A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/15/03:

The Story The Decatur School Board works out a deal to obtain an easement that would serve as  road to a new Decatur High School. The district has plans to call another bond election to build a new high school after two previous bond issues have failed.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The Beatles "Long and Winding Road" played in the background as the school board made its announcement.

The Story Former Wise County resident Jason Karch, who was to begin serving a lengthy prison sentence for robbery, escaped from the Denton County Jail by stealing the arm band with another inmate who was scheduled to be released.
News worthiness ***
The Spin How can someone that smart/creative/ingenious be so stupid as to end up in prison in the first place?

The Story A house fire in south Wise County was labeled "suspicious" by investigators.
News worthiness *
The Spin Is is just us or does every fire in this county makes headlines as being "suspicious".

The Story Various letters to the editor continue to be written both for and against beer and wine sales in Decatur. One sample: "[Vote 'yes'] or we can just sit around and grow stale and wish you have a little ol' town with nice folks."
 News worthiness **
The Spin Despite the absence of the United Nation's seal of approval, the Beer War has officially begun.

The Story Decatur will host its first Guns and Knife Expo at the Civic Center next weekend. A crowd of over 5,000 are expected to attend.
News worthiness **
The Spin If you see an inordinate number of confederate flag bumper stickers in town, now you know why.

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