A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 5/03/03:

The Story Decatur votes to allow beer and alcohol sales.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin Just when we thought the Republicans had taken over.

The Story In the City of Newark, Jim Buster beat Richard D. McDonald in a city council race by the vote of 88-87.
News worthiness **
The Spin McDonald immediately petitioned the Supreme Court to declare him the winner on the grounds that he really likes Katherine Harris.

The Story Long time Congressman Charles Stenholm makes a visit to Decatur and tells the crowd "as a Christian nation, taking care of those in need is our responsibility." 
News worthiness *
The Spin Proof positive that Wise County has no Jewish or Muslim voting block.

The Story Dawn Craft pens an editorial praising the local cops for their professionalism. When Bridgeport PD Officer Ebsen wrote her husband a ticket (for doing a shocking 62 in a 40), she wrote that he "was so polite that no one could have been ticked off at the guy." 
News worthiness *
The Spin "Please pay the city a big bag of money that you were left with after taxes and have a great day.  No, make that a really great day."

The Story KING’S BILL DIES — State Rep. Phil King’s bill to allow cities to install cameras at intersections to catch red-light runners died a quick death in the Texas Legislature Monday. The controversial bill was defeated 103-34. “I suspect this puppy is dead for a long, long time,” King said after the defeat. Most of the state’s major cities had backed the bill.
News worthiness *
The Spin At least 103 legislators were smart enough to know there constituents would hate the idea. Unfortunately, our guy wasn't one of them.  Additionally, PETA will soon be picketing his office for making reference to a dead puppy.

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