A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/10/01:

The Story In an ongoing saga, the Decatur Planning and Zoning Committee goes back to the drawing board for the fourth time in an effort to create a sign ordinance.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Some members wish to take up a simpler agenda item: "How to re-invent the wheel." 

The Story Sandy Larson of Boyd, in a letter to the editor, criticizes Boyd High School teachers for not providing sufficient protection against hazing. The policy preventing such conduct, she wrote, is there to "insure that someone does not become so frustrated, they want to bring a gun to school and begin shooting everyone in sight."
News worthiness *
The Spin And we just thought it was there to simply reduce the number of noogies.

The Story The Rhome City Council hears a request to upgrade the city library's facilities. One councilman wanted to know, in the event they provided support, if they  would have "input on the content that goes into the library?"
News worthiness  *
The Spin An order for "Heather Has Two Mommies" was immediately canceled.

The Story Rodney Adam Hurdsman  was arrested in Paradise on federal bank robbing charges. He was nicknamed the "habitual bandit" because he "always wore the same clothes in each of his robberies."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Note to robber: Take advantage of a Red Apple Sale.

The Story Former Boyd resident Robert Jackson rejects a plea bargain for the offense of soliciting sex with an underage boy on the Internet and then gets thrown in the slammer for 15 years. The plea bargain would have meant just 57 months in jail.
News worthiness *
The Spin What? This guy actually engages in poor decision making?
The Story Two Chico men, James Frank Smith and Larry Dale Bouldin, Jr., were held in Archer County on allegations of aggravated assault on a peace officer. During a chase, game warden Pat Canan "fired one blast from his shotgun, wounding Smith in the hip and Bouldin in the arm." 
News worthiness   ***
The Spin Canan immediately wrote himself a ticket for exceeding his daily limit.

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