: 27
Number of new births announced by parents with different surnames (or no father identified): 9

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