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 6/10/00:
The Story A Wise County jury rejects an Aggravated Assault charge and instead convicts Clayton Munger of the Class C Offense of misdemeanor assault. The maximum fine of $500 was imposed.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin After the Thursday verdict, juror Linda Frost's letter to the editor appears less than 48 hour later wherein she proclaimed that she "was very ashamed to be on that jury". 

The Story A big time wreck ties up Highway 287 in Alvord on Friday morning.
News worthiness **
The Spin When one truck "hauling 16 crushed cars" collides with a semi "hauling two cement highway dividers", you are asking for trouble.

The Story The City of Bridgeport approves loans totaling $600,000 at 6.4% interest to two businesses in order to attract them to the city.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Spin has heard of tax abatements before, but low interest loans from a municipality seem a little unusual.

The Story Groundbreaking for a new Motel 6 in Decatur is set for Wednesday.
News worthiness **
The Spin This should solidify Decatur's hold as the per capita leader for motels and fast food restaurants. (The developers boast that the new motel will come with "sound insulated rooms", but The Spin, in the interest of taste and decorum, will not comment).

The Story A bust of a so-called "Nazi Lab" in a Newark home reveals dope valued at $90,000.
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Wise County Appraisal Office was immediately on the scene in order to adjust the property value. 

The Story Summer classes begin at Weatherford College in Decatur. Random quotes from the summer students included one who just wanted "to get ride of the main classes first" and another who wanted to "get it out of the way".
News worthiness *
The Spin There is nothing like the motivated student. 

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