A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/16/01:

The Story The Decatur School Board, showing a No Tolerance attitude regarding back taxes, promises to publically identify the offenders in next month's meeting. As the Messenger said, "If you're a . . . homeowner who hasn't paid taxes on your expensive home in Seven Wires, you might want to consider writing a check."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Any bets on the number of Seven Wires residents thrown into a panic this weekend because maybe, just maybe, their mortgage company didn't cut that tax check?

The Story An 83 year old woman drove her vehicle into the side of the new Post Office in Decatur. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin We told you to quit raising those postage rates.

The Story The Boyd City Council gave consideration to a teen curfew after some recent incidents of vandalism.  Graffiti on the elementary school was one of the complaints. "It wasn't profane," the police chief said. "It was just a kid's phrase."
News worthiness **
The Spin And we all know that today's "kid's phrases" are never "profane".

The Story After the private water pump that services 407 Truck Stop in New Fairview broke down last weekend, causing the business to shut down, local residents began a petition drive to demand public water and sewer services.
News worthiness **
The Spin Idle thought: Is there any mechanism more hyped yet less capable of obtaining results than a petition?

The Story Another out of town letter to the editor is printed regarding how it is the train's fault when someone gets killed crossing the tracks. This time it is from Kenya Lane from Ravie, Oklahoma. Last week it was a letter from Fort Worth.
News worthiness  **
The Spin This is getting a little strange. 

The Story Since this is a boring news week, The Spin had to resort to scanning the local ads for material. The winners, in terms of amusement or curiosity, are as follows:
News worthiness *
The Spin (1) Ken's Appliances seeks an employee who "Must be sober, drug free, and a have a valid ID." (Note to prospective employees: It is never a good idea to apply for a job while drunk.)
(2) The Oasis Restaurant in Boyd uses the curious slogan: "From Chicken Fries to Bow Ties." (We have no idea what this means.)
(3) Some Houston attorneys run an ad seeking clients who have taken Vioxx or Celebrex. (What nice men. Those city lawyers really do care about us dumb old country folks!).
(4). The Main Event Gym in Alvord hypes a "wrestling show" on June 16 with this ad: "Special Guest 'Killer Tim Brooks' - Happy Father's Day". (Just read it again and smile.)

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