A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/27/01:

The Story Northwest ISD Superintendent gets a raise to boost his salary to $154,000.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin That collective grown you heard last week originated from the teacher's lounge.

The Story Clarence Noble, 50, of Bridgeport was arrest for assault on a  public servant.  Must be pretty bad, one would think, to get arrested for this felony.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "Noble allegedly used his wheelchair to hit Deputy William Reynolds in the legs and when asked to stop, started using his hands to continue hitting." - Wise County Messenger, April 26, 2001, p. 7A.

The Story Five weeks have passed since the last reference to a Nazi Drug Lab in any of the local papers.
News worthiness  **
The Spin Maybe Chinese Drug Labs have come into vogue.

The Story Mitchell Energy announces that profits increased 177% from last year ($123 million compared to $43 million) primarily due to an increase in drilling. Last year there were 150 wells drilled in Wise and Denton counties with 276 more expected this year.
News worthiness  *
The Spin An oil boom? Seems like the 1970s all over again. (By the way, doesn't it seem that every pasture in the county has a rig going up in it?)

The Story A new "coffee haus" in Decatur, B Kay's, runs a full page ad in the Messenger promoting "espresso", "cappuccino", "mocha cappuccino", "latte" and "mocha latte".
News worthiness *
The Spin Local government officials are thrown into a panic and immediately adopt an "English Only" ordinance.

The Story Mitch Word of the Messenger writes a nice story about Bridgeport High School golfer Lauren Cheves voluntarily disqualifying herself at a tournament once she realized that she had hit the wrong golf ball.
News worthiness **
The Spin A very nice story, but we note a slight controversy has erupted over the story on the NTWS message board. [Update: The link was deleted from the Message Board shortly after The Spin was published]

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