A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/09/01:

The Story Protests begin to mount as a club begins paperwork in order to be allowed to sell alcohol in New Fairview. 
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Two interesting new developments became apparent this week: (1) The new name of the joint will be "Little Ann Club" and (2) it will be housed in a double wide trailer.  (We are not making this up).

The Story Wise County Sheriff's deputies arrested an off duty Lake Worth police officer after an alleged incident of family violence. "Irate and irrational, the suspect refused [to drop his weapon] and requested the deputies to kill him." They politely refused.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The WCSO, in a curious attempt to turn its weapons on itself, provided this tidbit in their own press release: "This is not the first police officer to be arrested for such behavior. [The] Wise County Sheriff's Department has arrested its own in the past for similar offenses." 

The Story Joe Cole, a hacked off Rhome resident, writes a letter to the editor attacking the quality of water in his city. "Even my cats vomit if they drink tap water," he wrote.
News worthiness *
The Spin Good news! They can soon just go down the road a bit and visit "Little Ann Club".

The Story Kathy Thompkins of Fort Worth, for some strange reason, gets bent out of shape about a comment by Trooper Eric Cullop after a recent car-train crash. Cullop said, "[B]ut that's what happens when you cross the tracks when the train's coming." Not true, Thompkins says. "This is what happens when you have overgrown trees and brush in the way and you have no way of knowing if a train is coming or not - especially if it is not blowing their horn to let people know they are coming."
News worthiness  **
The Spin Er, Kathy, are you a plaintiff's lawyer? 

The Story Messenger sports writer Mitch Word devotes a column to his experience of potty training his two year old daughter. An excerpt: "After getting everyone's attention she went over and took care of her business. No. 1 and No. 2, if you're interested. She finished, stood up, looked back in the bowl and jumped for joy at her accomplishment . . . . 'Momma, Daddy, poop! Potty!,' she shouted proudly."
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Spin demands an immediate investigation as to whether Mr. Word violated contemporary community standards of common decency. Having had a perfectly good Sonic burger now ruined during lunch, The Spin will launch a protest at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning in front of the Messenger offices equipped with sandwich boards that read "Potty Training is Not a Sport" and "We Demand a Poop Free Messenger".

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