A (sometimes) tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 6:00 p.m.

For the week ending 5/13/00:

The Story A twenty-one month old boy is care-flighted to Cook's Children's Hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on a four foot elevated porch.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin The Spin fears the snake bite.

The Story After offering encouraging words to two ladies ("you are what you think about yourselves"), Trish New's Letter to the Editor purported to quote Albert Einstein as having said: "That which can be counted doesn't always count. Subsequently, things which count can't always be counted".
News worthiness *
The Spin Well, not quite.  A little research revealed that in actuality there was a sign hanging in Einstein's Princeton office which read "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." 

The Story An 18 wheeler overturns on the ramp from 380 westbound to 287 northbound in Decatur.
News worthiness *
The Spin The ramp in question is navigated as you head from Denton to Decatur and, once in Decatur, taking the Wichita Falls northbound exit ramp. After at least a half dozen tractor trailers tipped over while negotiating the tricky curve, the speed limit was lowered to 20 miles per hour. It hasn't helped as the big rigs keeping tipping over like clock work. 

The Story The Boyd City Council votes to pay newly elected council persons $50 per meeting. "The theory behind paying council members was to entice new residents to run for seats on the council."
News worthiness ***
The Spin The theory behind the $50 payment was probably $50.

The Story Connie Arnold writes a lengthy (and we do mean lengthy) "Commentary" regarding the policy behind Decatur High School graduates not being allowed to throw their caps at the graduation ceremony. She ends the novel implicitly encouraging students to throw their caps despite the ban and to remember the saying "Live Free or Die". 
News worthiness *
The Spin That sound you are hearing is Patrick Henry rolling over in his grave. 

The Story The percentage of city sales tax that the citizens of Aurora voted to implement on purchases made within the city: 1%
News worthiness **
The Spin The total number of businesses in Aurora: 2

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