A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/08/03:

The Story Decatur voters approve a home rule charter while Bridgeport officials are stunned when citizens reject the proposal, 411-192. 
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Since when did Gerald Groves get so much clout?

The Story Twenty-one illegal aliens make a break for it after a traffic stop. Fourteen were caught while seven got away.
News worthiness **
The Spin We bet that was one funny scene - a literal jail break.

The Story An attorney for Allen Hallock attempts to have the state turn over evidence relating to the charges that he lured a 20 year old girl into his home via modeling scam. "I think the conduct of these two were morally bankrupt and socially despicable, but not illegal," the attorney said.
 News worthiness **
The Spin Other than that, he's a good guy.

The Story A glove from the space shuttle Columbia may have been found in Wise County.
News worthiness *
The Spin How did this not make the local television stations? How was it first reported on radio station KTFW?

The Story The letter writing campaign for and against alcohol being available for sale in Decatur continues. 
News worthiness **
The Spin Most emotional "anti" letter: "[The youth are more important] to us than bringing a scourge like alcohol into the community."
Funniest "pro" letter: "Keep up the good work C.L. Gage, My dad would have been proud of you. It sure would have saved him a lot of miles driving to Jeter's . . . ."

The Story The Messenger runs a series of photos of the Miss Eighter From Decatur fund raising contest which, umm, is made up of a bunch of high school boys dressed in drag. 
News worthiness *
The Spin That was just a tad bit uncomfortable.

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