A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/01/03:

The Story The trial of former officer Shane Hale is moved to Jacksboro on a change of venue.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Think the farm and ranch community is ready for that?

The Story Carol Giles, in light of the upcoming beer and wine election in Decatur, fires off a letter to the editor (one of many to be printed) proclaiming that alcohol stands for "lawlessness and chaos".
News worthiness *
The Spin Ah, yes, the calm and measured approach.

The Story The president of The Club at Runaway Bay, Rick Mai, gets arrested after an altercation with Police Officer Rex Richie after, of all things, a violation of a city ordinance regarding controlled burning within city limits. "Richie used pepper spray to try to subdue Mai, but Mai took the pepper spray from the officer and sprayed him.".
 News worthiness ***
The Spin Did we see this on the Andy Griffith show one time?

The Story Runaway Bay City Secretary Geri Abrams resigned Monday due to stress stemming from criticism she has received over accounting practices from "a member of the council and several citizens".
News worthiness *
The Spin Wasn't she featured last week in the Bridgeport Index? And weren't there lots of positive statements made about her job? Yep.

The Story An Aurora man is arrested after alleging sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a modeling ad placed in the Thrifty Nickle
News worthiness ****
The Spin We never considered the Thrifty Nickle to be a launching pad for a modeling career.

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