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 3/20/04:
The Story Some local and out of town investors file an application for a new bank in Decatur.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Wells Fargo immediately demanded to see their drivers' licenses.

The Story The local GOP meeting is thrown a curve as "Manshadow Waylett of Decatur told about three dozen party faithful Monday night that a group of Republicans has formed a political action committee in support a Democratic candidate" for district attorney.
News worthiness **
The Spin We're not sure who Manshadow Waylett is but remind us to never hack him off.

The Story Several sonic booms are heard throughout the county due to "acceptance flights" of jets being produced at Lockheed Martin. Joyce Moore of Cottondale said "It knocked the pictures off my walls. It scared me so much my house shoe went flying across the room."  
News worthiness *
The Spin We've been trying for hours, but we can't get that vision out of our heads.

The Story The Area Business Women's Network will hold an Expo in Decatur where visitors "can meander through booths of 40 vendors from area businesses, seeing demonstrations on hair styling and learn more about issues effecting women."
News worthiness *
The Spin
Discussions will include the highlights/lowlights craze vs. the continued impact of Alliance Airport on wage inflation in Wise County.

The Story James Gogniat writes a pro-Bush Letter to the Editor and compares the two candidates: "One is a conservative and was appointed by the court system of this country, or by the very hand of God (depending on your particular views on life). While the other . . . is the most liberal candidate today in all of the Senate."
News worthiness *
The Spin That explains the election. The "very hand of God" would never leave a hanging chad.

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