A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/9/01:

The Story The Wise County Messenger publishes the salary of of every Wise County school superintendent, principal and athletic director. (Excluding Northwest, which should not be considered, the winner was Decatur Supt. J. D. Kennedy at $88,500).
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin It wasn't quite as juicy as "Decatur Principal Impregnated With Space Alien" but it was close.

The Story The Bridgeport City Council adopts a resolution against a proposed state law that would require those elected to a city council to "disclose your personal financial situation".
News worthiness *
The Spin Oh, come on, do you think the local coffee crowd would really talk about your checking account balance?

The Story The Paradise city council votes to outlaw the use of "Jake Brakes" on big rigs running down highway 114 within its city limits.
News worthiness  *
The Spin "A question will now face the community is who will enforce the new ordinance". Paradise has no police department.

The Story The Bridgeport High School math and science teams have won "24 state championships in both team and individual events during their last eight years".
News worthiness **
The Spin Yeah, but what do they run the 40 in?

The Story Yet another person is arrested for the alleged offense of creating a so-called "Nazi" methamphetamine lab. 
News worthiness *
The Spin Since it is apparently important to make a dope user sound as evil as possible, we propose these new names for the average "do it yourself" crank lab: 
(a) "Lucifer The Dark Angel Drug Lab"
(b) "Ku Klux Klan Drug Lab"
(c) "Puppy Kicker Drug Lab"
(d) "No Prayer in School Drug Lab"
(e) "Shortage of Chicken Fried Steak Drug Lab"

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