A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County. Normally posted every Sunday around 6:00 p.m. (For the week ending 1/29/00):
The Story Gas line ruptures in Boyd
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ** 1/2
The Spin Explosion was enough to "rattle windows" so it's not exactly the California earthquake of 1989. However, The Spin is a fan of any loud boom that makes you exclaim, "What the heck was that?"

The Story Cold weather moves into county bringing ice.
News worthiness *
The Spin Let's guess: felt cold, streets slick, schools closed, and weather expected to get better.

The Story Two local Decatur residents plead guilty in federal court in connection with the now defunct Import, Etc. business.
News worthiness ****
The Spin (1) Remember the days when crimes were prosecuted in the local courthouse and not in Federal Court in the big city? (2) Guilty plea? Did we ever hear about an indictment in this case?

The Story City of Fairview discusses obtaining local sewer and water services.
News worthiness *****
The Spin Anytime the Fairview City Council meets, it's news worthy - not for anything on the agenda but for the comments thrown around city hall. Exhibit A: Ferol Matthews providing insight on what constitutes a "trailer park": "We're not a trailer park ... a trailer park is when they are right next to each other".

The Story City of Decatur requests prudent water use.
News worthiness *
The Spin We sure do need rain. 

The Story Chico School Superintendent leaving for new job in White Settlement.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "If we give you a raise of $40,000, will you move out of Chico and come work for us?" 

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