A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 3/30/01:

The Story The Texas Department of Transportation announced they would not lower the speed limit in front of the new Carson Elementary School because "traffic did not justify it".
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Can you imagine what the public uproar will be the first time a child gets hurt in an auto accident?

The Story Trooper Tony Bradford is called to an auto accident only to have his car struck by a rock truck. Moments later, deputy Alan Wilson responds to the scene and, get this, his car is side-swiped by another passing rock truck.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Fox television immediately announced plans for "The World's Scariest Police Chases That Actually Don't Involve Chases At All"

The Story Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander will be the featured speaker at the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. According to her web site, "The Comptroller's primary duty is to collect taxes effectively and efficiently."
News worthiness  *
The Spin Now that's entertainment.

The Story Marilyn Wilke Ramone writes a letter to the editor bemoaning the absence of "youth center" in Decatur. "I have passed by many young men and women hanging around the corners and parking lots of this town."
News worthiness **
The Spin (1) This complaint goes on decade after decade.
(2) Have you ever seen a "youth center" that actually works?
(3) Whatever happened to the "Oneeighty" project?
(4) Sitting in a parking lot and talking isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The Story Ground breaking takes place in Runaway Bay for a new convenience store.
News worthiness *
The Spin And we know this county desperately needed another convenience store. 

The Story The water level at Lake Bridgeport finally reaches capacity.
News worthiness ***
The Spin And the Tarrant County Water Board becomes giddy over the fact they get to suck it dry all over again.

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