A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/29/03:

The Story Decatur cancels its city council election due to the absence of any opposed candidate.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Home Rule City? Alcohol Election? Limited housing within the city limits? Sign ordinances? . . . . .  And everybody's happy?

The Story Several Russian journalists visit the Messenger to become educated in the press of the West. This week's Messenger, by the way ran a two part, two front page, multi-column inch article on the alleged greatness of State Rep. Phil King (accompanied by a whopping 13 photos). 
News worthiness *
The Spin "We have a couple of questions. Is this Phil King a Presidentsky like Vladimir Putin  who we see on cover of Pravda? By the wayski, can we get a big glass of Vodka to go along with our, how do you say, DQ Dude?  We can't? How do you get to the empire of Rhome?"

The Story Finding themselves with an "extra" $2.5 million, the Northwest ISD decides to build an indoor artificial turf practice field.
News worthiness *
The Spin And they said the Robin Hood Plan wasn't working.

The Story After the county spends $143,000 to purchase the old appraisal district building and then spending $33,700 on improvements, the foundation may be so bad that the building might need to be demolished.
News worthiness **
The Spin Think about that when you get your county tax bill. 

The Story The county officially outlaws skinny dipping, fireworks, and beer at Wise County Park. 
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The Spin There goes the family vacation.

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