The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/14/04:
The Story At a political forum, Sheriff's candidate Ed Hart criticizes current sheriff's employees for not doing better investigations. He added that his comment might be "political suicide".
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Note to self:  If the term "political suicide" jumps into your brain during political forum, think twice about saying it.

The Story Sheriff's candidate Berry White told the group at the same political forum that Wise County was the drug capital of the state.
News worthiness **
The Spin It's not quite as catchy as "Eighter From Decatur" and it might be a hard sell to the local chambers of commerce.

The Story Christopher Matthew Young, 20, a former clerk at a convenience store in Boyd was arrested for credit card abuse after allegedly stealing the credit card numbers off of various customers cards.
News worthiness **
The Spin No more risky transactions for us - from now on we are are only giving our credit card number out on the Internet.

The Story The City of Decatur issues a $1.8 million building permit to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints.
News worthiness *
The Spin "You may not understand us, but we can build big buildings, too"

The Story The Messenger runs an article on Robert and Lahoma Cartwright who are celebrating 63 years of marriage. They started dating in 1938 when Robert was 20 and Lahoma was 14.
News worthiness *
The Spin We don't think you could get away that in 2004.

The Story Sixteen year old Amy Smith is missing from Newark but may be in the Sulpher Springs area where her boyfriend lives.
News worthiness **
The Spin Hey, what do you think this is? 1938?

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