A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 05/11/02:

The Story The fallout continues over the failed school bond package in Decatur.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin General grumbling heard on the street: "Next time could you at least tell us what the high school will look like before we write you a check for $38 million?"

The Story Bridgeport makes plans to receive high speed, wireless internet access. Projected cost is a $100 set up fee and a $49.95 monthly charge.
News worthiness **
The Spin Very cool. Very pricey. 

The Story Frustrated about his broken down pick-up, David Moody drives his vehicle into Lake Bridgeport.
News worthiness *
The Spin Sure it sounds nutty, but haven't all of us wanted to do the exact same thing at least once in our lives?

The Story The Bridgeport girls golf team captures the state 3A title.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Talk about striving under pressure: Senior Whitney McComis struggles on the first hole, shooting a 9. After three holes, she was a whopping 7 strokes over par. Then, miraculously, she  pars 14 of the next 15 holes to lead the team.

The Story The East Main Street Gallery in Decatur will host a combination wine tasting and art show to raise money for art scholarships at Decatur High School.
News worthiness *
The Spin Realizing the funds will be generated by the sale of wine, DHS makes plans to send the Gallery to the alternative education system.

Special Highly Technical Research Project to be Conducted Throughout 2002: 
 New This Week
Year To Date
Number of new births announced in the Wise County Messenger
Number of new births announced by parents with different surnames (or no father identified): 
3 (30%) 
62 (33%)

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