A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/01/03:

The Story The Decatur Convention Center runs an ad with the text of "You are cordially invited to trust us with the most importnt event of your life. Here you'll find elegant function space, world class catering, and a staff committed to excellance. Aunt Vera, however, is your responsibility." 
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Behind the scenes transcript of the ad concept meeting: 
PR Person  #1: "This is funny, funny stuff. Let's go with it!" 
PR Person #2: "I don't know, I think a lot of people won't get it."
PR Person #3: "'Who's Aunt Vera?"

The Story Bridgeport Senior Ashley Kelley wins first place at the state FCCLA meeting in the "Job Interview" competition.
News worthiness *
The Spin They have that?

The Story A portion of a courthouse fence is returned to the square. "When the courthouse fence was [originally] removed, a portion was used in the yard of Velma Davenport, county judge from May to December 1938. [Davenport's family] returned the fence . . . ."
News worthiness *
The Spin Thanks again to the Crimestoppers Hotline.

The Story Claiming te Messenger "finds it is compelled to edit Letters to the Editor to the point the letter comes across like a leftover bowl of cold mush," prolific write H.D. Boswell takes out a half page ad in the Messenger to rant about taxes.
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The Spin Man writes letter to editor. Man gets mad when newspaper edits it. Man pays same newspaper big bucks to publish letter.

The Story Jim Schultz of the Dallas Observer writes: "Many of the smartest and most loyal readers of the Dallas Observer may actually be fuzzy on the precise location of Wise County. It is the region northwest of Fort Worth where one often reads of people fleeing with all their possessions on Harley-Davidson motorcycles because tornadoes have ignited grass fires that have tragically damaged the meth labs the people were operating in isolated wheeled modular housing units. These are not big Vivaldi fans."
News worthiness **
The Spin (1) Hey, we all know that Antonio Vivaldi, born in 1678 and died in 1741, was an Italian composer and violinist, and (2) none of us in Wise County can afford a Harley-Davidson.

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