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 2/12/00:
The Story Three Decatur High School students were arrested for allegedly writing threatening graffiti on a bathroom wall. The principal, although believing the students did not intend to carry out their threats, "took the toughest measures possible". 
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin So much for "boys will be boys".

The Story Bridget Booth, of Haltom City, wins Miss Wise County Pageant.
News worthiness **
The Spin Her banner at the Miss Texas pageant can read "Miss [city girl that visited some place called] Wise County [once]". So as to not unduly single her out, The Spin also notes that the three runner-ups were from Southlake, Grand Prairie, and Denton. Don't we at least have a girl from Cottondale that we could run?

The Story Four year old boy injured in dramatic car accident which warranted color front page photo in local paper's Thursday edition (complete with burning car in background).
News worthiness *****
The Spin Oops, our mistake. Downgrade the news worthiness to one star because the fine print says it was a re-enactment. Also, pick up the paper and note the creepy similarities the photo has when compared to the famous image from the Oklahoma City bombing. 

The Story International House of Pancakes coming to Decatur.
News worthiness ****
The Spin Come on, honey, it's Saturday night - let's go get some flapjacks.

The Story Local paper's Letter to the Editor from Steve Misner criticizing Fairview's implementation of $13.50 monthly fee for trash pick up.
News worthiness **
The Spin The Spin's  favorite quote: "I live in the country and I don't need trash service".

The Story One half page ad in the Decatur paper that simply reads "1998 - Government Lawsuit against Tobacco Companies.  1999 - Government Lawsuit against Gun Companies. 2000 - Government Lawsuit - Who's Next? Send you responses to P.O. Box 149-K, Decatur".
News worthiness ***
The Spin This has The Spin confused. What kind of "responses" do they want? And what motivates them to spend the money on a half page ad? Nevertheless, we're a fan of the rabble-rouser.

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