A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 2/24/01:

The Story Bridgeport city officials ordered residents to boil their water or buy bottled water due to the clarity level of Lake Bridgeport, the city's water source. "The water at [the lake] turned from a blue-green to red this week from the heavy rains that stirred up mud and silt."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin This is 2001 isn't it?

The Story The Bridgeport City Council pays Helen Denton $1,583 to compensate her when a city sewer line backed up into her home.
News worthiness **
The Spin Think she's happy? She can use it to buy bottled water this week.

The Story Tracy Smith of Paradise was charged with the alleged theft of $18,000 from the Bridgeport Dairy Queen while she managed the restaurant.
News worthiness  ***
The Spin Just when The Spin has recovered from the news that an FBI agent had been selling secrets to the Russians, we have to deal with the fact that someone has allegedly stolen our Hunger Buster money. This is one cruel world.

The Story The annual Decatur Swap Meet comes to town bringing with it thousands of visitors.
News worthiness *
The Spin Based upon the business in fast food lines, never before have so many waited so long for the simple pleasure of a Burrito Supreme.

The Story Fire Marshal Mike Bement plans to ask the Commissioners' Court for permission to hire a "fire district secretary".
News worthiness *
The Spin We didn't realize that the fire business was booming.

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