A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/01/03:

The Story Winter weather shuts down the county for two days.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin This one was so bad that it was hard to make fun of the local news stations for overreacting.

The Story County commissioners debate whether county employees should be paid when county government is closed due to bad weather.
News worthiness **
The Spin Let's guess how the Republican court is going to work this out: Salaried folks will get their money while the hourly folks will take the hit. 

The Story The Wise County Republicans form a new group for women only.
 News worthiness *
The Spin "We enjoyed beating the Democrats so much that we're now gonna take their women and, later on, their minorities!"

The Story An election on the sale of alcohol is now likely in New Fairview.
News worthiness **
The Spin Opponents plan on utilizing the unusual technique of buying a keg on election day and leaving it on on a country road in the middle of the city. "If we get the whole town drunk, they might forget to vote."

The Story Tommie Reid of Decatur goes on a rant in a Letter to the Editor against immigrants. "If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home because God is part of our culture, and we are proud to have him."
News worthiness *
The Spin When did that Bill of Rights get repealed? Can't believe we missed it.

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