The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 3/12/05:

The Story A Harvard University professor proclaimed before 200 elected and civic leaders that Wise County will experience dramatic growth in the future.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin One unidentified man at Mattie's said, "That's it? I could have told ya that and I finished 40th in my class at Chico High School."

The Story Rep. Kay Granger visited Wise County including looking a graphite products at Poco Graphite.
News worthiness **
The Spin My life doesn't seem so boring anymore.

The Story Gas nears $2 a gallon in Wise County.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The only thing more endangered than a mom and pop store is the Hummer automobile.

The Story New Fairview citizens balk at the prospect of a city tax "to attract business and industrial growth".
News worthiness *
The Spin Lowe's announced, in a rare press release, that it is considering building a store in New Fairview "if we can find it."

The Story Local radio station KBOC will go off the air on March 31st.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The station issued a press release that read "Our initial assumption that all white people love Hank Williams and Moe Bandy was seriously flawed."

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