A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/22/03:

The Story Two Northwest students face trouble for bringing German chocolate cupcakes to school laced with marijuana.  "[T]he sociology class [was] taking part in a culture day in which students bring food from around the world."
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The students immediately defended themselves claiming that they thought Amsterdam was in Germany.

The Story Various Paradise residents begin the process to abolish their city government.
News worthiness **
The Spin The slogan of "We're Government Free. We're Paradise" was given consideration.

The Story In this weeks news regarding the Beer War, Estelle Seely of Paradise weighs in with a somewhat confusing argument in her Letter to the Editor: "I don't think the 'bootleggers' would want legalized sales."
 News worthiness *
The Spin "Hey Andy, grab the ax. We're going over to Brookhollow to bust up some moonshining stills."

The Story In a story regarding the the Texoma Area Paratransit System (a quasi taxi organization) a photo accompanied the article with this caption: "TAPS driver Don Perkins and a passenger look into the back of the van to see who the next fare will be." The photo was taken from the back of the van.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Hey, I didn't know there was a Messenger photographer back there."

The Story Leonard Denney, constable for Precinct Two, switches from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
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The Spin Decatur third grader Jim Bob Bumpkins plans to announce his party switch next week in an effort to capture the Vice President position of his class. "My buddies that I talk to on the playground think that government is too big and we'd like to eliminate some of the free lunches those poor kids get. It ain't fair!," he said.

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