A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 6:00 p.m.

For the week ending 3/25/00:



The Story Decatur ISD awards a half-million dollar bus service contract to Canadian based Stock Transportation and becomes only the fourth American school district to use the company.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin In shocking other developments, Canadian bacon becomes the official school food, a miniature replica of the Toronto Sky Dome will be erected where the baseball field now sits, and the McKenzie Brothers are named co-principals of the new Carson Elementary School. 

The Story Susan Williams, Executive Director for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, resigns.
News worthiness **
The Spin It takes a little reading between the lines, but it sounds like there is a little bit of a controversy going on. But then again, how can any Chamber of Commerce be the subject of any controversy?

The Story Boyd High School Principal Steve Huffman resigns stating that "Eighty hour weeks, week after week, have worn me out".
News worthiness ***
The Spin Until we put a calculator to it, we didn't realize that to put in 80 hours a week a person, even working six days a week,  must (1) arrive at 7:00 a.m., (2) leave at 8:20 p.m., and (3) not take a lunch break.

The Story In an article about growth and transportation in North Central Texas, research scientist David Schrank is quoted as stating "Our studies estimate that traffic congestion costs $1,000 per person per hour in terms of time and fuel in major metropolitan areas"
News worthiness *
The Spin The Spin is very confused. If every driver stuck in traffic is a brain surgeon driving a Ferrari powered by rocket fuel, then it might cost "$1,000 per person per hour."

The Story Rhome and New Fairview continue to battle over water rights and police jurisdictional issues.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Spin halfway expects to be driving down 287 one day and do a double take when, in what resembles a civil war reenactment, the two cities attack each other with muskets and cannons. 

The Story "The vernal equinox occurred on Monday, March 21, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere".
News worthiness *
The Spin Ah, yes, the annual rituals of Spring. "Honey, aren't the flowers beautiful?" "Yeah, sure. You didn't happen to catch the score of the Kentucky-St. Bonaventure game did you?"

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